Philip Favro is a Chambers-ranked lawyer, Band-2 USA-Nationwide Litigation Support/eDiscovery, who serves as a trusted advisor to organizations and law firms on issues relating to discovery and information governance. As a consultant with Driven, Inc., Phil provides clients with guidance on data preservation practices, litigation holds, data collection strategies, and ESI search methodologies. He also offers direction on records retention policies, litigation hold policies, and the need to manage dynamic sources of information found on social networks and messaging applications. Phil is also available to serve as a special master on issues related to electronic discovery.
Phil is a nationally recognized thought-leader and legal scholar on the legal discovery process. His articles are found in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs. Additionally, Phil actively contributes to The Sedona Conference, where he serves as a member of the Steering Committee for Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production). Phil has led various Sedona drafting teams including The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media, Second Edition (2019), for which he served as editor-in-chief. He is currently leading the development of a commentary for Sedona Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure) addressing international data protection and cross-border discovery issues relating to ephemeral messaging. Phil is a licensed attorney and member of the Utah and California state bars. Prior to joining Driven, Phil practiced law in Northern California where he advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. He also serves as the Director of Education and Resources for the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL).
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