Ian D. McCauley / Director

Ian McCauley is a director in Bayard’s litigation group and leads the firm’s eDiscovery practice. Ian focuses his practice on electronic discovery from the anticipation to the conclusion of litigation. He has significant experience advising litigants in the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, District Court, and Bankruptcy Court on making defensible, efficient, and strategic decisions regarding the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information (ESI). He routinely consults with clients on document preservation and collection strategies; negotiates with opposing parties regarding the scope of document collection, review, and production; manages large-scale reviews of ESI for both internal investigative and litigation purposes; and argues discovery-related motions in the various Delaware courts.

Ian’s approach employs common sense solutions while emphasizing effective project management and leverage of emerging technology. His approach is designed to defensibly control the ever-growing costs associated with discovery while providing his clients with a strategic advantage in litigation. In addition to eDiscovery, Ian advises clients and co-counsel on litigation readiness, information governance, and data privacy issues.

Ian has developed repeatable but flexible best practices for the handling of all aspects of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). In addition to his work in litigation, Ian has served as eDiscovery liaison in Delaware Bankruptcy matters.

Ian has been recognized by his peers every year since 2014 as a Top Lawyer in the area of eDiscovery in Delaware Today Magazine. He frequently presents on eDiscovery topics and has been invited to speak at LegalTech New York, the Master’s Conference, meetings of various sections of the Delaware State Bar Association, Widener University Delaware Law School, and the Delaware Department of Justice.

Professional Biography

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware, 2013
  • Pennsylvania, 2008

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Richard K. Herrmann Technology American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member

Education:

  • B.A., Cornell University (2001)
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law (2007)

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, Delaware State Bar Association, Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery , December 2021
  • Panelist, Delaware State Bar Association, Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery , October 2019
  • Panelist, Delaware State Bar Association, Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery , November 2018
  • Speaker, Annual Convention of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Discovery Overview, June 2018
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Employment Section of the DSBA, The State of Delaware Privacy Law , March 2018
  • Panelist, LegalTech, Forecast Calls for Cloud Computing - Lawyers Are In Full Bloom When They Embrace What the Cloud Can Do For Them, January 2018
  • Speaker, Delaware Department of Justice, eDiscovery Basics, January 2018
  • Panelist, Delaware State Bar Association, Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery , November 2017
  • Panelist, The Master’s Conference, Forces Changing eDiscovery, October 2017
  • Materials Only, ALFA International's Business Litigation Practice Group Seminar, September 2017
  • Panelist, Philadelphia eDiscovery Speaker Series, The Art of the Litigation Hold, April 2017
  • Panelist, Annual Meeting of the Employment Section of the DSBA, E-Discovery: A Practical Guide , March 2017
  • Panelist, The Master’s Conference, eDiscovery Project Management , October 2016
  • Panelist, The Master’s Conference, From Case Management to Case Intelligence: Surfacing Legal Business Intelligence, July 2016
  • Panelist, DSBA Women and the Law Section Retreat, Enough With the Selfie , March 2016
  • Speaker, Delaware Department of Justice 2015 Retreat, eDiscovery Basics, October 2015
  • Panelist, Delaware State Bar Association, Managing E-Discovery Effectively, October 2015
  • Speaker, National Bar Institute, Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, September 2015
  • Speaker, Delaware Department of Justice 2014 Retreat, eDiscovery Basics, October 2014
600 N. King Street, Suite 400 Wilmington, DE 19801

 

Scroll to top