eDiscovery movers and shakers
Women in eDiscovery, a nonprofit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, has appointed two new regional directors. Lauren Doucette has been named director of the Southwest Region. Cheryl Moretti will be responsible for management of the Northeast Region.
Doucette has been involved with Women in eDiscovery since 2015. She served as a committee volunteer for one year, then was elected an assistant chapter director for the San Diego Chapter, and most recently, served a two-year term as the San Diego Chapter director. She has spearheaded the Southern California chapters’ collaborative efforts to host an annual Women in eDiscovery Tech Conference, as well as assisted in the development of a mentorship program and partnership with local female-focused tech organizations to further the development of women in the career.
Doucette is a practice technology and eDiscovery project manager at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and manages the firm’s eDiscovery projects in the San Diego and Del Mar offices.
“I am dedicated to Women in eDiscovery and its mission to empower women to develop careers in legal technology and seek out leadership roles,” says Doucette. “I look forward to continuing to support the collaborative efforts across Women in eDiscovery chapters through this new role.”
Moretti has recently returned to Gibson Dunn’s New York office after a five-year secondment in its London office. She celebrates her 33rd anniversary this year at Gibson Dunn. A true eDiscovery expert, she has guided clients/counsel on both legal and technical aspects through each phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, educating on best practices and offering solutions to complex discovery issues.
As a litigation case manager, Moretti has been responsible for the high-level implementation of various types of client engagements involving discovery for complex litigation, regulatory investigations and other dispute situations with extensive experience in leading large cases with the management and execution of technology-based best practices and sound discovery methodologies with various case teams in countries all over the world.
“I am thrilled to continue to be part of WiE as its newly appointed Northeast regional director,” states Moretti. “In a world where developments in technology are rapidly changing the way we communicate, work and think, I strongly believe that WiE continues to empower women in the legal industry by consistently providing opportunities for their growth and mentoring with an interesting and inspiring range of networking, educational and charitable events, now even more so by the leveraging of an ever-growing worldwide group of women with eDiscovery leadership experience and support.”
The appointments come as Alex Su leaves eDiscovery automation company Logikcull for AI provider Evisort, where he will be director of business development.
Earlier in his career, Su managed numerous discovery workflows as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. After joining Logikcull as one of its earliest sales hires, Su witnessed how cloud-based automation streamlined processes and changed how cases were being litigated.
“Artificial intelligence is among the fastest-growing areas in the space,” said Su. “Evisort has designed its AI-powered contract management technology thoughtfully, and in a way that delivers immediate and significant value to law firms and corporate legal departments.”
As the Director of Business Development, a newly-created position, Su will serve as an evangelist for Evisort, and lead industry conversations about how AI can empower legal teams. Jerry Ting, CEO of Evisort, said: “We are thrilled to have Alex Su join the Evisort team at the helm of our business development efforts. Alex’s combined experience as a lawyer and a sales leader at Logikcull provides tremendous value for our clients.”
In other recent eD moves, at the start of June FTI Consulting announced the appointment of e-discovery, information governance and legal operations expert Rena Verma as a senior managing director in the Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice (“IGP&S”) within the Technology segment. Before joining FTI Consulting, Verma served in leadership positions with the Huron Consulting Group HURN and Consilio.