Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2009
Susanne M. Nelson, Esq., formerly of Jones Day, launches Marshall Legal Staffing to provide quality and reliable attorney services on a temporary basis. This launch occurs in the midst of an explosion of outsourcing of discovery. Corporations and law firms alike recognize that the e-discovery rules and the increasing magnitude of electronic data require a new approach to discovery. The sheer volume of electronic data, the increase in attorney billing rates, and the cost squeeze on corporate America continue to drive the outsourcing of discovery. Particularly, in the current economic climate, there is an enormous pool of dedicated and talented attorneys ready and willing to take on these temporary positions. It makes more sense than ever to staff with temporary attorneys.
Susanne M. Nelson, Esq.'s Experience
Susanne practiced commercial litigation with Jones Day in Houston, Texas from 2001 to 2009. She practiced commercial litigation with a Houston litigation boutique, Bayko Gibson, from 1997 until 2001, when that firm merged with Jones Day. Before that, she served as a Briefing Attorney to Justice Tim Taft of the First District Court of Appeals of Texas from 1996 to 1997. Susanne graduated summa cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 1996.
Susanne has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and discovery. She is experienced in recruiting and interviewing attorneys, and served on the recruiting committee while at Jones Day. She has overseen large-scale discovery projects and worked directly with contract attorneys throughout her career. Some of those projects related to defense of complex commercial litigation, qui tam actions under the Federal False Claims Act, an SEC investigation, an OIG investigation, and a CFTC investigation.
She has represented major corporations in a variety of complex commercial matters, including breach of contract, joint venture agreements, licensing and distributorship agreements, and trade secret issues. Her experience also includes cases involving tortious interference with contractual relations, business disparagement, defamation, contesting personal jurisdiction in state and federal courts, fraudulent transfer, product liability issues and temporary injunctions. She has worked on international cases involving choice of law issues and a hearing to determine foreign law. She has appeared in state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association in Houston and New York City.
Kristi Whiteside, Esq.'s Experience
Kristi Whiteside, Esq., formerly of Jones Day, joins Susanne at Marshall Legal Staffing. Kristi practiced commercial litigation with Jones Day in Dallas, Texas from 1994 until 2003, when she transferred to the Jones Day Houston office, where she practiced until 2008. Kristi also worked for Jones Day Dallas while completing her undergraduate and law degrees at Southern Methodist University.
Kristi has extensive experience in attorney recruiting and all aspects of litigation and discovery. Kristi was active in recruiting and interviewing attorneys while at Jones Day. She also served on Jones Day's recruiting committee. She has overseen large-scale discovery projects and worked directly with contract attorneys throughout her career.
Marshall Legal Staffing's Advisory Board includes experts in business law, e-discovery, technology, business and finance. The members include: Robert J. Leidich, Esq. , Business Law Advisor; Daniel Lim, Esq., E-Discovery Advisor; Michael Slaughter, CPA, Financial and Business Advisor; and Andrew Roberts, Technology Advisor.
For more information about Marshall Legal Staffing, please visit http://www.marshalllegalstaffing.com.