Profile – Update Discovery
Our philosophy is one of the key elements that sets Update Discovery apart from the myriad of other vendors in the marketplace. At the heart of our philosophy is our belief that the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), the current accepted roadmap for discovery, is flawed. As the model is currently applied, it leads to inefficiency, lack of accountability and increased costs. While initially serving as a good foundation for describing the various aspects of the discovery management process, the model has not kept pace with rapid technological, legal and practical developments.
Our answer is to take a holistic approach to the EDRM and discovery management. This approach results in having one discovery strategy integrating all disciplines of the EDRM. We do not believe that our clients are best served by having separate strategies for collection, processing, hosting and review, an approach that is common in the marketplace. At Update Discovery, we view ourselves as a key stakeholder in the discovery process. We believe in a collaborative approach where we work with the client and their law firm to eliminate finger-pointing, communication inefficiencies and cost overruns. This approach creates accountability, efficiency and transparency amongst all key stakeholders.
Profile – Andrew Titus
Andrew is an attorney with over ten years of experience working in litigation support and was an early pioneer of the Electronic Discovery industry. In early 2002, he helped Applied Discovery (ADI), then a start-up, establish its New York office. During his tenure at ADI, Andrew also functioned as the company’s first East Coast-based project manager, helping clients to formulate E-Discovery plans by coordinating everything from data harvesting to training contract attorneys on the company’s Web-based review tool.
Andrew has extensive hands-on experience with every stage of the EDRM. As the Vice President of Business Development for NTI Breakwater, he lead the sales and marketing efforts for one of the nation’s oldest and most well-respected computer forensic consulting companies. As part of his responsibilities, Andrew counseled Fortune 50 companies on issues ranging from establishing strong data-retention policies to creating litigation-ready enterprise harvesting protocol.
As Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Clutch Group, a leading Legal Process Outsourcing firm, Andrew has also advised corporations on conducting managed document reviews both onshore and offshore and is intimately familiar with the benefits and challenges of each model.
Profile – Larry Samilow
Larry has been providing NJ corporations with cost containment models for legal services for close to 16 years. He has been with Update since 1995 and currently is the Company’s National Director of Client Development. Combining his similar work with corporations in NYC, Larry has been consulting in the legal community for over 20 years.
He is a long-standing supporter of several NJ-based legal associations and is a former Chairperson of the Newark-area Fresh Air Fund’s annual Battle of the Barrister’s tournament. In addition, he has been on the Boards of FDU’s Paralegal Studies Department and Jewish Family Services of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
Larry lives in Somerset County with his wife and son.