Andrew Kowalewski to Lead East Coast Operations Center for BlackStone Discovery
SILICON VALLEY, CA – NOVEMBER 18, 2019
New Managing Director will helm Managed Review and Operations facility in the Washington, D.C. area
BlackStone Discovery, the premier legal technology and consulting provider, is expanding its presence on the East Coast with the opening of its newest office: A 100+ seat Managed Review center and operational hub in the Washington D.C. Beltway. Responding to increased demand and satisfaction from its East Coast clientele, BlackStone is taking its evolved managed review ethos, largely developed and fostered in its Salt Lake City and Silicon Valley offices, to the nation’s capital. Piloting this expansion will be industry vet and new Managing Director of East Coast Operations, Andrew Kowalewski.
Kowalewski comes to BlackStone with over 13 years of experience in eDiscovery, and almost 18 years of experience in the legal field. A seasoned attorney with a J.D. from Temple University School of Law, Kowalewski applied his litigation expertise as a criminal prosecutor to the eDiscovery industry, focusing on the training and management of document review attorneys. His experiences soon expanded to that of Managing Attorney and Associate Director, where Andrew oversaw a wide variety of eDiscovery and document review efforts.
Most recently, Kowalewski oversaw the day-to-day global operation of the Staff Attorney Program at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington D.C. Andrew is well-regarded as an adept problem solver able to manage all facets of successful large-scale electronic discovery. In particular, Andrew is highly skilled in the integration of document collection, processing, review, and production with new technologies and AI to achieve cost-savings and a superior work product.
“Andrew is a known quantity on the East Coast, and someone we are proud to have represent the BlackStone name,” said CEO John Kelly, “He knows the industry, the technology, the law, and most importantly – he has a vision for revolutionizing managed review. Having him on board gives us confidence that our clients will continue to receive an exceptional experience.”
Kowalewski’s skillset and knowledge will serve to complement and enhance BlackStone’s already well-known and highly regarded managed review offering. Rooted in the idea of providing the best environment for the best people, BlackStone is able to combine talent and technology to ensure that clients always receive results of the highest quality. About BlackStone Discovery BlackStone Discovery is a premier legal technology and consulting provider, working with leading Fortune 500 companies and AM Law 100 firms. Born in Silicon Valley and expanding globally from its Palo Alto Headquarters, BlackStone has spearheaded the search for digital truth and its translation into legal rights in litigation, investigations, and data governance. Using best-in-class tool integration, automation, artificial intelligence, and a diverse team of legal and technology experts, BlackStone achieves optimal and efficient results on behalf of its clients.