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Jay C. Carle

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6426
Fax: (312) 460-7426
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Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, Mr. Carle’s practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues and counseling clients in the areas of eDiscovery preparedness and other information governance issues.

In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle leverages technical expertise and litigation experience to craft creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, and employs litigation tactics to control the scope of discovery and implement cost-shifting and cost-reduction strategies.  In addition to litigation response, Mr. Carle counsels clients on information governance issues including eDiscovery policy and process development, data remediation initiatives, data security and privacy, records and information management, as well as other information governance issues. Mr. Carle leverages a strong technical background which includes over 10 years of experience consulting in the private industry in technology systems administration, knowledge management, and technical project management.

Mr. Carle has assisted clients through various eDiscovery and information governance issues in multiple counseling engagements and in litigation including commercial and labor and employment class actions, contract disputes, FTC investigation/litigation, and misappropriation, among others.

Jay Carle is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of Seyfarth’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group, Mr. Carle’s practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues and counseling clients in the areas of eDiscovery preparedness and other information governance issues.

In eDiscovery litigation, Mr. Carle leverages technical expertise and litigation experience to craft creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information, and employs litigation tactics to control the scope of discovery and implement cost-shifting and cost-reduction strategies.  In addition to litigation response, Mr. Carle counsels clients on information governance issues including eDiscovery policy and process development, data remediation initiatives, data security and privacy, records and information management, as well as other information governance issues. Mr. Carle leverages a strong technical background which includes over 10 years of experience consulting in the private industry in technology systems administration, knowledge management, and technical project management.

Mr. Carle has assisted clients through various eDiscovery and information governance issues in multiple counseling engagements and in litigation including commercial and labor and employment class actions, contract disputes, FTC investigation/litigation, and misappropriation, among others.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (2007)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1995)

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Presentations

  • “Practical eDiscovery (On a Budget),” Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference, Chicago, IL (September 8, 2017)
  • "Game Changer: Court-Ordered Discovery in the Northern District of Illinois," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 20, 2017)
  • “Proportionality — Sea Change or Minor Tweak?,” The Exchange eDiscovery Conference, Chicago, IL (June 6, 2017)
  • Panelist, “Forces Changing eDiscovery,” The Masters Conference, Chicago, IL (May 23, 2017)
  • “eDiscovery and the Importance of Metadata,” Civil Law Conference for Illinois State’s Attorneys (September 30, 2016)
  • Panelist, “eDiscovery for the Corporate Market,” The Exchange Conferences, Today’s General Counsel Institute (June 14, 2016)
  • “’Proportionality’ and the New Federal Discovery Rules: Leverage for Litigators,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 8, 2016)
  • “Don’t Be Caught Off Guard by the Upcoming Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 28, 2015)
  • “The Almost-Record: Risks and Opportunities,” SoCal eDiscovery and Information Governance Retreat, Carlsbad, CA (August 3, 2015)
  • "Information Governance and E-Discovery: Can They Really Go Hand-in-Glove?" CEIC, Las Vegas, Nevada (May 20, 2015)
  • “Practitioners’ Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of eDiscovery and Information Governance,” Chicago-Kent College of Law eDiscovery Institute (March 27, 2015). 
  • “Predictive Coding and Alternatives to Linear Review,” Seyfarth Shaw CLE Seminar (December 3, 2014)
  • RelativityFest Corporate Counsel SuperSession on eDiscovery (October 13, 2014)
  • “Cost Shifting and Cost Recovery in eDiscovery,” Seyfarth Shaw CLE Seminar (September 24, 2014)
  • “eDiscovery Fundamentals,” Seyfarth Shaw CLE Seminar (May 20, 2014)
  • “Predictive Coding for the Rest of Us: Adding Value to the eDiscovery Process,” Recommind, Chicago, IL (May 15, 2014)
  • “E-Discovery Case Law Update and the Implications for In-House Counsel,” LegalTech New York (February 4, 2014)
  • “eDiscovery: What you Need to Know,” Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana, Discovery Seminar (October 24, 2013)
  • “Pain Points for the Client and Their Outside Law Firms on Issues Related to eDiscovery and Cyber Security,” Calsmposium, Chicago, IL (October 21, 2013)
  • "Discovery of Social Media," Women in eDiscovery Chicago Chapter, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL (September 19, 2013)
  • “Discovery of Social Media: A Primer,” Association of Corporate Counsel (July 23, 2013)
  • “Introduction to E-Discovery,” Chicago Kent College of Law, Executive Program for Foreign Attorneys on Law Firm Management (June 24, 2013)
  • “Preservation Playbook: Practical Guide for Preservation of ESI,” Illinois Paralegal Association Education Conference (May 16, 2013)
  • "Discovery of Social Media," Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, Webinar (April 5, 2013)
  • "The E-Discovery Institute," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (March 21, 2013)
  • “eDiscovery and Social Media – a Practical Guide,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP Internal Training (February 4, 2013)
  • “eDiscovery, What you Need to Know,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP Client CLE Seminar (September 27, 2012)
  •  “Introduction to E-Discovery,” Chicago-Kent College of Law Executive Program for Chinese Law Practitioners, Chicago, Illinois (June 29, 2012)
  • "Strategies for Spanning the E-Discovery Divide," The Masters Series for Legal Professionals, Chicago, Illinois (June 20, 2012)
  • “eDiscovery & Lean Six Sigma,” Women in eDiscovery, Iowa Chapter Meeting Presentation (April 26, 2012)
  •  “E-Discovery Bytes! – An Intro to E-Discovery Law,” Guest Lecture, Legal Writing IV, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (March 28, 2012)
  • "E-discovery, Metadata & Litigation Holds," Rossdale Group CLE Telephonic Seminar (February 23, 2012)
  •  “Cloud eDiscovery: Social Media eDiscovery Challenges,” Association of Litigation Support Professionals, Chicago Chapter (July 12, 2011)
  • “Employee Records Retention for HR,” Center for Competitive Management Webcast (June 12, 2011)
  • “Save it, Shred it? Employee Record Retention for HR,” Center for Competitive Management Webcast (June 22, 2011)
  • “Essential Discovery Skills for Paralegals,” Lorman Education Services Webcast (March 8, 2011)
  • "Dynamic E-Discovery Tips for Paralegals,"  Lorman Education Services Webcast (January 12, 2011)
  • “Paralegal Symposium on eDiscovery,” College of Lake County (December 2, 2010)
  • “Essential Discovery Skills for Paralegals,” Lorman Education Services Webcast (September 14 and 22, 2010)
  • "Records and Information Management," Guest Speaker, Cintas Educational and Networking Dinner (May 13, 2010)
  • “Essential Discovery Skills for Paralegals,” Lorman Education Services Webcast (March 31, 2010)
  • "Cloud eDiscovery: eDiscovery Issues in Cloud Computing," American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED) (November 10, 2009)
  • "eDiscovery Costs," Guest Lecture,  eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence, LLM Program in Information Technology and Privacy Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (October 26, 2009)
  • "Legal Implications of Cloud Computing," Guest Lecture,  eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence, LLM Program in Information Technology and Privacy Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (October 26, 2009)
  • “Dynamic Tips for Effective eDiscovery,” Webcast (July 28, 2009)
  • “eDiscovery—How to Make Sure You Are Getting Everything You've Requested,” Illinois Paralegal Association Fall Education Conference, Chicago, IL (2008) 

Publications

  • Co-Author, "New Massachusetts eDiscovery Rules," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 23, 2013)
  • Chapter Author, "Chapter 13 - Litigation Hold Notices and Document Preservation," Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012).  Definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation.
  • Co-Author, "Attorney-Client Privilege and Waiver in Employee Email on Company Systems," Seyfarth eDIGital Newsletter (May 2011)
  • Co-Author, "Employee Privacy in Personal Messages Transmitted on Company Servers,"Seyfarth eDIGital Newsletter (March 2011)
  • Co-Author, “eDiscovery Issues: Possession, Custody or Control in the Electronic Age,” Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs – Civil Practice & Procedure (March 2010)
  • Co-Author, “eDiscovery Issues: Authenticating E-Mail Produced in Discovery,” Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs – Civil Practice & Procedure (December 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Civil Liability on the Internet,” GP Solo & Small Firm Lawyer (Jan/Feb 2006)