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Feb. 21, 2024

Encompass E-Discovery Practice, Attorneys Recognized in Chambers 2024 Global Guide

Chambers and Partners

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s electronic discovery and information management division, Encompass, and its attorneys were recently recognized in the Chambers and Partners 2024 Global Guide.

The firm’s e-discovery and information governance practice was recognized as a whole at the national level in the Chambers USA 2023 Guide. This year, several members of Encompass were individually recognized in the 2024 Global Guide as well. Encompass leader and Columbia partner John Martin (Band 3) was recognized for his work in e-discovery and information governance alongside Columbia partner Lucile Cohen (Band 4) and Charlotte partner Travis Bustamante (Up and Coming).

Martin is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on the interplay of high-stakes litigation, electronic discovery, information management, and cybersecurity. Clients turn to Martin and the Nelson Mullins Encompass team to manage the scope of highly sensitive information in response to litigation, government investigations, and other matters.

Cohen serves as discovery counsel to clients in complex litigation matters and government investigations, developing discovery response strategies, negotiating ESI protocols and other discovery orders, and advocating on behalf of clients regarding scope of discovery, burden issues, and culling and search methodologies.

Bustamante focuses his litigation practice focuses on electronic discovery, data breach response efforts, and helping companies respond to government investigations and inquiries. He works with clients in state and federal courts on issues of discovery strategy and provides counsel regarding information governance, fact investigations, document review strategies, discovery motions practice, and document productions.

Chambers and Partners is a legal research company that has been conducting research for legal directory rankings since 1989. They cover 200 jurisdictions and have a presence in over 70 countries. According to the organization, rankings are based on interviews with law firms and clients. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client, according to the publisher. Learn more about the methodology here.

Nelson Mullins Encompass is a division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Established in 2007, Encompass provides clients facing significant litigation, government investigations, and transactions with end-to-end e-discovery technology, document review, and integrated counsel and advocacy.  For more information on Encompass, go to