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Zviad V. Guruli

DiscoverySolutions Administration

WHDS Firmwide Manager

Guruli, Zviad V.

Zviad Guruli is the firmwide manager for WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice. He joined the firm in 2004.

Practice

Mr. Guruli focuses his practice on providing strategic and tactical advice on all aspects of e-discovery. Specifically, he advises the law firm community and clients on e-discovery best practices, emerging issues and trends. Mr. Guruli designs and implements workflows utilizing statistical analysis and predictive methodologies. He coordinates the establishment of data preservation, collection and processing protocols with in-house IT departments, Litigation Support and external vendors.

Mr. Guruli actively contributes to developing internal course materials and conducts ongoing training sessions. He participated in the implementation process of WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions and other e-discovery technologies.

Mr. Guruli has direct experience with all phases of e-discovery for securities enforcement, regulatory, litigation and compliance matters, and issues arising under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrines. Mr. Guruli routinely attends and participates in leading industry conferences addressing e-discovery law and policy issues.  

Experience

Mr. Guruli has a diverse background that includes legal and non-legal experience. He has spent time as head of international operations for an American brokering company negotiating contracts for commodities and serving as the liaison between the brokering company and government officials in the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation. Mr. Guruli also worked for the former President of Georgia as assistant to the Chairman of the President's Foundation where he advised foreign individuals and companies on issues related to corporate and public law. Additionally, Mr. Guruli has worked on various international trade regulatory and customs matters, including trade remedy investigations brought in developing countries and issues arising under the WTO rules. He served as a fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law, and received a certificate in WTO studies.

Mr. Guruli's non-legal experience includes working for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia where he assisted in negotiations with foreign officials, and coordinating business aspects of humanitarian medical initiatives in Georgia for an international medical association.

Publications & News

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January 1, 2002

What is the Best Forum for Promoting Trade Facilitation?

21 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 157 (2002)

January 2, 2000

Tulane Moot Court Mardi Gras Invitational Winning Brief

7 Sports Law. J. 417 (2000)

Professional Activities

Mr. Guruli is a member of the American Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association.

Practices

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Education

LLM, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002

JD, Loyola University School of Law, 2000, Member, Moot Court Board

LLB, with Honors, Tbilisi State University, Republic of Georgia, 1996

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Republic of Georgia

Louisiana

Languages

Georgian

Russian

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