Joanne Molinaro is a partner and a trial lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP’s Chicago office. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practices. She is also a member of the E-Discovery Industry Team, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force, and the Cross-Border Insolvency Team.
Joanne is a seasoned trial lawyer, litigating class action, antitrust, and other high stakes lawsuits across multiple industries. In addition to developing a practice managing complex litigation, she possesses expertise in e-discovery obligations under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, transactional data (i.e., “Big Data”), privacy and cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and other technological aspects to litigation. She has counseled some of the largest corporations in the world regarding ESI preservation, collection, and production and has assisted with navigating such clients through the challenging and still changing the landscape of electronic discovery in multibillion-dollar litigation. Joanne has provided e-discovery, GDPR, and blockchain training to attorneys and IT professionals, including the Milwaukee chapter of ISACA.
Through her representation of clients involved in various commercial disputes, Joanne has also gained significant knowledge and experience in the areas of insurance and reinsurance litigation, products liability, tortious interference, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, liquidated damages clauses, limitation of liability clauses, and indemnification issues. She has successfully represented Fortune 200 companies in confidential arbitrations and mediations and has substantial experience in the identification and engagement of arbitrators, mediators, and other alternate dispute resolution vehicles. In particular, through her work in the insurance/reinsurance industry, Joanne has developed knowledge and experience with working with experts and witnesses in the areas of economics, actuarial mathematics, retrocessional pools, and forensic accounting.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Joanne Lee Molinaro