Mathea K.E. Bulander

PARTNER | Minneapolis


Mathea defends the Firm’s Fortune 100 companies in complex litigation, including class actions, insurance disputes, antitrust matters, and multi-district litigation.  She is a leader and strategic advisor to clients in cases where technologies intersect with the law, the rules of evidence, and rules of civil procedure.  As an eDiscovery advocate, Mathea represents clients in state and federal courts on issues of discovery strategy and electronic evidence, and provides strategic counsel regarding legal holds and preservation, fact investigations, witness preparation, motions practice, conferral strategy, and document production and admissibility.

Some of Mathea’s recent work experience includes:

  • Leading appellate briefing teams and helping prepare lead counsel for arguments in matters addressing discovery issues, including lead responsibility for briefing issues regarding proportionality.  Appearance as second chair in oral argument before the Supreme Court of Texas that resulted in a favorable resolution regarding an issue of first impression
  • Coordinating and defending consistent discovery production strategies across putative class action matters in multiple state jurisdictions for large national client
  • Representing a client in significant multi-district litigation concerning discovery compliance and privilege review issues where the production involved more than two million documents produced and the initial logging of over sixty thousand documents
  • Preparing corporate 30(b)(6) witnesses to testify regarding the accessibility of data in complex customer management systems, tools available to query the data, and document retention policies
  • Defending confidentiality designations for commercially sensitive materials and protecting the company from intrusive discovery on the issues
  • Briefing a motion in limine regarding the intersection of Rule of Evidence 1006 and 902(b)(14)
  • Developing expert witness testimony regarding standards and best practices in eDiscovery
  • Advising clients regarding information governance practices, including updating records policies and permissible use policies
  • Assisting clients with the development of comprehensive search and review strategies addressing a variety of electronic media including mobile technologies and social media

Outside of the courtroom, Mathea is a key advisor regarding litigation readiness, information governance, and data disposition strategies.  Mathea was recognized by the Profiles in Diversity Journal in its 2019 “Women Worth Watching” annual list.  


Mathea serves on the Executive Committee for the Computer & Technology Law Section of Minnesota State Bar Association and is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electric Document Retention and Production.  She also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota.  


Mathea received her J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from Macalester College.  She is admitted to practice in Minnesota.