Ian K. Hochman

Counsel

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8641
F 212 728 9641
ihochmanwillkie.com

Ian K. Hochman is counsel in Willkie’s Litigation Department. Ian counsels multinational corporations on e-discovery issues in a wide range of class action, government investigation, white-collar crime, and business combination settings. Combining more than a decade of experience as a litigator with detailed knowledge of e-discovery issues with the substantive and technological presentation of electronic evidence in state and federal courts and in criminal and regulatory proceedings before the DOJ and SEC, Ian provides clients active in key sectors of the global economy with practical discovery solutions and effective trial strategies. His recognized ability to implement cost-efficient and legally defensible approaches to data retention, collecting, processing, and reviewing electronically stored information thoroughly minimizes interruptions to clients’ business continuity and the exposure of their corporate strategy.

Ian K. Hochman is counsel in Willkie’s Litigation Department. Ian counsels multinational corporations on e-discovery issues in a wide range of class action, government investigation, white-collar crime, and business combination settings. Combining more than a decade of experience as a litigator with detailed knowledge of e-discovery issues with the substantive and technological presentation of electronic evidence in state and federal courts and in criminal and regulatory proceedings before the DOJ and SEC, Ian provides clients active in key sectors of the global economy with practical discovery solutions and effective trial strategies. His recognized ability to implement cost-efficient and legally defensible approaches to data retention, collecting, processing, and reviewing electronically stored information thoroughly minimizes interruptions to clients’ business continuity and the exposure of their corporate strategy.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented hedge fund in connection with multi-year, multi-terabyte preservation, collection, review and production efforts related to numerous criminal and regulatory investigations of trading activities.
  • Overcame complex data privacy hurdles and logistics in connection with worldwide collection, processing and review of email and other ESI of a multi-brand company in furtherance of an FCPA investigation spanning Asia, Europe and the U.S.
  • Successfully negotiated and implemented a targeted email collection from UK-based hedge fund resulting in cost savings of more than $1 million in processing and document review costs.
  • For international financial services company, successfully completed document review and production of sensitive client data in proprietary formats totaling more than 15 million records for review while under significant time and budgetary constraints.
  • Orchestrated the collection and review of millions of hard copy and electronic records on multiple email platforms in both Korea and the United States in connection with the representation of the Audit Committee of one of Korea’s largest companies in the investigation of accounting and financial reporting issues.
  • Defended former general counsel of Hollinger, Inc. in the highly publicized four-month federal criminal trial of United States v. Conrad Black, et al. (N.D. Ill.).

Prior Experience

Ian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lacey A. Collier, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida (1997-1999)

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Ian is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Epiq Systems, Inc. (2012 - )

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Moderator, How New Rules, Cyber-Security and Specialized eDiscovery Counsel are Shaping the Future of eDiscovery, New York State Bar Association CLE Webcast and Live Program, 2014
  • Speaker, Attorney Competency Standards for Technology on the Rise, George Washington University Law School Ethics Seminar, 2013
  • Speaker, Managing E-Discovery Costs and Risks in 2013 – Don’t Leave it to Chance, American College of Investment Counsel 2013 Spring Investment Forum
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics and eDiscovery: What Lawyers Need to Know, New York Law Journal In-House Counsel CLE Seminar 2013
  • Speaker, Controlling Legal Costs – Reducing E-Discovery Costs: Practical Approaches, Corporate Counsel 2012
  • Speaker, Workshop on Designing Corporate Document Retention Policies, Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute 2011
  • Moderator, E-Discovery 2020 – The Next Generation of Innovation: Practical Advice for Successfully Navigating the Second Decade, LegalTech 2011
  • Speaker, FRCP 26(F) All Access: A Behind the Scenes View of the Current Requirements, Law.com 2010
  • Speaker, The World Wide Web: Operating 24/7 on a Global Scale, LegalTech 2009
  • Co-author, "Every Good Document Review Starts With Human Expertise," New York Law Journal (10/1/2012)
  • Member, E-Discovery Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Board for Epiq Systems, Inc.

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