Michael P. Sugrue is a Managing Director in Stroz Friedberg’s Boston office and is responsible for leading the Client Development Team for the firm’s global Electronic Discovery & Disclosure practice. With his extensive legal and technology background, Mr. Sugrue has been helping organizations reduce the costs and risks of electronic discovery for the past 15 years.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Sugrue was a Managing Director at Catalyst Repository Systems. While there, he consulted with strategic clients on the defensible use of Technology Assisted Review (“TAR”), the creation of “multi-matter” repositories for repurposing data and attorney work product across matters, and various strategies for measuring the resulting cost savings. Prior to Catalyst, Mr. Sugrue was a member of the executive team at Clutch Group, where he counseled corporations on leveraging managed and offshore review resources, as well as the transition to alternative fee arrangements.
Previously, Mr. Sugrue was a Director and Senior Consultant at Stratify / Iron Mountain Legal Discovery / Autonomy / HP (i.e., through three acquisitions), where he led engagement teams for some of the largest discovery projects ever conducted, including a number of high-stakes litigation and investigations relating to subprime lending. Mr. Sugrue regularly provided advice to clients on defensible and efficient strategies for data collection and early case assessment, as well as the use of advanced technology and emerging review workflows to streamline the review process.
A former Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Sugrue practiced law for seven years at Latham & Watkins in New York City and at Goodwin Procter in Boston. His practice focused on securities litigation and investigations, and he frequently oversaw the review of massive datasets by large teams of attorney reviewers. Mr. Sugrue has also managed a number of challenging cross-border discovery projects, while embedded for months at client offices in Germany and Switzerland.