Elected Member

Denise E. Backhouse

New York, NY
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
University of Melbourne, Commonwealth of Australia, B.A. (Hons)
University of Melbourne, Commonwealth of Australia, M.A. (Hons)
Columbia Law School, J.D.

Reinforcing Littler Mendelson’s commitment to providing its clients with leading-edge solutions in the rapidly developing area of eDiscovery, Denise E. Backhouse provides focused guidance and expertise on information governance and electronic discovery matters to the firm’s lawyers and their clients, including:

  • Case and client-specific advice about meeting preservation obligations
  • "Meet and confer" obligations
  • Efficient and effective data harvesting strategies
  • Review and production, and implementation of cost-shifting and cost reduction strategies
  • Cross-border eDiscovery and international data protection and privacy issues

Denise is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). She is a frequent lecturer on eDiscovery and data protection issues, including on such topics as developing trends; cross-border discovery, data protection and privacy; and privilege and ethics in eDiscovery. She is a founding director of the Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Denise serves on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association Global Cross-Border Institute. She also serves on the Working Group Series Leadership Council of The Sedona Conference®, is a former member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference's Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6), and is actively involved in The Sedona Conference’s Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11).

During law school, Denise interned for Hon. Theodore Katz of the U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York, under the Columbia clerkship training program. She was a research assistant for Professor Martha Albertson Fineman and served as managing editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems.

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Areas of Expertise
Data Privacy (Constitutional Law)
Trials (Litigation)
International Law
Class Actions (Complex Litigation)
Employment Law
Privacy Law (Constitutional Law)