Houston-headquartered eDiscovery provider Servient has hired Jonathan Maas and Nick Rich to build its London office and bolster its European presence.
Maas, who has held senior litigation and eDiscovery roles at DLA Piper, EY, Huron Legal and Consilio, takes on the role of brand ambassador. Rich, who is head of EMEA client engagement at Servient, was previously head of client engagement, digital forensics group at Grant Thornton, and before that VP of client development for eDiscovery and eDisclosure at Stroz Friedberg. He was also formerly director of global legal solutions at Epiq between 2011-15.
Servient, founded in 2003, provides an on-demand eDisclosure solution that is said to reduce overall costs by speeding up the legal process with self-service data ingestion and triage.
“I have been impressed by Servient since I first saw it in action over five years ago,” said Maas. “It is refreshing to see an extremely capable software house make eDisclosure truly accessible to everyone, from the sole practitioner to the largest City firms – Linklaters is a long-term and happy client. Servient really delivers WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get. There are no hidden charges, no additional fees for user access, analytics, data promotion or the like – you simply pay for what you hold. It was an honour to be asked to grow Servient’s existing European presence.” Nick Rich, Head of EU Client Engagement, commented: “Servient provides highly sophisticated functionality in a simple interface. We are already seeing Servient being relied upon in large and complex investigations, but it proves flexible enough to manage fast-moving matters like DSARs, too. Servient lets lawyers deal with the evidence efficiently and then quickly get back to lawyering.”
Ian Wilson, founder and CEO of Servient, said “We have been active in Europe for three years now and our increasing market share means we need to build our local team to manage our existing clients and grow our business. Jonathan and Nick are both respected figures in the field of eDiscovery and I am delighted they are to lead us forward. I very much look forward to working closely with them both.”