Lori A. Ham

Litigation Support Manager


As the firm’s Litigation Support Manager, Lori assists McNees attorneys and clients with managing voluminous documents and productions for complex litigation matters. Lori supports many different practice areas including construction, energy, labor and employment, commercial litigation, insurance, environmental, patent/trademark, family law, land use and personal injury. She is responsible for the oversight and management of the litigation technology used by the firm, including technology used during trial, arbitrations, mediations and administrative presentations.  She developed a protocol for managing the workflow of data through the phases of the EDRM cycle from Preservation through Presentation in Electronic Discovery. She works with attorneys and staff across the regional offices of McNees to maintain consistent and defensible practices relating to litigation technology and e-discovery.

Lori manages the firm’s relationships with forensic and electronic discovery vendors to ensure that their capability, scope and budget align with the needs of the matter. She regularly participates in discovery conferences with clients’ in-house and outside counsel to ensure that appropriate and cost-effective measures are taken to protect the clients and firm from negative judicial rulings related to the handling of ESI. Lori is also currently overseeing the Case Management initiative at McNees, allowing our attorneys to collaborate efficiently with clients and experts through a cloud-based repository. This initiative services clients involved in litigation as well as non-litigation matters.

She has presented to local paralegal and business organizations, bar association groups and clients on best practices for managing Electronic Discovery issues. She is an active member of the firm’s Knowledge Management initiative regarding litigation resources. Prior to joining McNees, Lori was the Litigation Support Manager for a regional law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.


The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Earth Sciences, 1995

Certified eDiscovery Specialist


The Sedona Conference, WGS1: Electronic document retention and production (since 2006)

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