Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved Inc. is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery Platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company’s flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and won the 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards for Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product, and the company was named as a “vendor to watch” in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery.
Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP (MG&M) is a national law firm focused on Products Liability and Complex Tort Litigation, and Commercial and Business Litigation with fully integrated offices in Boston, Hattiesburg, Lake Charles, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Providence, San Francisco and Wilmington.
MG&M’s focus on providing strategic, responsive legal counsel in each of firm’s core practices has made the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes litigation. Clients value their guidance on sophisticated matters ranging from complex commercial and business disputes, toxic tort and products liability, intellectual property, real estate, employment, to white collar and regulatory matters.
MG&M’s unwavering commitment to excellence is premised on the concept that there is an optimal resolution for every case—whether through voluntary dismissal, summary judgment, reasonable settlement or trial. MG&M’s rapidly assess and efficiently achieve clients’ desired outcome with a streamlined, efficient operating model and a thorough understanding of their specific industry and goals. The firm delivers practical insight on their clients’ most important matters and ensure a successful partnership through a culture of close collaboration.
Howard P. Goldberg is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in litigating complex commercial matters. Howard has experience representing clients involved in a wide variety of commercial cases, focusing on contract disputes, environmental litigation and commercial real estate litigation. Howard also has significant experience with a variety of settlement mechanisms, including formal arbitration proceedings and court-assisted mediation programs.
In addition to his case responsibilities, Howard serves on the e-discovery committee for Manion Gaynor & Manning and has significant experience advising clients on e-discovery best practices, including legal holds, data preservation, and data production, working with e-discovery vendors and consultants, and managing e-discovery in anticipation of, during, and after litigation.
Howard is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Prior to joining MG&M, Howard was an associate at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston/pro bono housing cases. Howard lives in Marblehead with his wife and two sons.
Nicholas M. Pace, a long-time RAND analyst, has contributed his expertise in justice-related research methodologies to many RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) projects, most recently leading studies examining expenses incurred during pre-trial discovery involving electronically-stored information and recommending steps to reduce costs; discussing transparency issues in class action settlements; and describing the features of class litigation against insurers. Other work has included examining the impact of statutory reforms on outcomes in medical malpractice cases; leading a comprehensive study of the California workers' compensation courts; studying class action litigation dynamics and recommending new managerial approaches for judges in such cases; helping to accomplish an in-depth evaluation of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 and its effects on judicial case management, cost, and delay; analyzing punitive damage awards; developing national standards related to electronic filing in the courts; and leading a study of attorney time expenditures for publicly-funded defense counsel in Federal district courts.