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AREAS OF LAW

ADMISSIONS

  • South Carolina

EDUCATION

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D, magna cum laude
  • University of South Carolina, B.S. Business Administration, magna cum laude

Heyward D. Bonyata

Partner
Columbia◄ BACK

Heyward is a Partner at Nelson Mullins, and is a member of the Nelson Mullins Encompass Leadership Team. Heyward works directly with clients regarding collection and processing of data to be reviewed, manages the relationship with review platform vendors, coordinates project ramp-up and kickoffs, monitors data flow from the client through processing and review, and oversees productions.

EXPERIENCE

  • Counsels clients on a variety of electronic discovery and information management issues, including development of defensible strategies for the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information; implementation of enterprise-level preservation and search and retrieval technology; policy and procedure development for the handling of non-traditional data sources; and management of large-scale document review projects.
  • Has been involved in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, intellectual property, and pricing litigation.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Heyward’s recent activities include Habitat for Humanity's BUILDable hours project in Columbia, South Carolina,  drafting wills for first responders in Nelson Mullins’ Wills for Heroes program, and working with high school students through the Firm's Street Law program

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SPEECHES

  • "Litigation and Electronic Discovery Considerations,” Social Media Law in South Carolina (September 2011)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sedona Conference
    • Member, working group on electornic document retention & production
  • DRI (Defense Research Institute)
    • Past Editor-in-Chief, E-discovery Connection
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Women Lawyer's Association
  • Richland County Bar Association