John Rosenthal is a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office who represents clients across the globe in an array of complex antitrust and litigation matters. His practice also involves counseling clients on a variety of trade regulation, trademark, and commercial issues.
Mr. Rosenthal is chairman of the firm’s e-discovery and electronic information practice group and is one of the most experienced practitioners in the United States in the area of electronic discovery and risk reduction from electronic discovery. With this background, he counsels a wide variety of companies on record retention programs, compliance with electronic discovery, and implementing programs to reduce risk associated with the generation and retention of electronic records and privacy.
Mr. Rosenthal also lectures across the United States on the issues of electronic discovery and record retention programs. Mr. Rosenthal is a member of the Steering Committee of Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference on Best Practices for Electronic Discovery and Records Management, a group of lawyers, judges and vendors focusing on the development of the law regarding electronic discovery and retention issues in both the United States and the European Union. To date, this group has put together two authoritative pieces on these issues, which have been cited by various federal and state courts (see www.thesedonaconference.com for further reference). Mr. Rosenthal also is an advisory board member of the Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education E-Discovery Institute, Lexis-Nexis, Surety, Inc., Electronic Evidence, Inc., Guidance Software, and TCDI.
Mr. Rosenthal was ranked in Chambers USA 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s top lawyers in eDiscovery litigation practice. He was also listed in Chambers Global 2013 for his work in eDiscovery litigation.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Rosenthal received a B.A., with honors, in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1985 and a J.D. in 1988 from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Rosenthal is a frequent speaker and writer on e-discovery and records management practices, and also is quoted in the media on these subjects, including, for example, in “True Grit: Four Models to Rein in E-Discovery Costs,” Law Technology News (January 30, 2012).
His most recent publications and speaking engagements include:
- Panelist, Electronic Discovery Guidance 2011: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, “In-house Counsel’s Guide to E-Discovery: Everything You Need to Know,” New York (scheduled September 19, 2011).
- Organizing Committee and Faculty, Federal Judicial Center & Georgetown University Law Center’s E-Discovery Training Program for Federal Judiciary (June 2008) (program designed to educate district court judges on the practical aspects of the Amended Federal Rules relating to the discovery of electronic evidence).
- J. Rosenthal and G. Keteltas, “Electronic Evidence: Law and Practice,” ABA Section of Litigation (Summer 2008).
- Faculty, Sedona Conference Institute - (San Diego, March 2008).
- M. Cowper and J. Rosenthal, “Practitioner's Guide to Rule 26(f) Meet and Confer A Year After The Amendments,” The Sedona Conference Journal (March 2008).
- John Rosenthal and Stefan Hanloser, “European Data Protection Law v. E-Discovery Requirements under U.S. Law - How to Tackle the Dilemma,” (Winter 2008).