Cristin K. Traylor Counsel

Cristin's practice focuses on document discovery, representing corporate clients in the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic and paper documents. She has extensive experience managing large document collections and productions, including handling e-discovery for complex commercial litigation involving millions of documents.

Her experience involves every aspect of document discovery, such as document hold notice drafting, early case assessment, search term filtering, review database optimization, and privilege log creation. Part of her role encompasses utilizing cutting-edge software to manage e-discovery reviews cost effectively and efficiently by utilizing her proficiency in analytics, technology assisted review and computer forensics.

Cristin also has experience with white collar criminal defense and government investigations. She has represented individuals and corporations facing investigations and enforcement actions by various state and federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC. Her case load has included matters involving allegations of bribery, accounting fraud, bank fraud, fraud against the United States, conspiracy, and ITAR violations. She has also performed internal investigations and audits, including export control compliance audits. Her certifications include Relativity Master, Relativity Certified Administrator, Relativity Project Management Specialist, Relativity Analytics Specialist, Relativity Assisted Review Specialist and Relativity Certified User.

Cristin is closely monitoring trends in e-discovery and how they may impact the firm’s clients.


Representation of major media company in DOJ and SEC investigation regarding document preservation, collection and production.

Discovery counsel to manufacturing company in anti-trust government investigation and civil suits.

Advice on document collection and production to chemical company in large litigation suit.

Defense of financial institution in DOJ investigation in regards to document preservation, collection and production.

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," E-Discovery, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, JD, Research and Symposium Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review, 2000
  • Randolph-Macon College, BA, Sociology/Psychology, cum laude, 1997

Member, Board of Trustees, Randolph-Macon College

Member, Board of Associates, Randolph-Macon College

Member, Sedona Conference WG1 Brainstorming Group on Effective Use of Orders Under FRE 502(d)

Member, Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Production and Retention

Member, Virginia Bar Association, 2000-present

Assistant Chapter Director, Chapter Director (former), Richmond Chapter, Women in E-Discovery

Relativity User Group Steering Committee

Member, Practice Innovation Office

President (former), Board of Directors, Nurture

  • Panelist, "Ready, Fire, Aim! Negotiating Discovery Protocols," IG3 Mid-Atlantic Conference, June 24-25, 2019
  • Panelist, "Navigating the Certification Labyrinth," Women in eDiscovery Conference, Austin, TX, May 9, 2019
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in eDiscovery," Driven eDiscovery Speaker Series, March 21, 2019
  • Speaker, "Innovation," ESI Ninja Podcast, November 30, 2018
  • Panelist, "Rise of the Robolawyer," The Masters Conference, October 23, 2018
  • Presenter, "Privilege Logs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Relativity Fest, October 1, 2018
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in eDiscovery," Driven eDiscovery Speaker Series, February 22, 2018
  • Panelist, "Emerging Review Platforms," Richmond Women in Ediscovery, November 7, 2017
  • Presenter, "Killer Personal Branding in E-Discovery: Why It’s Important and How to Build Yours," Relativity Fest: Women in EDiscovery, 2017
  • Presenter, "Don’t Let Native Excel Redactions Become the Bane of Your Existence: How to Lessen the Pain," Relativity Fest, October 22-25, 2017
  • Panelist, "Meet & Confer Checklist," Raleigh-Durham Women in eDiscovery, August 22, 2017
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