Jeanne Somma

Chief Legal officer and Head of Managed Review, Lineal Services


Sycaruse University, B.A., Political Science and Music Industry

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., Law

Fordham University School of Law, LL.M., International Business and Trade


Jeanne Somma is the Chief Legal Officer and Head of Managed Review at Lineal Services. She has over a decade of experience in the legal industry, with strong expertise in eDiscovery, analytics application, and consultation regarding defensible uses of technology in document review and production.

Jeanne is a licensed attorney and has studied law both in the US; receiving her LLM in International Business and Trade from Fordham University School of Law and her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law; as well as abroad at both the University of Sydney Law School and the University of Nairobi School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Jeanne writes and speaks frequently on topics such as best practices for incorporating analytics into discovery workflows, developments in the laws around data privacy and cross-border discovery, and strategies for reducing cost and improving efficiency in discovery. In addition, Jeanne supports higher education for underprivileged students through philanthropic engagement. She is a charter member of the Syracuse University’s Leadership Annual Giving Society.




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