Davis Centre 2501
School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON, Canada  N2L 3G1

(519) 888-4567, ext. 37522

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Maura Grossman Law

503 East 78th Street, Ste. 1A

New York, NY  10075-1130

(212) 861-8097




Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York.  Previously, she was of counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where for 17 years, she represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions in civil litigation and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, and advised the firm’s lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.

Maura is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer.  She was described in Who’s Who Litigation E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area,” and by Chambers & Partners USA Litigation:  E-Discovery as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review; a superstar among superstars.”  Maura’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere.  Her longstanding contributions to eDiscovery technology and process were featured in the February 2016 issue of The American Lawyer and in the September 2016 ABA Journal – where she was recognized as a 2016 Legal Rebel.  In 2017, Maura was one of 10 additions to the ABA’s list of Women in Legal Tech; was named to the Fastcase50 list, which honors “the year’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law”; and was honored by ACEDS and Women in eDiscovery as one of the “women who have served as pioneers and innovators in eDiscovery and legal technology.” 

Maura has been a court-appointed special master, neutral/mediator, and eDiscovery expert to the court in multiple high-profile federal cases.  She has provided eDiscovery training to federal and state court judges, by invitation of the court, and has testified, on several occasions, before the Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Evidence Rules, at their invitation.  Maura is currently an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and at the Georgetown University Law Center.  She has taught more than a dozen courses on eDiscovery at Columbia, Georgetown, Pace, and Rutgers–Newark law schools.

Maura is a member of the Steering Committee of both The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, and the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program.  She has been involved in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”) since 2008; in 2010 and 2011, as coordinator of the Legal Track, and in 2015 and 2016, as coordinator of the Total Recall Track.  Maura serves on the Balsillie School of International Affairs Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Cardozo Data Law Initiative, and the Arizona State University-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference.




Maura graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University.  She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical/School Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center.  While at Georgetown, Maura served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.