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					KIMBERLY SNYDER                               www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlymsnyder ▪ 619-252-6939 ▪ snyderkms@tx.rr.com

                                                            PROFILE
Results-oriented attorney with top tier large law firm attorney experience and strong background in electronic discovery at
all stages. Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and commitment toward accomplishing goals. Aptitude for learning new
technologies and substantive areas quickly. Track record of adapting to different work environments demonstrating the
ability to take on tasks of increased responsibilities. Adept at explaining complicated legal principles in a simple manner,
thinking strategically, developing creative solutions to problems, and working independently.
Bar Admissions: Licensed to practice in California.

                                                         EXPERIENCE
Leading Law Firms and Corporations, Dallas, TX and remote
Contract Attorney E-discovery, March 2008–Present
 Reviewed electronic documents for relevance and issue coding, created privilege logs and performed redactions on
   numerous projects both large and small. Selected for QC and final QC for attention to detail and analytical skills.
 Assisted with deposition and trial preparation by reviewing opposing party’s document production.
 Helped train and supervise new team members.
 Consistently and quickly learned complex and diverse substantive areas of law, including the following: intellectual
   property, securities, finance, antitrust, labor and employment, and environmental law. Also gained experience in business
   transactions, performing due diligence and responding to corporate and government investigations.

Grace Hollis LLP, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX (remote in TX)
Associate Attorney, January 2007–May 2008
 Represented plaintiffs in employment law matters focusing on wage and hour class action cases.
 Analyzed potential new clients’ cases for representation decision.
 Devised case strategies for multi-plaintiff or class action employment litigation and managed all stages of litigation.
 Conducted background interviews for class action declarations.
 Drafted legal briefs and memoranda to courts, arbitrators, and the Department of Labor.
 Earned the yearly “Smartest Attorney” award.

Paul Hastings, Cooley Godward (Exclusively Legal) San Diego, CA
Contract Attorney/E-discovery Document Review, July 2005–December 2006
 Reviewed electronic documents as requested by the DOJ for potential antitrust violations in corporate acquisitions.
 Analyzed documents and contracts for a wage and hour class action, securities litigation, and for an internal investigation
  regarding stock options.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA
Associate Attorney, March 2004–January 2005
 Represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
 Counseled employers on personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline matters, and wage and hour issues.
 Developed interpersonal skills and conducted extensive witness/class member interviews.
 Reviewed and prepared employee handbooks and policies and avoided potential lawsuits.
 Drafted legal briefs, memoranda, and discovery requests and responses for class actions.

Latham & Watkins LLP, Orange County, CA
Associate Attorney, October 2001–March 2004
 Represented corporate clients in claims involving transactional, corporate governance, and related legal issues.
 Participated in all aspects of litigation and case management, including organizing discovery, preparing and taking
   depositions, drafting jury instructions, conducting research, and preparing motions, briefs and memoranda.
 One of the only attorneys in the firm who conducted FDA due diligence, researched, and drafted documents as part of
   biotechnology/pharmaceutical company’s initial public offering.

                                                       EDUCATION
University of San Diego, School of Law, San Diego, CA ~ Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (Rank 5/286) May 2001
 Order of the Coif
 San Diego Law Review, Associate Editor

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX ~ Bachelor of Arts, May 1996
 Psychology with Highest Honors (3.9 GPA)
 Dean’s List (1992–1996)
KIMBERLY SNYDER                                                                                          ADDENDUM
Fish & Richardson (Special Counsel—Remote) November 2011–Present
 Returned to same intellectual property case in order to issue code opposing party’s document production using Relativity
   for depositions and case preparation. Reviewed client’s documents for relevance and privilege with much more
   knowledge of the case and requiring excellent analytical skills.
Chapman & Cutler (Kroll Ontrack) September 2011–November 2011
 Reviewed electronic documents using Kroll Ontrack for issue coding, privilege review and performed second level
   review and QC in a securities matter for a major bank.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon (De Novo Legal) September 2011
 Analyzed documents using Relativity for compliance with Supplementary Information Requests issued by the Canadian
   Competition Bureau in a stock exchange acquisition.
Ropes & Gray (Kroll Ontrack) August 2011–September 2011
 Returned to reviewing the same securities case for the client using Kroll Ontrack for newly discovered issues and
   privilege and QC. Selected by client to do select QC task.
Baron & Budd (Amicus Solutions) September 2010–February 2011
 Reviewed opposing party’s electronic documents in Summation for deposition preparation in multi-state water
   contamination cases. Traveled to clients’ locations to gather documents and later reviewed electronic documents for
   production and performed QC in Summation. Developed issue coding tree and helped train the new hires.
Fish & Richardson (Special Counsel—Remote) June 2011–August 2011
 Analyzed client documents in Océ Case Data in anticipation of future discovery requests in an intellectual property
   lawsuit involving misappropriation of trade secrets (source code). Worked closely with associates to learn the facts and
   determine best defenses. Demonstrated ability to work with little or no supervision.
 Asked by client to return to project each time there was a need.
Ropes & Gray (Kroll Ontrack) May 2011
 Analyzed electronic documents using Kroll Ontrack in an internal investigation of a financial management company
   involving cross-trading.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Special Counsel) April 2011
 Reviewed documents in Kroll Ontrack for issue coding in an intellectual property matter being investigated by the DOJ
   and Texas AG regarding antitrust issues regarding electronic readers.
Hall Estill (Kroll Ontrack) March 2011
 Analyzed electronic documents using Kroll Ontrack in a trademark matter brought against cable television channels.

Perot Systems (Special Counsel) February 2011
 Performed hard copy due diligence review of licensing, software, vendor and supplier agreements for legal analysis and
   recommendations after merger.
Bank of New York (Special Counsel) July 2010–August 2010
 Reviewed electronic documents using Relativity for production in a large case involving shareholder litigation and
   securities trading of auction rate securities.
Nixon Peabody (Studeo Legal—Remote) February 2010–May 2010
 Reviewed electronic documents produced by opposing party as part of small team using Merlin and Catalyst for
   depositions and pre-trial preparation for large securities litigation case involving the fallout of selling mortgage-backed
   securities. Prepared privilege log and ranked importance of the opposing side’s documents and described why the
   document was very relevant.
Allstate Insurance (Hudson Legal) January 2010–February 2010
 Reviewed electronic documents using client’s software for a complex insurance matter.
Halliburton (Special Counsel) September 2009–January 2010
 Reviewed electronic documents in Concordance FYI in an environmental action brought under CERCLA against major
   energy companies by the EPA.
Microsoft (Hudson Legal) April 2009–September 2009
 Analyzed electronic documents in Concordance FYI for relevance and privilege in a complex patent litigation case for a
   multinational computer technology corporation. Chosen to perform final QC.
Dell (Ajilon Legal) March 2008–March 2009
 Reviewed electronic documents in a large review using Kroll and Ringtail for substantive and privilege issues in an SEC
   investigation of a leading computer company. Wrote privilege logs and performed second level review and QC.

				
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Description: Kimberly Snyder is a results-oriented attorney with top tier large law firm attorney experience and strong background in electronic discovery at all stages.