Veteran eDiscovery Attorney Drake Lightle Joins Advanced Discovery as Chicago Review Manager

CHICAGO, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Advanced Discovery's rapidly growing managed document review service adds new eDiscovery veteran to provide review management and consultation in Chicago  

Advanced Discovery announced today the hiring of expert eDiscovery practitioner Drake Lightle as Chicago Review Manager. Drake is a veteran attorney with more than a decade and a half of experience, who has spent the past 9 years specializing in large-scale eDiscovery projects.  

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Drake has designed workflows for, and managed the execution of, complex litigation document reviews involving hundreds of review attorneys working across multiple locations, both domestically and internationally. He has also opened and managed review sites, including: recruiting all personnel; overseeing all review teams and projects; and, managing all processes, including quality control and privilege log development.

In his new role as Chicago Review Manager for Advanced Discovery, Drake's responsibilities will include:

- Managing large-scale, complex document review projects from start to finish
- Ensuring document review projects are completed on time and within budget
- Ensuring the quality and accuracy of document review work performed
- Handling project logistics, including technology and facility needs
- Recruiting, evaluating, and training qualified review attorneys
- Liaising with law firm and corporate clients, vendors, et al.

Before transitioning fully into eDiscovery, Drake practiced for 8 years with a high-end, complex domestic relations litigation practice, and he has extensive litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience.  His practice work in the Oregon State Circuit and Appellate Courts included motion practice, discovery, hearings, settlement negotiations, trials, and appeals.

Drake expressed excitement about joining the Advanced Discovery team:

"I am excited to be joining the Advanced Discovery team, as their operations and footprint expands, to learn from them and share with them my experience and skills I've developed over the past several years.  And I look forward to continuing to work with some amazing corporate and law firm clients, helping them realize top quality results and significant cost savings as they deal with the challenges of 'big data' litigation."

For the most cost-effective answer to your review staffing challenges, turn to Advanced Discovery's Managed Document Review services.  Contact us today at

About Advanced Discovery 

Advanced Discovery is an award-winning, end-to-end eDiscovery services and software provider, supporting law firms and corporations since 2002. Advanced Discovery offers project planning and budgeting, data preservation and forensic collection, early case assessment, hosted review, managed document review and more from its numerous state-of-the-art facilities across the country. The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides industry-proven technology across all aspects of the eDiscovery life cycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US four consecutive years and recognition as a top provider by Legal Times, Texas' Best and other publications. More information is available at


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