Judson Holt, eDiscovery Pioneer and Innovator, Joins Rapidly-Growing BlackStone Discovery

Trusted industry vet brings entrepreneurial wisdom to leading legal technology and e-data solutions leader.

June 5, 2018

Silicon Valley, CA – BlackStone Discovery, the premier legal technology and consulting provider, today announced that eDiscovery entrepreneur and veteran Judson Holt has been appointed Vice President of Sales. The move is part of BlackStone’s continued growth and increasing global presence. Judson has built multiple companies from the ground up and now plans to support BlackStone’s growing client base of Fortune 500 and AM Law 100 clients.

Judson has over 20 years of experience growing legal enterprises. His breadth of experience includes forensic investigations, big data analytics, predictive coding, expert witness testimony, and all aspects of eDiscovery consulting. He also has experience providing customized information governance solutions.

“Jud is an icon in our industry and BlackStone is very lucky to have him on our team,” BlackStone CEO John Kelly said. “He has successfully built two eDiscovery companies and brings a lot to the table.”

The knowledge and diverse skill set Judson holds in the industry have built his reputation for delivering innovative eDiscovery solutions that reduce risk and cost. Judson’s long-term client relationships stem from this dedication to educating clients and collaboratively finding customized solutions.

Prior to joining BlackStone, Judson was Founder and President of F1 Discovery, which he grew and merged with an industry leader. Before that, he helped grow Daegis, a legal software and solutions company, from the ground up as COO and Senior Vice President. Judson’s accomplishments were far reaching and impactful as Daegis experienced explosive growth and was ultimately acquired.

“Judson is a dynamic and trusted client partner, but he is also a practiced eDiscovery professional who can understand an organization’s needs and develop a relationship that empowers them to succeed,” BlackStone President Derek Duarte said.

Throughout his professional career, Judson has developed and led numerous departmental directors and managed teams responsible for Business Development, Operations, Technical Support, Project Management, Information Technology (including Data Security), Data Collections, eDiscovery Analytics Consulting (eDAC), Managed Document Review (MDR), Software Development/QA and Product Management. As an industry leader, Judson has developed numerous innovative service offerings, including a remote data collection practice and technology, an eDAC team which utilized a ground-breaking iterative legal search process, and an Office 365 integration and migration consulting practice.

For BlackStone, Judson looks to be a catalyst of operational excellence and growth. He will head sales for Northern California and lead teams dedicated to delivering the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions in the industry.

BlackStone Discovery is the premier legal technology and consulting provider, working with leading Fortune 500 companies and AM Law 100 firms. Since 2003, BlackStone Discovery has customized solutions for the most complex eDiscovery needs and high profile Forensic Investigations leveraging industry-leading technology and employing proprietary applications with a team of highly trained professionals. BlackStone Discovery is devoted to delivering the most cost-effective and defensible solutions available. Blackstone’s service offerings span the entire EDRM including Forensic Imaging & Internal Investigations, Relativity Hosting Solutions, Attorney Document Review, Early Data Analysis (EDA), Technology Assisted Review, Enterprise Discovery Protocols (EDP), and Case Management Consultation.

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