Gayle Terry is a 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 2007.
Ms. Terry 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. 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Terry served as an environmental analyst and counsel for a DOD contracting firm, instructed Business Law, Ethics and Civil Rights courses at the University of Mary Washington, and worked as an e-discovery project manager and contract litigation attorney for other Washington DC area law firms.
A former federal defender and Cook County, Illinois assistant state’s attorney, Ms. Terry shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono work in criminal appeals. She has assisted several senior associates and counsel with appellate brief preparation and oral argument presentation before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Ms. Terry has also represented clients as pro bono counsel for federal matters referred to the DC District Court’s Mediation Program.
Professional ActivitiesMs. Terry is a member of the Litigation and Criminal Law Sections of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
- Successful mediation of a decade-long Title VII dispute involving a government employee and federal agency
- Successful mediation of employment and related labor matters involving a major airline
- Successful mediation involving a national insurance company
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JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1983
BA, Bradley University, 1980
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