L. Michel Marchand's practice focuses on the discovery phase of complex civil litigation, principally products liability, antitrust litigation, and government investigations. He has managed discovery in a wide array of cases, including large-scale civil and criminal government investigations, product liability litigation, intellectual property disputes, antitrust matters, tax cases, and commercial disputes. He regularly counsels clients on issues arising at the intersection of information technology, project management, and the law. Mr. Marchand has a depth of experience handling large-scale discovery matters and has implemented efficient strategies and methods for handling complex, sensitive, and voluminous discovery obligations under compressed timeframes.
Mr. Marchand has successfully organized, trained, and managed discovery teams of hundreds of attorneys and legal professionals. As part of his practice, Mr. Marchand has developed a strategic and tactical understanding of how to protect and manage the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine protections. Mr. Marchand has both challenged and defended those privileges against waiver, crime-fraud, and other claims.
Mr. Marchand maintains an active interest in criminal defense matters. He has participated in the Arnold & Porter Pro Bono Criminal Defense Program and has successfully handled multiple criminal defense cases in DC Superior Court.
- J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 1998
- B.A., Catholic University of America, 1994
- District of Columbia