Former DTI eDiscovery consultant Donald Macdonald has joined the UK consultancy practice of Advanced Discovery (formerly known as Millnet). Macdonald has extensive experience with helping clients resolve challenges relating to the use of technology and professional services for complex investigations and disputes.
At eDiscovery and risk management rival DTI, Macdonald worked on a number of high-profile cases for the government, as well as regulatory, arbitration and litigation matters for corporations and law firms. He also worked for over 10 years in litigation support with Slaughter and May between 1996 and 2008.
In his new role at Advanced Discovery, Macdonald’s focus will be crafting defensible solutions that make best use of the available technology in a cost proportionate manner. He also brings substantial experience in providing training to help clients develop in-house knowledge of eDiscovery for both corporations and law firms.
Julia Chain, UK managing director and executive VP, International of Advanced Discovery said: “Donald brings over 20 years of practical legal industry experience and knowledge to our clients. His expertise will be key as we continue to expand and introduce new eDiscovery and risk management solutions for our clients.”
Advanced Discovery, which is headquartered in Washington DC, acquired Millnet – the longest established UK-headquartered eDiscovery, litigation support and legal document services firm – in January as consolidation in that sector gained speed.