Ralph C. Losey, Attorney

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Jackson Lewis P.C.
Shareholder & National e-Discovery Counsel

Address: Orlando, Florida
Phone: (407) 246-8439
Email: ralph.losey@jacksonlewis.com

 

Shareholder and National e-Discovery Counsel for Jackson Lewis P.C., a national labor and employment law firm with over 800 attorneys in 52 offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

 

Legal Practice Areas:

Electronic Discovery law, including especially predictive coding search and review, and training in best practices.

Mr. Losey has limited his practice to e-discovery related topics since 2006, but has experience in Commercial Litigation as a practicing attorney since 1980. Ralph is an author and frequent speaker at e-discovery CLEs around the world, and is a leading contributor in the field of legal search, including recent landmark decisions on the use of predictive coding, and scientific experiments testing various predicive coding methodologies.

Other Legal Related Work:


  • Publisher and principal contributor of the e-Discovery Team® Blog e-discoveryteam.com one of the country's leading publications for analysis and opinion in electronic discovery law.

  • Founder and CEO of the e-Discovery Team® Online Training Programs e-discoveryteamtraining.com.

  • Founder of Electronic Discovery Best Practices. EDBP.com

  • Co-Founder of IT-Lex, non-profit foundation for technology law education. IT-Lex.org
  • Founder of Legal Search Science. LegalSearchScience.com

  • Founder of Presuit corporate compliance analytics. PreSuit.com


Books:


  • e-Discovery Stories from the Cutting Edge of Law and Technology e-Discovery Team® iBook (2012).

  • Adventures in Electronic Discovery, West Thomson (2011).

  • Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices West Thomson (2010).


  • Introduction to e-Discovery: New Cases, Ideas, and Techniques American Bar Association (2009).

  • e-Discovery: Current Trends and Cases, American Bar Association (2008).

  • Your Cyber Rights and Responsibilities: The Law of the Internet, Chapter 3 of Que's Special Edition Using the Internet, McMillian Publishers 3rd Ed, 1996.

Select Law Review Articles:


  • Predictive Coding and the Proportionality Doctrine: a Marriage Made in Big Data, 26 Regent U. Law Review 1 (2013-2014).

  • Mancia v. Mayflower Begins a Pilgrimage to the New World of Cooperation, 10 Sedona Conf. J. 377 (2009 Supp.)

  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: Understanding Unprofessional Conduct in e-Discovery, 60 Mercer L. Rev. 983 (2009).

  • Computer Hash: the New Bates Stamp, 12 Journal of Technology Law and Policy 1 (June 2007).

Adjunct Professor of Law - 2008-1012: University of Florida College of Law: Introduction to Electronic Discovery; Advanced e-Discovery Seminar; Online e-Discovery.


Patent Pending: Invention of a methodology for the search and review of electronically stored information in contested disclosures.

Recognition:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating.
  • Selected by peers in 2013 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Commerical Litigation.
  • Named in Florida SuperLawyer magazine for IT/Outsourcing.
  • Certified Computer Law Mediator, The Florida Bar (1991).
  • Certified Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association (1991).
  • Who's Who in American Law (since 1985).

Professional Experience Details:

Ralph Losey is an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C., where he is a Shareholder and the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel. Ralph is also an active member and lecturer for The Sedona Conference. He also served from 2008 to 2012 as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law teaching e-discovery and advanced e-discovery. He then spun-off his law school courses into an online training program, e-Discovery Team Training which he owns and operates as business. Ralph is also the founder of a group for the development and propagation of Electronic Discovery Best Practices, EDBP.com, and is co-founder with his son, Adam Losey, of a 501(c) non-profit foundation for technology law education, IT-Lex.org. He also publishes several wesites related to the science of legal search, including LegalSearchScience.com and PreSuit.com.

Ralph is also a prolific author on e-discovery, writing an average of one article per week in his e-Discovery Team Blog, since 2006. His works include five books on electronic discovery law in the past five years. His last book is a multi-media iBook e-Discovery Stories from the Cutting Edge of Law and Technology (2012) designed for iPads and downloadable from iTunes. His last paper book was published by West Thomson in 2011. Adventures in Electronic Discovery (West Thomson Reuters, 2011). In 2010 his book, Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices, was published with contributing chapters by Judge Shira Scheindlin, Jason Baron and others. He has previously written the American Bar Association's feature books on electronic discovery for 2008 and 2009: Introduction to e-Discovery, (ABA 2009); and, e-Discovery: Current Trends and Cases (ABA 2008).

Ralph is also the author of the well known law review article on the mathematics underlying e-discovery: HASH: the New Bates Stamp, 12 Journal of Technology Law & Policy 1 (June 2007). In early 2009 Ralph wrote a now frequently referenced article on the ethics underlying e-discovery: Lawyers Behaving Badly: Understanding Unprofessional Conduct in e-Discovery, 60 Mercer L. Rev. 983 (Spring 2009). Ralph's has also written a law review article for The Sedona Conference, Mancia v. Mayflower Begins a Pilgrimage to the New World of Cooperation, The Sedona Conference Journal (Winter 2009), on an important new collaborative approach to discovery.

Ralph is also the principle author and publisher of a popular weekly blog on e-discovery, e-Discovery Team Blog, which is generally recognized as the industry's best read and most influential blog on e-discovery news, opinion and analysis.

Ralph was the founder and chair of Akerman Senterfitt's e-discovery practice group from 2006 to April, 2010. Prior to becoming a shareholder at Akerman in 2004, he was a shareholder with Katz Kutter and Subin, Shams, Rosenbluth, Moran, Losey and Brennan, P.A.. At Subin Shams he was in charge of the firm's computer systems for over 15 years.

Ralph has a long history in commercial litigation in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on technology-related issues, ERISA disputes, and Qui Tam government fraud cases. His experience includes one of the largest e-discovery cases in Central Florida in the 1990s, and several multi-billion dollar cases in the first decade of 2000s.

Ralph has unique practical experience as a computer user and amateur programmer going back to 1978. He has worked with mainframes, minicomputers, Macs and PCs, utilizing all applications imaginable, and creating and designing software in the 1980s and Internet websites in the 1990s. Ralph was the first lawyer in Central Florida to have a computer on his desk, the first to use Westlaw, and the first lawyer in Florida with an Internet website. He was also one of the first lawyers in Florida in the field of Computer Law, dating back to the early 1980s where he worked on computer database protection, software licensing, and later, Internet law; see for instance, The Legal Protection of Computer Databases, Florida Bar Journal (1991). Ralph has also worked with high-tech start-up companies, where he helped develop a food service database which later became the industry (IFDA) standard.

He has been involved in technology disputes of all kinds, including the e-discovery spoliation adverse inference decision, Optowave Co., Ltd. v. Dmitri G. Nitikin, 2006 WL 3231422 and 2006 Lexis 81345 (M.D. Fla. November 7, 2006), and more recently, the billion dollar default sanction case, Leor Exploration & Production LLC v. Aguiar, 2010 WL 3782195 (Sept. 28, 2010, S.D.Fl.). He was also in the first group of attorneys to be certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Mediator of Computer Law disputes in 1991 and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Education:

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, 1979, J.D. Honors.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.A., 1973.
Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1971-1972.

Bar Admissions:

1980, Florida.

Court Admissions:

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar.
  • The Sedona Conference.
  • American Bar Association.
  • Federal Bar Association.
  • Orange County Bar Association.

Educational Videos:

There is an extensive collection of e-discovery educational videos created by Ralph on YouTube, including his popular video creation with Jason R. Baron: e-Discovery: Did You Know?