E-Discovery Partnership Announced: Tom O'Connor and Avansic Now Serving New Orleans
05-26-2010, Avansic - Corporate
New Orleans, May 19th, 2010 - Avansic and Mr. Tom O’Connor announced today that they are partnering to better serve the electronic discovery and digital forensics needs of lawyers and businesses in the greater New Orleans area.

This partnership brings together two nationally recognized experts in the field – Mr. Tom O’Connor and Dr. Gavin W. Manes (President and CEO of Avansic) – to serve the e-discovery and digital forensics needs of New Orleans. The electronic discovery and digital forensics industries have enjoyed explosive growth over the past decade, responding to the legal profession’s necessity to preserve, investigate, and produce electronic documents during lawsuits. As digital devices have become ubiquitous, almost all litigation involves some type of e-discovery.

Of this partnership, Dr. Manes, says “It is the best of all possible worlds, since Mr. O’Connor has such deep experience in this field. We look forward to using our collective expertise to provide superior service to attorneys and corporations in New Orleans.”

Tom O'Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. He has participated in numerous complex litigation matters, including asbestos litigation, the Keating case, California class actions against crematoriums, national breast implant litigation, tobacco litigation on behalf of the Attorney General of Texas and various phases of both the Enron and Madoff cases. As a result of this work, he is very familiar with the practical applications of document handling for large cases as well as e-discovery principles and is often retained as an expert in these areas.

Dr. Gavin W. Manes founded Avansic in 2004 after graduating with his Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa. Since then, Manes has served as an expert witness for many legal proceedings through courtroom testimony, depositions and consulting with attorneys on data preservation issues. He has published dozens of articles and given hundreds of presentations at conferences, symposia, and attorneys across the country.

Avansic and Mr. O’Connor offer data preservation, electronic discovery, digital forensics, online review, and expert services to customers across the region. For more information, please contact 888-808-0337.