Best Practices: Complex Discovery in Corporations and Law Firms | Ryan Baker and Mark Smith


Taken from the Second Annual Intermountain Discovery Conference on 9.24.10, this presentation shares an overview of Complex Discovery in Corporations and Law Firms.

Speaker Experts: Ryan G. Baker and Mark L. Smith

Ryan G. Baker is a founding partner of Baker Marquart Crone & Hawxhurst. He has successfully represented some of the world’s largest companies in complex commercial litigation. Ryan’s practice areas include entertainment, antitrust, securities and intellectual property. Ryan has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation. He has tried cases and argued motions in both state and federal courts. In addition to his trial court practice, Ryan has successfully practiced in front of the California and Ninth Circuit courts of appeal. Ryan has also represented clients in securities offerings, private placements and licensing transactions. Based on his experience and success, Ryan was named a “Rising Star” by Los Angeles magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Ryan has appeared on CNN’s Burden of Proof. He has also been quoted in the Los Angeles Times and Daily Journal. Before practicing law, Ryan was chief operating officer of WebMediate, Inc., a company offering alternative dispute resolution over the Internet. While at WebMediate, Ryan served on a panel at a workshop co-sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Transactions in the Borderless Online Marketplace.

Mark L. Smith is a commercial litigator whose practice covers antitrust, securities, class actions, government investigations, banking litigation, and compliance guidance.

Mark is Chair of Winston & Strawn’s Cross-border Litigation Practice Group, Vice-chair of the firm’s eDiscovery Practice Group, and a member of the Sedona Conference.

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