JoAnne McTiernan

Senior Staff Attorney

JoAnne McTiernan is a senior staff attorney in the firm's WilmerHale Discovery Solutions department, focused on substantive and strategic areas of discovery for Litigation/Controversy matters. She joined the firm in 2006.

Ms. McTiernan focuses her practice on issues of e-discovery. Specifically, she works with other attorneys, litigation support coordinators, and paralegals in order to provide efficient and cost effective discovery in litigations and investigations. Senior staff attorneys on these teams manage matters to create smarter document review processes through strategic and tactical work from preservation to collection and through review and production. In this role they utilize the firm's internal review software as well as e-discovery vendors' review and analytical tools.

Ms. McTiernan has direct experience with large scale government investigations, primarily involving pharmaceutical companies. She also has extensive experience with the review of documents for privilege and the preparation of privilege logs.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McTiernan worked as a contract attorney on a number of large document and privilege reviews in response to investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also worked in litigation management.


  • Education

    • JD, Suffolk University Law School, 1980

    • BS, Business Administration, Suffolk University, 1978

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • Rhode Island