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First Advantage Litigation Consulting Expands German Operations

Firm enhances eDiscovery and document review support and opens data center

First Advantage Litigation Consulting
First Advantage Litigation Consulting
Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, D.C. and LONDON – First Advantage Litigation Consulting, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and global leader in eDiscovery software and services, today announced the opening of its new office and data center located at Bockenheimer Landstrasse 17/19, 60325 Frankfurt. First Advantage Litigation Consulting, which has been operating in Munich since 2007, has staffed the Frankfurt office to meet growing customer demand and satisfy German data protection requirements.

“Positioning our eDiscovery experts and data center within easy reach of Germany’s financial district allows us to provide our global clients with a local presence and comprehensive service offering,” says Andy Macdonald, CEO of First Advantage Litigation Consulting.  

Clients will benefit from the following services at the new Frankfurt facility:

•   German project managers with in-depth knowledge of complex data protection requirements outlined by the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG)
•   Highly skilled, native-speaking reviewers with legal and technical expertise
•   Secure, local data center capacity for processing and hosting
•   Access to Global RPM 5.0, First Advantage Litigation Consulting’s  proprietary, web-based review platform, which now integrates audio and technology-assisted review functionality

Operations in both Frankfurt and Munich will be run by Adam Pollitt, Senior Vice President at First Advantage Litigation Consulting, whose broad expertise includes electronic evidence recovery, database design, and the application of technology to complex civil litigation, antitrust, and arbitration matters. Adam Pollitt has worked on projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Qualified German solicitor (Rechtsanwalt) and First Advantage Regional Director Michael Becker will lead the firm’s business development efforts. Michael Becker, who has worked at several global law firms, specializes in anti-corruption and regulatory matters and is an expert on European data protection.

For further information about support in Germany, please visit http://fadvlit.com or for local enquiries please email michael.becker@fadv.com.

Notes to editor

The main legal source of data protection in Germany is the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz or BDSG), which implements Directive 95/46/EC on data protection. Additionally, each German state has a data protection law of its own. The collection, processing and use of personal or corporate data are carefully regulated within Germany and these restrictions impact the way in which all internal or regulatory investigations should be conducted.

About First Advantage Litigation Consulting
First Advantage Litigation Consulting is an international eDiscovery and managed review provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, second requests, and internal and external investigations. The company supports law firms and corporations with cost-effective, end-to-end litigation services that include data collection, computer forensics, expert testimony, multi-lingual and on-site data processing, hosting and document review. Safe Harbor certified, the company can deploy its services rapidly and efficiently to clients anywhere in the world from offices and data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.fadvlit.com.

About Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients, to drive growth through innovation, to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best in class business performance. STG’s current portfolio consists of 14 global companies. For more information, please visit http://www.symphonytg.com.

U.S. Media Contact:
Christine Boomer
First Advantage Litigation Consulting
Telephone (202) 822-6222

European Media Contact:
Lena Ahad
Technology PR
Telephone (UK) +44 07908 725212

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