Hon. Andrew J. Peck

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977 and he is currently a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors. Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit. Following his clerkship he served in private practice until he was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995. He served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issue relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Committee. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award in 2011 by Law Technology News. Judge Peck is well known among the eDiscovery Bar as being an early advocate of technology assisted review, and in fact, he authored the first court decision approving the use of predictive coding. Judge Peck’s eDiscovery opinions include: Rio Tinto Plc v. Valse S.A., 2015 WL 4002286 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) (predictive coding); Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 287 F.R.D.182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (predictive coding), aff'd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012); William A. Gross Constr. Assocs., Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 256 F.R.D. 134 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig.,244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)(spoliation & adverse inference instruction), aff'd, 2007 WL 1518632 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2007); Anti-Monopoly, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 94 Civ. 2120, 1995 WL 649934 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 1995).