Jim Calvert guides clients through discovery in all types of matters. By maintaining big-picture perspective while focusing on each case’s unique circumstances, Jim helps clients successfully navigate an electronic discovery landscape characterized by rapidly changing technology and evolving legal frameworks.
As discovery counsel, Jim consults with case teams and external clients to develop strategies and matter-specific discovery plans for a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations, governmental investigations and regulatory proceedings.
Jim advises clients on all phases of discovery, negotiates discovery agreements and advocates for clients involved in discovery disputes. He has managed the discovery process on a variety of matters including construction litigation, antitrust and other regulatory approval proceedings, SEC and DOJ investigations, commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, and patent infringement claims. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, construction, technology, manufacturing and financial services.
Jim has experience overseeing discovery in large-scale multiparty matters, in which he has utilized predictive coding and other advanced analytics to help reduce the burdens and costs associated with manual review of ESI. He uses information learned throughout earlier phases of discovery to assist case teams preparing for depositions and trial. He also takes 30(b)(6) depositions on discovery topics and uses the knowledge gained to advocate for his clients.
Before Jim focused on eDiscovery, his practice included antitrust and trade regulation and commercial litigation.