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BlackStone Discovery Names Derek M. Duarte, Esq. Newest Senior E-Discovery Consultant

Technically Savvy and Experienced Attorney Joins BlackStone Discovery

Silicon Valley, California – January 29, 2014 – BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, announces the appointment of Derek M. Duarte, Esq. as a Senior E-Discovery Consultant. With the acquisition of Mr. Duarte, the BlackStone Discovery team continues to expand its professional services group. Mr. Duarte will assume a management role focused on delivering Early Data Assessment (EDA) and Technology Aided Review (TAR) solutions to BlackStone Discovery’s enterprise clients.

“Derek is an incredible find for BlackStone and will be a valuable asset for our company and for our key clients. Derek brings a unique blend of technology expertise together with a sharp legal mind. On top of all of that Derek has specialized in E-discovery and document review, and he is a Golden Bear,” elaborated John P. Kelly President and CEO of BlackStone Discovery.

As a Senior E-Discovery Consultant, Mr. Duarte will be responsible for delivering the Enterprise Discovery Protocols (EDPs) as well as assisting BlackStone’s Managed Services clients with their end-to- end professional service needs. Mr. Duarte will also be in charge of BlackStone’s document review group, assuring every client gets the most cost-effective defensible document production results available.

Prior to BlackStone Discovery, Mr. Duarte was an E-Discovery Project Attorney at Epstein Becker & Moring LLP where he managed E-discovery projects and supervised contract attorneys on complex healthcare litigation matters for national Managed Care Organizations. Mr. Duarte has experience providing E-discovery expertise to global corporations, government agencies, technology start-ups, and law firms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Duarte is an accomplished negotiator, winning Negotiations Championships at UC Hastings and the Robert Merhige National Negotiation Competition.

BlackStone Discovery, Silicon Valley’s E-Discovery Thought Leader, Delivers The First Comprehensive Litigation Support Services Survey

A leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, successfully launched and completed the first Litigation Support Services Survey in Silicon Valley. Read More...

Bryce M. Welke Named Forensic Services Manager

Silicon Valley, California – July 17, 2013 – BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, announces the appointment of Bryce M. Welke to Forensic Services Manager. The addition of Mr. Welke to BlackStone Discovery’s “Digital Evidence Management – Practice Group” significantly enhances the team’s expertise in data acquisition and data analysis.   Read More...

Blackstone Discovery Celebrates 10 Years

For 10 Years, from 2003 until 2013 BlackStone Discovery has delivered eDiscovery and document management solutions to its valued clients. We sincerely appreciate and value our employees, clients and community – thank you for your support.

We’ve had your back for 10 years… and counting.

Please join us in celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary
Thursday, May 30, 5PM-8PM

The Patio Restaurant
412 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Food, drinks and fun times provided!

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BlackStone Discovery and Confluence Law Partners Deliver Electronic Discovery Collection and Preservation Services at No Charge

Leading Silicon Valley eDiscovery Provider and Veteran Intellectual Property Firm Combine to Address the Challenges of Digital Data Collection and Preservation by Providing No Fee eDiscovery Capture and Assessment Offerings. Read More...

eDiscovery 3.0 Seminar: What You Really Need to Know About eDiscovery

BlackStone Discovery and UBIC North America proudly present a technology seminar delivering an in-depth look at the world of eDiscovery and international litigation. Watch Full Seminar »

Thank you for Making eDiscovery 3.0 a Success!

“I’m overwhelmed at the participation and interactive nature of eDiscovery 3.0. The event truly embraced the spirit of social and technological innovation only found in the Silicon Valley.” -Lauren Mendoza, BlackStone Discovery Read More...

BlackStone Discovery and UBIC North America, Inc. Partner on
eDiscovery 3.0

BlackStone Discovery and UBIC North America proudly present a technology seminar delivering an in-depth look at the world of eDiscovery and international litigation. Register Today! Read More...

BlackStone Discovery Proudly Announces Strategic Partnership with BIA’s – TotalDiscovery.com

BlackStone Discovery Partners with TotalDiscovery.com to provide its clients with defensible, affordable and remotely managed collections.

Silicon Valley, CA - Blackstone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, has formed a strategic partnership with TotalDiscovery.com developed by Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in secure cloud legal hold and e-Discovery collections for corporations and law firms. The partnership allows BlackStone Discovery to provide its clients with TotalDiscovery.com – the industry’s only remote based collection tool that allows full control over critical e-Discovery processes while gaining predictability in costs.

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Community Legal Services in East Palo (CLSEPA) Celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary at its Annual Celebration Gala on June 1st.

In commemoration of a “Decade of Dedication” CLSEPA will be honoring the accomplishments and contributions of their valued local law firms and community volunteers. Read More...