eTERA Consulting Adds Electronic Discovery Veteran Dawson West

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Will Manage Key Client Relationships With Law Firms and Corporations in Southeast

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Given Dawson’s in-depth knowledge of the EDRM model and leading technologies that drive each stage of the electronic discovery process, he will add tremendous value to our client engagements

eTERA Consulting, a professional services firm specializing in providing data management solutions to Fortune 500 companies and the AmLaw 100, today announced that industry veteran Dawson West has joined the company as Senior E-Discovery Consultant based in Atlanta, GA. In his position, Mr. West will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and managing key client relationships throughout the southeast.

“Given Dawson’s in-depth knowledge of the EDRM model and leading technologies that drive each stage of the electronic discovery process, he will add tremendous value to our client engagements,” said company president Scott Holec. “His experience and expertise lies in consulting with clients on an individual case basis to develop and implement cost effective, efficient and defensible discovery strategies from information management through production. We are pleased to have someone of his caliber and expertise leading our client development efforts throughout the southeast.”

“The opportunity to join a well established company like eTERA Consulting allows me the opportunity to provide clients with a high level of customer service and support,” said Dawson West. “eTERA’s uniqueness centers on our management team, Early Information Assessment(EIA) methodology, technology independence, pricing flexibility and strong approach to data security. In addition, our nimbleness and flexibility allows us to provide clients with innovative and customized solutions to address their time sensitive electronic discovery and data management needs.”

Mr. West has spent the past 14 years of his career providing enterprise-wide software and SaaS based technology, computer forensic, eDiscovery and document review solutions to the AmLaw 250, Fortune 500 in-house counsel, CIOs, and CTOs, and the judiciary. During the past eight years, Mr. West has focused solely on the eDiscovery vertical, holding positions with Index Engines, Guidance Software and Electronic Evidence Discovery. Prior to his focus on the eDiscovery market, Mr. West held positions with Thomson-West, LOISLAW and KnightRider/IKON. Mr. West is a founding member of the Atlanta area bDiscovery group and active member of the American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery. He has also developed certified CLE programs through the State Bar Associations of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Mr. West holds a B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

About eTERA Consulting

eTERA Consulting specializes in helping organizations improve information governance, compliance and discovery management. We are a technology independent consultancy with a broad range of services from strategic information consulting to project-based engagements. Our proven Early Information Assessment(sm) (EIA) planning methodology provides clients with the management expertise, technology resources and analytical tools needed to craft innovative solutions focused on achieving increased efficiencies, cost savings, command and control, and enhanced decision-making abilities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, eTERA Consulting has served the legal industry since 2004. The company also maintains additional offices across the U.S. eTERA Consulting was named to The Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies in 2010 and was a 2011 Helios HR Apollo Awards finalist. For more information, please visit

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