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September 07, 2012

AlixPartners Taps Two E-Discovery Veterans

White_bateman_duo400AlixPartners has added more e-discovery heft to its information management services group with the addition of David White, former commercial litigation partner at Seyfarth Shaw, and Cynthia Bateman, director of evidence and discovery management and forensic technology services at KPMG.

According to Bateman, AlixPartners is showing tremendous growth helping companies develop repeatable processes for mitigating the risks associated with the identification, preservation, and collection for potentially relevant data for legal matters. She brings her own background to bear on this, having worked as a consultant at KPMG and in-house for Georgia-Pacific focused on the business processes of corporate legal and IT departments.

David White notes that both information governance and e-discovery readiness have moved from the realm of the general counsel to the C-suite, prompting his move from Seyfarth Shaw to AlixPartners. He doesn't, however, see his move from the legal to the industry side as reflective of an overall trend. Moreover, he doesn't see his role changing that much in his move to a vendor.

"AlixPartners is a global consulting firm helping some of the world's biggest companies to solve their most complex problems," says White. "While I can no longer represent these companies as legal counsel in the courtroom, I will continue to help their in-house and outside counsel to understand and solve the many technical and legal issues relating to the discovery and management of electronic information across the enterprise."

For more from White and Bateman on the jump to AlixPartners, read the article on LTN online.

Images courtesy of AlixPartners

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