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Heyward D. Bonyata

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
heyward.bonyata@nelsonmullins.com

Heyward Bonyata practices in the areas of electronic discovery, information management, business litigation, antitrust litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Heyward Bonyata practices in the areas of electronic discovery, information management, business litigation, antitrust litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Heyward Bonyata practices in the areas of electronic discovery, information management, business litigation, antitrust litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • 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
  • Manages end-to-end discovery for corporations in significant matters, including pharmaceutical and medical device product liability and patent litigation, antitrust multidistrict litigation, False Claims Act litigation, and inquiries from U.S. and other government regulators, SEC and FTC subpoena responses, FCPA matters, state AG investigations
  • Has been involved in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, intellectual property, and pricing litigation

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (2007)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review
  • University of South Carolina, BS, Business Administration, magna cum laude (2004)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

  • The Sedona Conference
    • Member, working group on electronic document retention & production
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • Past Editor-in-Chief, E-discovery Connection
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Women Lawyer's Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Habitat for Humanity's BUILDable hours project in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Drafting wills for first responders in Nelson Mullins’ Wills for Heroes program
  • Working with high school students through the Firm's Street Law program
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