Patricia A. McNulty

Discovery Counsel, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
Patricia McNulty represents a diverse array of clients, including medical device and pharmaceutical companies, consumer product manufacturers and insurers, in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts across the county.


Ms. McNulty advises clients on all aspects of litigation, including pretrial discovery, factual investigation, fact and expert witness preparation and trial strategy. She focuses her practice in e-Discovery and regularly advises clients on best practices and practical solutions relating to discovery practices and procedures. Ms. McNulty serves on discovery committees for client companies, and is a member of the firm’s electronic discovery committee and working group. She also helps develop and conduct the firm’s e-Discovery best practices training for incoming and junior associates.

Ms. McNulty has significant experience with respect to overseeing all stages of discovery. She has worked with clients to implement efficient and cost-effective approaches to meeting discovery obligations, and was part of a team recognized by a Fortune 100 company with an Innovation Award for the firm’s creative, cost-saving ideas in the discovery process. She has extensive engagement with clients, attorneys, consultants and vendors regarding the preservation, harvesting, processing, review and production of electronically stored information, as well as company enterprise systems, and has worked with clients to develop processes to improve document retention and ensure compliance with litigation holds.

Ms. McNulty’s experience includes:

  • Developing best practices for emerging technology — assisting clients and vendors in developing protocols and processes for the collection, processing and review of recently implemented technology.
  • Information governance — advising clients’ legal and IT departments regarding preservation and record retention policies and practices.
  • Early case and data assessment — developing litigation strategy, formulating budgets, preparing case management plans and identifying key documents and important witnesses to assess the determinative facts of the case.
  • Preservation — implementing cost-efficient and defensible processes for identifying and preserving relevant documents, witnesses and other sources of information.
  • Document review and production — advising on, developing and implementing defensible, cost-effective protocols and strategies for the review and production of relevant information, including Technology Assisted Review and other processes for leveraging technology.
  • Document analysis — conducting fact investigations and witness interviews, and formulating, implementing and advising on strategies for reviewing and identifying documents for offensive and defensive depositions, chronologies, presentations, white papers, summary judgment and trial exhibits.
  • Discovery vendor management — managing discovery vendors, training and supervising contract attorneys for document review projects, and preparing and controlling discovery budgets.
  • Cross-case coordination — assisting clients in developing processes and strategies to enhance consistency and create synergy through cross-case coordination and knowledge management.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., New York University, 1982


  • New York

Patricia A. McNulty

Discovery Counsel, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation