JULIE KEETON BRACKER began her electronically stored information (“ESI”) practice before the term was coined, as an associate at Rogers & Hardin, LLP, a mid-sized Atlanta firm with a national practice in securities and in commercial litigation. At R&H, Julie pioneered methodologies for large-scale, company-wide collection, review and production of ESI, leading a team of more than forty attorneys and support staff.
In 2006, Julie left Rogers & Hardin to focus her practice exclusively on False Claims Act whistleblower litigation. In this position, she continued to seek opportunities to remain involved in developing the law and practice around ESI. Julie currently serves as a founding member and speaker for the Atlanta chapter of the ESI Roundtable. She is a member of Women in E-Discovery in Atlanta, and recently co-authored, with Carrie R. Fowler, “The Basics of E-discovery and the Rule 26(f) Conference” in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Spring 2014).
In 2015, she served as faculty for the Sedona Conference Institute on cooperation and negotiating in e-discovery as the plaintiff's bar representative.
Julie consults regularly with plaintiff's attorneys whose practices do not regularly call for the kind of large-scale, ESI discovery that is more common in the FCA "bet the company" litigation that is Bracker & Marcus's bread and butter. She also speaks to in-house groups and defense counsel on the plaintiff perspective for ESI matters. She welcomes inquiries from those looking for her expertise in this area.