Frederick Owens is an electronic discovery project manager who joined Gunster in 2011. Fred has more than a decade of experience working with attorneys and professional support staff in the areas of information technology management, electronic discovery and litigation support, both in and out of the courtroom.
Fred is focused on ensuring compliance with state and federal electronic discovery rules and ESI collection from clients and opposing and third parties. Fred is also involved in document review team coordination, budgeting and third party e-discovery vendor selection, as well as the management, processing and production of electronically stored data. He seeks to ensure that advanced analytics are used to expedite document review. In addition, Fred works on initiatives pertaining to trial preparation, trial support, electronic evidence presentation, creation of demonstrative aids and the deployment of courtroom technology.
Fred is dedicated to delivering acute attention to detail when organizing and synthesizing large quantities of data. He is personally committed to remaining accessible to both clients and colleagues alike. Fred’s background in information technology, along with his law degree, aid him in bridging the gap between the law and electronically stored information.
A member of ACEDS since 2015, Fred received a Kroll On-Track E-Discovery Certification in 2000. His e-discovery application experience includes Relativity, Ringtail, Catalyst, Recommind, iPro, LAW, Summation and Concordance. He is proficient in a wide range of litigation support applications including Trail/Director/Sanction, Timeline Express, Deposition Director, Timecoder Pro and Depoview. He is also familiar with a variety of business and enterprise information technology applications including Microsoft enterprise level server, mail and database systems, cloud based storage systems, file sharing and collaborative workspace applications, among many, many others.
- Wallace Sedgwick Client Service Award
- “ESI/E-Discovery: Counsel Sanctions for E-Discovery Violations”
- “Emerging Issues in Work Product (Contributing Speaker on Metadata)”
- “Impact of the New Florida Rules Regarding Electronic Discovery”
- “Utilizing Early Data Assessment in Florida State Cases to Facilitate Cooperation in Electronic Discovery”
- “E-Discovery: Enough of the Rules — A Practical Guide to Application and Compliance”
- “Controlling E-Discovery Costs Through Rule 26 Meet and Confers (or Florida Rules 1.200 or 1.201)”
- “Handling Your Clients Confidential Information”
- “I Stole Your Client’s Medical Records, Social Security Number, Bank Account Number and Trade Secrets… They’re Cool With That Right?”
- Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
- South Florida Chapter, president, 2018-present
- South Florida Chapter, vice president, 2017-18
- Member, 2015-present
- Duke Law, EDRM, 2017-present
- Broward County Bar Association, 2016-present