Sherin S. Varghese

Staff Attorney and e-Discovery Manager
Biography
  • Bio
  • Winning Matters
  • Cases
  • Clients
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Community Involvement
  • News

Sherin Varghese’s adaptability and proficiency with office technologies led her to focus her career on legal technology and e-Discovery. She regularly advises clients and other attorneys on tech solutions for a wide range of legal matters related to e-Discovery obligations, as well as for case and knowledge management. Sherin is adept at identifying the optimal tools and techniques for conducting focused, efficient case development. She draws on her deep knowledge to guide cases through increasingly complex processes, helping the firm to achieve winning results.

Sherin works on a wide range of legal matters, including contract disputes, trade secret litigation, and government investigations. She covers an equally broad spectrum of industries, including pharmaceuticals, higher education, private equity, insurance, consumer banking, and television production. Sherin’s experience includes training and leading document review teams, working with experts to conduct forensic collections, creating data identification and collection plans, and managing critical documents and key facts through to successful outcomes for her clients.

As the go-to attorney at Willenken for e-Discovery solutions, Sherin spearheaded the firm’s technological advances. Her efforts have since established Willenken’s leading e-Discovery practices, setting a high standard for boutique firms. She regularly liaises with experts to conduct forensic examinations and reporting in confidential trade secret matters. Sherin shares her expertise by providing both internal and external CLE training related to best practices in e-Discovery for law firms and companies of all sizes.

Prior to joining Willenken, Sherin practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. In her free time, she volunteers with Ktown for All, a homeless outreach and advocacy group located in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. She is an avid amateur cook and baker who enjoys collecting kitchen gadgets.

Willenken Vigorously Defends Electric Vehicle Start-Up Team Against Aggressive Opponent

The following is a representative sample of Sherin’s casework:

  • Leading Manufacturer of Insulated Water Bottles v. Product Distributor. Prepared training protocols for document reviewers, managed forensic collections, developed ESI and forensic protocols, and maintained key documents on behalf of a leading manufacturer of insulated water bottles for a case in which the client alleged breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and violation of confidentiality obligations against its former employees.
  • Global Biopharmaceutical Company v. Large Health Benefit Manager. Liaised with client, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to conduct email collections, managed review and key document analysis, and developed expert witness graphic presentations in a complex breach of contract action involving some of the largest sponsored health plans in the country.
  • Nascent Electric Vehicle Company v. Former Employees. Conducted custodian interviews, developed review protocols, and managed forensic collections on behalf of nine individual executives and employees of an electric vehicle start-up facing allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-solicitation and confidentiality obligations, and breach of fiduciary duties in arbitration.

The following is a representative sample of Sherin’s clients:

  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Harbor Freight Tools, USA, Inc.
  • Takeya USA Corporation
  • Presenter, “Electronic Discovery Reference Model and Best Practices in e-Discovery for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners,” NAPABA Webinar (October 22, 2019)
Willenken Launches New Brand and Website

January 28, 2020

Willenken Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation 2020 Los Angeles Firm of the Year

January 11, 2020

Willenken Accepts the 2019 APA-Owned Law Firm of the Year Award at the NAPABA Convention

November 14, 2019

Biography

Sherin Varghese’s adaptability and proficiency with office technologies led her to focus her career on legal technology and e-Discovery. She regularly advises clients and other attorneys on tech solutions for a wide range of legal matters related to e-Discovery obligations, as well as for case and knowledge management. Sherin is adept at identifying the optimal tools and techniques for conducting focused, efficient case development. She draws on her deep knowledge to guide cases through increasingly complex processes, helping the firm to achieve winning results.

Sherin works on a wide range of legal matters, including contract disputes, trade secret litigation, and government investigations. She covers an equally broad spectrum of industries, including pharmaceuticals, higher education, private equity, insurance, consumer banking, and television production. Sherin’s experience includes training and leading document review teams, working with experts to conduct forensic collections, creating data identification and collection plans, and managing critical documents and key facts through to successful outcomes for her clients.

As the go-to attorney at Willenken for e-Discovery solutions, Sherin spearheaded the firm’s technological advances. Her efforts have since established Willenken’s leading e-Discovery practices, setting a high standard for boutique firms. She regularly liaises with experts to conduct forensic examinations and reporting in confidential trade secret matters. Sherin shares her expertise by providing both internal and external CLE training related to best practices in e-Discovery for law firms and companies of all sizes.

Prior to joining Willenken, Sherin practiced at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. In her free time, she volunteers with Ktown for All, a homeless outreach and advocacy group located in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. She is an avid amateur cook and baker who enjoys collecting kitchen gadgets.

Winning Matters

Willenken Vigorously Defends Electric Vehicle Start-Up Team Against Aggressive Opponent

Cases

The following is a representative sample of Sherin’s casework:

  • Leading Manufacturer of Insulated Water Bottles v. Product Distributor. Prepared training protocols for document reviewers, managed forensic collections, developed ESI and forensic protocols, and maintained key documents on behalf of a leading manufacturer of insulated water bottles for a case in which the client alleged breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and violation of confidentiality obligations against its former employees.
  • Global Biopharmaceutical Company v. Large Health Benefit Manager. Liaised with client, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to conduct email collections, managed review and key document analysis, and developed expert witness graphic presentations in a complex breach of contract action involving some of the largest sponsored health plans in the country.
  • Nascent Electric Vehicle Company v. Former Employees. Conducted custodian interviews, developed review protocols, and managed forensic collections on behalf of nine individual executives and employees of an electric vehicle start-up facing allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-solicitation and confidentiality obligations, and breach of fiduciary duties in arbitration.

Clients

The following is a representative sample of Sherin’s clients:

  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Harbor Freight Tools, USA, Inc.
  • Takeya USA Corporation

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Electronic Discovery Reference Model and Best Practices in e-Discovery for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners,” NAPABA Webinar (October 22, 2019)

Community Involvement

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2006
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California

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latest news about sherin

Willenken Launches New Brand and Website

January 28, 2020

Willenken Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation 2020 Los Angeles Firm of the Year

January 11, 2020

Willenken Accepts the 2019 APA-Owned Law Firm of the Year Award at the NAPABA Convention

November 14, 2019

latest news about sherin

Willenken Launches New Brand and Website

January 28, 2020

Willenken Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation 2020 Los Angeles Firm of the Year

January 11, 2020

Willenken Accepts the 2019 APA-Owned Law Firm of the Year Award at the NAPABA Convention

November 14, 2019