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Julie Anne Halter

Fax +1.206.623.7022

Ms. Halter is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. Her practice includes complex commercial and business litigations, arbitrations and government and internal investigations, particularly, as they relate to managing large, document-intensive cases, specifically those involving electronic discovery. For more than a decade, Ms. Halter has counseled clients regarding discovery in cases involving intellectual property, securities and banking, including SEC and FINRA investigation matters, antitrust, products liability, real estate and employment litigation, as well as other government and internal investigations and public records act requests. She is a member of the e-Discovery Analysis and

Technology Group (e-DAT), a dedicated practice group that implements proven business processes and advanced technology to provide clients with efficient and cost-effective electronic discovery counseling and document review services.

Ms. Halter also counsels clients on information governance and litigation readiness issues, providing advice and assistance regarding information governance policies, practices and schedules, employee training and other recommendations to maintain legal compliance, lower record management costs, and reduce liability risks.

Ms. Halter is a member of The Sedona Conference Electronic Document Retention and Production working group and is a frequent author and speaker on discovery issues.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington, Member, Board of Trustees (2012-present)
    • Board Chair (2015-2016)
    • Board Governance Committee Chairperson (2013-2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Discovering e-Discovery” (One day program) Co-Chair and Speaker, King County Bar Association and K&L Gates, March 16, 2017.
  • “Federal Rule Changes Affect e-Discovery – Are You Ready This Time?,” K&L Gates Continuing Legal Education Program, Seattle, December 1, 2015.
  • “Navigating Traps for the Unwary: and Increasingly Complex Ethical Issues in Discovery,” 3rd Annual Under the Wire CLE, co-presented with Kathryn Taylor and Matthew Houston, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 22, 2015.
  • “Ethical Obligations and Considerations in e-Discovery,” co-sponsored by AmCham Shanghai & American Bar Association's Asia Pacific and China Committees, Shanghai, November 11, 2014.
  • "Fundamentals of Electronic Discovery and Records Management," sponsored by The Law Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 7, 2014.
  • “Best Practices in Working with Consultants - Picking the Right Investigative Partners in China,” Anti-Corruption Compliance in China Conference sponsored by Law Seminars International, Seattle, August 14, 2014.
  • Panelist for NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, Sausalito, California, May 29, 2014.
  • Panelist for e-Discovery CLE held at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, March 28, 2014.
  • “e-Discovery, Metadata & the PRA,” Spring Conference for Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO), Everett, Washington, April 30, 2013.
  • “E-Discovery, Metadata, & Public Records,” Public Records Act Litigation Seminar sponsored by Law Seminars International, Seattle, January 30, 2013.
  • “Fundamentals of Electronic Discovery,” co-presented with Richard Tupper for Document Management, Retention and Destruction for Paralegals, Live Webcam Event sponsored by NBI, September 20, 2012.
  • “The Fundamentals of Preservation,” co-presented with Richard Tupper for E-Discovery Preservation and Document Retention/Destruction: A Paralegal’s Guide Tele-Webinar seminar sponsored by the Institute for Paralegal Education and NBI, Inc., October 21, 2011.
  • “The Fundamentals of Preservation,” E-Discovery: Now What?,” sponsored by NBI, Seattle, May 25, 2011.
  • Panelist for “Ethical Challenges on E-Discovery,” and “Effective Use of ESI – Depositions, Hearings and Trials,” for 14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Achieving Practical Proportionality sponsored by Thomson Reuters, San Francisco, December 1, 2010.
  • Panelist for  “Budgeting and Project Management” and “The Client Speaks,” for 14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference - Achieving Practical Proportionality sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Los Angeles, September 14-15, 2010.
  • “E-Discovery Ethics: How Far is Too Far?” for Discovery Strategy: Finding the Smoking Gun sponsored by NBI, Seattle, August 26, 2010.