Law Technology News magazine published an article describing recent amendments to Minnesota’s e-discovery rules written by Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny. Mr. Kenny analyzed how the 2013 amendments reflect a nationwide movement to emphasize disclosure, collaboration, and proportionality in e-discovery. He concluded that the changes should help litigants and courts resolve cases speedily, effectively, and fairly by narrowing the parameters of e-discovery. The article, entitled “Minnesota Amends Civil E-Discovery Rules,” is available here.
Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s National Outreach Committee. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Mr. Kenny was a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco. As a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Kenny gained first-chair trial experience in complex litigation in federal court, wrote and argued dispositive motions, drafted mediation and settlement conference statements, took and defended depositions, and prepared all forms of trial documents, including motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, and verdict forms. Since joining Blackwell Burke, Mr. Kenny has focused his practice on toxic tort, products liability, and other complex litigation.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm has extensive experience in class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, and products liability. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.