Lenor Marquis Segal is an accomplished attorney with extensive complex commercial litigation experience spanning intellectual property, regulatory compliance, contract disputes, business torts, employment law, export controls, and beyond. She graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2002, where she served as the Colloquium Editor of the Environmental Law Journal and represented clients as a member of the school's Immigrant Rights Clinic. Licensed in North Carolina, New York, and California, Ms. Marquis Segal has experience appearing in state and federal courts, representing clients in regulatory agency and criminal investigations, and conducting internal investigations. Ms. Marquis Segal counsels clients on litigation and mediation matters, as well as compliance, business, and risk management issues, with a special interest in and emphasis on the challenges and opportunities of e-Discovery. She also has an active pro bono practice concentrating on representing the best interests of children through defending appeals as a guardian ad litem attorney.
Awards and Honors
- North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, "Rising Stars", Business Litigation (2014-2016)
- Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell
- Legal Services NYC Pro Bono Service Award (2008)
- First Place in the New York Law Journal Legal Fiction Writing Contest (2007)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- E-Discovery Committee
- Women in the Law Committee
- Women in E-Discovery, Assistant Chapter Director (2015-2016), Chapter Director (2016-2017)
- Triangle E-Discovery Group
- "Learning to Let Go: Terminating a Litigation Hold," LitigationSupportCareers.com, October 2014.
- "You Can Take It With You: Bringing An E-Discovery Case To Your New Firm," LitigationSupportCareers.com, August 2014.
- "Plus-Sized e-Discovery for Medium-Sized Firms," co-authored with Scott Meyers, For The Defense, April 2014.
- “Second Time Around: Inheriting an eDiscovery Case,” co-authored with Scott Meyers, Litigation Support Careers newsletter, January 2014.
- “Best Practices for E-Discovery Vendor Contracting,” co-authored with Diane Rupprecht, DRI Electronic Discovery Committee Newsletter, December 2013.
- “Federal Court Rejects Wage & Hour Class Action Bid Under North Carolina Law,” co-authored with Stephen Feldman, The Business Lawyer, NC Bar, January 2013.
- “When Suing Departing Employees, Details Matter — Especially in the Complaint,” co-authored with Stephen Feldman, The Business Lawyer, NC Bar, May 2012.
- “Recent Merges in the Entertainment Industry Far-reaching Impact,” co-authored with George F. Sanderson III, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Newsletter, NC Bar, January 2011.
- “Challenges in Prosecuting Subprime Mortgage Fraud,” presented at the NYC Bar Association, Jan. 12, 2009.
- Ms. Marquis Segal also regularly contributes a “What Are We Reading?” column for the DRI Women in the Law newsletter.
- “Perfecting Your Privilege Log” webcast program on December 7, 2016 for the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division.
- “Overcoming Six Common Client Objections to Litigation Holds” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Advocates, June 2015, on-demand audio, co-hosted with Nora Sullivan.
- “Complying with Federal and North Carolina Rules on Electronic Discovery” live program on May 8, 2015 at the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division Annual Meeting.
- “Complying with Federal and North Carolina Rules on Electronic Discovery” live program on December 5, 2014 for Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals education seminar by Half-Moon Education, Inc.
- “Top Ten Tips of Right-Sizing E-Discovery,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Advocates, February 2014, on-demand audio, co-hosted with Diane Rupprecht.
- “One Size Does Not Fit All,” e-Discovery webinar, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Advocates, November 20, 2013, co-hosted with Diane Rupprecht.
- “Nonprofit Board Service for Law Firm Associates,” New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), panel, November 12, 2008.
- “C.I.S.G.: Challenges in Selling Globally,” Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, CLE, June 3, 2007.
- NYSBA Annual Meeting, “Practical Skills 101: Life After Law School,” panel, January 25, 2007.
Prior Legal Experience
- Associate, Heller Ehrman LLP, 2002-2007
- Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 2007-2010
- North Carolina, 2011
- California, 2003
- New York, 2004
- United States District Courts
- Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
- Middle District of North Carolina, 2012
- Western District of North Carolina, 2016
- Southern District of New York, 2005
- Eastern District of New York, 2005
- United States Courts of Appeals
- First Circuit, 2007
- Second Circuit, 2006
- Third Circuit, 2016