Hon. David Waxse (ret.)

Judge Waxse has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District Court of Kansas since 1999. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. in Overland Park, Kansas. Judge Waxse has been a lecturer in law at the University of Kansas School of Law and has made presentations on electronic discovery. He has authored several pioneering decisions in electronic discovery disputes, including Williams v. Sprint/United Management Co., interpreting the scope of electronic discovery to include metadata, and White v. Graceland Coll., determining that paper printouts derived from PDF images of the computer files were not “reasonably useable” under Federal Rule 34(b)(2)(E)(ii). Judge Waxse is the author of Do I Really Have To Do That? Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures and Electronic Information, and is an Observer to The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production and Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.