Craig leads and sets the strategic direction for the award-winning LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. Craig is a seasoned complex commercial litigator and a specialist in the areas of e-discovery, information governance, data privacy, cross-border data transfer and cyber-security. As Discovery Counsel to several of the world’s largest corporations, Craig combines his extensive litigation and e-discovery experience to help clients develop efficient and defensible legal strategies for discovery. Craig has authored dozens of articles and presented at numerous conferences regarding topics ranging from defensibly controlling e-discovery costs to the complexities of managing discovery in the EU. Craig previously served as Bank of America’s Global Discovery Counsel, where he was responsible for leading several of the world’s largest and most complex e-discovery, data privacy, cross-border data transfer, information governance and cyber-security projects. He also managed a team of litigation attorneys and paralegals that was responsible for handling material litigation matters. Professionally, Craig has been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the area of e-discovery by Super Lawyers magazine (2014-2018), as one of North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina magazine, as a North Carolina “Impact Law Leader” by Business Leader magazine and as one of the Piedmont Triad’s “40 Leaders Under 40” by the Triad Business Journal.

Craig is actively involved in pro bono, bar and community activities and currently serves as a member of Kilpatrick Townsend’s national Pro Bono Committee. He has also previously served in leadership roles within the American Bar Association (Director of the Disaster Legal Services Program and Member of the Presidentially appointed Hurricane Katrina Task Force), the North Carolina Bar Association (Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and Member of the Board of Governors) and the North Carolina State Bar (Member of the Legal Assistance for Military Personnel and Authorized Practice Committees). In recognition of his dedication to pro bono and community service, Craig has been named as a recipient of the American Bar Association’s national Pro Bono Publico and Star of the Year Awards, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Charles F. Blanchard Award and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national Distinguished Service Award.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Disaster Legal Services Program, Former National Director; Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, Former Member; Hurricane Katrina Task Force, Former Member; Young Lawyers Division, Former District 9 Representative

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors, Member

Georgetown Advanced e-Discovery Institute, Member

Leadership Winston-Salem, Graduate

North Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors, Former Member; Young Lawyers Division, Former Chair; Strategic Planning Committee, Former Member; Young Lawyer Initiatives Task Force, Former Member; 4All Committee, Former Member; CLE Committee, Former Member

North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, Character and Fitness Committee, Member of Interview Panel; Bar Examination Drafting Committee, Member of Drafting Panel

North Carolina State Bar, Authorized Practice Committee, Former Advisory Member; Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Committee, Former Member

Old Salem, Inc., Board of Trustees, Former Member

Sedona Conference, Member (Working Groups 1 and 6)

Triad Academy, Board of Trustees, Former Member

Wake Forest University School of Business, Mentor for MBA and MA Students

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, M.B.A. (2011)
    Beta Gamma Sigma; Order of the Old Well; Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
  • Stonier National Graduate School of Banking, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate (2011)
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (2000)
    Recipient, Recent Alumni Award; Selected to conduct oral argument before a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court; Assisted the Maya people of Belize in human rights matters pending before the Organization of American States; Member of team that drafted comprehensive mental health reform statutes for 99 Iowa counties
  • University of Iowa, B.A. (1997)
    Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7441
f +1 336.793.9188

Craig D. Cannon

Experience Highlights

Lead discovery counsel in labor and employment class action
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national franchisor in a complex wage and hour class action matter. As lead discovery counsel, successfully more
Lead discovery counsel in preliminary injunction response involving patent infringement claims
Served as lead discovery counsel for a global leader in the design and manufacture of aerospace equipment and systems in responding to an extremely more
Lead discovery counsel in complex director and officer bankruptcy litigation matter
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a bankruptcy trustee in a complex multi-million dollar director and officer bankruptcy litigation more
Lead discovery counsel in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Investigation
Served as lead discovery counsel for energy pipeline system in a FERC investigation regarding highly complex tariff issues. As lead discovery more