eTERA Consulting Acquires Discovery Services LLC, a Leading Provider of Managed Review and Legal Staffing Solutions

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Ashish Prasad, Esq., Founder of Discovery Services and Leading Expert on eDiscovery, Will Serve in Key Functions Given New Company Leadership Position

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As a result of the acquisition, eTERA Consulting will be expanding its Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) capabilities with a team of highly experienced leaders in the eDiscovery industry.

eTERA Consulting, an internationally recognized and award winning leader in data and technology management, today announced that the company has acquired Chicago-based Discovery Services LLC, a leading provider of managed review and legal staffing solutions. As a result of the acquisition, eTERA Consulting will be expanding its Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) capabilities with a team of highly experienced leaders in the eDiscovery industry, expert legal consultants, exceptional pool of contract attorneys and paralegals, document review centers with a seating capacity exceeding 300 in key strategic locations, and a proven model for effectively managing document review, the most costly aspect of eDiscovery. eTERA also announced that Ashish Prasad, founder of Discovery Services and a widely recognized expert in eDiscovery, will serve in key functions given his new leadership role in the combined entity.

“We have had the opportunity to partner with Discovery Services for the past four years on a number of key client engagements demonstrating that the combination of the eTERA and Discovery Services teams and capabilities can effectively meet the needs of corporations and law firms across the EDRM,” said Todd Haley, eTERA’s Vice President of Business Intelligence. “Now as one company with a shared vision for growth and compatible work cultures, we will be in a stronger position to provide our joint client base with the subject matter experts and innovative solutions required to effectively manage all aspects of data and litigation technology engagements across multiple review platforms.”    

“Our shared vision, team of professionals and joint capabilities will allow us to undertake client engagements on a national and international basis regardless of size, scope and duration,” said Ashish Prasad, eTERA’s new Vice President and General Counsel. “Having partnered with eTERA Consulting during the past four years on several types of projects, clients have always been impressed with eTERA’s approach to reducing eDiscovery costs, client delivery, project management, technology neutrality, and infrastructure to protect sensitive information and data. In addition, as already demonstrated, our Opt1mum One™ managed services program is a major market differentiator because we can customize solutions to meet the key business objectives of corporate and law firm clients, including budget predictability.”

“Built by the clients, for the clients,™ eTERA Consulting continually seeks to enhance our ability to better service clients by utilizing the best talent in the legal industry,” said company president Scott Holec. “By joining forces with Discovery Services, we have added a highly regarded team of eDiscovery leaders with extensive experience managing all phases of the document review process in a defensible manner including project management, contract staffing, quality control, technology utilization and production. The addition of the Discovery Services team members will greatly strengthen our ability to provide clients with a team of leading EDRM subject matter experts. In particular, we are excited to have Ashish Prasad, who is highly regarded within the circle of eDiscovery experts in the country, join the eTERA management team.”    

Also joining eTERA Consulting will be Vazantha Meyers, Director of Managed Review; Joshua Garbarino, Director of Managed Review; and Noah Miller, Staffing Specialist. “Because we have had extensive hands-on-experience working on client projects with Vazantha, Josh and Noah our combined teams are fully integrated and work seamlessly together,” said Mr. Haley. “The addition of such a talented group of attorneys will help eTERA add value to our client base across the EDRM.”        

About eTERA Consulting

eTERA Consulting, Built by the Clients, for the Clients™ is an internationally recognized and award winning leader in data and technology management providing innovative solutions to help corporate, law firm and government clients overcome the high costs of managing large volumes of data, electronic discovery, content searching and operational challenges. As a consultancy, eTERA offers five key services across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model including Early Information Assessment®, Forens1cs One℠, Intell1gent One™, Opt1mum One® and Rev1ew One™. These solutions help clients to proactively identify and analyze data early in the process allowing for significant data reduction, enhanced decision-making abilities, increased efficiencies, compliance, and lower risk resulting in significant savings on eDiscovery costs. eTERA Consulting provides clients with the necessary team of data management, technology, eDiscovery and contract staffing experts needed to effectively manage litigation, government investigations, regulatory oversight and compliance matters. Headquartered in Washington, DC, eTERA Consulting has served the legal vertical since 2004 and was selected by the Legal Times in 2013 as the Best Data and Technology Management eDiscovery Provider and recognized by the National Law Journal for three consecutive years as the nation’s top end-to-end eDiscovery provider and litigation consulting firm.

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