Manfred J. Gabriel

Senior Counsel
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Overview

Manfred Gabriel is an attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office who leads the firm's Legal Support Services organization. In this role, Mr. Gabriel oversees Holland & Knight's comprehensive and integrated eDiscovery and fact-finding unit, which assists clients in managing the risks and costs of eDiscovery by leveraging advanced technology and workflows. In addition, he provides clients with a wide range of services from enterprise-level eDiscovery management to delivery on large, complex eDiscovery projects. He has assisted clients in:

  • responding to litigation eDiscovery requests, including data identification and collection, data processing and hosting, and structuring document reviews, quality control and document productions
  • advanced eDiscovery workflows, with a particular focus on technology-assisted review or predictive coding, statistical sampling and statistical process control, as well as streamlining and integrating the various aspects of complex eDiscovery projects
  • data privacy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), especially for international companies active in the U.S.
  • litigation readiness, litigation holds and data preservation
  • sophisticated fact development to minimize the risk in litigation while strengthening the client's case

As an antitrust attorney, Mr. Gabriel has successfully assisted clients in responding to large, fast-paced regulatory requests. He has worked with Fortune 1000 companies in several industries, including high-tech, transportation, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Mr. Gabriel has testified as a 30(b)(6) witness on eDiscovery process and data spoliation issues.

In addition, Mr. Gabriel teaches eDiscovery at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gabriel led the managed-review offering for a multinational professional services network. In addition, he led global engagements (including time in India to lead a team of 70) in eDiscovery, contract intelligence and litigation readiness. Mr. Gabriel also consulted on data privacy and cross-border discovery, including GDPR and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Experience

  • Served as lead partner and sole eDiscovery provider for global pharmaceutical company
  • Led international eDiscovery and document review response to large cartel investigation
  • Provided litigation readiness consulting, including gap analysis, maturity modeling and road map for a large international pharmaceutical company facing significant eDiscovery in the U.S.
  • Handled frequent negotiation with regulators regarding productions using predictive coding and advance analytics
  • Assisted large international manufacturer in the U.S. with multidistrict litigation (MDL), applying predictive coding, advanced analytics and foreign language handling, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages
  • Co-led and developed delivery model for document review and technology integration for a technology consulting firm
  • Inventor on three patents related to text classification and document review methodology

Credentials

Education
  • Columbia University Law School, J.D.
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Second State Exam (Bar admission equivalent)
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, First State Exam (J.D. equivalent)
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Memberships
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1, 6, 11
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Antitrust Law, Section of Litigation
  • New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section
  • Antitrust Law Journal, ABA, Editor, 2008-2012
  • Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Book Reviews Editor, 1999-2000
Honors & Awards
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1997-2000
Spoken Languages
  • German

Publications

Speaking Engagements