As Discovery Counsel at Oles Morrison, Erich Potter advises clients and case teams on ediscovery and document review strategy, tactics and organization in such matters as class action litigation, government investigations and corporate mergers. He is the go-to resource for both his colleagues and clients for the most up-to-date knowledge on relevant case law and regulations. Erich is responsible for managing the firm’s paralegal department, developing best practices related to discovery, and conducting training sessions for paralegals and attorneys on discovery-related topics.
Erich, a certified ediscovery professional, has focused on ediscovery for a significant portion of his career. He has deep experience on all matters related to discovery, including: drafting and responding to discovery requests, interviewing custodians, spearheading the ediscovery element of meet and confer conferences, drafting briefs and motions on dispositive discovery issues, selecting and managing vendors, developing and implementing preservation plans, issuing and tracking legal hold notices, preparing review protocols, overseeing and directing review teams, and negotiating with opposing counsel. Prior to practicing law, he was a political fundraiser in Washington, D.C. and Seattle.