Here’s a round-up of the latest legal IT and ediscovery people moves, including Peter Gill moving from Advanced Legal to Director of Sales EMEA at Thomson Reuters Elite + a huge raft of new people joining Peppermint Technology + changes at Open Text and Wilson Legal Solutions + CPA Global expanding its APAC operations + a new CEO joining Neota Logic from Epiq Systems.
• Peter Gill is joining Thomson Reuters Elite at the end of April to take on the new role of Director of Sales EMEA with responsibility for coordinating sales of the Elite, Mattersphere and Envision product lines. Gill was previously with Advanced Legal which he joined (when it was still called IRIS) in 2010 from LexisNexis. In his new role, Peter will treport directly to Bill Burch, the VP of Sales/
• Iain Jones is the latest long-standing member of the OpenText DMS team to have left the company.
• Peppermint Technology is continuing to expand and has just announced the following new joiners Business Development Manager Andy Hawley (ex Thompson Reuters Envision); Project Managers Sara McGreevy (ex Advanced Legal) and Nicola Green (ex Thompson Reuters Envision); Implementation Consultants Christina Jones (ex Halliwell Landau and Berrymans), Jamie Hardie (ex Legis Solutions and Shoosmiths). The team has also welcomed additions to its migrations, development and support teams with Chris Brampton, David Coleman, Charlotte Love, Kevin Sandars and Chris Boardman.
• Wilson Legal Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Langlais and Mark Brubacher as senior consultants to the company’s Design Gallery services team. Joe Cormier, a senior consultant on the Design Gallery team, joined the company in August. Design Gallery is a document automation solution that manages the collection, reorganization, conversion, and distribution of law firm data available within Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise and 3E systems. Wilson Legal Solutions is Elite’s exclusive services partner in North America for Design Gallery. This is not the first time Langlais, Brubacher, and Cormier are working together. The trio held critical roles at Kleinmundo, a technology company Langlais founded in 2006 that was acquired by Elite in February 2011. Kleinmundo’s Datalenz software became the foundation for the Design Gallery solution.
• CPA Global has strengthened its patent research capabilities in Asia with the appointment of local market experts in China and South Korea. The new appointments are Daniel Chen, a qualified Chinese patent attorney, former Chinese patent examiner Xiaoyu Sun, and Korean patent attorneys Bohyun Chung and Daeyoun Kim. Their combined expertise covers a broad range of technology areas, including electronics, semiconductors, mobile telecommunications, broadcast communications, mechanical devices, and chemistry.
• Betsy Braham has joined the Neota Logic management team as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Neota Logic, Betsy served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Epiq Systems, a publicly traded global provider of electronic discovery and other legal solutions. At Epiq, Betsy was a principal leader at the company as it grew fifteen-fold to $439 million during her twelve-year tenure. Neota Logic is collaborating with Littler Mendelson, SeyfarthLeanConsulting, Plexus and other law firms and companies to build rules-based applications in law, compliance, finance and publishing.