Ruth Weiss is a Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist and Senior Associate in Greenspoon Marder’s Litigation practice group. Ms. Weiss also leads Greenspoon Marder’s eDiscovery Services department. She is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida where she graduated with High Honors.
Ms. Weiss advises clients on electronic discovery in small to large scale complex litigation cases and works directly with the firm’s legal teams and outside vendors to manage eDiscovery projects ensuring that the proper processes and procedures for preserving, gathering, producing, and presenting evidence are followed. She also advises on the implementation of state-of-the-art eDiscovery platforms using analytics and Technology Assisted Review, counsels on Best Practices and advises clients on defensible, cost-effective, strategies for data identification, preservation, collection, review, and production with an emphasis on controlling the scope of eDiscovery. Ms. Weiss is the liaison and manager of outside vendor relationships and is responsible for establishing and overseeing vendor contracts and monitoring costs. Ms. Weiss is also responsible for creating and presenting educational programs for members of the firm on eDiscovery.
Ms. Weiss is also an experienced litigator who, prior to working with Greenspoon Marder, represented clients in commercial litigation matters including breach of contract; tortious interference; landlord tenant; community association; mediation; insurance defense; subrogation; first party property damage; Florida Unfair Trade Practices Act; non-compete agreements; elder abuse; Medicaid; defamation; bankruptcy; eviction; foreclosure; and enforcing money judgments in Florida and California.
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- All U.S. District Courts, California
- All State Courts in Florida, California and Kentucky
- J.D., Cornell Law School, 1982
- B.S., University of Florida, with High Honors, 1979
- Established law in the 9th Circuit as to creditor’s right to recover attorney’s fees in federal drug forfeiture cases and argued case before 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. 41741 National Trails Way, Daggett, California and Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., 989 F.2d 1089 (9th Cir. 1993)
- Summary judgment denying claim for disability benefits in DePass v. First Unum Life Ins. Co., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Professional and Community Involvement
- Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Member
- The Sedona Conference, Working Groups 1 (Electronic Document Retention and Production), 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure), and 11 (Data Security and Privacy Liability)
- Florida Bar Association, California Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association, Member
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member
- 2020 Master of E-Discovery (Exterro)
- Women in eDiscovery, Member
- Author, ERISA and Long-Term Care Policies: A New Frontier in ERISA Claims Litigation, DRI, February 2012
- Consulting Author, “California Continuing Education of the Bar, Action Guides Handling a Real Property Foreclosure; Enforcing Money Judgments”