Former Global Head of E-Discovery for Wells Fargo Joins Fredrikson & Byron

January 12, 2017

Jerami D. Kemnitz, Fredrikson & Byron AttorneyAttorney Jerami D. Kemnitz joins Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the firm’s E-Discovery Strategy & Advocacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity and Litigation Groups. His practice focuses on information law strategy and advocacy for Fortune 500 corporations and their legal teams. Kemnitz draws upon his combination of private practice and in-house experience to advise clients in all areas of e-discovery, information governance, data protection and privacy.

“Jerami is a seasoned litigator with 20 years of experience that will benefit our clients as they face the legal challenges associated with technology,” said John Koneck, president of Fredrikson & Byron. “His experience makes our first class e-discovery, data protection, cybersecurity teams and information law practice even stronger.”

“I work with my clients to develop practical approaches to litigation, regulatory inquiries, legal compliance and corporate reorganization to manage the inherent risk and control the rising costs in a business world driven by electronic information,” said Kemnitz.

Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Kemnitz served as the Global Head of e-Discovery for Wells Fargo, where he was responsible for managing the preservation, collection, review and production of all business divisions’ electronic data and handling case management for the firm’s litigation and investigations docket. He also coordinated the bank’s privacy and confidentiality management within the context of e-discovery, handled audit practice and procedures, managed outside and in-house counsel as it related to these matters, and oversaw vendor relationships and internal e-discovery services.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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