Paula heads our Project Services Group, a team of qualified lawyers, technical experts and document reviewers who specialise in large scale document review projects.

A lawyer with 20 years of experience, Paula is a leader in the field of legal technology deployment and innovation. She has worked for many years with some of the most advanced tools and techniques to handle complex and large-scale data sets, including machine learning, predictive coding and continuous active learning. Harnessing the power of technology, Paula advises on the implementation of innovative and efficient solutions for the delivery of legal services to clients across various practice areas, including investigations, ediscovery, due diligence, M&A, loan sales and verifications.

Paula and her team are spearheading the piloting, testing and deployment of GenAI within McCann FitzGerald LLP.

Paula also advises on discovery strategy, document review protocols, workflows and processes.  She is experienced in the coordination and delivery of large-scale projects from document identification and preservation stage through to production. Paula has an in-depth technical knowledge of eDiscovery platforms and analytics tools and will ensure that the right technology is selected for each project and that resources are applied at precisely the right level to maximize effectiveness as well as time and cost efficiencies.  Paula also advises clients involved in regulatory investigations to ensure statutory document and information requests are complied with within the tight timeframes that are often stipulated by regulators.

Paula advises on Legal Professional Privilege, her expertise encompasses all aspects of Privilege, from its application in complex litigation and investigations to its role in corporate governance and compliance.

Paula lectures on all aspects of eDiscovery and document review including eDiscovery law, project management and technology assisted review.

Key highlights include advising:

  • Commercial Court litigants across multiple sectors on eDiscovery strategy and implementation in complex disputes involving multiple data sources and tight timeframes;
  • Financial Institutions on the design and implementation of bespoke workflows to facilitate the repapering of contracts and loan agreements;
  • Regulated Entities on compliance with requests for information issued by Regulators, including the identification and protection of privileged information;
  • A Regulator on appropriate data collection and privilege protocols to apply when exercising its statutory investigative powers;
  • Financial Institutions on the document review, due diligence and data management aspects of loan sale projects.