David Tanenholz has been a leader in the e-discovery field since founding this unique discovery counsel law firm in 2006. He has overseen the end-to-end execution of dozens of complex document reviews and productions for clients in a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, medical devices manufacturers, financial services, and hospitality services. Serving as discovery counsel, David advises clients in planning for efficient and cost effective document reviews, drafting substantive review training manuals, addressing confidentiality, HIPAA and privilege issues, selecting and managing e-discovery support services, creating budget forecasts and tracking legal spend. The pioneering discovery management and cost-containment techniques that he and his firm developed have been featured in articles on Above the Law and The Baltimore Business Journal.
David is an experienced litigator whose practice involves all aspects of e-discovery in complex commercial litigations and government investigations. As a litigator, he understands the role in which discovery response planning, proper document production, and budgeting play in litigation. By closely tracking developments in early case assessment and review technology, discovery law, and ethics opinions, David is able to counsel clients on the interplay of such issues and leverage emerging technologies to cut discovery costs without sacrificing the quality of the final work product. David has always recognized that both e-discovery expertise and technical project management skills are crucial components of defensible discovery, and the firm’s focus on all stages of the discovery process reflects this philosophy.David earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. Before co-founding the firm, he was a litigator at Reed Smith LLP for six years, where he performed legal research, writing, and discovery tasks in general civil litigation cases, including civil rights, commercial contract, products liability, average wholesale pricing litigation, and antitrust cases.Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, Maryland.
Charles Marr is a seasoned executive with significant experience directing substantial electronic discovery matters. Charles focuses his discovery practice on devising and implementing tailored discovery management plans matching overall litigation strategies with efficient and cost-effective discovery solutions.
Fully appreciating the increasingly complex legal and regulatory requirements, Charles works hand-in-hand with clients to assist in navigating a legal landscape frequently shifting due to the now ubiquitous use of technological communication and its effects on litigation discovery practice. Charles offers extensive experience guiding managed review protocols, leadership in conducting electronic discovery client conference meetings, as well as leading the review, analysis and production of electronically stored information and traditional documents.
Prior to joining the firm, Charles spent eight years as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Charter Holdings, Inc., a private asset management company responsible for an $850,000,000 commercial real estate portfolio. In addition to leading the company’s operations and personnel, Charles was responsible for oversight of all legal work for the firm including managing all litigation, overseeing the intense due diligence processes, and negotiating and drafting a wide variety of third party agreements. Charles was previously a litigation associate for the Hirschler Fleisher law firm in Richmond, Virginia.
Charles received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute. He is a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists and the District of Columbia Bar’s Litigation Section and E-Discovery Committee.Bar Admissions: Virginia, District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Virginia, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Stacey A. (Papa) Angerome has extensive experience managing e-discovery in complex civil litigations, class actions, multi district litigations, and government investigations. Since beginning work for Tanenholz & Associates in 2010, Stacey has focused on second level quality control review and final privilege review to ensure the quality and defensibility of reviews and productions. Stacey leads the firm’s quality control and privilege review teams, implementing the firm’s quality control protocols, tracking metrics, making final privilege determinations, and drafting privilege logs.
Prior to joining Tanenholz & Associates, Stacey was an attorney with Ober Kaler in Baltimore, Maryland where she assisted in the management of e-discovery on multiple large-scale complex civil litigations, training and managing review attorneys, and performing final quality control on production data and privilege logs. Prior to that, Stacey was Law Clerk to the Honorable Reggie B. Walton, then presiding in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and litigated personal injury matters in the District of Columbia.
Stacey is a graduate of The American University (B.A.) and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.).
Bar Admissions: New York, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Candace Smyth brings over 15 years of experience in handling complex litigation matters for corporate clients, law firms and the government – both as a litigator herself and with eDiscovery consulting firms. Candace’s extensive legal background includes antitrust filings, white collar litigation, Indian law and federal contracts litigation, and pro bono work in refugee and human rights law.
Throughout her legal practice she has received hands-on experience as a litigator working on large-scale eDiscovery matters. Candace began her legal career as a federal law clerk in the Northern District of Texas. She was an associate practicing antitrust and white collar criminal law at the global law firm of Howrey LLP in Washington, DC, and later joined the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior as an attorney-advisor handling Tribal Trust and Indian Gaming litigation. Additionally, much of Candace’s legal career includes public interest and pro bono service. She served as a Public Defender for the State of New Mexico and as an attorney for Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Legal Services Program.
Candace currently serves on the Board for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Food from the Bar Program, Co-Chair of the Women’s Bar Association of DC’s Working Parents Committee, Board Member of the Berkeley-based refugee non-profit, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR), and Board Member of Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC. Candace is also a member of the DC Bar Litigation Section’s E-Discovery and Information Governance Committee and the DC and Richmond groups of Women in eDiscovery (former 2-term Board Member in DC).
Candace hold a bachelor of arts degree (magna cum laude) from Auburn University, a master of arts degree (with honors) from the University of Alabama, and a juris doctorate (cum laude) from American University, Washington College of Law. Candace is fluent in Spanish, loves to travel, write and read. She is married to Frank and has one daughter, Kate (and a dog and three cats). Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New Mexico and Texas.
Michael R. Clarke has extensive experience handling all phases of e-discovery in civil litigations, class actions, and government investigations.Since beginning work for Tanenholz & Associates in 2015, Michael has focused on second level quality control review and developing targeted searches to isolate documents for inclusion in witness preparation and deposition binders.
Prior to joining Tanenholz & Associates, Michael worked as a project attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, gaining valuable experience managing all levels of document review, including early case assessment, quality control, targeted searches, privilege review, drafting privilege logs, and preparing litigation materials, such as deposition outlines and witness preparation binders.Prior to working for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Michael gained specialized experience evaluating patents to assess risk of infringement litigation, with a focus on generic and branded pharmaceuticals. This work involved close analysis of patented ingredients and processes for comparison against current and prospective products.A craft beer enthusiast, Michael is also the founder of Fermentation with Representation, a regulatory and intellectual property law blog focused on the craft alcohol industry.Michael earned a degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University before earning a J.D. from the Delaware Law School. Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Since joining Tanenholz & Associates in 2010, Jed Goldfried has performed all levels of review, including quality control, final privilege review, and privilege log creation. Additionally, he is instrumental in developing and maintaining an online contract management system that captures, cross-references and organizes more than 10,000 contracts for one of the firm’s multinational corporate clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Jed worked as a contract attorney on numerous large scale reviews for Am Law 100 firms during which time he acquired significant expertise performing first and second level review, quality control, privilege review, privilege log creation and managing review teams. Previously, Jed was an associate attorney focusing his practice on business litigation and appellate matters for the Portland, Oregon firms of Bullivant Houser Bailey and Dunn Carney.Before becoming an attorney, Jed had a lengthy career as a collegiate track and field coach, working at, among others, Pomona College and Stanford University, and serving for five years as the editor of USA Track and Field’s technical journal, Track Technique.Jed earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School and B.A. from the State University of New York Plattsburgh. During law school, Jed spent a semester externing for the Hon. Edward Leavy, of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, Oregon, United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Christian Johnson has extensive experience with all phases of the EDRM, particularly in the areas of review and analysis. He has devoted the majority of his legal career to performing first and second level relevance review, privilege review, quality assurance, and quality control review. Additionally, Christian has single-handedly drafted privilege logs for several clients and assisted with extensive deposition preparation for Fortune 500 corporations.
Prior to joining Tanenholz & Associates, Christian was an associate at the large Philadelphia-based law firm of White and Williams LLP, working in its business law department with a focus on Intellectual Property. Subsequently, he sought to hone his craft in the field of e-discovery, participating in several medium to large-scale reviews as a contract attorney, team lead, and discovery attorney in New York City.Christian earned his J.D. from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. He earned his B.A. from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, graduating with institutional and departmental honors.Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New Jersey, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Linda Praast comes to Tanenholz & Associates with broad experience in all areas of document review, including first-level relevance and privilege review, quality control, data searches and analysis, and privilege log drafting and review. She has participated in numerous document review projects in the areas of anti-trust/mergers, civil investigations, criminal defense, product liability, and internal investigations.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Linda spent over ten years in trade association management at the local, state, and national levels. In this capacity, she was able to sharpen skills valuable to her work as an attorney, such as public speaking, writing, managing large projects, and working with volunteers from around the country.Linda earned her J.D. magna cum laude from California Western School of Law. She holds an LL.M. in National Security Law and U.S. Foreign Relations from George Washington University, and a B.A. from Western Washington University.Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, CaliforniaPublications:This Isn’t Your Founding Fathers’ Fourth Amendment: Analyzing the Constitutionality of Warrantless Metadata Collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, California Western Law Review, Volume 51, Fall 2014Artificially Sweetened Agriculture: Sugar Subsidy Programs in the United States and the European Union, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2012
Since joining Tanenholz & Associates, Regina Rana has focused on preparing responsive documents for production, performing both quality control and targeted search reviews to ensure production sets are correctly coded and complete. In addition, she frequently performs first level and privilege review.
Before joining the firm, Regina worked as a contract attorney in the e-discovery field, where she performed second level and quality control review for multiple cases ranging from mortgage-backed securities to international trade. Prior to that, Regina was a Law Fellow for Freedom Now, an NGO dedicated to freeing individual prisoners of conscience around the world through pro bono legal representation before international forums. Regina is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY (B.A.) and The George Washington University Law School (J.D.). Bar Admissions: Virginia, New York, Not yet admitted or practicing in DC.
Peter Vance has extensive experience in every level of review in the e-discovery process, engaging in first pass relevance review, quality control, and final privilege review, in addition to drafting privilege logs and assisting clients with deposition preparation.
Prior to joining Tanenholz & Associates, Peter worked in the e-discovery field as a contract attorney, developing his expertise through participation in over thirty large scale document reviews. Before focusing on discovery issues, he drafted appellate decisions as an associate counsel with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. He clerked for the Honorable Karen A. Howze and Carol A. Dalton in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.Peter earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He holds an M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America and a B.A. from Carleton College.Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, Virginia