Legal software-as-a-service leader DISCO today announced Catherine “Cat” A. Casey, an established thought leader in ediscovery and data analytics, joined the company as its first Chief Innovation Officer.
In this newly created role, Casey will lead industry conversations around how legal professionals can embrace technology to deliver better legal outcomes, while serving as a key evangelist for DISCO as the company continues its aggressive product and services innovation and international growth. She brings more than a decade of experience working with organizations around the complex ediscovery and forensic needs that arise from litigation, expansive regulation and contractual relationships, and will work closely with DISCO clients as they modernize the practice of law.
Casey joins DISCO from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she led the AmLaw 200 firm’s global ediscovery and practice technology team. She specialized in ediscovery, data analytics, cyber security and information governance.
“The legal technology industry is at a major inflection point, where innovative organizations leveraging machine learning and AI to reduce time to insight are changing the practice of law. DISCO stands head and shoulders above the competition,” said Casey. “DISCO has a vision that expands beyond ediscovery, to fundamentally change how legal practitioners utilize technology across all aspects of law, supercharging human decision making. I am beyond excited to align myself with the clear leader in advanced cloud-based discovery and to work with the innovative technical experts that drive this industry-leading organization.”
“Cat embodies the inventor’s spirit that is core to DISCO’s culture. Her unique combination of technical and legal expertise will allow DISCO to further challenge the status quo while bringing transformative new legaltech solutions to the market,” said Neil Etheridge, DISCO chief marketing officer.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Casey helped run the computer forensics and ediscovery practice at PwC. She also built out the antitrust forensic technology practice and served as the national subject matter expert on ediscovery for KPMG. A graduate of Harvard University, Casey also attended Pepperdine School of Law.
Casey will be based out of DISCO’s Austin headquarters.
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