As leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s BullDox eDiscovery and Document Review Services, Jeff focuses on creating order out of the chaos of eDiscovery for clients faced with the difficult task of controlling their costs while meting the ever-increasing demands of eDiscovery and government investigations. His 30 years of practice include 10 years as an employment litigator and 20 years as a manager of eDiscovery in a wide array of cases, including product liability MDLs, civil and criminal government investigations, Hart Scott Rodino Second Requests, private antitrust civil actions, patent litigation, and complex business disputes. Jeff combines traditional lawyering skills with the project management, technical and people skills required to handle the most difficult of modern document-related challenges.

Jeff has particularly strong experience in: 

  • Providing clients with document review teams who handle the client’s document review needs on an on-going basis and thus develop the familiarity with the client’s business that maximizes review accuracy and efficiency 
  • Using practical lawyering skills to control the overall scope of the document production effort to prevent run-away discovery costs 
  • Designing effective workflows and establishing specialized teams, to manage document review projects to meet difficult deadlines while minimizing costs
  • Using advanced analytics, such as predictive coding, to complete large-scale productions requiring the quickest of turn-arounds
    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Providing a full-range of document collection, review and production services for a large pharmaceutical client on a continuous and on-going basis for over two decades
    • Managing all aspects of documents collection, review and production for large pharmaceutical client in a billion-dollar transfer pricing tax dispute
    • Using predictive coding, including negotiation of the predictive coding protocol with the DOJ, to successfully respond to a DOJ civil investigative demand in a complex antitrust investigation for a healthcare client, which DOJ staff indicated was one of the first instances where predictive coding had been allowed in such circumstances
    • Managing all aspects of collection, review and production for a large pharmaceutical client in a billion-dollar government investigation of marketing practices
    • Using predictive coding, including negotiation of predictive coding protocols with DOJ and FTC, to complete extensive document productions in response to several Hart Scott Rodino Second Requests, allowing the mergers proposed by his clients to close as quickly as possible

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    Contact information

    +1 919.484.2332
    jeff.hahn@wbd-us.com
    +1 919.755.6055

    Bar admissions

    1986, Virginia

    1987, District of Columbia

    1991, Massachusetts

    1995, North Carolina

    Admitted to practice before various federal District Courts and Circuit Courts

    Education

    • J.D., 1986, Harvard Law School
      • cum laude
      • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
    • B.A., 1983, University of Virginia
      • with highest distinction
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Lewis H. Hammond Prize