Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter Honors Richard Lettieri for Contributions to the Field of E-Discovery

On June 14, 2016, the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the FBA, in conjunction with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, honored fellow FBA member Richard Lettieri, Esq., for his outstanding contributions to the field of e-Discovery in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lettieri founded the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter’s Quarterly E-Discovery Series in 2007 and served as the Program Coordinator for the Series until April 2016. He also has partnered with the District Court to author numerous articles and give countless presentations on the subject, including the forthcoming seminar, "E-Discovery Ethics: Emerging Standards of Technological Competence,” which will be presented at the FBA Annual Meeting and Convention in Cleveland in September.

Through his programs, presentations, and articles, Mr. Lettieri has placed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at the forefront of emerging issues in e-Discovery. Over the last nine years, he has kept the bench and the bar abreast of legal and technological developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. In addition, his work has been instrumental in helping the District Court to implement its Electronic Discovery Special Master and Electronic Discovery Mediation Programs, which are among the first programs of their kind to utilize court-approved attorneys to assist in resolving disputes relating to the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information during the litigation process.

The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, presented the award to Mr. Lettieri and offered remarks on Mr. Lettieri’s contributions. In accepting his award, Mr. Lettieri acknowledged and thanked members and staff of the District Court and professionals in the legal community with whom he has worked closely over the years and offered keen insights into the future of e-Discovery and its impact on the legal profession. Gregory M. Monaco, Second Vice President and CLE Director of the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the FBA, delivered the opening remarks at the ceremony. Attendees at the ceremony included the Honorable Lisa Pupo Lenihan, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, officers of the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the FBA, and fellow chapter members, all of whom expressed their appreciation for Mr. Lettieri’s contributions.


The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti and Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Gregory M. Monaco of the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the FBA present fellow FBA member Richard Lettieri, Esq. with an award recognizing his contributions to the field of e-Discovery in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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