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John Unice, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
John Unice directs the business, strategic and overall operations of bit-x-bit. Providing exceptional high-level expertise and guidance to bit-x-bit’s clients, John draws on two decades of experience as chief corporate counsel and as a trial lawyer in major corporate and large law firm settings. 

John’s wide-ranging portfolio includes litigating sophisticated cases, utilizing complex electronic evidence and leading digital risk-mitigation initiatives, both in the U.S. and internationally.  Before joining bit-x-bit, John was Assistant Secretary and a senior legal advisor at the Pittsburgh headquarters of Covestro LLC and, prior, at Bayer Corporation, advancing his clients’ interests in highly regulated industries. 

At Covestro, he oversaw legal affairs for the company’s U.S.-based polycarbonate business and held global responsibility for the company’s litigation docket. John also led and collaborated on a range of strategic e-discovery, cybersecurity, and digital records management initiatives to mitigate corporate risk and win cases. 

As an associate with the Trial Practice Group at Jones Day (Pittsburgh), John’s savvy use of e-discovery and digital forensics helped him secure favorable outcomes in numerous multi-million-dollar cases for both the defense and the prosecution.

John’s achievements also include:

Sought-after speaker, sharing expertise on issues including corporate compliance, technology assisted review and e-discovery, information governance, and the conflicts between U.S. discovery and corresponding laws of other countries. 

Leader in major trade associations, having previously served as President of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Western Pennsylvania Chapter and having held various leadership roles with the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Faculty member of the Electronic Discovery Institute.

John earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (cum laude; topics editor, Law Review; Order of the Coif) and his B.A. in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond (summa cum laude).

John is on the Board of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and has served on leadership committees and campaigns for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.