University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1986
Purdue University, M.S. 1998
Purdue University, B.S. 1983
- District of Columbia
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
As a member of the eDiscovery and Legal Tech Services Team, Kenneth Treece assists clients on a wide range of electronic discovery issues from preservation and collection through production.
He assists lead counsel in the development of discovery plans, in the drafting of targeted discovery requests and discovery-related motions. He also works with lead counsel to quickly and efficiently locate "case critical" records for use as exhibits in briefs, at deposition and at trial and analyzes document productions from opposing parties to ensure compliance with their discovery obligations.
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. He frequently writes and presents on current issues in e-discovery.
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.
- Developed protocol for review of over 15 TB of foreign language documents
- Worked with Washington, D.C. co-counsel to develop hot document and potentially privileged document search protocol
- Managed team of Japanese language reviewers and worked with vendor on translation of hot documents used in proffers to DOJ
- Review team's work allowed client to obtain amnesty for certain transactions, which reduced amount of assessable fines
- Engagement lasted over 2 years
- Tasked with culling approximately 13.5 million electronic records to create a manageable review set
- Developed search protocol to remove potentially privileged and most likely non-responsive records from review set
- Developed and ran iterative searches to identify most likely responsive records
- Culled data set to approximately 44,000 records for final review resulting in substantial cost savings for client
- Managed document review team and privilege log team Worked with vendor to troubleshoot database and production problems
- Developed and ran searches across client's productions to create deposition preparation packages
- Engagement lasted approximately 2 years
- Developed protocol for issue coding and privilege review of client's electronic data
- Managed document review team and conducted quality control measures on database containing over 100 thousand documents estimated at 2.58 million pages
- Developed template for summarizing documents responsive to particular requests for production and trained review team on completion of summaries; summaries were provided to litigation team for use in depositions and in opposing class certification (class certification ruling still pending) Worked with vendor to troubleshoot database and production issues
- Engagement lasted approximately 2 years.
University of Arkansas School of Law, with honors; Articles Editor, Arkansas Law Review; President, Moot Court Board
E-Discovery Certification, Kroll Ontrack, September 2007
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
District of Columbia Bar Association
Grand Rapids Bar Association
International Legal Technology Association
"E-Discovery 2012 Case Updates + Best Practices," Kalamazoo County Bar Association, March 14, 2012, Kalamazoo, Michigan
"Preview of the 2017 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Jan. 17, 2017
"An Overview of the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," The Litigation Journal, Fall 2015
“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