At the 2008 Vestige Annual E-Discovery Awards Gala in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 1, 2008, David Cohen, a K&L Gates Partner, received a "2008 ESI Technology Champion" award. David was 1 of 4 award winners, out of over 80 lawyers, judges and consultants nominated for the awards. He is based in the Pittsburgh office and co-chair of the firm’s e-DAT practice group.
The panel of 5 Judges included several lawyers, a forensic expert and a U.S. District Court Magistrate. The Awards Gala was a black tie event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. The Honorable Thomas J. Moyer, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, served as the Keynote Speaker.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, David has over 20 years experience managing complex commercial litigation, focusing on document-intensive and technology-related issues. He has been admitted to courts directly or pro hac vice in fifteen jurisdictions. He obtained a landmark opinion in the Delta Funding case ordering 100% cost-shifting. David has authored many articles and two book chapters focusing on litigation strategy and e-discovery issues, has served on and chaired several bar association committees related to litigation technology, serves on the Advisory Committee of the Georgetown Law Center e-Discovery Institute, and is a frequent presenter at CLEs and in-house training programs nationwide. He originated the “Scenes from an E-Discovery Case” vignettes used to train lawyers, paralegals, judges and mediators. David counsels numerous Fortune 500 and other companies on records management and e-Discovery issues, and serves as special e-discovery counsel.