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Marguerite E. Zinz

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Biography

Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management and information management and governance.

As national discovery counsel for a major manufacturer, Marguerite coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation. She is responsible for developing overall discovery strategies; attendance and participation in court conferences and discovery hearings; negotiation of protective orders and discovery compromises; drafting and review of discovery motions, affidavits, and discovery responses; review of all corporate testimony for confidentiality; and the search for and collection of responsive documents. Marguerite has also assisted in the restructuring of a national network of defense counsel and worked with clients and other counsel on larger scale document collection and review projects.

Marguerite’s information management experience involves helping companies in developing and auditing record retention and information governance policies and in the defensible disposition of information. She has assisted clients in a variety of litigation readiness endeavors, including identifying key people and information sources and establishing protocols and procedures for protecting a company’s trade secrets, both internally and during litigation.  

  • Biography

    Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management and information management and governance.

    As national discovery counsel for a major manufacturer, Marguerite coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation. She is responsible for developing overall discovery strategies; attendance and participation in court conferences and discovery hearings; negotiation of protective orders and discovery compromises; drafting and review of discovery motions, affidavits, and discovery responses; review of all corporate testimony for confidentiality; and the search for and collection of responsive documents. Marguerite has also assisted in the restructuring of a national network of defense counsel and worked with clients and other counsel on larger scale document collection and review projects.

    Marguerite’s information management experience involves helping companies in developing and auditing record retention and information governance policies and in the defensible disposition of information. She has assisted clients in a variety of litigation readiness endeavors, including identifying key people and information sources and establishing protocols and procedures for protecting a company’s trade secrets, both internally and during litigation.  

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Ohio Women's Bar Association, Trustee, 2014-2018
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "Information governance: How litigation management helps companies in and out of court," Smart Business, Akron/Canton (July 1, 2019)
    • “Underestimated Factors in Litigation – What You Need to Know: Defensibility of the Search Process,” Thacker Robinson Zinz CLE, Toledo, OH  (November 2017)
    • "The Plaintiffs Bar AIEG: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You," International Association of Defense Counsel (AIDC) Mid Year Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA (February 2016)
    • "Best Practices and Strategies for Managing Discovery in National and Multi-Forum Parallel Litigation," National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (September 2013)
  • Distinctions
    • Recognized attorney in Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law for Litigation Management — 2018-2019
    • Recognized attorney of Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star — 2010, 2012