Courtney has significant experience with discovery issues arising from complex litigation matters. She advises clients on the creation of defensible, cost-effective discovery strategies and protocols in the collection, review, and production of documents responsive to litigation. She also assists in identifying critical e-Discovery issues and laws impacting the outcome of litigation unique to each matter. She helps clients create discovery plans used for the entire life cycle of the litigation data management process from data collection to relevance review, privilege logs to production, and ultimately to data disposition. She has prepared discovery protocols for clients as national discovery counsel.
Courtney brings over 13 years of litigation experience preparing case management plans, arguing motions and trying bench and jury trials to help clients navigate the discovery process and guide matters to a successful resolution. She has directly managed in-house document review teams of up to 100 contract attorneys on a single matter. She has drafted discovery and security protocols to manage contract attorneys and outside counsel to facilitate the remote review of documents for production.
Before entering private practice, Courtney served as assistant district attorney prosecuting criminals for the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. While pursuing her law degree at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, she served as associate editor for the Law Review.
- Advisory Board Member, Meredith College, 2023-present
Elected Board of Directors, Festival in the Park, 2022-present
- Volunteer, Heart Math Tutoring, 2020-2021
- Arts & Science Council’s Cultural Leadership Training, Class of 2022
- Mecklenburg County Bar
- Association Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- Charlotte Women’s Bar
- Women Lawyers of Charlotte
- Women in eDiscovery
J.D., University of the District of Columbia, 2005
B.A., Meredith College, 1999
- North Carolina
- United States District Court Western District NC
- United States Supreme Court