Mr. Neal Lawson, the President and co-founder of Washington, DC-based iDiscovery Solutions, Inc (iDS), is an expert in eDiscovery strategic consulting services focusing on corporate investigations, structured data, technology assisted review, social networking, and cloud computing. With over 19 years of experience in both the technology and litigation industries, he specializes in the assessment, implementation, and procedural analysis of complex systems as well as application development, data analysis, ESI preservation, computer imagery, and eDiscovery within complex commercial litigations. As both a strategic advisor and project manager, Mr. Lawson has led global technical assessments and investigations involving highly complex data sets and enterprise data systems. He has advised domestic and international law firms and corporations on document capture, retrieval, processing, and retention methodologies and policies in the context of litigation readiness, information governance and discovery strategy.
Mr. Lawson is an active participant in the Sedona Conference WG1: Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production and serves as a committee member of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI).
Prior to founding iDS, Mr. Lawson was the co-founder and national practice leader of the Electronic Discovery Practice at LECG, as well as managing director and regional practice leader for the Electronic Evidence & Consulting practice at FTI Consulting. Mr. Lawson began his career as an application programmer developing enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) software at PeopleSoft, travel and expense (“T&E”) software for the Department of Defense, and litigation imaging and retrieval systems with DocuLex.
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