Steven Berrent is the managing director of WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions. His primary responsibilities include leading the firm’s efforts with respect to developing and implementing strategies and staffing models for the management of complex litigation/controversy matters with specific emphasis on e-discovery, document review and bringing added value to WilmerHale clients through WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions. He joined the firm in 2008.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Berrent was the director of Litigation Services at another firm in New York, where he managed more than 100 paralegals, legal technologists, case managers and staff attorneys. He also advised clients, attorneys and case teams on issues relating to electronic documents, e-discovery and information management. Previously, Mr. Berrent was an associate at a firm in New York, where he was a member of the Electronic Discovery Task Force and worked on complex commercial litigations, arbitrations and investigations in diverse industries.
Mr. Berrent has worked as the Director of Information Technology for Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign, where he designed, implemented, and maintained computer networks and related technologies for the campaign and advised the Vice President and staff on information technology issues, solutions and strategy.
Mr. Berrent volunteers with the William J. Clinton Foundation and has worked with President Clinton on his Harlem Small Business Initiative, Hurricane Katrina relief, and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. In that capacity, Mr. Berrent has traveled to Louisiana, Beijing, Sydney and elsewhere on behalf of the Clinton Foundation.
Mr. Berrent received his JD from the Cornell Law School in 2004 and a BA in Political Science from Emory University in 1997.
- “What's Your Discovery IQ?,” Opportunity Knocks Blog, June 20, 2013.
- “The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time to Move To the Cloud?,” Legal Tech Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 6, October 2012.
- “Disclosing Novel Document Review Methods,” New York Law Journal, March 19, 2012.
- “Hope for Reversing Commoditization of Document Review?,” New York Law Journal, April 18, 2011.
- “The Defensibility of Non-Human Document Review,” Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, Vol. 11, No. 3, February 3, 2011.
- “Two Roads Diverge in Managing E-Discovery Costs,” New York Law Journal, November 16, 2009.