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Brian E. Calla
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600 Grant Street
44th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

P: 412.566.1981
F: 412.566.6099
E: bcalla@eckertseamans.com

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Brian E. Calla

Brian Calla concentrates his practice in the area of general civil litigation with a particular emphasis on electronic discovery, mass tort litigation and product liability. Brian serves as an Electronic Discovery Special Masters (EDSM) panel member for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters
  • Implementation and management of numerous large scale document production projects involving teams of attorneys preparing millions of physical and electronic documents from several databases for litigation production.  These projects range from large multi-jurisdictional mass tort litigation to large-scale employment law cases and government compliance review matters;
  • Assists in leading firm-wide document review team of more than 200 attorneys, including the development, implementation, and execution of e-discovery best practices and protocol;
  • Manages teams of attorneys and staff providing extended deposition and trial support for multiple complex litigations;
  • Assists in overseeing all phases of the discovery process including custodian identification, retention, collection, processing, review, and post-production litigation support;
  • Works closely with numerous e-discovery vendors providing feedback and suggestions regarding the design and development of advanced electronic discovery technology for use by Eckert Seamans.

Practice Groups
Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation
Product Liability
E-Discovery and Information Management
Litigation Management Online
Life Sciences

Education
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.S. in Business Administration, Duquesne University

Admissions
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Faculty Member, Georgetown University Law Center, Advanced E-discovery Institute

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Presentations
  • “eDiscovery and Technology Assisted Review,” presented at the monthly meeting of the Philadelphia chapter of Women in eDiscovery group, October 2013.
  • “Reducing Discovery Costs and Risks Through the use of Technology Assisted Review,” presented at the Eckert Seamans eDiscovery Seminar, June 2013.
  • “Economies of Scale: eDiscovery for Smaller Firms and Smaller Cases,” panel member for the eDiscovery Project Management 2013 program presented by FC Business Intelligence. May 2013.
  • "eDJ Bootcamp Pittsburgh: Predictive Coding" facilitator for the eDiscovery Journal CLE Program, May 2013.
  • “Selling Technology Assisted Review (TAR) to Opposing Counsel and the Court: How Much Disclosure Is Necessary?” Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute, December 2012.
  • e-Discovery – Technology, Trends & Case Law,” presented at Eckert Seamans Continuing Education Seminar, August 2011.
  • "Ethical Challenges of Electronic Discovery" and "Electronic Discovery - Update on current technology, trends, and case law," presentation for Kroll Ontrack's Advanced e-discovery certification course, June 2011.
  • Guest lecturer at Duquesne University School of Law on Best Practices in Electronic Discovery, February 2010, March 2011 and October 2011.




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