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June 10, 2024

Nelson Mullins Encompass Recognized in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

Chambers and Partners

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Encompass, the electronic discovery division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, has been highlighted in the 2024 Chambers USA Rankings by Chambers and Partners.

The E-Discovery and Information Governance Practice as a whole was recognized at the national level (Band 3) for another year, but additional attorneys within the practice were recognized as compared to the previous year’s rankings. 

John Martin, a leader of Encompass and Columbia partner, was recognized for his practice-Discovery and Information Governance Practice nationally (Band 2), along with other Encompass members Lucie Cohen (Band 4), a Columbia partner, Heyward D. Bonyata (Up and Coming), a Columbia partner, and Travis Bustamante (Up and Coming), a Charlotte partner.

Martin is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on the interplay of high stakes litigation, electronic discovery, information management, and cybersecurity. His clients routinely face the challenge of having to collect and produce massive volumes of highly sensitive information in response to litigation, government investigations, and other matters.

Cohen is a partner who 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. 

Bonyata utilizes her experience in e-discovery and information management to counsel clients on a variety of data-related issues on a large and small scale. She has experience seeing discovery matters through from start to finish, including those involving large corporate entities and those involving government-regulated entities.

Bustamante’s 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