Maria I. McMahon

Maria is the Senior Knowledge Lawyer for Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group, with responsibility for knowledge management and training North American litigators, arbitration, government enforcement and compliance lawyers. North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group is comprised of over 160 attorneys located in the US (Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, DC), Mexico (Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey) and Canada (Toronto).

Outside counsel are often called in to help with a bet-the-company lawsuit, only to find out that the company is unprepared for litigation—employees not trained on how to preserve attorney-client privilege or properly escalate a dispute, litigation hold notices not issued and company data not preserved, and the location of key documents uncertain. Preparing for the proverbial rainy day is critical, and corporate directors play an important role in ensuring their company is ready for…