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. 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.
David earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. 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 holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Auburn University, an M.A. (with honors) from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. (cum laude) from American University, Washington College of Law. Candace is fluent in Spanish, loves to travel, write and read. 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. He is a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and the District of Columbia Bar’s Litigation Section and E-Discovery Committee. 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
Rebecca Rockwood has performed first and second-level review of documents for relevance and privilege, and participated in quality control reviews.
Ms. Rockwood has been working in the e-discovery field for over five years. She served as a Team Lead / Project Coordinator on three major civil litigation cases, guiding teams of at least fifteen reviewers. She has performed substantial quality control work, as well as first and second-level document review and has extensive experience working on privilege logs. Ms. Rockwood has also previously drafted motions and discovery documents for a variety of civil litigation cases.
Prior to joining Tanenholz & Associates, Rebecca attended The University of Richmond School of Law, where she served as Manuscripts Editor for The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. She published an article for the journal entitled “Shifting Burdens and Concealing Evidence: Discovery in the Digital Era.” (12 Rich J.L. & Tech 16 (2005), http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/v12i4/article16.pdf).
Rebecca received a Master’s Degree in music from Rice University (2002), with a concentration in musicology and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia, where she majored in English and music (1999). Bar Admissions: California and Washington, D.C.
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, California Publications: 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 2014 Artificially 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, and DC.
Janet Ridge has over 20 years of experience in every aspect of complex document reviews in the context of government investigations and private litigation matters, in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, health care, financial institutions, insurance, telecommunications, airlines, energy, securities, construction, and manufacturing. Her document review practice has included drafting privilege logs, conducting on-site and remote document collections, training and supervising attorneys for document review teams, creating client memoranda on best practices for document review and retention, and assisting with negotiation of the scope of responses to interrogatories and subpoenas. She is also certified in French and German document review, and has some degree of competence in other European languages.
Janet began her legal career as a federal law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She then spent fourteen years with the international law firm of WilmerHale, initially as a litigation and antitrust associate, later being promoted to antitrust counsel, with a specialty practice in mergers and acquisitions governed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR). In her time at Wilmer, Janet counseled clients on their HSR filing obligations; supervised associates, staff and contract attorneys in many large-scale document reviews; established corporate guidelines for document management, premerger conduct, and antitrust compliance; participated in multiple high-profile Second Request merger challenges; and developed databases tracking the firm’s merger filing history. Janet later joined the competition practice group of Hogan Lovells as an HSR Specialist, where she continued her work representing M&A clients while helping to create an interactive electronic database of Hogan’s HSR merger filings and reviews.
In recent years, Janet has worked as a contract attorney for a large variety of document reviews in English and other languages, bringing her considerable experience to bear on every phase of the projects, from first level review to quality control, privilege review and privilege log drafting, preparing litigation summaries, and training and managing document review teams.
Janet earned her B.A. from Saint John’s College in Annapolis, MD (the Great Books Program), and holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature with a concentration in Medieval Studies from Cornell University, as well as a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Cornell Law School. Bar Admissions: New York and Washington, DC.
As part of the Tanenholz & Associates team, Ben Eisenberg provides the highest level of E-Discovery legal services. He provides top-level speed on last minute document review “fire drills,” in addition to extreme attention to detail for identifying, quality-checking, and logging privileged information. Mr. Eisenberg has worked on discovery requests for large scale cases, including anti-trust, pharmaceutical, patent, government investigations, class actions, securities, mergers, employment, FOIA, and health care disputes.
Mr. Eisenberg brings four years of additional experience as an attorney at the American Diabetes Association. He provided free legal services to people with health-related disabilities, and directed a pro bono network involving hundreds of attorney volunteers. His extensive nonprofit work includes service at the Lawyers for Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, human rights research at Berkeley Law, volunteer legal work for asylum seekers, and pro bono assistance to low income workers.
Prior to his legal education at the University of California at Berkeley Law School, Mr. Eisenberg worked for several years cleaning streets and sorting trash at a recycling plant. He knows how to work hard all day to clean up a mess.
Ben received a B.A. in Anthropology with Highest Honors from University of California at Santa Cruz (2005) and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Law School. Bar Admissions: Washington, D.C. and California.
Katie Henderson is our administrative assistant for the office. Katie is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland where she pursued double degrees in both Communications and Government & Politics as well as a minor in Business Administration. In school she gained event operations experience as a Student Manager for event services on campus and acquired social media marketing and hospitality management experience while working in DC nightlife.