eDiscovery Leaders Live: Rachel Tausend of K&L Gates

George Socha
George Socha

eDiscovery Leaders Live: Rachel Tausend of K&L Gates



Rachel M. Tausend, Partner at K&L Gates, joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal-Brainspace, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive at this year's ILTACON conference in Las Vegas.

Rachel is an experienced civil litigator and government investigations attorney with more than 18 years of experience advising clients as they navigate the evolving challenges of electronically stored information (ESI) and evidence in the context of lawsuits, arbitrations, investigations, regulatory examinations and business transactions.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Rachel was a Partner at Stradley Ronon and before that she was an Associate at DLA Piper.

Listen in as Rachel draws parallels between her work in the Peace Corps and eDiscovery. She then gives her thoughts on the direction of the eDiscovery world in the near future as well as the collection of features she believes would make up the ideal eDiscovery platform.

Key Highlights

  • [08:15] Rachel shares her experience being asked at an interview, “Which is harder? The Peace Corps or eDiscovery?”
  • [09:22] Rachel talks about the highlights of her current career and what she enjoys doing most at work.
  • [10:52] Rachel discusses her top 3 eDiscovery priorities for the next six months.
  • [13:39] Rachel describes her ideal eDiscovery platform.

Powerful Quotes by Rachel M. Tausend

  • In one of my last interviews, I was asked, “Which is harder: The Peace Corps or eDiscovery?” [...] I just answered the similarities and how it’s not about being harder or easier; it was about how the Peace Corps prepares us quite well to do eDiscovery.
  • Let us eDiscovery professionals tell you what to do for eDiscovery. Similarly, someone needs to tell me what to do to stay safe in the pandemic.

Connect with Rachel

Rachel M. Tausend on LinkedIn