About meAs General Counsel and Electronic Discovery Counsel for Complete Discovery Source, Inc. (CDS), a full-service litigation support firm based in New York City, Matthew Knouff serves as an advisor to a multitude of AM Law 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. He offers guidance on a wide range of issues relating to information governance and data discovery, including the implementation of litigation preparedness plans, development of successful data retention policies, mitigation of risk in eDiscovery, proper identification procedures, defensible preservation efforts, and execution of a successful managed document review for matters of differing complexity. Matthew Knouff's efforts have consistently helped various firms and companies reduce thier discovery expenditures. He has been particularly successful in helping to narrow the scope of a matter and eliminate non-responsive data through a combination of expertise in areas such as meet-and-confer strategy, the unique aspects of electronically stored information, the practical application of local and federal rules, legal precedent, litigation technology, multi-modal search and retrieval methodology, and litigation discovery tactics. The breadth of Matthew Knouff's knowledge and experience allow him to serve the best interests of clients of any size, from individuals and small businesses to multi-national law firms and global corporations. For example, Knouff spearheaded and integrated a protocol for collecting, identifying, processing, archiving, and reviewing more than 1.5 terabytes of data stored in four countries for an AM Law 100 firm. In the more than three years that Knouff has served as lead in-house counsel for CDS, the company’s revenue has steadily increased each year. By participating in many professional organizations, such as Electronic Discovery Professionals, Evidence Lifecycle Management (ELM), and the Council on Litigation Management, Matthew Knouff has remained on the cutting edge of developments and advances in the field of electronic discovery. He has spoken on, and moderated for, many panel discussions examining topics such as data security, legal technology, information management, discovery best practices, litigation strategy, and search methodology. Knouff also teaches Continuing Legal Education-accredited courses on eDiscovery concepts, theory, and practice. Matthew Knouff’s education took place at The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor's degree in History and Communications before earning his Juris Doctor. When not practicing law, Mr. Knouff enjoys playing classical guitar, snowboarding and blogging on aspects of law, technology, and various other miscellaneous topics.
Occupation: General Counsel / eDiscovery Counsel