Giyoung Song represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in complex litigation and investigation involving corporate, commercial, bankruptcy, antitrust and securities-related matters in federal and state courts. 

Bio

Ms. Song’s practice is dedicated to discovery focused litigation, federal and state court-based class actions, multi-district litigation and other disputes.

Ms. Song has experience litigating and managing sophisticated discovery issues, and regularly advises clients regarding discovery law, best practices and practical solutions. Her experience includes acting as discovery and coordinating counsel for financial institutions, and advising in-house counsel and outside counsel firms on a broad range of subject matters relating to the clients’ discovery practices and procedures, and litigation strategy. Ms. Song serves on discovery committees and roundtables for client companies, and she is a member of the firm’s electronic discovery committee and working group.

Ms. Song’s experience includes:

  • Information governance – advising clients’ legal and IT departments regarding preservation and record retention policies and practices, and training clients’ employees on law and process governing preservation.
  • Early case assessment and early data assessment – developing litigation strategy, formulating budgets, preparing case management plans, identifying key documents and important witnesses to assess the determinative facts of the case.
  • Preservation – implementing cost-efficient and defensible process for identifying and preserving relevant documents, witnesses and other sources of information.
  • Discovery negotiations – conducting meet and confers regarding discovery issues, formulating strategies to manage the scope of discovery, and negotiating reasonable and proportional discovery protocols.
  • Document review and production – advising clients and developing and implementing defensible, cost-effective protocols and strategies for review and production of relevant information, including Technology Assisted Review and other processes for leveraging technology.
  • Privilege review and privilege logs – consulting on privilege law issues, planning and managing large-scale privilege review projects, and preparing of defensible and efficient privilege logs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Data privacy – advising clients on strategies for analyzing and managing discovery risks and issues involving privacy laws and regulations, and protection of personal data.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., Syracuse University, 1994

Admissions

  • New York

Giyoung Song

Discovery Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials
giyoung.song@skadden.com