Pinguelo Lectures Practitioners on New Jersey and Federal eDiscovery

September 26, 2012




Pinguelo Lectures Practitioners on New Jersey and Federal eDiscovery


Bridgewater, NJ (September 26, 2012) – Fernando Pinguelo, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (REDI) Group, will participate in the New Jersey Law Journal Lecture Series, instructing attorneys on the topic, “eDiscovery: What You Really Need to Know – A Practitioner’s Guide to NJ State and Federal Civil Practice.” along with Matthew Knouff, General Counsel of Complete Discovery Source.  The series will be repeated on three dates in three different locations: Wednesday, October 3, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Pines Manor in Edison; Thursday, October 25, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill; and Wednesday, December 15, from 2:00 to 8:45 p.m. at Brookdale Country Club in Florham Park.


In addition to Pinguelo and Knouff, Justin Walder of Walder, Hayden & Brogan will be lecturing on “Ethics – Investigation, Prosecution and Discipline” at all three presentations and Scott T. Tross of Herrick Feinstein will join them at last presentation with “New Jersey Foreclosure Law Update.”  For more information or to register, visit


Pinguelo devotes his practice to complex litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, electronic discovery, and media and employment matters.  He has experience in all facets of litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, and appellate) in both federal and state courts. As a former prosecutor, he has tried numerous cases.  Today, Pinguelo handles a broad spectrum of disputes including copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, breach of non-compete covenants, discrimination, and business torts, and is able to address a rapidly evolving crisis or emergency.


A leader in the emerging area of electronic discovery, Pinguelo works with business owners, C-level executives, in-house counsel, and human resources, information technology, and risk managers to develop strategies to manage business and legal issues related to electronic documents. He recognizes that complex contract and statutory considerations impact the evolving business environment. This understanding enables him to help clients comply with the broad array of laws that regulate document management. Pinguelo focuses on preventing claims and pursues strategies that enhance a client’s ability to manage electronic documents, because he is keenly aware of the financial and public relations fallout that can result from high-profile electronic discovery abuses and negligence.


Notably, Pinguelo was involved in New Jersey’s first case addressing its new electronic discovery rule amendments; and has lectured numerous times on the topic, including at the Judicial College, which provides judges with a wide range of academic programs. He has designed a state-of-the-art electronic discovery law course and teaches one of only a handful of such courses in the country at Seton Hall University School of Law.  Recently, the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, designated Pinguelo a Fulbright Specialist for his work in eDiscovery; and he will guest lecture at Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil.  He was invited to be a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group Series, a prestigious series of think-tanks consisting of leading jurists, lawyers, experts and consultants brought together by a desire to address various “tipping point” issues in each area under consideration. Specifically, Pinguelo joined The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, which is dedicated to the development of principles and best practices recommendations for electronic document retention and production.


Pinguelo earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1997 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College in 1994.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia.