Adam Bier was still a self-described “baby lawyer” when he was wrongfully sanctioned in the landmark 2008 Qualcomm e-discovery case. The appealed sanctions were finally vacated, more than two years after they were first imposed. Bier shared his story with attendees at the Legal Technology Leadership Summit, joined onstage by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Waxse and Frank Cialone, who defended several of the outside counsel in Qualcomm. Read on to learn the details of Bier’s nightmare experience. Can you imagine yourself in his shoes?
In 2008, we made the “Qualcomm Six” our lawyers of the day. The six were outside counsel for the technology company in a patent dispute with Broadcom and got caught up in an electronic discovery scandal – tens of thousands of documents were not turned over in the case. The six attorneys were sanctioned by […]
I became a lawyer without really understanding that the job cuts time off of your life. My work hours are long, I can’t see my family or friends, and I am constantly at the mercy of the partner or the client. On top of everything, at one point, I was paying 7% on my law school loans. […]