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Todd L. Nunn

Partner
+1.206.370.7616
Fax +1.206.370.6144

Todd Nunn is a partner in K&L Gates' Seattle office. His practice emphasizes employment law, class action defense and electronic discovery.

Todd has defended class actions on behalf of corporate and governmental clients, including wage and hour class actions and collective actions; nationwide and statewide breach of contract and consumer protection class actions; as well as government regulation, products liability, environmental, 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 is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches civil procedure classes including Civil Procedure II, Conflicts of Law, and Complex Civil Litigation. Todd also serves periodically as a court appointed arbitrator and special master.

Todd also represents clients in complex e-discovery and document production projects, including nationwide class actions. He is the author of two chapters of the upcoming Washington State Bar Association Civil Procedure Deskbook (3rd ed. 2014), including a chapter on Rule 34 and a chapter on e-discovery. He is a member of the Washington Bar Association Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation Task Force, which is looking at the causes of escalating litigation costs and will recommend methods to reduce those costs. Todd chairs the subcommittee on discovery costs. Todd was a member of the Washington State Bar Association Court Rules and Procedures Committee for five years, and was the Chair of the ESI Discovery Subcommittee, which was assigned the task of evaluating and recommending any needed e-discovery specific amendments to the Washington State Rules of Civil Procedure.

Todd is the Pro Bono Coordinator for the K&L Gates’ Seattle Office. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee, and is a past member of the King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services Committee.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chairman, Electronically Stored Information Discovery Subcommittee, WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee, 2006-2010.
  • WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee, 2005-2010. 
  • Deputy Mayor, City of Medina, 2004 - 2005.
  • City of Medina City Council, 2001 - 2005.
  • City of Medina Planning Commission, 1999 - 2001.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery: What You Must Know to Correctly Steer Your Client, Washington Civil Procedure: Let's Do it Right!, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2010).
  • Presenter, Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, Northwest Justice Project Family Law CLE (2010).
  • Presenter, Class Action Pre-Certification Tactics, Strafford Legal Briefings (2010).
  • Presenter, Cloud Computing: Emerging E-Discovery Trends, Strafford Legal Briefings (2010).
  • Presenter, Class Action Settlement Strategy, Strafford Legal Briefings (2010).
  • Presenter, E-Discovery Best Practices and Compliance Guidelines, Center For Competitive Management Audio conference (2010).
  • Presenter, The Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Recent Case Law, Keeping Up with E-Discovery, National Business Institute (2009).
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery in the States and Recent Case Law, Keeping Up with E-Discovery, National Business Institute (2009).
  • Co-Chair and Presenter (Problematic ESI), Advanced E-Discovery Conference, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2009).
  • Presenter, E-Discovery Best Practices, It's E-lectric!, Decoding the Mysteries of E-mail, E-records, E-discovery and Computer Forensics, ARMA International (2009).
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery, Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Spring Training Program, Civil Track (2009).
  • Presenter, Government Lawyers Bar Association Spring 2009 CLE on Electronic Discovery (2009).
  • Presenter, New Rule 502 and Inadvertent Disclosures, Strafford Legal Briefings (2009).
  • Presenter, Federal and State Rules for e-Discovery, What Every Practitioner Needs to Know About e-Discovery, Seattle University School of Law (2009).
  • Presenter and Panelist, Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, Practicing Law in the Electronic Era, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2009).
  • Presenter, Meet and Confer - Complying with Tougher Discovery Rules, Strafford Legal Briefings (2009).
  • Presenter, The Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Recent Case Law, Keeping Up with E-Discovery, National Business Institute (2008).
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery in the States and Recent Case Law, Keeping Up with E-Discovery, National Business Institute (2008).
  • Presenter, Participating in Electronic Discovery, Electronic Law Office Practice, Halfmoon Seminars (2008).
  • Presenter, E-Discovery Practice, Second Annual E-Discovery Summit, Colorado Litigation Support Managers Association (2008).
  • Panelist, Data Filtering, Processing, Review and Production: How It Works and Why You Need It, E-Discovery: An A-Z Workshop (2008).
  • Panelist, Meet and Confer, E-Discovery: An A-Z Workshop (2008).
  • Lecture on Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, Northwest Regional National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Program (2008).
  • Presenter, E-Discovery Strategies for Rule 45 Subpoenas and Non-Party production, Strafford Legal Briefings (2008).
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery Today and Tomorrow, Washington Civil Procedure: Commencement to Post Trial Motions and Remedies, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2008).
  • Presenter, Electronic Document Review, Strafford Legal Briefings (2008).
  • Presenter, Electronically Stored Information, How to Succeed as a Modern Era Litigator, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2008).
  • Presenter, State E-Discovery Rule Changes, the Latest Trends in E-Discovery, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (2008).
  • Presenter, Meet and Confer - Complying with Tougher Discovery Rules, Strafford Legal Briefings (2008).
  • Presenter, Attorney Client Privilege in Electronic Communications, Strafford Legal Briefings (2008).
  • Presenter, Microsoft e-Discovery Summit, Dallas, Houston, Texas (2008).
  • Presenter, Emerging Discovery Issues – Electronic Discovery, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Annual CLE (2007).
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery Rules and Ethics Discussion on Competence, Washington Council of School Attorneys’ Fall Workshop (2007).
  • Presenter, What About Problematic Forms of ESI: IM, Digital Voicemails, VoIP and Dynamic Databases, DRI E-Discovery Seminar (2007).
  • Presenter, The Top Ten Worst E-Discovery Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them, Dare to Discover: How to Employ and Respond to Discovery Tactics, Washington State Bar Association CLE (2007).