DALLAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Baron & Budd is proud to announce that Attorney Staci Olsen has been named a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent for 2021 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Their job is to objectively recognize the attorneys who raise the bar’s standards and to give other attorneys a benchmark to emulate.
Members are rigorously vetted by a research team selected by a panel of podium lawyers with podium status from independently neutral organizations and recognized by a judicial review board as virtuous in legal practice. Because of the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top percent of attorneys in the United States receive membership in the NADC. This elite class of lawyers is made up of the best lawyers from across the country.
“I am honored to be recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel,” said Baron & Budd attorney Staci Olsen. “The work I do every day to organize all of the evidence to support a client’s case is really rewarding as I know that my work gives tangible results to clients with contamination issues.”
Ms. Olsen is Senior Counsel for Electronic Discovery in Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group, where she specializes in managing electronic information and individuals in mass disputes. She leads an in-house team of five designated eDiscovery attorneys and oversees all document reviewers on the cases.
Ms. Olsen has over a decade of experience at Baron & Budd overseeing the gathering of evidence necessary to prepare a sound environmental case. Her extensive experience with eDiscovery includes managing electronic information, managing documents, running business, reviewing documents, and training employees and lawyers to make the most of electronic resources. In addition, Ms. Olsen oversees every phase of document management from recording documents to scanning, coding, searching, stamping Bates, right through to content review, creation, creation of authorization protocols and identification / development of test exhibits.
She has worked on cases of atrazine, perchlorethylene (PCE), trichloropropane (TCP) and MyFord Touch, and has worked closely with clients harmed by the 2010 Gulf oil spill. In addition, she led the eDiscovery team, which on behalf of 23 cities, counties and specialty counties against Edison in Southern California reached a fundamental settlement of $ 360 million for tax losses due to the 2017 Thomas and Koenigstein fires, the Montecito rubble 2018, scored and the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Ms. Olsen is currently a member of a committee that oversees the document review for the national AFFF legal dispute, while also overseeing eDiscovery for the company’s public entity AFFF customers. She is also the company’s designated head of eDiscovery for the company’s lawsuits against Chemours and DuPont for their role in contaminating the Cape Fear River in North Carolina with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and GenX, a group of potent fluorochemicals. She also manages eDiscovery for the company’s JUUL e-cigarette litigation.
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