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useruserusereMerge provides clients with a multidisciplinary team of attorneys and technologists who collaborate to provide strategic legal thinking and advanced technology for the management of electronically stored information (ESI) in a variety of legal matters. This collaboration adds efficiencies and reduces risks when helping clients meet their legal obligations.

 

What we do to combine strategic legal thinking with advanced technology for the benefit of our clients is only half of the recipe for our success. How we do it is the other key ingredient  to delivering optimal results consistently. eMerge clients benefit from the close collaboration and teamwork of three important groups: Troutman Sanders case teams, eDiscovery lawyers and technologists, and project attorney document review teams. By committing to the Guiding Principles of eMerge, we create an enriching work environment for all members of our team, and we position ourselves to deliver the highest and best quality service to our clients.  These Guiding Principles include:

arrow2Leveraging our diverse talents and skills in a collaborative and mutually supportive team environment to deliver exceptional service to clients.

arrow2Communicating effectively and responsively with both clients and colleagues to ensure services and deliverables are accurate and timely.


Leadership Team

 

Alison Grounds
Managing Director 

An experienced litigation partner and co-leader of Troutman Sanders’ E-Discovery and Data Management practice group, Alison combines her litigation and eDiscovery experience to work with clients to develop proactive, matter-specific, efficient, and defensible legal strategies for discovery. Alison also advocates on behalf of clients in relation to eDiscovery issues at hearings and depositions in state and federal courts around the country and consults with clients on all phases of eDiscovery.  She is a frequent speaker and author on eDiscovery issues and serves as a dedicated legal resource for Troutman Sanders lawyers and clients on the intersection of eDiscovery law and technology.

Professional Biography

Email: agrounds@tsemerge.com
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Chris Haley
Director of Litigation Technology

Chris’ decades of technology experience in the legal industry enable him to consult with case teams and clients on effective ways to leverage advanced technology to improve efficiencies in all areas of the discovery lifecycle as well as in other non-litigation matters. His resume also includes providing trial presentation services to clients on hundreds of trials. Chris oversees eMerge’s technology team, evaluates new technologies that may assist our clients, ensures our team maintains the skills necessary to address the evolving landscape of eDiscovery, and designs and implements custom-tailored technical solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

Email: chaley@tsemerge.com 
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Brad Baber
Director of Operations

Brad is a respected leader in law firm administrative management. He brings over 15 years of practical paralegal experience in litigation discovery and trial, as well as over 20 years in law firm management, to the organization’s business operations. His focus is on financial analysis and reporting, personnel structure and development (including all temporary project attorney hiring), and coordination of internal/external marketing initiatives to educate and promote services.

Email: bbaber@tsemerge.com 
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Project Management Team

The Project Management Team is responsible for coordinating the people and processes necessary for the efficient management of ESI from collection through production and trial. This includes coordinating workflow between case teams, clients, technologists, and review teams, as well as preparing and tracking budgets for managed review services. Our eDiscovery Project Managers are also eDiscovery Attorneys who are specially trained in maximizing the utility of eDiscovery review tools and applications. Their oversight brings consistency and experience to each project. eDiscovery Staff Attorneys focus on quality control and protection of client privileges in the managed review process. They provide training and supervision of Project Attorneys and field questions regarding substantive issues related to the review.

 

Jim Calvert
Senior Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2005

Email: jcalvert@tsemerge.com
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Amanda Evanson
Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: Pace University School of Law, 2010

Email: aevanson@tsemerge.com
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Stayce M. Harris
Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: Vanderbilt University Law School, 2006

Email: sharris@tsemerge.com
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Samantha Acquisto
Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: Emory University School of Law, 2009

Email: sacquisto@tsemerge.com
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Natalie Day
Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: Loyola University College of Law, 2007

Email: nday@tsemerge.com
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Nirav Shah
Discovery Attorney & Project Manager

Education: Georgetown University Law Center, 2004.

Email: nshah@tsemerge.com
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Eric Chapman
Discovery Staff Attorney

Education: Albany Law School of Union University, 2007

Email: echapman@tsemerge.com
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Adam Gajadharsingh
Senior Discovery Staff Attorney

Education: Emory Law School, 1998.

Email: agajadharsingh@tsemerge.com
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Tom Huffman
Discovery Staff Attorney

Education: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, 2000.

Email: thuffman@tsemerge.com
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Brad Williams
Discovery Staff Attorney

Education: Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2000.

Email: bwilliams@tsemerge.com
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Project Attorneys

Project Attorneys are specially trained in eMerge’s processes, review tools, and the facts and issues of each specific matter to ensure consistent results. By staffing reviews with these temporary attorneys we are able to minimize review costs. Project Attorney teams are located with our other lawyers in a dedicated eDiscovery Analysis & Training Center in Atlanta to provide the best environment for integrating them with the case team. Specifically, they conduct first-pass responsiveness reviews, initial privilege reviews, filter the universe of documents for review by upper level reviewers, and assist with deposition preparation.


Litigation Technology Team

The Litigation Technology Team provides data management, processing, and technology support to the eMerge team and our clients in all phases of litigation and government investigations – preservation, collection, review, analysis, production and presentation. We have assembled a team of technology analysts, specialists and coordinators that have years of experience across multiple applications, legal practices, and industry roles that provide our clients access to a deep resource of knowledge in handling any technology related need or situation that may arise.  As part of the eMerge Mission, this team provides the most current and effective technology solutions for the benefit of our clients, keeping abreast of industry innovations that may benefit our clients in the future. We combine our experience with constant evaluation and testing to determine which technology is right for each case.

 


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Bank of America Plaza
600 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216 U.S.A.
Main: 404-879-6540
Toll Free: 855-9eMerge
(885-936-3743)
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