Control Risks Appoints Industry Leaders To Global eDiscovery Team

Mar 22, 2011, 11:51 ET from Control Risks Group

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Control Risks, the international business risk consultancy, has appointed a number of leading industry experts to its eDiscovery team including Jorge Montanez, Thomas McCotter, Ashley Smith and Terry Chopiuk. These appointments significantly enhance the company's global legal technologies capabilities.

Jim Brooks, President and CEO of the Americas, commented, "The expanded Legal Technologies team provides Control Risks with the additional expertise needed to continue delivering world class solutions in a business environment that has seen an unprecedented increase in complex, multi-national litigation and an exponential increase in electronically stored information. These factors create the necessity for technologically advanced legal support and services."

Heading up the global team is Jorge Montanez, Global Director and Senior Vice President of Legal Technologies. He is responsible for global market strategy, practice management and development. Jorge has 23 years of experience in data-intensive, multi-party and geographically distributed litigation, and has worked with a broad range of multinational and domestic clients across multiple sectors.

"I am very excited to have joined Control Risks. The company has a long history as a global leader in corporate investigations, forensic technologies and crisis management. Integration of the eDiscovery offering means that Control Risks is a premier provider of risk mitigation services on a global scale. The combined expertise is already yielding solutions that enhance the user experience while lowering the customers overall financial exposure," said Jorge Montanez.

Tom McCotter, Senior Vice President of Legal Technologies, is a legal technology visionary and pioneer. Tom is responsible for overseeing and managing the technology infrastructure, software engineering and quality assurance of Control Risks' legal technology products. Tom has 18 years of experience in the development of client-centric information management systems. He focuses on designing discovery technology that provides fast and agile solutions to clients' problems.

Ashley Smith, Director of Product Management of Legal Technologies, is the principal product manager for Control Risks' proprietary platform for review and production management. Ashley has utilized her expertise in electronic discovery and project management to develop proven and efficient methodologies for large scale review matters. She has managed over 200 electronic discovery projects, including more than twenty Second Requests and several large FCPA matters, and has produced projects for virtually every government agency.

Terry Chopiuk, Global Director of Operations for Legal Technologies, has over 13 years of litigation support experience and has provided solutions for several complex matters requiring out-of-the-box thinking and highly creative problem solving. He has been the eDiscovery operations leader on several high-level litigation cases, FCPA investigations, and second request engagements. These involved the creation of highly complex, multi-jurisdictional and international workflows with deliveries to several different international government agencies.

About Control Risks

Control Risks is a global risk consultancy specializing in political, security and integrity risk. The company enables its clients to understand and manage the risks of operating in complex or hostile environments. Through a unique combination of services, wide geographical reach and by adopting a close partnership approach with clients, Control Risks helps organizations effectively solve their problems and realize new opportunities across the world.

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