Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
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 the appointment of Maria Herrera as Global Managing Director, Information Technology & Operations. Ms. Herrera will be responsible for advising corporate and law firm clients on matters pertaining to global litigation, eDiscovery preparation, compliance, risk management, case management, and technology utilization. Ms. Herrera has a proven track record bridging the communication gap between legal and IT while solving legal challenges, managing costs, and evaluating risks associated with electronic discovery, global security, and data management.
“Maria’s extensive technology and eDiscovery leadership experience within the law firm environment will help clients to proactively manage the complexities of eDiscovery, data analytics, compliance and information security while leveraging costs,” said Scott Holec, president of eTERA Consulting. “Maria will be able to provide our law firm and corporate clients with unique insights and proven track record in overcoming diverse legal, operational and IT challenges through proper planning and execution.”
“eTERA’s management expertise, technology independence and proven success in protecting and managing sensitive client data are some of the key assets I will be able to leverage to benefit our strong client base of law firms and corporations,” said Ms. Herrera. “We can bring to the forefront for our clients the critical resources, tools, strategic initiatives and critical thinking required in managing today’s data challenges resulting from litigation, investigations and regulatory oversight regardless of geographic location.”
Prior to joining eTERA Consulting, Ms. Herrera served in key technology and strategic roles at a top 100 global law firm including the position of Global Chief Information and Technology Officer. During her successful tenure at Patton Boggs LLP, Ms. Herrera oversaw all aspects of computer forensics, electronic discovery, litigation support services and investigations including the hiring and training of technologists, managers, paralegals and consultants. She also served as senior technical advisor to counsel, government entities, and top corporate clients on risk management, capital ventures, mergers and acquisitions, network consolidation, security, cloud computing, SaaS, outsourcing and data management strategies. Ms. Herrera was also responsible for the management and retention policies of all electronic and paper documents firm wide. In addition, Ms. Herrera was instrumental in founding the firm’s global university offering professional development tracks for over 1200 global legal professionals and administrative personnel.
Ms. Herrera is a frequent guest speaker for Radio America on such topics as technology and business strategies. She is the co-author of “The Twelve Steps of eDiscovery Manual.” Ms. Herrera has spoken on numerous management and technology topics at Computerworld, Microsoft Women’s Convention, and the Microsoft Conference for top U.S. law schools. She serves as Executive Officer on the Legal Technology Council Group and is affiliated with numerous other technical and legal organizations. Ms. Herrera is fluent in both English and Spanish.
About eTERA Consulting
eTERA Consulting is a nationally recognized company providing innovative global solutions to help Fortune 1000 and Am Law 100 clients overcome the costs and budget hardship of managing large volumes of data, electronic discovery, content searching and operational challenges. As a technology independent international consultancy, eTERA offers four key services encompassing Early Information Assessment®, Forens1cs One (sm), Intell1gent One (sm) and Opt1mum One®. 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, compliance, and lower risk resulting in significant downstream savings on processing and document review costs. eTERA Consulting provides clients with the subject and management expertise, technical roadmap, resources, and data analysis tools needed to defend against litigation, government investigations and regulatory oversight. eTERA’s diverse team of data management, technology and eDiscovery experts have managed the most complex cases of our times for corporations, law firms and government agencies. Headquartered in Washington, DC, eTERA Consulting has served the legal vertical since 2004.