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Julie Anne Halter

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Ms. Halter is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. Her practice includes general commercial and business litigation, and in particular, 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 records management and litigation readiness issues, providing advice and assistance regarding records retention 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.


Ms. Halter has been selected to the Washington Rising Stars List (2004-2007).

Professional/Civic Activities

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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Cutting e-Discovery Costs,” co-presented with David Cohen via Webcast sponsored by Thomson Publishing, January 20, 2010.
  • Presentation at the Thomson Reuters’ Electronic Discovery and Records Retention (EDRR) Conference, San Francisco, California, December 9-10, 2009.
  • “Relevancy Quick Peek Agreements in E-Discovery – Strategies for Containing Production Costs by Using First Look Agreements,” presentation sponsored by Strafford Publications, November 12, 2008.
  • “Email and Discovery: Lessons Learned from Qualcomm” – Live Interactive Teleconference Program sponsored by Strafford Publications, March 20, 2008.
  • “Ensuring Your E-Discovery Procedures are in Compliance With the New Rules,” co-presented with Beau Holt at E-Discovery: Applying the New FRCP Changes, sponsored by NBI, Seattle, Washington, August 29, 2007.
  • “Getting Past the Hype: Practical Advice for Developing an Effective Discovery Response Plan”
    • Presentation at the Financial Management Advisory Council (FMAC) Tech Session, Attorney General’s Office, Tumwater, Washington, April, 11, 2007.
    • Presentation at Orange County Breakfast Rules Road Show CLE, Newport Beach, California, November 8, 2006.
    • Presentation at Ethics for Corporate Counsel: The New Rules and Recent Trends in Professional Liability, co-sponsored by WSBA Corporate Law Section, Seattle, Washington, November, 1, 2006.
    • Presentation at WSBA Construction Law Section Fall Forum entitled E-Document Discovery, Seattle, Washington, October 26, 2006.
    • Presentation at Preston Gates & Ellis CLE Program, Seattle, Washington, October 25, 2006.
  • “Developing an Effective E-Discovery Response Plan,” presentation at The Paralegal SuperConference entitled Electronic Discovery: 2006, June 15-16, 2006, Houston, Texas.
  • “Beyond the Federal Rules: More Rules?”
    • Presentation at the Defense Research Institute’s national conference entitled Electronic Discovery, May 18-19, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Presentation at the Law Librarians of Puget Sound Professional Development Workshop, May 3, 2006, Seattle, Washington.