Full Name
Robert Keeling
Job Title
Sidley Austin
Speaker Bio
Robert Keeling, founder and head of Sidley’s eDiscovery and Data Analytics group, is one of the country’s preeminent authorities on eDiscovery. Keeling serves as global outside discovery counsel for some of the nation’s best known and most technology-focused corporations.
An experienced litigator and white-collar lawyer, Keeling’s practice has long included a special focus on eDiscovery. He regularly serves as coordinating discovery counsel on major litigations, government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and internal investigations. Keeling guides clients through every aspect of modern discovery and successfully handles some of the largest, most sophisticated, and most data-intensive matters in the country. Clients benefit from his unique blend of real-world litigation experience and cutting-edge technological skills.
Keeling is consistently ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for eDiscovery and Information Governance. The 2022 edition of Chambers notes that Keeling is “an indispensable part” of his clients’ discovery teams. Keeling serves on the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Keeling also was selected as the inaugural chair of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Global Advisory Council, a body of distinguished members of the judiciary, the legal profession, industry, and academia.
For more than a decade, Keeling has remained at the forefront of technology in litigation and government investigations. Today, whether working on a matter that has millions of documents or only thousands, Keeling applies a tailored combination of data analytics and machine learning (e.g., “predictive coding”) to quickly identify key evidence, minimize client costs, and synthesize information into compelling legal arguments.
Robert Keeling