Need an eDiscovery Project Manager? Here’s the Guy Who Literally Wrote the Book: eDiscovery Best Practices
There’s a new consulting business aimed at helping organizations better leverage project management in eDiscovery, litigation support and legal technology and it’s founded by the guy who literally wrote the book on project management in eDiscovery.
As covered in LegalTech® News (eDPM Advisory Wants to Help You Get Serious About Project Management, written by Gabrielle Orum Hernández), litigation e-discovery veteran Michael Quartararo, formerly the director of litigation services at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, recently struck out on his own to form eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting business aimed at helping organizations better leverage project management for specific projects or broader workflow.
“I think there’s a lot of talk about project management in the space, in law firms and corporate legal operations, even on the service provider side. But my experience and exposure throughout the industry shows me that a lot of folks talk about it, but do they really understand it? Do they have the knowledge and expertise to really implement it at their firm at their corporate legal department or service provider organization?” Quartararo said.
eDPM Advisory plans to operate in a few different ways. The company can assist when organizations are looking for guidance on one particular matter or case. “Maybe things are off the rails a little, maybe they’re just starting, maybe they’re knee deep in the project on a case,” Quartararo noted, saying that eDPM can then “just parachute in and help get some clarity on that matter.”
The new company is also available to help organizations design or re-tune long-term project management strategies, and provide training for organizations about how to best leverage project management in their work.
As noted in the article, opening a business has been a long-held dream of Quartararo’s, along with writing a book – which he already did and self-published in 2016: Project Management in Electronic Discovery (available on Amazon here). See, I told you he literally wrote the book! :o) Speaking personally, Mike is one of the sharpest guys I know in the industry – I’ve attended several presentations of his at various conferences and they’re always very informative – and a good guy as well, so I expect he will do great in his new venture.
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