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  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Healthcare Compliance Certification, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

American Bar Association

Co-Chair, Editor, 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

Electronic Discovery Institute

Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production

The National Association of Women Lawyers

Member, McCarter & English Women’s Initiative Steering Committee

Member, McCarter & English Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Makenzie Windfelder

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    F: 302.984.6399

Ms. Windfelder handles 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 and has served as Special Discovery Master in the Superior Court of Delaware. She serves on McCarter's E-Discovery Committee and is a member of the Electronic Discovery Institute and 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 Diversity and Inclusion Committee and 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.


A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Connecticut, Chapter 14: Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, 2013 and 2011 editions
1st Edition 2011, MCLE, Inc.