Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved, LLC. is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery Platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company’s flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and won the 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards for Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product, and the company was named as a “vendor to watch” in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery.
Alvarez & Marsal sets the standard for delivering results on critical matters. With an increase in the complexity of corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and high stakes litigation, that ability is more important than ever. From the boardroom to the court room, A&M professionals draw on their deep skills and experience in business investigations, litigation consulting, forensic technology, and expert testimony to provide clients with the solutions they seek to achieve their goals.
The Maas Consulting Group help in the places where law and technology traditionally disconnect. This translates into extremely experienced and empathetic support for lawyers and IT professionals, with a focus on evidence management during all appropriate phases of disputes and investigations, specifically discovery or disclosure:
- Full coverage of all aspects of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)
- Service provider selection and/or management
- Establishing internal discovery teams
- Streamlining existing discovery workflows
- Litigation/discovery project management
- Electronic Documents Questionnaire (Form N264) guidance
- Precedent H guidance
- TeCSA/SCL/TECBAR eDisclosure Protocol guidance
- Early data assessment
- Case Management Conference preparation
- eDiscovery/eDisclosure strategy/response
- Document review
- Trial preparation
Steven Lee brings over 18 years of experience in information technology management, with over 14 years of specialist experience in applying forensic technology solutions to fraud investigations, disputes, and regulatory compliance matters. His prior engagements have included anti-bribery investigations, kickback investigations, banking disputes, IP theft cases, employment disputes, regulatory investigations, and compliance review exercises across industries. Mr. Lee regularly advises clients on complex e-discovery projects and forensic investigations. Having worked in the UK for six years, he has particularly strong experience in cross-border matters and addressing varying data privacy considerations across Europe and Asia.
Mr. Lee also leads the Applied Data Analytics practice for A&M focused on providing data-driven solutions. He leverages advanced data analytics techniques including big data, social media analytics, and machine learning algorithms to most effectively manage the large volumes electronic information that companies are challenged with today.
Mr Maas is a renowned paper and electronic discovery veteran, with an unparalleled 35 years experience in the field: 29 years in international law firms and six years in international consultancies. He speaks and writes on the subject widely and has been involved in developing civil procedure in England & Wales to respond to the modern demands of litigating in the digital age.
Mr Maas’ experience of identifying, collecting, classifying and acting on data in the legal environments of investigations and disputes continues to add value in the current environments of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Governance generally.
Mr Maas’ metier is acting as a verbal or written bridge between technical experts and lay people, whether it’s conveying complex technology concepts to a legal audience or explaining matters of detailed legal procedure to IT specialists. His ability to unite diverse teams to complete discovery exercises as cost- and time-effectively as possible has enabled him to deliver successfully numerous projects for national and international businesses and local and central governments.
He regularly sends out to subscribers a daily email alert (his “BONG!”) containing interesting items in the areas of discovery, GDPR, legal technology, science and other related fields.