Maura R. Grossman recognized as a National and a Global eDiscovery Leader by Who’s Who Legal 2020

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Research Professor Maura Grossman has been named both a National Leader in Canada among eDiscovery Practitioners and a Global Leader among eDiscovery Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal 2020.

Who’s Who Legal explored eDiscovery practitioners and identified 21 experts and lawyers across Canada and 65 lawyers globally who are leaders in this burgeoning new field of law. Among practitioners in Canada, Maura was recognized as “an elite eDiscovery specialist” who has advised Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions on a range of eDiscovery and strategic matters including white-collar criminal investigations. In the global category, she was cited as “one of the leading experts, if not the leading expert, in technology-assisted review,” according to sources who commend her “ability to develop cost-effective, practical solutions to eDiscovery problems.”

photo of Maura R. Grossman

Maura, along with her colleague, Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Gordon Cormack, are pioneers of technology-assisted review for eDiscovery. They have shown that such review of legal documents can yield results superior to exhaustive manual review by legal experts. Their work has been instrumental in a number of high-stakes matters, among them the task of processing the 1.5 million emails transferred to the Library of Virginia in 2010 as part of the electronic records of outgoing Governor Tim Kaine. Maura has been called the most dangerous lawyer in America for her research and advocacy on technology-assisted review and, in 2016, the American Bar Association Journal named her as a “Legal Rebel.”

“Congratulations to Maura on receiving this prestigious national and global recognition from Who’s Who Legal,” said Mark Giesbrecht, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “In 2018, she was named a Leading Individual in Canada by Who’s Who Legal for contributions to eDiscovery, so this marks the second time in two years that Maura has been recognized by this group for her pioneering and continuing contributions to eDiscovery.”

Who’s Who Legal is published by Law Business Research, an independent London-based publishing group that provides research, analysis and reports on the international legal services marketplace.

In addition to being a Research Professor and the Director of Women in Computer Science at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, Maura is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and principal of Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm based in Buffalo, New York. Before joining the University of Waterloo, Maura was of counsel at the prominent Manhattan law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.