Andrea Donovan Napp is a partner in the firm's Business Litigation Group, the chair of its Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Team, and a member of the Data Privacy + Security Team. In conjunction with her data management and information governance practice, Ms. Napp focuses her litigation practice on complex commercial matters, business torts, and market conduct cases, representing businesses, municipalities, and individuals in various jurisdictions.
As chair of the Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Practice Team, Ms. Napp coordinates Robinson+Cole's use of the latest technology and project management principles to achieve maximum efficiency and compliance for the firm's clients. Ms. Napp maintains an extensive network of relationships with providers to facilitate instant access to the latest tools or technology, allowing her to tailor data managements strategies, whether transactional or litigation based, to best suit the needs of each client in each circumstance. Ms. Napp has significant experience in all aspects of e-discovery, including document retention and data management planning, development of defensible collection policies, and management of large-scale reviews and production. She has managed several complex, sophisticated e-discovery projects in government investigations and private litigation. Notably, she led United Technologies Corporation's privilege review in the Department of Justice's antitrust review of the largest-ever aerospace merger.
As a litigator with over a decade of courtroom experience, Ms. Napp also has tried matters to verdict in state and federal courts, and she has represented corporate clients in business litigation cases dealing with contracts, trade regulation, fraud, and intellectual property issues. Recently, Ms. Napp served as co-counsel for United Technologies Corporation in a $6 billion patent infringement action relating to jet engine fan blade technology. She also directed the litigation team that successfully defended the Town of West Hartford against several concurrent lawsuits in state and federal court designed to forestall the development of Blue Back Square, a multiuse development project in the town center. Subsequently, Ms. Napp represented the town in its vexatious litigation suit arising out of those matters, which resulted in the town's recoupment of all defense costs.
Ms. Napp serves on the firm's Hiring Committee, Women's Committee, and Professional Development Committee. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Christine S. Vertefeuille of the Connecticut Supreme Court.