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Jonathan C. Le is a skilled litigator who specializes in the fast-evolving field of electronic discovery. An expert and frequent speaker on e-discovery, Jonathan has earned the trust of clients and colleagues alike to guide them through their most complex and sensitive e-discovery matters.

Having worked in-house at a national bank as a secondee to its internal e-discovery legal department, Jonathan has a keen sense of what clients expect from outside counsel—and the effective, defensible, practical advice they deserve. During his secondment, Jonathan played an integral role in designing and implementing e-discovery protocols and policies that would affect the bank’s thousands of employees and lines of business company-wide. Jonathan brings this unique perspective to his practice. And alongside his broad experience, deep resourcefulness, and meticulous attention to detail, has become the “go-to” attorney for e-discovery for many of the firm’s largest clients.

While recognized as a specialist, Jonathan prides himself on being a versatile litigator and strategist. To hone these skills, Jonathan works as a Special Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Redondo Beach as part of the firm’s Trial Advocacy Prosecution Program. In this role, Jonathan has prosecuted criminal cases to full jury trial as lead trial counsel and drafted and argued countless motions along the way.


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Georgetown University, J.D.: magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Dean's List (all semesters); Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal; Editor, The American Criminal Law Review
  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., Economics (with distinguished departmental honors)

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Legal 500 US for his work in eDiscovery matters (2019-2020)

Professional Activities

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • E-Discovery Best Practices and Fundamentals, Associate Leadership Academy (November 2019)
  • Privilege Logs: Best Practices and Examples, Bank of America E-Discovery Summit (October 2019)
  • The 2015 FRCP Amendments in Practice – Rule 34, “The Exchange” E-Discovery for the Corporate Market (December 2017)
  • Motions Practice? Don’t Just Go Through the Motions, Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute (November 2017)
  • E-Discovery Case Law & Ethics in 2017, CLE Lunch and Learn Series (May 2017)
  • E-Discovery for the Corporate Market: Session 6 - Developments in Search, Today’s General Counsel Institute (December 2016)
  • Defensible Keyword Development, E-Discovery Subject Matter Experts (December 2016)
  • Significant Cases Interpreting the Changes to FRCP 1, 26, 34, & 37, Bank of America E-Discovery Summit (April 2016)

Judicial Externship

  • Honorable Procter Hug, Jr., US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Drafting Team, The Sedona Conference, Commentary on ESI Evidence & Admissibility, Second Edition, 22 SEDONA CONF. J. 83 (forthcoming 2021)


  • The Sedona Conference Working Group Series, Electronic Document Retention and Production - Working Group 1