Nima Adabi is a litigation attorney with extensive experience in eDiscovery. He frequently works with clients and DLA Piper attorneys to drive the electronic discovery life cycle and review workflows for his matters. Nima's practice includes tailoring discovery and review strategies to maximize efficiencies, reduce costs, and achieve favorable results.
Nima utilizes his background in law and technology to identify electronic discovery best practices and risk points and to streamline review workflows. With over a decade of eDiscovery and Project Management experience, Nima has consulted both clients and law firms on electronic discovery best practices and procedures and has managed the discovery process across all phases of the EDRM life cycle, from data preservation and collections through review and production. Nima strives to take a proactive, creative, and analytical approach to each case to help clients comply with discovery requirements while limiting exposure and maximizing efficiency to meet and achieve favorable results. From managing large-scale reviews to creating customized workflows and discovery strategies, Nima emphasizes a consultative and proactive approach to his matters and practice. He frequently leverages his litigation and technology experience to create and implement unique strategies and workflows for deposition preparation and trials.
Additionally, Nima has experience with intellectual property law (litigation, registration, licensing), employment litigation, and media litigation.
- Oversaw and managed review and investigation of data breach incident response and data breach notification for protected personally identifiable information (PII).
- Managed review team of government regulators conducing Bank Examiner privilege review in response to order compelling production in large financial data breach class action litigation.
- Crafted customized early case assessment (ECA) and review protocol to cull and remove nonresponsive data from review universe in a large-scale construction matter in response to a motion to compel production.
- Designed custom foreign language review workflow while managing electronic discovery and trial preparation for U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations.
- Managed the electronic discovery workflow for numerous U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations.
- Lead eDiscovery lawyer for several insurance companies in response to allegations of “bad faith” denial of coverage litigations.
- Conducted litigation readiness assessments for several large corporations including Fortune 500 companies.
- Advised merits counsel in preparation of Rule 26(f) conference for multiple intellectual property matters.
- Trained and oversaw multiple large-scale foreign language document reviews for multidistrict pharmaceutical class action litigation.
- Utilized analytics on U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) discovery productions to reduce deposition prep data review volume by removing duplicative and nonresponsive data.
- J.D., University of New Hampshire
- B.A., Emory University
- Co-author, Implementing a Legal Hold (PA), Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance, 2022
- Co-author, "MLRC Model Media Decorum Order and Memorandum for High Profile Cases", Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), January 2011
- Speaker, eDiscovery 101 CLE, sponsored by TransPerfect, Virtual, July 14, 2023
- Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
- Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Certificate of Intellectual Property
Memberships And Affiliations
- Member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production)
- Section Member, E-Discovery and the Use of Technology, State Bar of Georgia
- Section Member, Intellectual Property Law, State Bar of Georgia