eTERA Consulting’s founders, Scott Holec and Mike Garner, started the company on the principle that superior electronic discovery solutions were not determined by software or computers, but rather by smart, dedicated and experienced professionals providing high-quality solutions and superior quality control procedures. That same philosophy has also been applied to all other service areas.
Under their leadership, eTERA Consulting has assembled an exceptional management team whose members have significant experience and proven track records in their respective disciplines.
Managing Director, eTERA Consulting Europe
Gregory Bufithis assists law firms and corporate legal departments with the legal, administrative and related aspects of document review, legal staffing, electronic discovery, and litigation support from the eTERA Consulting Europe offices in Brussels, London and Paris. Greg has lived and worked for the last 10 years in Brussels and Paris and has managed multiple e-discovery projects across Europe. He has written numerous articles about European legal issues on his blog. An intellectual property lawyer with a specialty in digital media, he has undertaken such projects as the commercialization of an intellectual property portfolio, the management of an EU transfer pricing investigation, and managing responses to a DG COMP investigation involving intellectual property and competition policy. He received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law, his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College, and a Licence en langues et civilizations étrangères (premier degré) from the Universitè de Paris Sorbonne.
In his role as Managing Consultant, Mike Chagnon is responsible for advising, coordinating and managing client engagements and resources across the entire EDRM model including data collection, forensics, electronic discovery processing and litigation hosting. Mr. Chagnon also provides extensive training programs covering eTERA’s Forensics One and 1ntelligent One data management and reporting capabilities. Mr. Chagnon has an impressive track record leading cross-functional teams in throughout the entire project life cycle leading to the successful delivery of client solutions . In addition, Mr. Chagnon has successfully developed and managed a large network of strategic partnerships including forensic collection firms. Full Bio
Director of Client Delivery System
As Director of eTERA’s Client Delivery System, Jerry Drew is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all client engagements encompassing collections, processing, hosting and production. Mr. Drew overseas a highly skilled team of data analysts, ESI and software specialists, and project managers while providing ongoing training and education to clients and his team. In addition, he is responsible for ensuring that client deliverables are met on time and oversees the functions of data analytics and reporting. Mr. Drew ensures that all proper processes, procedures and protocols are followed and adheres to industry best practices. He co-chairs eTERA’s New Technology and Process Improvement Committees. With more than eight years of legal industry experience, Mr. Drew is widely known for his ability to implement new and innovative client solutions across the EDRM model. Full Bio
Director of Consulting Services
With more than 25 years of litigation support experience working for major corporations and Am Law 100 firms, Meredith Feezell serves as eTERA’s Director of Consulting Services. In her role, Ms. Feezell is responsible for managing eTERA’s diverse team of consultants with expertise across the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model. Ms. Feezell also provides project management oversight ensuring that client deliverables are met on time and within budget while coordinating the necessary resources that are required for client engagements. Ms. Feezell’s team works with clients on complex electronic data matters while providing timely analysis, reporting and metrics for decision-making purposes regarding litigation, government investigations and regulatory proceedings. Full Bio
Joshua C. Garbarino, Esq.
Director of Managed Review
Josh Garbarino manages reviews in the Washington, D.C. office. He has experience in various aspects of e-discovery, including review, case management, strategic planning, and government investigations. Josh received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, his MA from the University of Illinois, and his BA from Hobart College. He is a member of the National Italian American Bar Association. Josh’s interests include anthropology, Siberian husky rescue, and the outdoors.
Principal, Senior Executive Vice President
As Senior Executive Vice President and Principal, Mike Garner has been instrumental in helping eTERA Consulting gain national recognition as an eDiscovery and litigation consulting firm. Since joining eTERA Consulting as a Principal in 2004, Mr. Garner has significantly contributed to the growth and expansion of the company by advocating for the addition of capabilities across the entire EDRM paradigm to better serve Fortune 500 corporations and the Am Law 100. As a member of the leadership team, Mr. Garner provides critical strategic insights into the needs and requirements of clients in overcoming data management, information readiness and budget challenges. Full Bio
Emily Goodwin Kime
As Senior Consultant with over 10 years of litigation support experience, Emily Goodwin Kime is responsible for the day-to-day management of litigation projects ensuring that client requirements are defined and fully met for all phases of eDiscovery engagements including collections, processing, review, hosting and production. Ms. Kime oversees the proper communication flow and coordination of project resources, client training, work schedules, deadlines and quality control processes. She also consults with clients on complex data searches, metrics and analytical reporting. Full Bio
Vice President, Business Intelligence
As Vice President of Business Intelligence, Todd Haley is responsible for managing eTERA Consulting’s Client Delivery System (CDS) team and all processes, procedures and reports necessary to ensure the handling of all client eDiscovery and data management projects. Mr. Haley brings his experience as Chief Technology Officer, directing both IT and litigation support in a nationally recognized consulting firm to the forefront. At eTERA, he regularly consults clients on how to plan a defensible electronic discovery and data retention strategies. Mr. Haley has over 16 years of information technology and litigation support experience. He brings a different perspective to the litigation support arena, applying the managed services, information governance and workflow protocols of the information technology arena to litigation support. He specializes in complex electronic discovery, information governance and data technology, including matters throughout the EDRM model. He is an Adjunct Professor on legal technology at Georgetown University and a frequent author and speaker on electronic discovery, litigation support and information technology. He was recently recognized by SmartCEO as a top CIO/CTO in the greater Washington area. As a 2013 SmartCEO Executive Management Award winner, Mr. Haley was recognized for his creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. Full Bio
Scott Holec is the Founder and President of eTERA Consulting, a nationally recognized eDiscovery provider and litigation consulting firm specializing in global data management. Since launching eTERA Consulting in 2004, Mr. Holec has led the growth of the company in key lines of business including consulting, collections, processing and hosting. In addition, Mr. Holec has provided the strategy roadmap necessary to grow a stable base of corporate and law firm clients and expand geographically in the U.S. and abroad. Under his leadership, eTERA Consulting has received national recognition by the National Law Journal, named to the Inc. 500 list, recognized by Helios HR for employee development, and nominated for the National Capitol Business Ethics Awards. Full Bio
Vice President, Corporate Development
In his role as Vice President of Corporate Development, Joe Kanka oversees several areas of the company including recruiting, staffing, new hire onboarding, and training and education encompassing webinars and CLE programs. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Kanka’s areas of expertise include contract staffing, legal project management, managed review, paralegal management, regulatory support, and building and managing litigation support centers and corporate legal department support operations. Mr. Kanka was instrumental in the development and launch of Early Information Assessment® (EIA), a unique methodology to help clients better manage data and prepare for litigation, investigations and regulatory oversight. Full Bio
All1ance One Manager
As eTERA’s All1ance One Manager, Mary McGinness is responsible for leading the partnership program in the U.S and overseas. She focuses on the identification, development, management, and executive relationships of eTERA’s network of partners and clients. Her responsibilities enable all parties to expand their client service offerings to corporate legal departments and law firms, collaborate effectively on opportunities, and create synergy that allows for future revenue growth. With a drive for success and a passion for building strong client relationships, Ms. McGinness is responsible for building a strong partner ecosystem that spans across a wide range of segments within the legal industry. Full Bio
Vazantha Meyers, Esq.
Director of Managed Review
Vazantha Meyers has extensive experience in all matters of discovery. She worked as a litigation associate at Mayer Brown LLP. While at Mayer Brown, Vazantha worked in the Electronic Discovery and Records Management Group, providing counsel to corporate clients on discovery and records management issues. Vazantha contributed to the Practicing Law Institute treatise Electronic Discovery Deskbook: Law and Practice (2009) and has written many articles and presentations on various topics related to electronic discovery. Vazantha attended Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated as a Monsanto Honors Scholar. While at Valparaiso, Vazantha was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Society and served as President of the Black Law School Associates.
Noah Miller, Esq.
Noah Miller is an attorney who is a Staffing Specialist with Discovery Services LLC. With experience in both large and small firms as well as in document review leadership, Noah offers a unique perspective on document review and electronic discovery in general. Noah holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Global Managing Consultant, Discovery/EDRM
As Global Managing Consultant, Discovery/EDRM, Sam Morgan is responsible for advising corporate and law firm clients on managing complex litigation and investigations encompassing all aspects of electronic discovery including collections, processing and hosting solutions. Mr. Morgan also provides client training programs covering eDiscovery management best practices. Given his extensive background in litigation support, electronic discovery and trial support, Mr. Morgan has become a trusted advisor to several clients in key industries including insurance, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing. Full Bio
Vice President and General Counsel
Ashish Prasad is widely regarded as among the leading experts on discovery in the United States. He has served, among other things, as Litigation Partner, Founder, and Chair of the Mayer Brown LLP Electronic Discovery and Records Management Group, Executive Editor of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production (2004), Co-Editor in Chief of the Practising Law Institute treatise Electronic Discovery Deskbook: Law and Practice (2009), Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School, Chair of the Defense Research Institute Electronic Discovery Committee, and Chair of the Advisory Council of the National South Asian Bar Association. Ashish has authored over two dozen articles and given over a hundred continuing legal education seminars on topics of electronic discovery before judges, practicing lawyers, and industry groups in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Ashish is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and the University of Michigan, where he graduated with High Honors and High Distinction.