Partner - Husch Blackwell
Tessa is the founder and chair of Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions group. A practicing attorney for 20 years, Tessa has a strong understanding of the legal, technical, and strategic aspects of eDiscovery. Tessa has served as lead eDiscovery counsel in numerous class actions, and has led eDiscovery efforts for numerous companies that were the target of government investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She has vast experience with large volume litigation and works in the trenches handling preservation, collection and managing review teams. She also has tremendous knowledge and experience using data mining tools and technology assisted review. A part of Tessa’s practice also includes working with clients to evaluate and create efficient, repeatable, scalable legal hold processes. Tessa frequently speaks on issues related to eDiscovery and is on the Advisory Board for NeLi and the Arkfeld-ASU eDiscovery Conference. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at UMKC Law School where she teaches a semester long upper level eDiscovery course.