Bethesda, Maryland (PressExposure) April 12, 2008 -- New Business Development Professional to Lead Legal Advantage's Expansion of Document Review Service Offerings.
Legal Advantage, LLC announces the addition of Louis ("Lou") A. Charest to its management team to focus on further developing document review services. In this senior business development role, Mr. Charest adds to Legal Advantage's mission of providing timely and affordable document review services to law firms and corporations throughout the domestic and international markets.
Lou Charest is a nationally recognized sales executive with over 25 years of professional leadership experience in the legal support industry. Prior to joining Legal Advantage, he co-founded Recordtrak, a record retrieval company that pioneered a cost containment strategy for mass tort litigation and insurance record procurement, which generated in excess of $250 million in revenue. As Executive Vice President of Recordtrak, Lou executed sales agreements with Fortune 500 companies as well as the nation's top Am Law 100 firms. He oversaw Recordtrak's nationwide expansion into Texas and California that produced $10 million in sales revenue per annum. Most recently he served as a Senior Consultant for Medical Copy Service and Medical Research Consultants. His three decades of senior management experience, proven sales methodologies, and entrepreneurial vision have resulted in transformative growth for the legal support industry.
"I have had the great privilege of working with some of the leading law firms and corporations on large-scale litigation support projects including document review, document coding and other discovery services. My role with Legal Advantage is truly a great fit given the company's commitment to providing the highest level of quality and value for document review services," said Lou Charest.
"We were looking for a business development executive with world-class skills who can lead our accelerated growth in document review. Lou's track record of success with almost every AmLaw100 firm for litigation support business gives us the senior leadership experience that we were seeking. We are pleased to welcome Lou to our growing team," said Mirza Baig, CEO of Legal Advantage.
"We are uniquely situated to provide the highest level of quality legal support and with Lou's addition we will be able to further emphasize that message with the rest of the industry. From the very beginning, we have focused on foundational level training of at least 500 plus hours for our legal associates, state-of-the-art facilities, secure and trusted delivery mechanisms, and a holistic approach to engagement management with local delivery capability. This has enabled us to distinguish ourselves on quality, efficiency, and service" said Ashar Akhtar, Managing Attorney of Operations.
Managed by experienced US-licensed attorneys, Legal Advantage maintains a staff of over 35 permanent full-time professional legal associates with extensive experience in document review. Every legal associate undergoes an intensive training program on American jurisprudence and is continuously evaluated for advanced comprehension, accuracy, and productivity. With expertise in subject matter coding, substantive privilege coding, deposition summarization, and dedicated first- and second-level quality control teams, Legal Advantage provides comprehensive document review capabilities with unparalleled turnaround times. Currently Legal Advantage has about 150 full time employees with about 80 staff members devoted to intellectual property prior art search, patent design, and patent illustration services. Legal Advantage plans to add an additional 100 full time legal associates by the end of the year.