Ariana J. Tadler has been a partner at Milberg LLP since January 2001. She has extensive experience litigating complex securities class actions, including high profile, fast-paced cases. She is also widely recognized as a specialist in electronic discovery.
In this podcast, Ariana Tadler will be discussing under the umbrella of Rule 26(f), the Meet and Confer rule, how to deal with issues pertaining to preservation from the plaintiff or requesting parties perspective as well as the form of production. She will present an array of tips to make the process work easier both for her clients and to faciliate a collaborative discovery process.
Ariana Tadler is often the only plaintiff lawyer present at national electronic discovery conferences and is well known as a national expert in the field. Ms. Tadlera’s accomplishments include litigation of three cases in the Eastern District of Virginia (a/k/a the Rocket Docket) in less than four years, including in re MicroStrategy Securities Litigation, in which plaintiffs’ counsel negotiated settlements valued at more than $150 million. Ms. Tadler is one of the principal plaintiffs liaison counsel in the Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, which is pending before Judge Shira A. Scheindlin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Among the thousands of defendants in these actions are 55 prominent investment banks and more than 300 corporate issuers. Ms. Tadleras peers have rated her AV for her legal ability, the highest rating available in Martindale-Hubbells peer review rating system. In 2007, Ms. Tadler was recognized as one of Lawdragons 3,000 leading plaintiffs lawyers in the United States.
Ms. Tadler is co-chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, which authored the 2007 treatise entitled Best Practices & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production. Ms. Tadler has been a chair of or speaker at numerous national and international lectures and seminars. Ms. Tadlers most recent speaking engagements include: Federal Bar Council – 2009 Winter Bar & Bench Conference: Evidence, E-mails, Electronic Discovery (February 2009); Georgetown Law Advanced E-discovery Institute: Protecting Privilege (November 2008); West Legalworks – 12th Annual Electronic Discovery Records Retention Conference: Information and Knowledge Management: Getting Your Electronic House in Order Before Litigation Strikes (October 2008); American Bar Association 2008 International Fall Meeting: Back Away from the Send Button on that Instant Message: Cross-Border Data Transmission Conflicts and Emerging Technologies (September 2008); American International Group 21st Annual Producer Conference: D&O Roundtable Discussion (September 2008); The Practitioners Panel at Georgetown University Law Schools Federal Judicial Center E-Discovery Training Program for Federal Judges (June 2008).