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Ronni Solomon is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and head of the firm’s E-Discovery Practice.  She focuses her practice on the management of major discovery matters.  Ms. Solomon serves as National E-Discovery Counsel for large corporations providing guidance on e-discovery issues, including both litigation preparedness and discovery strategy in active litigation.  Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Ms. Solomon for e-discovery in 2013 and 2014 and noted that she received “extensive praise” from clients for her “superior expertise in e-discovery issues.”

Ms. Solomon is a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, is Co-Senior Editor of The Sedona Conference’s publication, Social Media Primer, and is a member of Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure.  She was co-chair of the Electronic Discovery Subcommittee of the Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.  She was appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Batten to be on a committee to provide recommendations to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia regarding amending its local rules to address e-discovery issues. 

Ms. Solomon also works with clients to develop records management policies and records retention schedules and otherwise provide records and information management consulting.  In one engagement for a Fortune 20 company, she managed the audit of record retention schedules involving the recordkeeping laws of over 30 countries.

Ms. Solomon has been a litigator for more than nineteen years.  Prior to joining King & Spalding, she was a corporate discovery specialist for one of the largest e-discovery companies in the industry where she advised and consulted with in-house counsel of large corporations on electronic discovery strategies.  She leverages the knowledge she gained on the vendor side to help clients select the most efficient e-discovery tools and strategies and significantly reduce their total vendor and review costs. 

Ms. Solomon is a monthly technology columnist for the Fulton County Daily Report.  She has been quoted in a number of publications on e-discovery issues, including The Wall Street Journal, the American Bar Association’s Litigation News and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and has written e-discovery articles featured on law.com.

Ms. Solomon’s publications include:

  • Author, “Know When to Preserve and Produce Text Messages,”  Fulton County Daily Report, November 14, 2014

  • Author, “Suggestions for Dramatically Reducing E-Discovery Burdens,”  The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December 2012

  • Author, "Are Corporations Ready to be Transparent and Share Irrelevant Documents with Opposing Counsel to Obtain Substantial Cost Savings Through the Use of Predictive Coding?" The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2012

  • Co-author, “Pippins v. KPMG May Lead Corporations to Overpreserve But Also Teaches How to Avoid It,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2012

  • Co-author, “E-Discovery Cost-Shifting,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2011

  • Co-author, “Overview of Cost-Shifting Cases Decided Since December 1, 2006, DRI’s E-Discovery Connection newsletter, April 2010

  • Co-author, “Bake Offs, Demos & Kicking the Tires: A Practical Litigator’s Brief Guide to Evaluating Early Case Assessment Software & Search & Review Tools,” The Sedona Conference Institute, March 2009 

  • Author, “Discovering a Brave New Legal World, Recent Court Decisions Give Valuable Insight into How Judges Are Interpreting the New E-Discovery Rules,” Special To The Daily Report, Friday, April 20, 2007

Ms. Solomon’s representative seminars include:

  • Speaker, “Hot Trends and Issues in E-Discovery,” Pharmaceutical Roundtable (November 10, 2014)

  • Moderator, “What In-House Counsel Wishes You Knew,” E-Discovery Intelligence Summit (October 23, 2014)

  • Speaker, “BYOD, Text Messages, and Social Media,” Guidance Software Breakfast (October 21, 2014)

  • Keynote Panelist, “Proposed Federal Rule Amendments,” Exterro InFusion User Conference (September 14, 2014)

  • Panelist, “Doing It Right:  Combining Technology and Cooperation in E-Discovery”  LegalTech (February 4, 2014)

  • Panelist, “E-Discovery FYI for BYOD Corporations,”  Inside Counsel webinar (August 14, 2013)

  • Panelist, “E-Discovery: the Impact and Procedures for Companies,” John Marshall Law School Law Journal Symposium (March 4, 2013)

  • Guest Speaker, “Transparent Predictive Coding: Predictive Coding & eDiscovery Best Practices Workshop,” Symantec Seminar (February 21, 2013)

  • Panelist, ”You’re Doing it Wrong!!! How To Avoid Discovery Sanctions Due to a Flawed Legal Hold Process,” LegalTech (January 29, 2013)

  • Speaker, “How to Counsel Clients on the Use and Discovery of Social Media,” The Sedona Conference Webinar (December 12, 2012)

  • E-Discovery, JAMS (October 30, 2012)

  • Insourcing and Outsourcing, The Masters Conference (October 10, 2012)

  • E-Discovery presentation to judges and judicial clerks on the Fulton County, Georgia Business Court (November 29, 2011)

  • Social Media, IQPC Conference, Munich, Germany (November 15, 2011)

  • The Use of Social Media in Government Investigations, Prosecutions and Trials, BNA (September 22, 2011)

  • E-Discovery Ethics Panel, 2011 Georgia Fiduciary Law Institute (July 14, 2011)

  • E-Discovery , JAMS National Arbitration Week (June 14, 2011)

  • Blogging, Friending and Tweeting, New York City Bar Association  (March 25, 2011)

  • E-Discovery, Atlanta Chapter of ARMA International (November 16, 2010)

  • E-Discovery, InnoXcell, E-Discovery Exchange Platform, Singapore (October 27, 2010)

  • Managing E-Discovery Costs and Reducing the Risk of Sanctions, Association of Corporate Counsel, Atlanta Chapter (September 30, 2010)

  • When E-Discovery Becomes I-Discovery, webinar sponsored by Merrill Corporation (May 19, 2010)

  • ESI and Social Media, Atlanta Chapter of Women in E-Discovery (May 10, 2010)   

  • E-Discovery Trends and Cost Saving Strategies, The American Society of Forensics and E-Discovery (February 18, 2010)

  • Law Office Technology: Power Up Your Practice, Atlanta Bar Association (December 8, 2009)

  • Technological Solutions to Information Management Problems: Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Costs Through The Use of Emerging Data Management Applications and Advanced Search Tools, 7th Annual Advanced Forum on E-Discovery and Document Management (September 22, 2009)

  • Strategies for Achieving Cost Savings and Efficiency During the E-Discovery Process, King & Spalding e-Learn (September 2, 2009)

  • Bridging the Gap between IT and Counsel, webinar sponsored by Inside Counsel magazine and Merrill Corporation (November 18, 2008)

  • Tough Neighborhood? Protect Your Agency with E-Discovery and Records Management Best Practices, National Archives and Records Administration Pacific Region (November 12, 2008)

  • Litigation Readiness, The Masters Conference (October 16, 2008)

  • Electronic Discovery and Traditional Discovery, Select Topics For Legal Staff seminar, Lorman Education Services (September 24, 2008)

  • E-Discovery, Exploring Government in the Sunshine, Evidence, and E-Discovery, Government Section of the Georgia Bar (September 15, 2008)

  • E-Discovery: A View from the Bench, Atlanta Bar Association (September 10, 2008)

  • Instant Messaging, Preservation and E-Discovery Collection Obligations, webcast sponsored by Fios (July 29, 2008)

  • E-Discovery:  What Government Entities Need to Know Now, National Association of Government Archivists and Records Managers Annual Conference (July 24, 2008)

  • Healthcare Roundtable:  Federal and State Criminal Healthcare, King & Spalding Healthcare Practice Group (July 24, 2008)

  • Trends in E-Discovery, Ga CLE (May 22, 2008)

  • Revising (or Developing) Consistent and Efficient Protocols, Playbooks, and Other Proactive Strategies to Streamline the E-Discovery Process:  Document Management, E-Discovery, and Litigation Readiness for Life Sciences, American Conference Institute (March 31, 2008)

  • Electronic Health Records and Electronic Discovery – Keeping Electronically Compliant and Out of Electric Hot Water:  Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute, American Health Lawyers Association (February 14-15, 2008)

  • E-Discovery, ARMA International, Chattanooga Chapter Meeting (February 10, 2008)

  • E-Discovery: Corporate Counsel Institute, Corporate Counsel Section of the Georgia Bar (December 6, 2007)

  • Dynamic Tips for Effective E-Discovery by Utilizing Keywords, Lorman Education Services (October 2, 2007)

  • E-Discovery:  What Is It and How Can I Get Started?, Georgia Association of Paralegals (June 22, 2007)

  • Preservation Obligations, E-Discovery:  An “A to Z” Workshop, West Legalworks (April 2007)

  • E-Discovery and Traditional Discovery, Nuts and Bolts of Litigation for Attorneys and Paralegals, Lorman Education Services (March 30, 2007)

  • Pretrial Discovery Conferences Under the New Rules, Understanding the New Federal E-Discovery Rules, State Bar of Georgia (ICLE) (March 22, 2007)

  • Nuts and Bolts of Electronic Discovery, ARMA International, Orlando Chapter Meeting (March 13, 2007) 

  • A View From the Bench:  Georgia Federal Judges’ Perspectives on the New Federal Rules and Hot Issues Involving Electronic Discovery, Atlanta Bar Association (January 12, 2007)

  • Turning Technology to Your Advantage, Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter (November 9, 2006)

  • Electronic Discovery Overview and Best Practices, Chief Legal Officers Association, (October 2006)

  • Multi-jurisdiction and Repetitive Litigation Management Strategies, Association of Corporate Counsel, Georgia Chapter (June 2005)

  • Managing Serial or Repetitive Litigation in the Long Term Care Industry, Texas Multi-Facility Counsel, (July 2005)

  • Discovery Compliance Programs for the Repetitive Litigant, Long Term Care Panel Forum (May 2005)

  • Coordination of National Discovery, Spring Long Term Care Panel Forum (April 2005)

Ms. Solomon is active in community affairs.  She is the president and co-founder of the Jewish Professional Women’s Network.  In 2008, she was honored as a Woman of Achievement by Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.  She was also selected to be a member of the 2006-2007 class of the Berman Leadership Institute of the American Jewish Committee and the 2006 class of the Glass Leadership Institute of the Anti-Defamation League.

EDUCATION
J.D., Yeshiva University
B.A., SUNY at Binghamton

ADMISSIONS
Florida
Georgia