NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- DiscoverReady LLC, a leading provider of outsourced discovery management and fixed-fee document review services to major companies and their counsel, today announced that John Ritter has joined the company as chief operating officer.
Ritter is responsible for leading the overall strategic design and execution of DiscoverReady's operations and serving as the firm's senior liaison to clients in the financial services industry. Additionally, Ritter will consult with corporate clients on best practices for in-house electronic discovery strategies and operations and he will be responsible for building out DiscoverReady's enterprise-class discovery outsourcing options for its corporate clients. Ritter reports to co-founders Steve Harber and Jim Wagner.
Prior to joining DiscoverReady, Ritter was a senior vice president at Bank of America where he managed a large, global team with enterprise-wide responsibility for electronic discovery operations, cyber forensic investigations, information security incident management and systems access operations. In addition to operational teams, Ritter managed a software development unit that successfully designed and implemented enterprise-class case management and data collection software related to electronic discovery.
"John's unique skills and experience in running one of the world's largest internal e-discovery operations will be invaluable to our clients, and puts DiscoverReady in an unparalleled position to serve the corporate market's needs for managed solutions, both inside and outside the firewall," said Jim Wagner, co-founder and chief executive officer.
"We are delighted to have John join the DiscoverReady executive leadership team," added Steve Harber, co-founder and president. "His depth of management experience, knowledge of enterprise discovery and law, and his technical acumen will be tremendous assets to our growing organization." Prior to Bank of America, Ritter spent time as both an attorney and a police officer in the Washington, DC area. He earned a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland "I am thrilled to join a company that provides leading edge, cost-effective discovery solutions to corporations and law firms, both of which are undergoing rapid change and adopting advanced technology," said Ritter.
About DiscoverReady LLC DiscoverReady is a professional services company focused exclusively on streamlining the document review process and reducing discovery costs.
DiscoverReady provides Fortune 500 legal departments and their law firms with effective Discovery Management solutions delivered by highly skilled professionals. The electronic discovery or "eDiscovery" industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the consulting services market. Industry-wide eDiscovery spend, including the cost of document review, is estimated to exceed $10 billion in 2010. Founded in 2005 by attorneys Jim Wagner and Steve Harber, DiscoverReady is headquartered in New York City, and is majority owned by Dolan Media, a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial, and real estate sectors. For additional information, call (212) 699-3961 or visit www.DiscoverReady.com.
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