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Kenneth J. Treece

Staff Attorney

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Education

University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1986

Purdue University, M.S., B.S. 1983

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma

Kenneth Treece handles a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts in Michigan and across the United States.

He has represented clients in cases involving claims for computer fraud, health care fraud, patent infringement, civil rights violations, antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, labor and employment discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful death and claims against directors and officers. Ken has also been involved in several pre-merger antitrust reviews.

Discovery is generally the most lengthy, burdensome and expensive stage of litigation. This is especially true when one of the parties is a corporation or entity faced with a high exposure lawsuit or where it is under attack from multiple lawsuits in different jurisdictions.

As member of the Electronic Discovery and Records Management team, Ken manages projects with a design toward minimizing costs and maximizing the efficiency and quality of the review process. This emphasis on efficiency and quality keeps the client's costs down and guards against inadvertent production of privileged information.

Representative Matters

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Ken was a trial attorney for 10 years in Oklahoma representing oil and gas clients in federal and state courts. He also has five years of experience serving as a human resources manager for multinational corporations in Indiana and New Hampshire. In 2007, he received an e-discovery certification from Kroll OnTrak.

Participated in development of search terms and search strategy for large-scale document review involving over 13 million documents.

Assisted national bank in establishing business case for in-house e-discovery process.

Assisted national bank in role of Interim Discovery Manager by working with General Counsel and Corporate Records Director to develop litigation discovery plans.

Supervised and participated in large-scale document review projects for clients in the banking, pharmaceutical and automotive industries, and for state agencies 

Managed document review project in class action litigation for state insurer of last-resort.

Conducted review of documents for responsiveness and privilege in numerous governmental investigations, including pre-merger Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Second Requests under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Honors

University of Arkansas School of Law, with honors; Articles Editor, Arkansas Law Review; President, Moot Court Board

E-Discovery Certification, Kroll Ontrack, September 2007

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

District of Columbia Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association

International Legal Technology Association

Speeches

"E-Discovery 2012 Case Updates + Best Practices," Kalamazoo County Bar Association, March 14, 2012, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Publications

“Non-Parties and the Duty to Preserve Evidence,” (Co-author), The Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2013

"FOIA Compliance in the Age of Electronic Records," (Co-author), Stout Risius Ross Journal, Fall 2012

"Advise Your Client on Preservation of Electronic Evidence," (Co-author), Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2010 

Articles