Singleton, Robert Edward

Robert E. Singleton

Principal

Robert Singleton is co-chair and director of eDiscovery and data management for Squire Patton Boggs and a member of the Squire Patton Boggs eDiscovery & Data Management Team.  As such, he concentrates his practice on electronic discovery and related issues. 

Robert acts as the firm’s resource for lawyers and clients on matters involving the management of electronically stored information and electronic discovery. He counsels a variety of clients on record retention programs, data destruction protocols, and litigation hold policies to reduce risks associated with electronic discovery and privacy. He also works with lawyers and clients to manage the collection, review and ultimate production of electronic document collections in litigation, arbitration and internal investigations in the most cost-efficient and timely manner possible.

Robert lectures across the country on all issues and ethical considerations related to information governance and electronic discovery. He is chair of the ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference and a member of Working Group 1 of the Sedona Conference on Best Practices for Electronic Discovery and Records Management.

Robert maintains a litigation practice focused on commercial litigation and toxic torts. He has represented a variety of clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in federal and state courts, in arbitrations and in mediations throughout the United States. Through these representations Robert has gained experience in disputes relating to toxic torts, construction disputes, contractor fraud, intellectual property, product liability, bankruptcy, employment agreements and breach of contract. Additionally, Robert has vast experience working with industrial hygiene professionals and topics relating to industrial hygiene.

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  • National eDiscovery Counsel, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont).  Lead eDiscovery coordination for the company and assist in development and implementation of internal eDiscovery procedures, policy and protocol to ensure consistency of application, manage risk and remediation.  Assist DuPont and other DuPont counsel in discovery issues related to ongoing litigation matters.
  • Chair, speaker, and moderator of the ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • eDiscovery Counsel for Northern Arizona HealthCare Corp. Audited and updated existing document management policies and procedures, developed and implemented additional policies - including litigation hold policy, email retention policy, social media policy, and form discovery protocol. 
  • Managing the review and production of more than 1.8 million documents including many documents written in foreign languages.
  • Representing a large telecommunications carrier in the Dominican Republic in coordinating the discovery process resulting from motions filed in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.
  • Representing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in a multiparty arbitration involving allegations of fraud, inefficiencies, default and delay relating to the construction of a 790 MW power plant.
  • Participate as a member of the team serving as conflicts counsel to the Enron Unsecured Creditors Committee charged with the investigation of Enron’s structured financing transactions, the results of which generated more than US$2 billion in recoveries for the Enron estate.
  • Defend a mining client in a complex breach of contract and contribution action involving personal injuries and environmental concerns.
  • Resolve a construction defect dispute involving extensive damage to a Scottsdale, Arizona resort. 

Education

  • Arizona State University, J.D., senior editor, Jurimetrics Journal of Law, Science and Technology, 2002
  • Arizona State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2002
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona, 2002
  • 2014 eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Leadership, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Law Technology News/2013 LegalTech (New York) – “Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Large Law Firm” (for Squire Sanders’ success in improving results and reducing client costs in large eDiscovery and document review projects)
  • 2013 Information Week 500 “Technology Innovator” (for Squire Sanders’ Intelligent Discovery Process)

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