Tihomir “T” Yankov is Special Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP and Director of the firm’s FORTÉ e-discovery and information governance service. His practice focuses on providing pragmatic, strategic and tactical solutions to a wide array of clients facing complex e-discovery challenges as well as advising clients on data risk mitigation strategies.
Mr. Yankov has extensive experience assisting clients in matters involving complex electronic discovery issues, including large-scale document collections, utilizing cutting-edge technology (including technology-assisted review) to reduce review and production costs, and developing effective legal holds. He has negotiated the format and parameters of discovery during meet-and-confer conferences with government attorneys and opposing counsel, including issues surrounding preservation and collection of cloud-system metadata and the use of predictive coding.
Mr. Yankov has represented clients in government enforcement matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and other state regulators, including state attorneys general.
Mr. Yankov received his J.D. from American University in 2011 (cum laude). During law school, he was an electronic discovery project manager for Buckley, where he oversaw large document reviews, forensic data collections, and managed e-discovery service providers. Mr. Yankov received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2005.
Mr. Yankov is a member of the Sedona Conference (Working Groups 1 and 11) and the firm’s e-discovery working group.
It has been well over a year since Judge Andrew Peck gently excoriated the legal community for underusing the not-so-new privilege waiver protections of Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d). He has fondly referred to it as the “Get Out of Jail Free Card” and offered that “it is akin to malpractice not...Articles