A provider of legal discovery services headquartered in Kansas City has opened an office in downtown's Fifth Third Center. The outpost is the 12th for the seven-year-old company and is being overseen by Zeke Alicea, who is based in South Florida.
"We have experienced tremendous growth in this market and are excited to offer increased local service to firms with growing amounts of complex litigation," said the president of Iris, Major Baisden. "Real, comprehensive consultative services and support are requirements of electronic discovery. This office makes it easier for our clients to centralize all aspects of discovery so they can focus on delivering higher value to their clients."
Nashville-based legal technology firm LogicForce Consulting LLC has announced a move to a larger space within its One Nashville Place home and the hirings and promotions of multiple employees.
As part of the changes, Keith Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of business development from business development manager.
“Over the last few years, and especially in the last 12 months, we have experienced a tremendous amount of growth,” Whitaker (pictured) said. “To accommodate this expansion, we have doubled our office space in Nashville, added new staff in all departments and extended our presence into new markets in the Midwest region. Our singular focus on technology for the legal space is finding a welcome reception from legal professionals facing a rapidly changing technology landscape.”
As part of the move and due to continued expansion, Logic Force’s Digital Forensics and E-Discovery/Litigation Support business lines will begin operating as two separate departments.
Jim Kempvanee, who served as Digital Forensics lab manager, will now serve as director of Digital Forensics. Relatedly, Jordan McQuown will serve as director of technology and litigation support.
Paul Telesco, who joined LogicForce last year in the Network Services Division, has been promoted to technical services manager.
Blake Tidwell has joined the company as controller, a new position. Tidwell comes to LogicForce with a background in corporate strategic financial management and control.
Rich Smith has joined as Midwest Region account executive and will be based in Louisville. He is spearheading the company's growth in markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
Lastly, LogicForce has hired Ryan Raplee to serve as digital marketing specialist. He will work remotely from his home in Pennsylvania.
The leaders of local legal software developer Cicayda are raising more capital for the two-year-old company, which put a bow on its second raise this summer. As then, CEO Roe Frazer and his downtown-based crew have their eyes on $1 million.
A number of local legal pros have banded together to create The Prometheus Project, an organization that will stage regular roundtable discussions on the latest topics in e-discovery and other subjects at the intersection of law and technology. The group had its first meeting late last month and is scheduling another for early December with a HealthSpring exec as the headliner. Check out more info here and here.
Marc Jenkins, a partner with Hubbard & Jenkins Electronic Discovery Solutions and Hubbard Berry & Harris, has been appointed to the Organization of Legal Professionals Advisory Council, a professional organization that sets guidelines and standards for the legal field, with an emphasis on e-discovery. Jenkins is an expert in electronic discovery and information risk management who has been a regular speaker on those issues around the region.