A growing number of Philadelphia law firms have started eDiscovery practices or have brought in specialists to run eDiscovery teams. Ballard Spahr started an eDiscovery practice earlier this year with the hire of Dechert partner Philip N. Yannella. He said at the time that his first step at Ballard Spahr would be to assess the firm's eDiscovery technology and staffing levels to see what changes are necessary.