Phillip Shane’s practice is focused on electronic discovery and records management, including the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically-stored information. Prior to joining the firm, Phillip worked for a leading electronic discovery and data forensics company, where he managed both large-scale and specialized document review projects.
His discovery experience includes product liability class actions, high-profile financial fraud, patent infringement suits, contract disputes, labor and employment actions, legal malpractice/unauthorized practice cases, and pre-merger antitrust investigations.
- Telecommunications Pre-Merger Antitrust Investigation
Created privilege and redaction logs in response to Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Second Requests from the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission during one of the largest telecommunications mergers in U.S. history.
- Surgical Product Liability Class Action Litigation
Helped to manage review of more than 100,000 electronic records in multiple product liability class actions for a major medical device manufacturer. Drafted document review protocols and performed daily quality checks of attorneys’ review work. Prepared detailed privilege and redaction logs.
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan
- Kalamazoo County Bar Association
- International Legal Technology Association
Honors + Awards
- Western Michigan University, cum laude, Medallion Scholarship Participant; Walter & Virginia Newhouse Scholar; Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Societies Inductee
Civic, Cultural + Social Activities
- U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Winter 2010 Volunteer
“Non-Parties and the Duty to Preserve Evidence,” (Co-author), The Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2013
“E-Discovery Cost-Shifting,” (Co-author), Stout Risius Ross Journal, Spring 2013
"Recovery of E-Discovery Costs Under 28 U.S.C. §1920(4)," (Co-author), Michigan Defense Quarterly, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc., October 2012
"Email Missteps To Avoid: 'Reply To All' & 'Auto-Complete,'" (Co-author), Michigan Defense Quarterly, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc., July 2012
"Data Security, E-Discovery And Corporate Boards," (Co-author). The Corporate Board Magazine, July/August 2012
“Current and Future e-Discovery Trends and Opportunities” (Co-presenter), Michigan State University College of Law, November 18, 2013
"Fresh Approaches to Cost Control" (Co-presenter), State Bar of Michigan Paralegal Section Annual Day of Education, May 3, 2013, Lansing, Michigan
"Records Management, Preservation and Security," Branch County Human Resources Council, April 18, 2012, Coldwater, Michigan
"E-Discovery 2012 Case Updates + Best Practices," Kalamazoo County Bar Association, March 14, 2012, Kalamazoo, Michigan