Emily A. Cobb
Emily Cobb is a senior e-discovery attorney at Ropes & Gray with expertise in electronic discovery across numerous practice areas. Emily frequently advises global clients on a wide range of issues including information governance, document preservation, efficient approaches to leveraging document review technology, intellectual property discovery, forensic collections, cost-shifting, Technology Assisted Review (TAR), and cross-border discovery utilizing market-leading technology both internally and through third-party vendors for matter management. Partnering with clients whose internal E-Discovery capabilities range from minimal to extensive, Emily serves as a trusted advisor to internal E-Discovery personnel maximizing all efficiencies from whatever source is most defensible and cost effective.
Emily works closely with Ropes & Gray’s e-discovery attorneys and Litigation Technology professionals to analyze metrics, workflows and new technologies to identify and implement opportunities for improving quality and efficiency in e-discovery. As part of the firm’s e-discovery team, Emily helped lead advancements in the development of a new, technology-assisted approach to investigative reviews: the Bifurcated Time-Based Technology- Assisted Investigative Review (BAT), allowing clients an edge in fast-paced investigations and provides greater transparency, efficiency, and near-exact budget predictability.
Emily also concentrates on creating, monitoring, and implementing best practices and strategies for electronic discovery as part of Ropes & Gray’s interactive e-discovery training for attorneys, #1-ranked formal training program for the past 8 years by Vault. In order to identify future e-discovery trends, Emily also invests time conducting CLE courses for attorneys and regularly speaks on various issues relating to e-discovery. Emily also maintains an active pro bono practice and received the Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award for excellence in pro bono representation.
- Co-author, “From Use Policies to Pro Bono, the 4 E-Discovery Changes to Look for in 2017,” Legaltech News (January 24, 2017)
- “Crucial Predictive Coding Case Law: Progressive V. Delaney,” Law360 (July 16, 2014)
- “Welcome To Our Rockin’ Priv Party On Categorical Privilege Logs,” (November 2010)
- “When U.S. E-Discovery Meets EU Roadblocks,” The National Law Journal, (December 2008)
- Speaker, “Document Review: The EDRM’s Final Frontier," ACEDS Webinar (September 26, 2017)
- Presenter: Federal Bar Association, “Obtaining and Admitting Electronic Evidence in Federal Courts,” Washington, DC (2015)
- Moderator, “The Science of Predictive Coding: How Has TREC Changed Ediscovery and What Have We Learned From the 2015 TREC Total Recall Track?,” LegalTech New York (2016)
- Speaker, “Global: Around the World in Less than 80 Minutes – Delivering Successful eDiscovery Projects Across the Globe,” LegalTech New York (2015)
- Panelist, “The Ediscovery Pulse: Metrics You Need to Know,” LegalTech (2014)
- Panelist, “Practical Solutions to Today's Pressing eDiscovery Issues,” Sedona Conference® Institute's eDiscovery Conference, New York (2013)
- Panelist, “Technology Assisted Review," Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute (2012)
- Panelist, “Under Fire: Defending and Challenging a Motion Against Technology-Assisted Review – A mock Meet and Confer (26f) Hearing,” eDiscovery and Legal Technology in Practice Conference, New York (2012)
- Panelist, “Social Media- Preservation and Collection,” Masters Conference (2012)
- Panelist, “Defending the Use of Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery,“ ABA National Institute on E-Discovery (2012)
- Speaker, “Intelligent Document Review,” at MANAGING LITIGATION 2012: A Litigation Readiness and Project Management Forum for In-House Counsel (2012)
- Panelist, “Under Fire: Defending and Challenging a Motion Against Technology-Assisted Review,” Legal Tech New York (2012)
- Panelist, “Automated Coding – What is it and How is it Being Leveraged?” Masters Conference (2011)
- Panelist, “Round the Table with Women in eDiscovery,” LegalTech New York (2011)
- JD, American University Washington College of Law, 2000; "Best litigator" in graduating class; International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Work in Trial Practice
- BA (Political Science/History), with Honors, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1997; Phi Beta Kappa