Michael Yager, Director of eDiscovery

Michael Yager

Director of eDiscovery

Michael supports the Cybersecurity and Litigation Practice Group as Director of eDiscovery, finding solutions through data analytics in the world of exponentially growing information.

Get To Know Michael

As Director of eDiscovery, Michael manages all aspects of both the litigation workflow as it interfaces with electronically stored information and data analytics as required by the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice when a client's information systems have been breached.

Within litigation, Michael's activities are concentrated on client defensibility in the preservation, collection, review, and production of documents responsive to discovery or subpoenas served upon companies. The focus is on compliance with the due diligence required by the Rules of Court, both federal and state. Within the Cybersecurity practice, he supports the efforts of the team through data analytics to locate information which is required by statutes to be timely reported to appropriate agencies.

Whatever the task, the focus is on finding solutions to the needs at the highest level of ethics, professionalism, and transparency.

Michael enjoys reading from an eclectic list of books, from physics and historical fiction to biography and, of course, Harry Potter. An avid workout enthusiast, he finds most of his outdoor comfort in working in his garden.

He can always be found every weekend at Barnes & Noble writing poetry, his true first love.


  • Nearly two decades of experience providing technical and best practice analytics expertise and support for law firms and data companies with clients in a variety of industries.
  • Managed hundreds of cases, collecting and analyzing electronically stored information from North America, Europe, South Korea, and Brazil, and complying with the related laws and regulations.
  • Managed the data analytics portions of breach situations where a Threat Actor has breached a clients information infrastructure and created exposure for customer / consumer / patient PII or HIPPA information protected by law.
  • Presented nearly 100 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to attorneys nationwide over the last decade, served on E‑Discovery CLE panels with federal judges in the Fourth Circuit, presented to the Office of Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, met with a visiting foreign judge for expert consultation by invitation of a Virginia Supreme Court Justice, and published on the subject in the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law and Technology.
  • Designed, built and taught Reynolds Community College’s E‑Discovery course.
  • Assisted Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Chair Beth Burgin Waller in teaching technology-focused classes to law students at Washington and Lee University.



College of William and Mary, M.A., summa cum laude

Old Dominion University, B.A., magna cum laude

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