Alexandra (Alex) G. Buck
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2010-Present, Chief Operations Officer and Special Counsel
Alex is responsible for streamlining and strengthening the firm’s operational infrastructure to support and enhance the quality, value and service of all operating functions including:
- Legal technology initiatives
- Conflicts management
- Associate and staff training
- Records management
- Firm suppliers
Alex also advises the firm’s lawyers and clients on all electronic discovery and legal technology issues. She has significant expertise in all areas of electronic discovery law and policy, legal record holds/preservation, litigation readiness protocols, e-discovery technology as well as proactive records management. Alex is a frequent speaker on the topics of electronic discovery and social media issues.
Prior to her work with Bartlit Beck, Alex was Senior Counsel and Director of E-Discovery and Records Management in Abbott Laboratories’ Legal Operations Department. At Abbott, Alex spearheaded major technology initiatives, developed the corporation’s litigation readiness protocol, created and executed corporate-wide training related to litigation, negotiated contracts to establish the legal vendor program and overhauled workflow and core e-discovery processes for efficiency and cost reductions. She also managed IP litigation cases and served as the corporation’s key consultant for all domestic and international corporate business units on preservation of electronic data, and corporate record retention guidelines.
Before joining Abbott, Alex practiced IP and commercial litigation with Reed Smith Sachnoff & Weaver.