Advisory Services

Proactive Strategy Development

Putting you in Control of your ESI

Working with law firms and corporations nationwide to help minimize the risk
associated with ESI that is subject to litigation and regulatory investigations

Organizations, large and small, struggle with managing Electronically Stored Information (ESI).  As data volumes continue to grow, having a strategy to manage the risk associated with ESI is important.   At iControl ESI, our advisors want to put you in control of your data, and we use our decades of experience in providing guidance to law firms and corporations around the world to do exactly that.

The ICAS holistic approach to ESI management is proven to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal policies, workflows, processes, and procedures.  Our expert advisors provide guidance in the implementation of best practices and ensure that your organizational processes are defensible, standardized, and repeatable.

iControlESI Advisory Services

Information Governance & Litigation Readiness

  • Proactive eDiscovery Gap Assessment and Reactive ESI Management
    • As-Is Assessment & Optimization Plan development
    • Data Mapping
  • Motions Practice
    • Rule 26 Conference Preparation
    • Expert support
    • Discovery Coordination
  • eDiscovery Standard Specification Consulting
  • Discovery Strategic Consulting and Assessment
  • Reactive Back-up Tape Restoration, Structured Data and Analysis Plans
  • Litigation Hold and associated Data Retention Policy and Planning

eDiscovery Specific Advisory

  • Data Analytics, Predictive Coding and TAR workflows
  • Early Case Assessment and Data Reduction
  • Consulting and Pre-Project Development Services
  • Custom processing or production and associated workflow development
  • Collection and Acquisition consultation services using forensically sound processes
  • Design appropriate procedures for accurately processing, searching and culling data in preparation for review or production
  • Construct methodologies for systematically extracting data from difficult repositories such as structured data.



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Advisory Services Leadership

Mark Walker
Vice President, Advisory Services

MarkWalkerMark Walker is a seasoned eDiscovery and trial services professional with a proven track record of success managing people, projects, and processes across the EDRM.  Mark has been on the forefront of some of the largest and most complex technology projects anywhere. In addition to authoring books on discovery and litigation support, Mark has put his expertise to use in litigation involving many of the world’s largest corporations, including Halliburton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), CVS, Hospital Corporation of America, Intel, Dow Chemical, Miller Beer, SAP, AMD, Raytheon, Georgia Pacific, Exxon, Phillip Morris, Bristol Myers, and Xerox, just to name a few.

Mark is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on electronically stored information, and is an industry expert on processes and technology to cull data sets.

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Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh
Senior Advisor

Susan Ippoliti Kavanagh is an international eDiscovery subject matter expert, and an evangelist for paralegal advancement. With 20 years of experience in the legal services and legal technology industry, her experience extends to overseeing all aspects of litigation, providing legal technology services, and consulting with a variety of clients on best practices related to eDiscovery and litigation management. She has managed the eDiscovery Lifecycle on the national and international level, co-chaired the EDRM Code of Conduct working group and has been a national speaker on e-discovery and other Continuing Legal Education topics for many years. She is also responsible for launching one of the first law firm eDiscovery departments in Upstate New York. Susan is a respected and sought after author, educator, blogger, lecturer, advisor, and expert in eDiscovery and is often interviewed for her views on the industry. She has a B.S. in Political Science from St. John Fisher College, and has the distinction of being certified as a Registered Paralegal, a Certified eDiscovery Professional, and a Certified Litigation Support Professional.

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