Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
eTERA Consulting, nominated by the National Law Journal as the nation’s top eDiscovery services provider and end-to-end litigation consulting firm who specializes in helping Fortune 1000 companies and the Am Law 100 overcome the costs and budget challenges of managing large volumes of data and electronic discovery, today announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of offices in London and Brussels. The launch into Europe is the start of the company’s international expansion plans to better service both clients and strategic business partners.
“As we continue to grow our national base of corporate and law firm clients, eTERA’s overseas presence will allow us to better serve and support the eDiscovery and litigation support requirements of our clients,” said company president Scott Holec. “What we are now seeing is eDiscovery is no longer confined within the boundaries of the U.S. and countries around the world can no longer ignore the challenges and issues it presents. In order to keep at the forefront of industry changes in the growth and complexity of managing electronically stored data, it is critical to have a global reach to handle data issues as they arise in litigation, government investigations and regulatory matters.”
“The expansion into Europe will also allow us to develop additional strategic partnerships and alliances while being able to service our partner’s client base more effectively,” said Mike Chagnon, eTERA’s Director of Channel Engagements. “Given the fact that technology has eliminated the boundaries of information and data management, we have to be able to respond to changing needs and requirements outside the U.S. The globalization of eDiscovery has arrived and organizations must be prepared to deal with the costs associated with managing data regardless of location.”
London and Brussels are viewed as key legal centers in Europe due to a number of factors including the presence of major corporations, law firms and government agencies. A great deal of international business is conducted in both cities prompting the need for a strong legal services sector including eDiscovery and litigation consulting. In addition, Brussels is an important city that drives governmental and regulatory activities.
“As a company who has mastered the growth and complexity of managing electronically stored information, we have become conversant in the differing legislation in the U.S. and the European Union regarding the handling of data and data privacy,” added Mr. Holec. “We wanted to be in a position where we could handle and host client data on servers in the appropriate region.”
About eTERA Consulting
eTERA Consulting is a nationally recognized company providing innovative solutions to help Fortune 1000 and Am Law 100 clients overcome the costs and budget challenges of managing large volumes of data and electronic discovery. As a technology independent consultancy, eTERA offers four key services encompassing Early Information Assessment®, Forens1cs One (sm), Intell1gent One (sm) and Opt1mum One (sm). These solutions help clients to proactively identify and interpret key data early in the life cycle allowing for significant data reduction, enhanced decision-making abilities and lower risk resulting in significant downstream savings on processing and document review costs. eTERA provides clients with the management expertise, technology resources and data analysis tools needed to defend against litigation, government investigations and regulatory oversight. Headquartered in Washington, DC, eTERA Consulting has served the legal industry since 2004.