Redgrave LLP, the premier law firm focusing exclusively on eDiscovery and information law, is proud to announce today that Christine Payne has joined the Firm as a Partner in Chicago.  Ms. Payne most recently led Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s eDiscovery efforts as Co-Chair of the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee.  

“Christine’s impressive experience is a tremendous addition to our Firm and we are excited about her contributions to our strategic planning and growth,” said Managing Partner Jonathan Redgrave.  “Christine joins us with an established track record of helping high-value clients overcome litigation and eDiscovery challenges.  Her arrival coincides with the significant expansion of our team, which is being driven by the fact that our clients, more than ever, need top-of-the-line counsel to advise on eDiscovery as well as emerging issues related to new technologies, data privacy, and information law.”

Ms. Payne’s arrival at Redgrave continues an strategic plan to increase the depth of the Firm’s bench nationally, following the addition of new partners Adam Cohen, who joined in April, and Karin Jenson, who joined in February. 

“When it comes to eDiscovery, there is simply no better firm than Redgrave.  I’m extremely excited to be joining this team.  I plan to hit the ground running, focusing on innovation for our clients,” said Ms. Payne.

Ms. Payne’s experience includes handling complex commercial litigation, including bet-the-company cases, as well as restructuring-related litigation, products liability litigation, antitrust matters, and ongoing and pending investigations.  She has also counseled clients on litigation readiness, developing eDiscovery strategy, and recovering from data loss.  Ms. Payne also teaches, speaks, and writes frequently about eDiscovery strategy and advocacy.  She currently is an adjunct professor of electronic discovery law and problem solving at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Ms. Payne received her J.D. (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Boulder.