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Gail L. Gottehrer

Partner 
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
 
Tel:
212.259.6462
Fax:
212.880.8965
 
 

Gail Gottehrer focuses her practice on employment litigation including class action defense. She represents employers on labor-related issues, ranging from responding to union organizing campaigns to negotiating union contracts. Gail also advises multistate employers on compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, retaliation, workplace bullying, and compliance with Department of Labor and EEOC regulations. She investigates complaints of alleged sexual harassment and violation of other laws and defends employers in proceedings before the EEOC and other agencies. Gail also has experience creating and monitoring social media policies and personal device policies, and provides training for managers and employees on various employment laws including, whistleblowing and cybersecurity practices. In addition, she also counsels clients on eDiscovery practices including litigation holds, data preservation, avoiding spoliation, retention policies and practices, and defensible disposition of ESI.

Gail is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on eDiscovery Cooperation and Training (WG-1), and is a frequent speaker on topics relating to litigation and technology, including litigation strategy and management, electronic discovery, information governance, telematics, wearable technology, autonomous vehicles, biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics, and workplace privacy and ethics.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Connecticut Technology Council, Women of Innovation, Honoree, Community Innovation and Leadership, 2016
 
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New York Business Journal, Named a "Woman of Influence," 2015
 
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New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2013 and 2015
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute Podcast, Speaker, "The Legal Implications of Autonomous Vehicle Technology with Akerman's Gail Gottehrer (Part One)," August 17, 2017
 
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International Law Quarterly, Co-Author, "Duty Free? The Effect of International Data Privacy and Protection Laws on Employers’ Ability to Monitor Business Emails of Employees Working Outside the United States," Volume XXXIII Number II, Spring 2017
 
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ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, Speaker, "Decrypting Cybersecurity Trends: 2016 Year in Review and Looking Forward to 2017," February 2017
 
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ACI Employment Practices Liability Insurance Conference, Speaker, "Electronic Workplace Issues: Privacy, BYOD, Data Security and Social Media Usage," January 2017
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Teaching Assistant, Law for Knowledge Innovation and Practices, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies, 2013 - Present
 
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Fellow, Vermont Law School, Center for Legal Innovation, 2014 - Present
 
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Women in eDiscovery, Director and Founder, Connecticut Chapter, 2009 - Present
 
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Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Co-Chair, eDiscovery and ESI Committee, 2015 - Present; Instructor, Claims College, eDiscovery Level III, 2015 - Present; Member, Cybersecurity Committee, 2015 - Present
 
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National Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2012 – Present; Co-Chair, Women in Intellectual Property and Technology Law Affinity Group, 2016 - Present
 
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American Bar Association, Women Advocate Committee, Member, 2012 - Present; Member, Programming Committee, 2016 - Present
 
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Executive Women's Forum, Member, 2015 - Present; Member, Voice Privacy Industry Group, 2015 - Present
 
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Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award Committee, Chair, 2014 - Present
 
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Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Vice President, 2015 - Present; Board of Directors; 2010 - 2015
 
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The Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
 
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American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015 - Present
 
Related Professional Experience
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Law Clerk for the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, 1992-1993
 



Gail L. Gottehrer

Practice
Labor & Employment
Education
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992
B.A., Binghamton University, 1989; with honors
Bar Admissions
New York
New Jersey
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
 
 
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