Rob Adler is a Senior E- Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. Rob is a seasoned attorney with over 15 years of commercial litigation and litigation management experience and a strong legal and operations background in e-discovery.
Prior to joining the firm, Rob worked in-house as Discovery Counsel at Bank of America. In that role, Rob served as one of Bank of America’s internal e-discovery subject matter experts, resolving e-discovery escalations in its high-volume consumer banking litigation portfolio, leading a collections and project management team, and managing approximately twelve outside law firms and over 400 attorneys working on Bank of America matters. Rob also assisted with preparing the Bank’s extensive e-discovery protocols.
In addition to practicing e-discovery, Rob worked closely with the Bank’s Global Records Management Group, counseling it on records retention and preservation related issues. Towards that end, he helped develop, implement and manage the Bank’s enterprise-wide structured and unstructured data disposition program that resulted in substantial cost savings to the Bank from its disposal of old, unused electronic data and the decommissioning of many of its legacy software applications. Rob also sat on the Bank’s Records Retention Schedule steering committee, counseling it with respect to information management issues.
Previously, Rob managed e-discovery reviews for Fortune 500 banking, securities and pharmaceuticals companies at a large international e-discovery vendor.
Rob’s e-discovery background is leveraged with several years of litigation and arbitration experience. Before becoming involved with e-discovery and records management, Rob was a commercial and securities litigation attorney with a nationally renowned class action firm where he helped recover over a billion dollars’ worth of aggregate damages on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts nationwide. Notably, Rob was a member of the Lead Counsel team in the Sunbeam Securities Litigation class action which recovered $110 million from Sunbeam’s accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, representing what was believed to be the then second largest settlement ever achieved against an outside auditor in a securities fraud case.
Rob also has securities arbitration and commercial arbitration experience before FINRA, NYSE and the AAA.
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D. (1997) Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Member
Union College, B.S., Psychology (1991) Psi Chi, International Honor Society In Psychology
North Carolina (2019)
Florida Bar Association, Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Member
Mecklenberg County Bar Association, Member
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