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Maura R. Grossman


Research Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., Adelphi; J.D., Georgetown

Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, as...

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Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York. Previously, Professor Grossman was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where for 17 years, she represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions in corporate and securities litigation and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, and advised lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.

Professor Grossman is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer. She has been described in Who’s Who E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area.” Chambers & Partners USA Litigation: E-Discovery has described her as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review; a superstar among superstars,” “hugely experienced,” and “widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on technology assisted review (TAR) . . . ‘judges rely on her as much, if not more than any other lawyer’ in the field of search and TAR.” Professor Grossman’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere. Her longstanding contributions to eDiscovery technology and process were featured in the February 2016 issue of The American Lawyer, the September 2016 ABA Journal – where she was recognized as a 2016 Legal Rebel – and by the American Bar Association, which named her as one of its ten 2017 Women in Legal Tech.

Professor Grossman was co-chair of the eDiscovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System from 2010 through 2015. She has served as a court-appointed special master, neutral/mediator, and eDiscovery expert to the court in multiple high-profile federal cases. She has provided eDiscovery training to federal and state court judges, by invitation of the court, and has testified, on several occasions, before the Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and on the Evidence Rules, at their invitation.

Professor Grossman has taught eDiscovery courses at Columbia Law School, Pace Law School, and Rutgers Law School–Newark. She has been involved in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”); in 2008 and 2009, as a topic authority, and in 2010 and 2011, as a coordinator, of the Legal Track, and in  2015 and 2016, as a coordinator of the Total Recall Track.  Professor Grossman serves on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, as well as on the Advisory Boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Cardozo Data Law Initiative, and the Arizona State University-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference.

Professor Grossman graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical/School Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Professor Grossman served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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