Shelley Waldron serves as Patterson Belknap’s Director of E-Discovery and Client Services.  As a leader with experience as a practicing attorney, technologist and E-Discovery consultant, she brings a broad, client-focused vision to bear in leading the Firm’s eDiscovery project managers and para professionals. She is skilled and experienced in assisting clients with various aspects of data management, discovery technology and practice innovation and understanding the interplay of those concepts with privacy, cybersecurity and information governance. Ms. Waldron has significant experience in the legal, practical and technological applications of E-Discovery, from drafting and negotiating ESI protocols and TAR stipulations to identifying, collecting and producing data for legal purposes, to designing time and cost-saving workflows using artificial intelligence and machine learning. She has significant experience in technology-assisted review (TAR), and proudly serves as an advisor for an eDiscovery scholarship board.

Ms. Waldron is certified in E-Discovery Analytics, and a frequent presenter on topics related to E-Discovery, analytics, privacy, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in technology and law. She is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production) and Working Group 11 (Data Security and Privacy Liability).

Before joining the Firm, she counseled clients as an E-Discovery attorney, was responsible for E-Discovery as well as Litigation and Practice Support for the East Coast Region of an international law firm, served as Director of Analytics and Managed Review for a strategic E-Discovery consulting firm and had the distinct honor of consulting on the creation of one of the industry’s first TAR offerings.

  • New Jersey
  • Not Admitted in New York
Professional Activities
  • Member, Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 and 11
  • Committee Member, TRU eDiscovery Scholarship Committee
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Women in eDiscovery
  • Women in Privacy
  • Hudson County Juvenile Conference Committee Member
Speaking Engagements
  • Privacy Shield is Dead. How Do You Get Your EU data? (Upcoming – 2022)
  • Inclusion by Design: How to Use Data to Building a Business-Centric Diversity Strategy (Panelist) (2021)
  • Imposter Syndrome and the Impact on Women in Technology – DEI research series. (Panelist) (2021)
  • Masters Conference – Modern Strategies to Limit Expense and Exposure in Privilege Review. (2019)
  • NYCLA – New Technologies: What Lawyers Need to Know! (Panelist) (2018)
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel – “Alternative Fee Arrangements – Panacea or Problem: Delegate strategically to reduce downstream litigation costs.” (2017)
  • NAMWOLF (National Assoc of Minority and Woman Owned Law Firms) – “Analyze This. Strategize That – Analytics and Big Data” (Panelist) (2016)
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel – “Technology is a Tool, Not the Solution: Successful managed review requires both legal and technology experts.” (Panelist) (2016)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel – CLE Expo – “Who Needs a Lawyer Anyway? Ethical Considerations for Employing Non-Lawyers and Non-Practicing Lawyers.” (Panelist) (2015)
  • New York Law Journal – Ethical Considerations in Managed Review. (Panelist) (2015)