Burch, Sandra D.

Project Manager, The Battle Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3816 - office
304.550.9879 - mobile

Education

  • NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal, Trial Practice, January 2007
  • NALA Certified Paralegal, January 2002
  • Attended Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Labor & Employment Law Basics, San Diego, CA
Ms. Burch is Project Manager for The Battle Group and has significant experience managing both paper and electronic discovery and designing and implementing databases used to support litigation. Ms. Burch serves as a liaison between attorneys and IT in cases involving e-discovery, and she routinely handles communications with vendors, manages review teams and coordinates productions. She also consults regarding best practices for Spilman attorneys in order to increase value and minimize client costs.

Representative Experience

  • More than twenty years as a litigation paralegal working in the area of corporate defense
  • Has assisted as lead paralegal in all aspects of state and federal cases from inception to trial
  • Has worked on a broad range of cases, including deliberate intent, products liability, accounting malpractice, class actions, breach of contract, toxic tort, medical monitoring, banking, legal malpractice and employment litigation
  • Member of the firm’s Technology Committee and the firm’s E-Discovery Practice Group

Recent Seminars

  • 26th, 28th and 29th Annual Meetings of Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Annual Meetings of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence, Marshall University, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Sedona Conference E-Discovery Year in Review 2010
  • 10th Annual E-Discovery Conference Legal IQ, New York, NY
  • Fall 2009 and Fall 2010 E-Discovery Case Law Updates, Fios, Inc.
  • “Proportionality, Why Wait?” October 2010, Fios, Inc.
  • “State E-Discovery: an Important Year for Changes” Dec. 2010
  • “Sedona Conference Update: Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process.” Oct. 2009
  • “A Roadmap to E-Discovery Cost Control” Jan. 2010
  • “The End of E-Discovery As We Know It” Dec. 2009
  • “Habits of Highly Effective Discovery Response Teams” June 2008
  • “The State of E-Discovery,” Oct. 2007

Publications & Presentations

  • Discovery in the Electronic Age, 29th Annual Meeting of Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, May 2011
  • Current Trends in E-Discovery, Battle Group Annual Meeting, March 2011
  • A Window Washer is Not a Window Washer Anymore, WVDTC Newsletter, Fall 2010
  • The Effective Utilizations of Paralegals, STB, April 2007

Affiliations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals
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