Emily A. Cobb
Emily A. Cobb is a senior discovery attorney at Ropes & Gray, with expertise in electronic discovery across numerous practice areas. Ms. Cobb also maintains an active pro bono practice and was awarded the Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award for excellence in pro bono representation.
Ms. Cobb practiced in Washington, D.C. before joining Ropes & Gray, where her practice included mass tort litigation, multi-district litigations, and additional commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Currently, Ms. Cobb concentrates on creating, monitoring, and implementing best practices and strategies for electronic discovery. Ms. Cobb 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.
Ms. Cobb advises clients in the U.S., Europe, and Asia on a wide range of issues, such as information governance, document preservation, efficient approaches to leveraging document review technology, intellectual property discovery, forensic collections, cost-shifting, Technology Assisted Review, and cross-border discovery. Ms. Cobb also conducts CLE courses for attorneys and speaks on various issues relating to e-discovery.
- 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