Andrew Hansell

Staff Attorney Minneapolis
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Summary

Andy Hansell is a staff attorney in the eDiscovery & Litigation Service group and supports the firm’s attorneys in all aspects of eDiscovery including motion practice, preservation, collection, and managed review. Andy has more than ten years’ experience in eDiscovery. Prior to joining Taft, he was Senior eDiscovery Consulting Manager with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath. Andy also built and led the Minneapolis delivery center for CPA Global as Associate Vice President for Legal Process Outsourcing. He also has ten years of combined experience in private practice and as in-house counsel. Andy has been a member of the national counsel team for a medical device manufacturer in an industry-wide MDL involving more than 500 cases and represented a nationwide-retailer in a consumer fraud class action. Additionally, he served as Labor Counsel for Northwest Airlines’ flight operations. Andy is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Education

  • Washington University School of Law in St. Louis

    Notes Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

  • University of Minnesota

    BA, Political Science

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • State - Illinois (inactive status)

Speeches and Publications

Panelist, Leveraging Technology and E-Discovery Platforms in Your Practice, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, MN (May 2020)

Co-Author, 2019 Update - Processing, Platforms, and Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education E-Discovery Deskbook (November 2019)

Presenter, Preservation & Collection Strategies to Minimize Costs, RelativityFest, Chicago, IL (October 2019)

Panelist, Roadmap to E-Discovery Production & Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, MN (July 2019)

Co-Author, 2018 Update - Processing, Platforms, and Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education E-Discovery Deskbook (November 2018)

Panelist, Is Proportionality Really Happening?, RelativityFest, Chicago, IL (October 2018)

Co-Author, 2017 Update - Processing, Platforms, and Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education E-Discovery Deskbook (November 2017)

Presenter, Early Procedures for Accelerated Review, Lexbe.com Webinar (November 2017)

Co-Author, Processing, Platforms, and Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education E-Discovery Deskbook (November 2016)

Panelist, Processing, Platforms, and Review, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, MN (July 2016)

Contributing Author, Using Technology to Facilitate Production of E-Discovery, 40 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 588 (2014)

A False Sense Of Security: Contractual Risk-Shifting Agreements May Not Always Be Enforced, RiskVue, June 2006

Exclusion Confusion: Courts Have Inconsistently Applied Insurers’ Latest Efforts to Limit Intentional Business Tort Coverage Under CGL Policies, RiskVue, August 2005

New Technologies Create New Risks: Traditional CGL Policies May Not Cover Internet Attacks On Your Business, RiskVue, March 2004, republished in Minnesota State Bar Association Computer Law Newsletter, Spring 2005