Monday, July 30, 2007

Kroll Ontrack appoints vice president of Ontrack consulting

Electronic discovery expert sets solid foundation for ESI consulting practice

Minneapolis – July 31, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack®, the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper-based document discovery and computer forensics services, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey J. Joyce as the new vice president of Ontrack® Consulting. Dedicated to Ontrack Consulting’s objective to help attorneys and corporations establish best practices for electronically stored information (ESI) for all stages of the information lifecycle and for the electronic discovery process, Joyce will lead the consulting practice.

In his role as vice president of Ontrack Consulting, Joyce will oversee and direct a team of IT and project specialists advising clients regarding data accessibility; discovery, data collection, and case management strategies; litigation readiness; litigation cost mitigation; and systematic process creation.

Joyce joins Kroll Ontrack from Jones Day, where he served as a partner in the Trial Practices section, member of the firm’s E-Discovery Committee, and speaker and author on the topic electronic discovery. In his seventeen-year tenure at Jones Day, Joyce litigated a wide variety of complex matters, including class actions, product liability, toxic and mass tort, securities, employment, fraud, contract, franchising, and trademark cases.

“Jeff’s breadth of experience and leadership skills will help to develop and grow our consulting practice,” said Kristin Nimsger, president of Kroll Ontrack. “His deep understanding of electronic discovery in conjunction with his multifaceted law expertise will serve as a solid base for clients as they prepare and react to the technical intricacies and legal standards associated with electronic discovery.”

"With the inception of the revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, companies are looking for assistance on how to best advocate on behalf of their clients within the context of these new rules ,” added Nimsger. “With Jeff’s specialized skill combination, clients can be confident of their ability to effectively and efficiently prepare for and mitigate the electronic discovery process.”

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack ( provides technology-driven services and software to help recover, search, analyze and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. Commonly bridging the gap between technical and business professionals, Kroll Ontrack services a variety of customers in the legal, government, corporate and financial markets around the world. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, electronic discovery and computer forensics services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.