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Matthew Knouff is the current General Counsel and eDiscovery Counsel for Complete Discovery Source, Inc. (CDS), an electronic discovery and litigation support services provider for law firms, government agencies, and corporations worldwide. Electronic discovery, commonly referred to as "eDiscovery," is the term given to the identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, and production of electronic information in the context of litigation, investigation (whether internal or external), or other legal proceeding. Selected in an independent survey as one of the top three eDiscovery firms in the "2010 Best in Service" issue of the New York Law Journal, CDS is a known leader in the field of managed review, eDiscovery and litigation support. Prior to working for CDS, Matthew Knouff served as Vice President of Creative Development and General Counsel for Play Music Group, as well as Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office. For several years, Knouff also ran his own law firm, focusing on entertainment law and legal issues related to new media, such as social networking websites, virtual communities, blogs, cellular communication, cyberchatting, and audio/visual streaming. Matthew Knouff's experience in the music industry also plays a large role in his success. For more than 10 years, he managed his own record production company and worked with many artists and distribution channels worldwide. Knouff's firsthand knowledge of the industry, combined with his academic and professional training, has enabled him to work closely with recording artists, music publishing companies, studios, and producers on a variety of industry-specific issues, such as copyright law, contract negotiation, publishing, and licensing rights. As both an undergraduate and a graduate student, Matthew Knouff attended The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications and pursued his Juris Doctor while studying intellectual property and Internet law.

Work experience

Apr 2008Present

General Counsel / eDiscovery Counsel

Complete Discovery Source, Inc.


Aug 2001May 2004

Juris Doctor

University of North Carolina School of Law
Aug 1997May 2001

Bachelor of Arts - Dual Degree

University of North Carolina