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Katherine Charonko

Bailey & Glasser LLP - Charleston
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Katherine Charonko
Bailey & Glasser LLP - Charleston
Charleston,
 WV

Partner

Kate Charonko is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and is Bailey Glasser’s ESI Practice Group Leader. Kate is a Certified e-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), which is a globally-recognized credential that assures clients and co-counsel that our approaches are efficient, cost-effective, and reduces risk in all phases of e-Discovery.

The strategic use of ESI – and the timing related to when ESI strategies are deployed in pending or threatened litigation – can greatly impact the flow and cost of legal proceedings.

In her role as ESI Practice Group Leader, Kate designs ESI strategies that provide structured and conceptual analytic functionality for numerous aspects of e-Discovery, including document review strategy, use of technology and technology assisted review (TAR), collection and preservation strategy, ESI protocols, and training and implementation of e-Discovery practices.

Kate also provides consulting services for all Bailey Glasser e-Discovery case managers and attorney case teams to drive analytics adoption at the firm, resulting in significant time and cost savings to clients.

In addition to her e-Discovery practice, Kate serves as part of Bailey Glasser’s multidistrict litigation (MDL) teams focusing on automotive and medical device product liability actions across the country. She was appointed to serve as liaison director of e-Discovery and ESI on several MDL leadership committees and creates case-specific document review workflows.

Kate frequently speaks on various e-Discovery topics, including ESI, TAR, and legal ethics. In 2019, she was invited to share her “lessons learned” about her path to becoming a lawyer in Nora Riva Bergman’s book, “50 Lessons for Women Lawyers From Women Lawyers.”

Awards & Accolades

National Trial Lawyers Top 100, West Virginia (2024)

National Trial Lawyers Top 100, "Top 40 Under 40" (2023)

Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch, Technology Law (2021) 

Best Lawyers, Women in the Law (2021)

Government Service / Previous Employment

Extern, Hon. Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2011)

PRACTICE AREAS

Automotive Defects

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Class Actions

Defective Firearms

Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Life Sciences

MDL Panels

Medical Device & Drugs

Product Liability

EDUCATION

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2011, Order of the Barrister, Winner 2011 Marilyn E. Lugar Trial Competition

B.F.A., West Virginia University, 2007, summa cum laude, Outstanding Senior Award

ADMISSIONS

West Virginia

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Community and Professional Activities

American Association of Justice

The Sedona Conference

Women In E-Discovery

Women En Mass

International Legal Technology Association


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