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Dennis Kiker

Dennis Kiker

Senior Attorney

Dennis Kiker is a litigation attorney with extensive experience in eDiscovery. His focus is on guiding clients and litigation teams on strategy and implementation of defensible practices associated with the identification, preservation, analysis, review and production of documents and data, designed to help our clients realize better results in less time and at a lower cost. Dennis is among the firm leaders in piloting and implementing AI and other advanced technologies to improve outcomes and lower costs.

Dennis has a broad range of industry experience, including pharmaceutical and medical device, automotive, financial services, insurance, industrial manufacturing, and technology; the experience of a seasoned litigator; and a life-long interest in advanced technology. Dennis also brings a unique perspective to the eDiscovery practice. He has worked with companies to develop complete eDiscovery response programs, providing him with an intimate understanding of the in-house challenges associated with the management, identification, preservation and collection of information. He has also managed teams of technical professionals in handling the generally outsourced tasks of processing, hosting and analysis, giving him an in-depth understanding of how eDiscovery professionals can best support litigation teams. Lastly, Dennis has represented clients in state and federal courts around the country on discovery matters.

Bar admissionsArizonaTexas
CourtsArizona Supreme CourtSupreme Court of VirginiaUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaUnited States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • English
  • B.S., University of Michigan Law School 1994

    magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix 1989


  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated
  • DLA 2022 North American Pro Bono Award

Pro Bono

  • 2021 North American Pro Bono Award
  • Represented inmates seeking compassionate release from federal prison during the COVID pandemic
  • Assisted with appellate briefing on death penalty case
  • Volunteered with the Election Protection and Census Hotlines
  • Served for seven years on the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee
  • Acting Assistant Attorney General for Henrico County prosecuting unpaid child support matters
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, representing underprivileged clients in landlord-tenant matters
  • State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers, representing individuals in family and commercial law matters



  • Moderator, "Discovery of Mobile Device Data," The Sedona Conference, WG-1 Mid-Year  Meeting, April, 2023
  • Moderator, "Still Looking for the Data," IG3 West, December, 2019
  • Moderator, "Still Looking for the Data," IG3 East, June, 2019
  • Moderator, "Document Review Pricing Reset," IG3 East, June, 2019
  • Dennis R. Kiker, David Cohen, "Defensibly Downsizing Your Data," ReedSmith, Houston, March, 2019
  • Dennis R. Kiker, Stewart L. Byrd, Mary Marquez, "Data Mapping for Records Management and Compliance," Houston ARMA Annual Meeting, April, 2018
  • Dennis R. Kiker, "Data Analytics for Compliance," Texas A&M University, March, 2018
  • Dennis R. Kiker, "Defensible Deletion is the Wrong Frame," South Central Information Governance Retreat, May, 2017
  • Dennis R. Kiker, Zeeshan Mirza, "Saving Pennies or Burning the Haystack: Is Defensible Deletion Possible," Houston ARMA Chapter, Annual Conference, May, 2016
  • Dennis R. Kiker, Priya Keshav, "Leveraging eDiscovery Technology for Internal Audit," Institute of Internal Auditors Houston Chapter, Annual Conference, April, 2016
  • Dennis R. Kiker, Priya Keshav, "Saving Pennies or Burning the Haystack: Is Defensible Deletion Possible," Austin & San Antonio ARMA Chapters, Annual Conference, March, 2016
  • "The Big Data Collection Problem of Little Mobile Devices," paper presentation at University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology Symposium, February, 2015
  • "The Big Data Collection Problem of Little Mobile Devices," paper presentation at University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology Symposium, February, 2015
  • "Defensible Data Deletion: A Practical Approach to Reducing Cost and Managing Risk Associated with Expanding Enterprise Data," paper presentation at University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology Symposium, February, 2014

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Prior Experience

Representative eDiscovery Experience
  • Director of consulting for two leading eDiscovery providers, managing multi-disciplinary teams of professionals in nationwide engagements to help companies develop and implement defensible processes and procedures for discovery response.
  • Partner in the eDiscovery practice at an AmLaw 200 law firm, leading large-scale eDiscovery and document review projects in multiple locations with teams of up to 150 reviewers, and continuously assessing internal practices and procedures to improve quality and efficiency while lowering operational expenses and increasing profitability.
  • Developed discovery response programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, including processes, procedures, business process flow diagrams, templates, and functional/ technical requirements designed to improve compliance and cost-management.
  • Represented Fortune 500 manufacturing during one of the nation's largest product recalls, managing document collection and review, negotiating scope and production requirements with opposing counsel, and representing the client in discovery motion practice across the country.
Representative Information Governance Experience
  • Guided a Fortune 500 financial services company through the defensible elimination of 60 terabytes of e-mail data eliminating over $1 million per year in storage costs.
  • Assisted a semiconductor manufacturer realize 33% reduction in storage costs associated with obsolete records.
  • Advised electric company on records retention schedules and legal hold processes.
  • Completed a comprehensive records management program assessment for Fortune 500 insurance company.
Representative Litigation Experience
  • National Discovery Counsel for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, handling all product liability discovery, including written responses, document collection and production, and motion practice.
  • Broad product liability experience, including automotive, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products.
  • Extensive courtroom experience, including motion practice and trial work in state and federal courts throughout the nation.
  • Provided written and oral testimony regarding the scope and/or feasibility of conducting discovery of various data sources, including electronic medical record (EMR) systems, claims management systems, legacy databases, servers, personal computers and mobile devices.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • The Sedona Conference, Member of Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure)