Palto Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of information governance consulting services, forensic technology services and ediscovery solutions for corporations and law firms, announces the appointment of Derek M. Duarte as Vice President of Technology Solutions. Mr. Duarte’s numerous contributions and his superb guidance within the organization have had a major impact on BlackStone’s success and growth. As Vice President of Technology Solutions, Mr. Duarte will lead the EDD and related production groups, the Forensic Services Group, the Consulting Group, the Case Manager Team, and BlackStone’s Technology Development.
“Derek is a rarity; it is hard to find someone with his combination of skills and his caliber of leadership. We are lucky to have an individual with Derek’s drive and personality at BlackStone,” relayed Minh T. Tran, Vice President of Operations.
“Derek understands the entire discovery process from a lawyer’s perspective, bringing the right blend of technology and legal strategy to accomplish our clients’ goals. His strong leadership qualities and company vision make him a valuable part of our leadership team,” shared Dave P. Darner, Vice President of Discovery Services.
Derek’s successes implementing BlackStone’s automated workflow system, enhancing the security of our client data, expanding our consultative services offerings and continually refining and documenting our internal processes have been instrumental in the growth of the organization. In addition to his tech savvy contributions, Derek has assimilated and enhanced our culture, resurrecting our basketball and card playing competitions, and creating an even more motivated and energetic environment.
Most recently, Mr. Duarte held the position of Senior E-Discovery Consultant. Prior to BlackStone Discovery, Mr. Duarte provided E-Discovery expertise to global corporations, government agencies, technology start-ups, and law firms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Derek is an accomplished negotiator, winning Negotiations Championships at UC Hastings and the Robert Merhige National Negotiation Competition.
BlackStone Discovery is your legal team’s Trusted Discovery Partner. BlackStone provides a complete suite of information governance consulting services, forensic technology services and ediscovery solutions for corporations and law firms. BlackStone Discovery’s Rapid Response Methodology (“RRM”), ensures a quick-start and adaptable framework that keep clients in control as requirements change.