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Vice President of Service Delivery

As Vice President of Service Delivery, Beau manages Lighthouse’s Global Service Delivery team, which includes the eDiscovery Technical Services, Client Services Project Management, Review Analytics and Consulting Services, Continuous Improvement, Platform and Product Support and Quality and Operational Excellence departments. Beau works with senior department heads across Lighthouse’s global operations centers to optimize how these departments come together around shared goals. He brings decades of extensive ediscovery project management experience to his role, and is building next generation practices and solutions, while ensuring consistent exceptional quality across all teams.

Before joining Lighthouse, Beau was an attorney for K&L Gates. There he managed litigation discovery, directed and managed both large and small project teams, developed project parameters, and analyzed clients' methodologies related to records management and ediscovery. He negotiated, created and executed discovery response plans covering retention, collection, review, and production of electronic data in complex commercial litigation matters and governmental and regulatory investigations. While at K&L, Beau also directed and coordinated data review and production efforts of project teams comprised of more than 100 attorneys and technical staff located across multiple offices; developed and implemented training programs for attorneys, paralegals, and technical support staff; and trained review attorneys in standard document review operating procedures, matter specific background information, and usage of proprietary software.

Prior to K&L Gates, Beau served in the United States Navy aboard the USS GRASP, managing the ship’s electrical shop and electricians.

Beau graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University and received his J.D. from the University of Washington. As an attorney with 19 years of ediscovery project management experience, Beau has a deep knowledge of all aspects of complex litigation and is a frequent guest speaker at industry events.

EDI Conference  – TAR Panel

Published Fri, December 11, 2015 by Beau Holt, Esq.

As many of you know, I was a panelist at the 2015 EDI Conference in New Orleans on a session entitled, “Is My Review Your Business? TAR, Ethics and Controlling the Discovery Process.”  My fellow panel members included, Rachel Marmor from Barclays, Brian Chebli from JP Morgan, Jennifer Lee from AECOM, and Therese Craparo from Reed Smith. The focus of our panel was not whether technology assisted review (TAR) is a good solution (it is), but rather what are the various ethical considerations for in-house and outside counsel. The session was...

Understanding and Selecting eDiscovery Platforms  – The Importance of a Strong Engineering Team

Published Thu, October 29, 2015 by Beau Holt, Esq.

In part one of this blog series, I covered practical options for how to get information on ediscovery platforms. In part two, I will explain the importance of engineering capabilities associated with the platforms.

Understanding and Selecting eDiscovery Platforms  – How to Assemble Useful Information

Published Wed, October 28, 2015 by Beau Holt, Esq.

Software in the ediscovery industry has often been referred to as immature, developing, and/or niche.  By necessity, it covers a broad range of functions requiring different technologies and targeting different aspects of the industry including litigation hold, data collection, data processing, document review, document/image conversion or production, and legal invoicing. Further complicating the scene is the need for Fort Knox-like data security, because of the extreme sensitivity around data being handled (think C-level officers, business...

EDI Conference Highlights the Need for Improved Reporting

Published Mon, October 26, 2015 by Beau Holt, Esq.

The 2015 EDI conference brought together judges, corporate counsel, regulators, and service providers for nearly a week of meetings, panels, and sharing knowledge and experiences. It was my first time at EDI and I came away very impressed on several fronts. Most impressively, the discussions mixed high-level strategic topics as well as practical discussions of day-to-day issues, challenges, and ideas on solutions.

TAR:  Beyond Relevancy

Published Fri, September 11, 2015 by Beau Holt, Esq.

For years now, technology assisted review (TAR) has been used in ediscovery to remove non-relevant content (or identify the relevant content) for outgoing data. Previously, I have written about utilizing the technology and processes associated with TAR for incoming productions, as the same “defensibility” considerations are not in play.  However, those use cases only scratch the surface for TAR’s ediscovery utility. Today I want to discuss another use case, issue code review, a process utilized in most ediscovery settings for outgoing...

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