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Education

  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

 

Co-chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee, Products Liability Committee, ABA Section of Litigation

 

Delaware State Bar Association

 

Co-chair, Delaware State Bar Association Combined Campaign Cup to benefit the Combined Campaign for Justice

 

New Jersey State Bar Association

 

Pennsylvania State Bar Association

 

Delaware Technology Inn of Court

 

Carpenter-Walsh Pro Bono Inn of Court

 

Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production

The National Association of Women Lawyers

Member, McCarter & English Women's Initiative Steering Committee

Makenzie Windfelder

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Partner
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    F: 302.984.6399

Ms. Windfelder is a partner in McCarter's Product Liability group. In addition to pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation, Ms. Windfelder’s practice includes patent litigation and antitrust disputes. Ms. Windfelder has been involved in defending major pharmaceutical companies in various state and federal product liability, antitrust and patent litigations where she has assisted with witness preparation, interviewing and advising company employees, and liaising with regional and national defense counsel on a variety of issues. Ms. Windfelder is skilled in large scale discovery management. She has successfully negotiated numerous protocols governing the production of electronically stored information (“ESI”), coordinated substantial electronic, hard copy document and database productions, including management of review and production of technically complex structured data sets.

Ms. Windfelder has considerable experience in the electronic discovery arena. She serves on McCarter's E-Discovery Committee and is a member of the SEDONA CONFERENCE® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Ms. Windfelder is well-versed in document preservation obligations as well as defensible coordination, management and implementation of international document and database discovery; drafting protocols to effectively oversee such discovery; EU privacy considerations; back-up tape restoration; and management of multiple, simultaneous, complex document reviews.

In her general practice, Ms. Windfelder has experience litigating arbitrations and disputes in both federal and state courts in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ms. Windfelder is actively engaged in providing pro bono representation to clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, which contributed to the Delaware State Bar Association awarding McCarter & English the Leadership Award for its commitment to Delaware’s indigent population.

Ms. Windfelder is a member of McCarter’s Women’s Initiative Steering Committee, which presides over the policies that have led to McCarter receiving Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for five consecutive years. Prior to joining McCarter, Ms. Windfelder worked in sales and marketing for two global pharmaceutical companies.

Speaking

01/30/15
11/10/13
Hot Topics in Pharma and Medical Device
American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program
10/15/13
Ethics in E-Discovery in the Delaware Courts
National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education
01/18/11
How the Law Changed E-discovery and How Technology is Changing The Law
New Jersey Women in eDiscovery