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Tanya K. Canup is a senior staff attorney with the firm’s E-Discovery practice, King & Spalding’s solution providing, cost-effective and centralized discovery services.  Her practice focuses on the electronic discovery process, including document preservation, collection, review, and production.

In her role, Tanya works with clients to develop records management policies as well as records retention schedules.  She also advises clients on the implementation and management of the litigation hold process. Tanya assists clients with drafting and revising of IT and mobile device policies, including BYOD issues.  She also handles the preservation and collection of social media data.  She regularly conducts custodian collection interviews to assist with the identification, preservation and collection of relevant data.

Tanya provides advice and counsel regarding the vendor selection process as well as helping with the design, development, and implementation of a new discovery tool.  She works closely with vendors to customize work flow and document organization to increase efficiency and performance.

Tanya has over ten years’ experience in pre-trial discovery matters in commercial, pharmaceutical, and product liability litigation, as well as governmental investigations, including Congressional Committees, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), various State Attorneys General, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), and United States Department of Justice (US DOJ).

 

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Alabama, magna cum laude

M.B.A., The University of Alabama

B.A., Tulane University

Georgia

03.17.2020

Matters

Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large retailer involved in a nationwide lawsuit.

Implement and manage the litigation hold process involving over 16,000 current and former employees.

Advised the client regarding social media issues and collected social media data.

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Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large retailer involved in a nationwide lawsuit.

Implement and manage the litigation hold process involving over 16,000 current and former employees.

Advised the client regarding social media issues and collected social media data.

Advised the client regarding the restoration of backup tapes and the migration to a new email archiving system.

Advised the client regarding preservation issues related to the implementation of a new HRIS system.

Updated the client’s mobile device policy.

Managed the backup of client databases.

Managed the collection process for custodians on litigation hold and departing employees.

Assisted with the development and negotiation of an ESI protocol in litigation involving a large  international automobile manufacturer.  Conducted custodian interviews at client’s US Headquarters.

Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large medical technology company involved in a putative class action and various government investigations.

Advised the client on the implementation and management of the litigation hold and external litigation holds.

Advised the client regarding data preservation issues.

Conducted over 100 custodian collection interviews.

Managed the collection process for custodians on litigation hold and departing employees.

Assisted case team with witness preparation.

Assisted in advising a large energy provider on the implementation of an e-mail automatic purge policy.

Advised the client on due diligence issues and best practice recommendations relating to implementing the purge.

Ensured the custodians on legal hold are preserved properly and not subject to the purge.

Ensured the custodians on legal hold and matters have been identified properly through attorney certification and interviews.  Updated attorney certifications over time to ensure they were up to date.

Managed the testing of the technology to be utilized for preservation and purging.

Advised the client on the acquisition of a litigation hold tool.

Updated the client’s mobile device and ESI policies.

Assisted in advising a large real estate investment trust on the implementation of an e-mail automatic purge policy.

Assisted in the development of an e-discovery litigation readiness protocol to be utilized by the litigation department in the event the client has a significant litigation event or crisis.

Assisted in supervising, managing, and training more than 60 attorneys in a review of over 6 million documents for an automotive manufacturer in connection with multiple governmental investigations, multi-jurisdictional, and individual product liability litigation.  In addition, supervised and trained a large group of foreign language reviewers in multiple locations across the country.

Consulted with client and multi-firm defense teams regarding efficient and streamlined document collection, review and production of documents in multiple jurisdictions and matters.

Managed and supervised review team on a daily basis.

Supervised an outside e-discovery vendor relationship.  Developed new methods to improve the efficiency of review in the database, as well as provide feedback regarding implementation of system updates to improve database performance.

Coordinated the production of millions of documents to various government agencies, multi-jurisdictional consumer and economic loss litigation, and individual products liability litigation.

Provided defensive needs support to the client and multi-firm defense teams.

Assisted in supervising and managing a review of over 1 million documents for a medical device manufacturer pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Managed and supervised a review of over 100,000 documents for a pharmaceutical provider in response to a Civil Investigative Demand issued by the DOJ.

Assisted in supervising and managing a review of over 100,000 documents for a manufacturing client in connection with patent infringement litigation.  

Coordinated and supervised a review of 65,000 documents for a retail company in connection with a shareholder derivative action.  

Managed and supervised a review for a medical orthopedic surgery practice related to age discrimination and retaliation claims.

Assisted in the defense of challenges to privilege assertions on more than 3,000 documents, including the preparation of affidavits for client witnesses for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Assisted and advised consumer products client in their legal hold process for litigation regarding medical supply product.

Assisted in a corporate contract due diligence project involving the acquisition of a business unit.

Assisted in the preparation of privilege log entries for multiple products liability matters for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Litigation Technology Experience: Ms. Canup has extensive experience in supervising and training attorney review teams and the review and production of documents.  She is proficient in a variety of document review and litigation support systems including FTI’s Ringtail and Mapper, , TCDI’s Clarvergence, Cataphora, Relativity, Kroll Ontrack, Stratify, Concordance and IPRO.  She is also proficient in the use of litigation hold tool Exterro and X1’s Social Discovery tool.

Matters

Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large retailer involved in a nationwide lawsuit.

Implement and manage the litigation hold process involving over 16,000 current and former employees.

Advised the client regarding social media issues and collected social media data.

See more
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Close

Matters

Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large retailer involved in a nationwide lawsuit.

Implement and manage the litigation hold process involving over 16,000 current and former employees.

Advised the client regarding social media issues and collected social media data.

Advised the client regarding the restoration of backup tapes and the migration to a new email archiving system.

Advised the client regarding preservation issues related to the implementation of a new HRIS system.

Updated the client’s mobile device policy.

Managed the backup of client databases.

Managed the collection process for custodians on litigation hold and departing employees.

Assisted with the development and negotiation of an ESI protocol in litigation involving a large  international automobile manufacturer.  Conducted custodian interviews at client’s US Headquarters.

Managed the document preservation and collection process for a large medical technology company involved in a putative class action and various government investigations.

Advised the client on the implementation and management of the litigation hold and external litigation holds.

Advised the client regarding data preservation issues.

Conducted over 100 custodian collection interviews.

Managed the collection process for custodians on litigation hold and departing employees.

Assisted case team with witness preparation.

Assisted in advising a large energy provider on the implementation of an e-mail automatic purge policy.

Advised the client on due diligence issues and best practice recommendations relating to implementing the purge.

Ensured the custodians on legal hold are preserved properly and not subject to the purge.

Ensured the custodians on legal hold and matters have been identified properly through attorney certification and interviews.  Updated attorney certifications over time to ensure they were up to date.

Managed the testing of the technology to be utilized for preservation and purging.

Advised the client on the acquisition of a litigation hold tool.

Updated the client’s mobile device and ESI policies.

Assisted in advising a large real estate investment trust on the implementation of an e-mail automatic purge policy.

Assisted in the development of an e-discovery litigation readiness protocol to be utilized by the litigation department in the event the client has a significant litigation event or crisis.

Assisted in supervising, managing, and training more than 60 attorneys in a review of over 6 million documents for an automotive manufacturer in connection with multiple governmental investigations, multi-jurisdictional, and individual product liability litigation.  In addition, supervised and trained a large group of foreign language reviewers in multiple locations across the country.

Consulted with client and multi-firm defense teams regarding efficient and streamlined document collection, review and production of documents in multiple jurisdictions and matters.

Managed and supervised review team on a daily basis.

Supervised an outside e-discovery vendor relationship.  Developed new methods to improve the efficiency of review in the database, as well as provide feedback regarding implementation of system updates to improve database performance.

Coordinated the production of millions of documents to various government agencies, multi-jurisdictional consumer and economic loss litigation, and individual products liability litigation.

Provided defensive needs support to the client and multi-firm defense teams.

Assisted in supervising and managing a review of over 1 million documents for a medical device manufacturer pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Managed and supervised a review of over 100,000 documents for a pharmaceutical provider in response to a Civil Investigative Demand issued by the DOJ.

Assisted in supervising and managing a review of over 100,000 documents for a manufacturing client in connection with patent infringement litigation.  

Coordinated and supervised a review of 65,000 documents for a retail company in connection with a shareholder derivative action.  

Managed and supervised a review for a medical orthopedic surgery practice related to age discrimination and retaliation claims.

Assisted in the defense of challenges to privilege assertions on more than 3,000 documents, including the preparation of affidavits for client witnesses for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Assisted and advised consumer products client in their legal hold process for litigation regarding medical supply product.

Assisted in a corporate contract due diligence project involving the acquisition of a business unit.

Assisted in the preparation of privilege log entries for multiple products liability matters for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Litigation Technology Experience: Ms. Canup has extensive experience in supervising and training attorney review teams and the review and production of documents.  She is proficient in a variety of document review and litigation support systems including FTI’s Ringtail and Mapper, , TCDI’s Clarvergence, Cataphora, Relativity, Kroll Ontrack, Stratify, Concordance and IPRO.  She is also proficient in the use of litigation hold tool Exterro and X1’s Social Discovery tool.

Credentials

J.D., The University of Alabama, magna cum laude

M.B.A., The University of Alabama

B.A., Tulane University

Georgia

03.17.2020