Jason Lichter is the director of discovery services at Pepper Hamilton LLP. In this capacity, Mr. Lichter develops and implements strategies to ensure that the firm’s clients receive the highest quality e-discovery and litigation support services in a cost-effective and defensible manner. Mr. Lichter advises colleagues and clients on how to leverage the latest technologies and e-discovery best practices to efficiently guide matters from initial document preservation and collection through to production and eventual presentation at trial. An area of particular emphasis is document review, for which Mr. Lichter applies well-honed skills in legal project management and statistical analysis to promote efficiency, mitigate risk, maintain accuracy, and prepare reliable budget estimates.
A staunch advocate of continuous process improvement and innovative legal service delivery, Mr. Lichter applies these tenets to all components of the e-discovery lifecycle and beyond. Mr. Lichter has counseled clients and colleagues on such varied topics as the implementation of e-discovery playbooks, Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite deployments, vendor requests for proposal, proportional preservation and collection, forensic examinations, cloud-based and structured data considerations, document filtering and review strategies (including technology-assisted review), and quality control techniques.
Mr. Lichter’s strong technical background includes substantial computer science coursework while an undergraduate at Yale University, followed thereafter by work experience as a software engineer for Sapient, a leading technology services consultancy.