Todd Nunn is a litigation partner in K&L Gates' Seattle office. He represents corporate and governmental clients in complex litigation. His current practice emphasizes electronic discovery, class action defense and insurance coverage.
Electronic Discovery and Document Production. Todd is a member of the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group. Todd has represented Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, PPL Montana, Sound Transit, International Speedway Corporation, and many others in complex document production projects, including nationwide class actions, antitrust, and intellectual property matters. Todd advises clients on e-discovery issues, document preservation, and discovery response planning. This practice requires Todd to understand information technology and the legal implications of its use. He is a frequent writer and speaker on e-discovery and technology issues. He was the author of Preservation of Electronically Stored Information, Chapter Two of the 2006 DRI Treatise, "Understanding the New E-Discovery Rules." Todd has been a court appointed arbitrator, has been appointed as a special master for e-discovery disputes, courts have relied on his testimony regarding e-discovery issues, and he has acted as an e-discovery liaison under court e-discovery protocols.
Todd is actively involved in the development of discovery law, and e-discovery law in particular. For the last five years, Todd has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association Court Rules and Procedures Committee. He is the Chair of the ESI Discovery Subcommittee, which is assigned the task of evaluating and recommending any needed e-discovery specific amendments to the Washington State Rules of Civil Procedure. He was a member of the subcommittee that completely revised Washington's Civil Rule 45, dealing with subpoenas for documents and testimony.
Class Action Defense. Todd has defended class actions on behalf of corporate clients including Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile and Trex, and municipal clients including Sound Transit, the City of Federal Way and the City of Yakima. His class action defense experience includes defense of numerous nationwide and statewide breach of contract and consumer protection class actions, including defending classes alleged under the Washington Consumer Protection Act. He has also defended government regulation, products liability, environmental, employment and securities class actions.
Todd is the Co-Editor and Author of "State Class Actions: Practice and Procedure," a 51 chapter loose leaf treatise that provides a comprehensive treatment of state class action laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Todd co-authored several chapters of this treatise, including the Washington State chapter. Todd was also the Co-Editor of the 2007 updates for Linda S. Mullenix, State Class Actions Practice and Procedure (CCH 2006).
Insurance Coverage. Todd has represented clients such as Microsoft, King County, the City of Everett, Overlake Residence LLC, Sound Transit, and PPL Montana in a variety of commercial insurance coverage claims. His experience includes claims relating to, commercial general liability, employee benefits liability, commercial property coverage, environmental coverage claims, and D&O coverage. He also has extensive experience in litigating claims against insurance companies for bad faith claims handling and violation of the Consumer Protection Act. Todd has a focus on technology issues relating to insurance coverage, including cyber risk insurance coverage.