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Marguerite E. Zinz

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Biography

Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management. She coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation for a major manufacturer. As national discovery counsel, 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 developing document-retention policies and procedures for protecting trade secrets. In the insurance realm, Marguerite has experience representing both corporations and individuals in various coverage disputes.

  • Biography

    Marguerite concentrates her practice in the area of litigation management. She coordinates discovery nationally in products liability litigation for a major manufacturer. As national discovery counsel, 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 developing document-retention policies and procedures for protecting trade secrets. In the insurance realm, Marguerite has experience representing both corporations and individuals in various coverage disputes.

  • 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)
    • "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)
  • Representative Engagements
    • Michel v. American Family Life Assurance Company, 481 F.Supp.2d 887 (2007)
    • Schroeder v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 5124 (Oct. 22, 2004)
  • Distinctions
    • Recognized attorney in Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law — 2018
    • Recognized attorney of Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star — 2010, 2012