HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen, and learn from data when facing complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation, today announced the establishment of its Corporate Consulting Practice under the leadership of eDiscovery expert Ashish Prasad.
The Corporate Consulting Practice is available immediately for engagement and provides corporations with a highly trained team of data and legal discovery experts to educate and advise on all aspects of information and litigation lifecycle management from data creation to defensible destruction.
Organized to support the three core discovery functions of collections, processing, and review, HaystackID's Corporate Consulting Practice consists of a cross-disciplinary team of subject matter experts trained and experienced to programmatically assess, evaluate, educate, and advise corporations on areas to include:
This programmatic, expert-led approach is grounded in a formal yet customizable Corporate Consulting Program of policies, procedures, and training that provides corporations with key deliverables to include:
Additionally, with the complete portfolio of Forensics First, Early Case Insight, and ReviewRight offerings available from HaystackID, the Corporate Consulting Practice is fully capable of translating education and advice into execution and support for corporate legal departments engaged in audits, investigations, or litigation. Leading technologies implemented and employed by the consulting practice technology experts include but are not limited to:
"With the accelerating velocity, volume, and complexity of business communications, it has become a challenge for even the best of corporate legal departments to both proactively consider and reactively manage critical eDiscovery processes," shared Todd Haley, Vice President of Strategic Solutions for HaystackID. "Understanding this challenge, we have developed a set of practical tools in the form of a holistic Corporate Consulting Program and now are investing in and introducing a full consulting practice to help legal professionals better understand, evaluate, and address eDiscovery challenges. We look forward to seeing corporations benefit from the education and expertise of our Corporate Consulting Practice and are excited to be able to help our fellow eDiscovery professionals with the practical tools provided in our Corporate Consulting Program."
Recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the foremost eDiscovery lawyers in the United States, HaystackID's General Counsel Ashish Prasad will lead the newly formed Corporate Consulting Practice as its first managing director. Regarded as one of the world's leading experts on eDiscovery, Prasad has served in eDiscovery leadership roles including: Litigation Partner, Founder and Chair of the Mayer Brown Electronic Discovery and Records Management Practice; Vice President and General Counsel of eTERA Consulting; Founder and CEO of Discovery Services; and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School, where he teaches advanced topics in litigation and civil discovery. In addition to having extensive experience in managing all aspects of eDiscovery in litigation and investigations, Prasad has defended discovery compliance procedures before numerous courts and regulators.
"Proactively managing electronically stored information so that it brings the highest value and lowest risk is one of the biggest tasks facing corporate legal professionals today," highlighted Ashish Prasad of HaystackID. "As a leading eDiscovery service provider, we are excited to be able to expand our consulting capability with dedicated experts and holistic programs that can tangibly help corporations increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and defensibility of their eDiscovery efforts and we look forward to partnering with corporations as they strive for eDiscovery excellence."
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