Ogletree Deakins Taps New Head for E-Discovery Practice, Grows Firm’s Class Action Group

INDIANAPOLIS – July 9, 2018 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Thomas Lidbury as shareholder in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Lidbury will lead the firm’s E-Discovery and Records Release practice group. In this role, Lidbury will develop records retention/information governance programs for clients throughout the firm. He joins Ogletree Deakins from Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, where he was a partner and co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery practice group.

“Tom deeply understands the effects of E-Discovery regulations on employers facing class actions in our digital age,” said Todd Kaiser, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Indianapolis office.

Notably, Lidbury is a founding member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee and co-chair of its Principle Development Subcommittee. His specialized knowledge of E-Discovery has led him to publish a number of works on related topics, as well as counsel international companies on these types of matters. His practice also involves litigation in a variety of areas, including ERISA, consumer class actions, data breach class actions, civil rights, securities, insurance coverage, banking, medical and pharmaceutical devices, mass torts and franchise.

Lidbury earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com