Mark S. Sidoti

Mark S. Sidoti, a Director in the Gibbons Products Liability and Business & Commercial Litigation Departments, has more than 24 years of complex business and healthcare litigation experience. Mr. Sidoti also Chairs the firm's E-Discovery Task Force, an interdisciplinary group which provides counseling, training and litigation-related assistance to companies on a full range of information management and e-discovery matters. He practices before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as throughout the United States.

Recognized as one of the preeminent practitioners in the complex, still-evolving field of e-discovery, Mr. Sidoti lectures and publishes on e-discovery and information governance topics on a frequent basis. He has served on the faculties of the eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Georgetown Law School’s prestigious eDiscovery Training Academy, which received the 2012 Award of Professional Excellence from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Mr. Sidoti serves on the Board of Editors of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, the leading treatise on e-discovery, and he is actively involved in numerous standard-setting organizations in the field, including the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Electronic Discovery Committee (where he serves as Immediate Past Chair), the Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 and 6, ARMA International (formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators), and Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Mr. Sidoti was counsel for the plaintiff in the well-known Treppel v. Biovail case, which resulted in several reported decisions recognized as among the most important e-discovery opinions to date.

Mr. Sidoti is also the leader of the Gibbons Laboratory Defense team, a part of the firm's comprehensive products liability practice. He has handled complex laboratory litigation, including as national counsel to the largest clinical laboratory in the country, in the state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, California and Arizona.

He is recognized among New York’s leading lawyers in the area of business litigation by New York Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Matters & Engagements

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Lead litigation counsel to leading clinical laboratory in professional liability, complex personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout the U.S.
  • National Counsel to leading clinical laboratory for cytology (Pap smear) litigation. Served as lead litigation counsel in litigations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois; California, Missouri, Washington, Texas, and Arizona alleging misread Pap smear led to a delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer and related damages.
  • Counsel to leading international provider of biomedical sample and assay technologies, and manufacturer of the only FDA approved test to detect the virus that causes cervical cancer. Developed a variety of risk management programs, including live events, teleconferences and webcasts, designed to educate clinicians nationwide regarding the evolving standard of care issues.
  • Counsel to the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the U.S. regarding its laboratory services including contracts, multistate compliance and risk management consultation.
  • Counsel to leading automobile leasing company on wrongful death action involving the death of three young adults. Case involved issues of vicarious liability, Dram Shop, choice of law and negligent entrustment.
  • Counsel to leading international aviation ground services provider in matter involving injuries sustained by accidental jet fuel release.
  • Defense counsel to world's largest footwear and accessories trade organization, in a federal court litigation involving a corporate plaintiff’s tort claim for economic losses due to company’s loss of the services of its injured key employee. Successfully moved to dismiss claim arguing that indirect economic harm from the loss of "key employee" services, absent any direct injury to the employer, is not cognizable - an issue addressed by only a handful of courts throughout the country and one of first impression in New Jersey.
  • Counsel to General Agent and independent agency for leading life insurance and financial services company in connection with FINRA arbitrated restrictive covenant matter involving alleged non-compete and non-solicitation violations by certain agency producers.
  • Represents one of the large offshore feeder funds in connection with the Madoff bankruptcy action, Securities Investment Protection Corporation v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, arising from the $65 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernie Madoff through his investment firm, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (“BLMIS”). Our client lost almost $500 million on its investments with BLMIS as a result of the massive Ponzi scheme. Gibbons represents and advises our client in connection with the prosecution of its claim against the BLMIS Estate, as well as its defense of potential preference claims that may be brought by the SIPC Trustee.


Representative E-Discovery Matters

  • Engaged by one of the worlds largest hospitality services companies to advise on and formulate a protocol for a company-wide remediation project involving more than 90,000 back up tapes.
  • Counsel for plaintiff in high profile defamation and tortious interference case Treppel v. Biovail Corporation, et al. Architect of motions resulting in the seminal ediscovery decisions reported at 233 F.R.D 363 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (“Treppel IV”) and 249 F.R.D. 111 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2008) (“Treppel VII”), since cited in numerous court decisions, law review articles and treatises, including Arkfeld's Electronic Discovery & Evidence, Moore's Federal Practice and the Second Edition of the Sedona Principles. Several prominent ediscovery service providers selected Treppel IV as the top ediscovery decision of 2006.
  • Engaged by a Fortune 100 company to oversee a comprehensive e-discovery service provider RFP process for project involving approximately 4 terabytes of data and 5 participating full service providers.
  • Engaged to counsel an multinational construction company on information management and ediscovery best practices, and assisted in substantial revisions to its information management and litigation hold policies.
  • Engaged to counsel an multinational eyewear manufacturer regarding information management , litigation hold and other ediscovery best practices, assess the company’s current IT infrastructure and litigation risk environment and create a comprehensive information management policy.
  • Engaged by Fortune 200 pharmaceutical company to provide a formal opinion regarding ediscovery related risks relating to the company's consideration of various options for upgrading its global telephone and voicemail systems.
  • Engaged by national telephone industry tariff filing and revenue distribution non-profit to assist in formulation of its corporate Litigation Response Plan, including litigation hold policies and procedures.
  • Engaged as counsel to a multinational office and home products manufacturer regarding ediscovery counseling for ongoing class action litigation, as well as general information management and ediscovery best practices, IT infrastructure and data mapping, vendor selection and relevant policy revisions.
  • Engaged by one of the largest multi user container terminal operators in the world to assess the company’s current IT and information management infrastructure and create comprehensive information management and litigation hold policies.


Education
Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
International Law Journal, Moot Court Board
Best Brief Award, William Hughes Mulligan Moot Court Competition, 1988

Fordham University -- Fordham College (B.S., Psychology, summa cum laude, 1985)
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Phi

Professional Admissions
State of New York 1989

State of New Jersey 1988

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 2004

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 1999

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York 1997

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1988

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 1989

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association

Member, New Jersey Bar Association

Member, New York Bar Association

Defense Research Institute, Electronic Discovery Committee, Membership Chair 2006-2008; Vice Chair - 2008 - 2010; Chair - 2010 - 2012

Member, American Society for Cytotechnology

Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

Member, Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), Evergreen Project (Information Management, Preservation and Collection and Project Management Working Groups)

Member, ARMA International (formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators)

Faculty Member, Georgetown University School of Law E-Discovery Training Academy

Advisory Board Member, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's Institute for Business, Law and Technology (IBLT)

Editor, Gibbons E-Discovery Law Alert blog
(www.ediscoverylawalert.com)

Publications
"Monitoring of Employee Computer & E-mail Usage - Some Major Differences Between Germany and the United States," The German Practice Alert, November 18, 2013 (Mark S. Sidoti, Peter Flägel)

"Überwachung der Internet- und Emailnutzung von Arbeitnehmern - Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und den USA," The German Practice Alert, November 18, 2013

"Monitoring of Employee Computer & Email Usage Under U.S. Law," German American Chamber of Commerce Legal & Tax Newsletter, June 2013 (Mark S. Sidoti, Jennifer Marino Thibodaux)

"Race to the High Court: Hoosier Racing Seeks High Court Review of Third Circuit's Slashing of E-Discovery Cost Award," E-Discovery Law Alert, July 12, 2012

"High Noon in DC: Judge Facciola Lays Down the Law on Discovery Cooperation," E-Discovery Law Alert, June 18, 2012

"Not So Fast: Race Tires Court Gives a Flat to Momentum for Broad ESI Cost Shifting Under 28 U.S.C. §1920," E-Discovery Law Alert, March 27, 2012

"A Port in the Storm of Change," For The Defense, February 2012

"The Federal Circuit's New Model Order on E-Discovery," IP Law Alert, October 6, 2011 and E-Discovery Law Alert, October 7, 2011 (Sheila F. McShane, Mark S. Sidoti)

"Choose Your 'Friends' Wisely: The Perils of Internet Use By Jurors," New York Law Journal, Special E-Discovery Supplement, October 3, 2011 (Mark S. Sidoti, Paul A. Saso, Mara E. Zazzali-Hogan)

"New Jersey District Judge Grants Spoliation Sanctions Citing Negligent Litigation Hold Procedures," E-Discovery Law Alert, September 28, 2011

"E-Discovery Under FRCP 45," For the Defense, May 2011 (Mark S. Sidoti, Stephen J. Finley, Jr., Mara E. Zazzali-Hogan)

"How Private is Facebook? Courts struggle with social networking access questions under 1986 Stored Communications Act," New York Law Journal, October 4, 2010 (Mark S. Sidoti, Phillip J. Duffy, Paul E. Asfendis)

"Weighing in on Manual Collection Methods," The National Law Journal, March 22, 2010 (Mark S. Sidoti, Wendy R. Stein, Verne A. Pedro)

"Form and Manner of Production Under FRCP34," For the Defense, February 2010 (Mark S. Sidoti, Scott J. Etish, Stephen J. Finley, Jr.)

"Un-ringing Bells and Closing Barn Doors - Strategies to Leverage the Protection of FRE 502," The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazines, Special E-Discovery Insert, December 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Phillip J. Duffy)

"Please Stop Speaking After the Tone...Controlling the Risk with Unified Voicemail Systems," New York Law Journal, Special Litigation Supplement, October 5, 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Paul E. Asfendis)

"Messaging Systems: Haunted by Voices?," Law Technology News, May 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Paul E. Asfendis)

"On The E-Discovery Horizon: Voicemail," E-Discovery Alert, March 11, 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Paul E. Asfendis)

"CASE LAW UPDATE: A discussion of key federal court decisions involving electronic discovery from 2008 to present," E-Discovery Alert, March 11, 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Paul E. Asfendis, Scott J. Etish)

"Hot Topics in E-Discovery - Lessons from 2008," Geneva Group International Insider, January 2009 (Mark S. Sidoti, Jeffrey L. Nagel)

"How Important Is It to Cooperate With Opposing Counsel After In Re Seroquel?," The American Lawyer, December 2008 (Mark S. Sidoti, Phillip J. Duffy)

"Drafting the Electronic Communication Policy," New Jersey Law Journal, February 4, 2008 (Mark S. Sidoti, Kristin D. Sostowski)

"Book Review, Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence (2nd ed.)," The Federal Lawyer, February 2008

"Getting to "Good Faith" under New Rule 37(f)," For the Defense, January 2008 (Mark S. Sidoti, Phillip J. Duffy, Scott J. Etish)

"Electronic Discovery Agreements," New York Law Journal, December 3, 2007 (Mark S. Sidoti, Phillip J. Duffy)

"Rule 37(f) - Has This 'Safe Harbor' Provided Any Protection?," ALM, December 2007

"Navigating the Changing Landscape of E-Discovery," Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 235 No. 70 and GC Mid-Atlantic, April 11, 2007

"The Effective Internal Litigation Hold Letter," In-House Defense Quarterly, Winter 2007 (Mark S. Sidoti, Renée Lynne Monteyne)

"The Evolving Standard of Care and the Role of New Technologies in Risk Reduction," FOCUS - Newsletter of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology , Vol. 13, No. 2, November 2006

"E-Discovery Strategies," GC New York, October 10, 2006 (Phillip J. Duffy, Mark S. Sidoti)

"Liability Risk Reduction Benefits New Cancer Screening Technologies (Part I)," FOCUS - Newsletter of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology , Vol. 13, No.1, May 2006

"HPV DNA Testing: The Legal Perspective," Health & Sexuality, a publication of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, January 2005

"The 2001 Bethesda System - Terminology for Reporting Results of Cervical Cytology," JAMA, Vol. 287, No. 16, 2002

"The Pap Smear Liability Crisis," American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 112; 273-281, 1999

"Pap Smears Risk Analysis," Healthcare Risk Control, Vol. 4 No. 8, August 1998

"The Role of Clinical History and Presuit Rescreening," Acta Cytologica, Vol. 42, No. 1, January/February 1998

"Do PIBs Puncture the Learned Intermediary Doctrine?," New Jersey Law Journal, August 9, 1993

Quotes/Interviews
Interviewed in Custodial Self-Collection During Discovery—Defensible Process or Spoliation Guaranteed?, The New York County Lawyer, March 2014

Interviewed in "Mark Sidoti of Gibbons P.C.: Staying Ahead of the E-Discovery Learning Curve," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2013

Interviewed in Mark Sidoti Of Gibbons P.C.: Staying Ahead of The E-Discovery Learning Curve, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2013

Interviewed in "Court Reduces e-Discovery Costs Award by More than 90 Percent," InsideCounsel, May 30, 2012 (Mark S. Sidoti, Michael Kozubek)

Interviewed in "Litigation Hold, Cooperation Between Parties, Proportionality, and Written Hold Notices," LegalTech NY, 2012

Quoted in "Data-mining firm seeks golden nuggets," Crain's New York Business.com, October 23, 2009

Interviewed in "Gibbons' E-Discovery Conference: Helping the Client Develop Defensible Practices," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2007

Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Bloomberg BNA, "Cybersecurity in Securities Markets," May 14, 2014

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "What You Need to Know About Recent E-Discovery Developments: Privacy Rights & Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Newark, NJ. April 30, 2014

Co-Presenter, CDS Legal, "Custodial Self-Collection During Discovery—Defensible Process or Spoliation Guaranteed?," April 8, 2014

Speaker, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, "ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference," Tempe, AZ. March 12, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School, "Ediscovery & Ethics: The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Sharpens the Focus," Brooklyn, NY. February 14, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School, "Professional Responsibility: Litigation Hold," Brooklyn, NY. February 14, 2014

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "Key Developments in E-Discovery and a Look to the Future: A Summary of Proposed New Rules and What to Expect in 2014, " Whippany, NJ. October 30, 2013

Faculty & Planning Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, "Georgetown University Law Center's eDiscovery Training Academy," Washington, DC. June 13, 2013

Speaker, PSEG Services Corporation, ""You gotta know when to hold 'em" -- Legal Hold Best Practices 2013," Newark, NJ. June 12, 2013

Speaker, Prudential, "Keeping Your Head in The Cloud: Dealing Effectively With The Litigation Risks of Cloud Computing," April 17, 2013

Faculty Member, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, "eDiscovery - The Present and the Future," Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. March 13 - 15, 2013

Speaker, Women in E-Discovery - New York Chapter, "Ethics and E-Discovery: The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Sharpens the Focus," February 21, 2013

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School, "Rule 26: A Mock Meet and Confer Exercise," February 14, 2013

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School, "Ediscovery & Ethics: The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Sharpens the Focus," February 14, 2013

Speaker, Gibbons P.C. & Taylor Wessing, "Overview and Discussion of Key US E-Discovery Concepts and Rules," Munich & Düsseldorf, Germany January 23 - 24, 2013

Moderator, Gibbons P.C., "E-Discovery: What's New in NJ, NY, and PA?," Newark, NJ. January 9, 2013

Speaker, Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force , "Sixth Annual E-Discovery Conference, " Whippany, NJ. December 13, 2012

Speaker, New Jersey Insitute for Continuing Legal Education, "Demystifying the World of E-Discovery and Cloud Computing, " New Brunswick, NJ. December 11, 2012

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "Change Afoot: The New Ethics of E-Discovery " Newark, NJ. November 1, 2012

Speaker, Arkfeld Education & Law CLE Center , "Identifying the 7 Deadly Sins of E-Discovery," September 5, 2012

Speaker, Federal Bar Council, "Getting To and Negotiating the 26(f) Conference Featuring a Mock Negotiation," New York, NY. August 8, 2012

Faculty & Planning Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, "Georgetown University Law Center's eDiscovery Training Academy," Washington, DC. June 3 - 8, 2012

Speaker, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Center for Law, Science and Innovation and LawCLECenter.com , "eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Best Practices, " Tempe, AZ. May 23 - 25, 2012

Co-Presenter, ARMA Metro All-Day Educational Event, "Understanding Standards and Case Law as Management Tools," New York, NY. March 29, 2012

Speaker, Gibbons Academy, "E-Discovery: Implementing Effective Litigation Holds and Developing a Reasonable Collection Plan, " Newark, NJ. March 14, 2012

Speaker, Kroll OnTrack & Gibbons, "Exploring Hot E-Discovery Trends in 2012, " February 22, 2012

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "The Do's and Don'ts of Litigation Hold - Deconstructing the Effective Litigation Hold Notice: 2011," East Rutherford, NJ. November 3, 2011

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School - Evening Division, at the invitation of Professor David P. Horowitz, Esq. for his course, "Electronic Evidence & Disclosure," March 31, 2011

Speaker, The Huron Legal Institute, "The 2011 E-Discovery Briefing," New York, NY. February 15, 2011

Moderator, Gibbons P.C., "E-Discovery Conference," Newark, NJ. October 28, 2010

Speaker & Panelist, Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting 2010, "State of the Union -- Electronic Discovery Reform and Best Practices," San Diego, CA. October 22, 2010

Speaker, Guidance Software, Inc., "CEIC® 2010 Conference," Summerlin, NV. May 26, 2010

Co-Lecturer, ALI-ABA Telephone Seminar/Audio Webcast, "Litigation Hold Letters - Identifying and Preserving Electronic Data," April 14, 2010

Invited Speaker, The Round Table of New York, "FINRA Guidance on Social Media Web Sites -- Regulatory Notice 10-06," April 1, 2010

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School - Evening Division, at the invitation of Professor David P. Horowitz, Esq. for his course, "Electronic Evidence & Disclosure," March 18, 2010

Speaker, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2009 Mid-Year Meeting, "Recent Developments in E-Discovery," San Francisco, CA. November 5, 2009

Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "The 2009 E-Discovery Landscape," Newark, NJ. October 29, 2009

Faculty Panelist, ACI’s 7th Annual Advanced Forum on E-Discovery & Document Management, "Improving Communication Among IT Departments, Corporate Counsel & Outside Counsel In Order to Streamline E-Discovery Efforts and Minimize Risks," Philadelphia, PA. September 22 - 23, 2009

Speaker, Sandpiper Partners, "Money Saving Solutions for E-Discovery: Concrete Steps you Should Take Now to Manage Risks & Control Ballooning Costs," New York, NY. May 28, 2009

Speaker, Defense Research Institute's Annual EDiscovery Seminar, "Case Law Update - A discussion of key Federal Court decisions involving electronic discovery from 2008 to the present," New York, NY. May 7, 2009

Speaker, Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) New Jersey Sub Region Spring 2009 Workshop Sponsored by Mercadien Technologies & Gibbons P.C., "Current E-Discovery Challenges ... Adapting to a Brave New World," April 29, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Touro Law Center, at the invitation of Professor Jonathan Ezor, Esq. for his course Business, Law and Technology, "New York E-Discovery -- Rules, Issues and Case Law Review," April 20, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School - Evening Division, "at the invitation of Professor David P. Horowitz, Esq. for his course 'Electronic Evidence & Disclosure,'" March 16, 2009

Panelist, New York State Bar Association, "E-Discovery and E-Record Management," New York, NY. January 28, 2009

Speaker, Mercadien Technologies & Gibbons P.C., "Current E-Discovery Challenges ... Adapting to a Brave New World," Hamilton, NJ. January 21, 2009

Planning Chair & Co-Lecturer, ALI-ABA Telephone Seminar/Audio Webcast, "Litigation Hold Letters - The Legal Duty to Identify & Preserve Electronic Data," October 30, 2008

Speaker & Panelist, Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting 2008, "Behind the Scenes - Rule 26(f) Conferences in the E-Discovery Age," October 22 - 26, 2008

Chair & Speaker, Gibbons P.C., "Gibbons E-Discovery Second Annual Full Day Conference," Newark, NJ. October 16, 2008

Panelist, Merrill Corporation, "Meet and Confer: How Preparation Can Deal You The Upper Hand," September 23, 2008

Co-Presenter, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Annual Full Day Meeting, "Sanctions, Litigation Holds and Privilege - Oh My! - 10 Steps To Make Your Company E-Discovery Ready," Parsippany, NJ. September 18, 2008

Panelist, New York City Bar Association/American Bar Association - Section on Litigation, 2008 Aviation Trial Demonstrations & Cutting Edge Issues, "How to Plunder, Pillage, Despoil, and Rob Without Even Trying in the Age of Electronically Stored Information," New York, NY. June 5, 2008

Co-Planning Chair and Presenter, ALI/ABA Live Telephone Seminar, "Computer Fraud and Abuse: A New Cause of Action," May 23, 2008

Speaker, New York City Bar, City Bar Center for CLE, Practical Evidence: Real Problems, Real Solutions, "EDiscovery In New York State Practice," May 21, 2008

Speaker, Touro Law Center, "Gibbons Sponsors E-Discovery Program at Touro Law Center," Central Islip, NY. March 12, 2008

Speaker, IQPC, "E-Discovery for the Financial Services Industry," New York, NY. February 27 - 29, 2008

Speaker, Legal Tech NY, "Accelerate & Prioritize Your Document Review," February 5 - 7, 2008

Panelist, Legaltech New York, "The Future of eDiscovery is Here: Computer-Expedited Document Review," New York, NY. February 5 - 7, 2008

Speaker, ALI-ABA Seminar, "Electronic Discovery and Records Management: New Litigation Challenges," New York, NY. January 17 - 18, 2008

Workshop Leader, CBI's Executive Summit on Payor Compliance and Privacy, "E-Discovery Strategies for Maintaining Privacy of Electronically Stored and Shared Information," Lake Buena Vista, FL. November 5, 2007

Speaker, IQPC's 4th E-Discovery Conference, "Best Practices for Information Retention and E-Discovery Management," Jersey City, NJ. October 1 - 4, 2007

Speaker & Moderator, Gibbons P.C., "Gibbons E-Discovery Conference," Newark, N.J. September 27, 2007

Planning Chair, ALI-ABA Telephone Seminar/Audio Webcast, "What's the Deal with Litigation Hold Letters? The Legal Duty to Identify & Preserve Electronic Data," September 26, 2007

Panelist, The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, "Considerations in Establishing a Defensible In-House E-Discovery Process Sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel," New York, NY. May 15, 2007

Speaker, Guidance Software, Inc. and the Gibbons' Electronic Discovery Task Force Roundtable Series, "Building Defensible In-House E-Discovery Capabilities: Moving From Project to Process," Newark, NJ. May 4, 2007

Panelist, Gibbons Women's Initiative and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, "Health and Wellness for In-House Women" Morristown, NJ. March 14, 2007

Speaker, New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association's Patent Litigation Seminar, "Electronic Discovery - Preservation Obligations and the Rambus Decisions: A Procedural & Ethical," Iselin, NJ. March 12, 2007

Faculty Member, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference - "eDiscovery - The Present and the Future," March 13-15, 2013; Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Invited Speaker and Visiting Faculty Panelist, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, "Advances in Cytotechnology," Boston, MA, June, 2006 and 2007

Invited Speaker, Cervical Cancer Screening: Risk Management Perspectives, South Texas Society of Healthcare Risk Management, Austin, TX, March 10, 2006

Speaker, Marcus Evans Corporate Counsel Summit "Information & Records Management Policy Master Class" Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, January 23, 2006

Invited Speaker, Federal Bar Council, E-Discovery: Successful Strategies & Best Practices, New York, New York, December 12, 2005

Faculty Panelist, "Clinical And Risk Management Perspectives For Cervical Cancer Screening: A Continuing Education Program," American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Regional Meeting (Region IX), Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, October 28-30, 2005

Invited Speaker and Visiting Faculty Panelist, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, "Advances in Cytotechnology," Boston, MA, June, 2004

Invited Speaker, Vermont/New Hampshire Cytotechnology Association and Maine Society of Cytology's Eighth Tri-State Cytology Conference, Burlington, VT, April, 2004

Invited Speaker and Visiting Faculty Panelist, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, "Advances in Cytology," Boston, MA, June, 2002

Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, University of Vermont Department of Pathology, April 2002

Committee Member, "Bethesda 2001 Workshop," April 30 - May 2, 2001, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Invited Speaker and Faculty Panelist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2001 Fall Meeting, "The Pap Smear: Serving Patients and Avoiding Liability in a Low Cost and Litigious World," Silver Spring, Maryland, October 18-19, 2001

Invited Speaker and Faculty Panelist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2000 Fall Meeting, "The Pap Smear: Serving Patients and Avoiding Liability In A Low Cost And Litigious World," Silver Spring, MD, September 23, 2000

Invited Speaker and Visiting Faculty Panelist, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, "Advances in Cytology," Boston, MA, June 19, 2000

Member of the Task Force on Medico-Legal Affairs and Panel Speaker, International Academy of Cytology's International Consensus Conference On The Fight Against Cervical Cancer, Chicago, IL, March 18, 2000

Invited Speaker and Faculty Panelist, American Society of Cytopathology/American Society for Cytotechnology, 2000 Joint Conference, "Cytopathology Las Vegas 2000," Las Vegas, NV, April 28, 2000

Honors/Awards*
Listed in Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense, 2006 - 2012

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

News
Nineteen Gibbons Attorneys Listed in New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Gibbons Director Mark Sidoti to Serve on Faculty of Arkfeld and ASU's The Second Annual Ediscovery and Digital Evidence Conference

Eight Gibbons Attorneys Listed in New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Georgetown Law's eDiscovery Training Academy Honored By The Association for Continuing Legal Education

Gibbons Director Mark Sidoti Selected For Prestigious E-Discovery Posts

Gibbons Director Mark Sidoti Named Chair of DRI's E-Discovery Committee

Mark S. Sidoti Named Vice Chair of Electronic Discovery Committee of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

Relevant Published Decisions
Treppel v. Biovail Corporation et al., 249 F.R.D. 111 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2008) ("Treppel VII")

Treppel v. Biovail Corporation, et al., 233 F.R.D. 363 (S.D.N.Y 2006) ("Treppel IV")


*No aspect of this communication has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Further information about methodologies for rating or selecting attorneys is available on our website’s Award Methodology page.

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Mark S. Sidoti Attorney at Law
Mark S. Sidoti
Director
Products Liability

Practice Areas
Business & Commercial Litigation
Electronic Discovery & Information Management Counseling
Products Liability

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New York, NY 10119-3701

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