AUSTIN, TX – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SPI Litigation Direct LLC has promoted Richard Calano director of electronic data discovery operations in the United States. Based in the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, he will be responsible for EDD data analysis and reporting, EDD production operations and EDD production quality assurance. He will also play a pivotal role in other joint IT/operations tasks including product/release acceptance, business continuation and security initiatives.

Calano joined SPI Litigation Direct earlier this year as a project manager. Previously, at the leading international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, he managed a staff of technical specialists who processed data for thousands of cases/databases and provided litigation support to more than 20 offices worldwide. Before joining Skadden, Arps, he was a senior database administrator for Opinion Research Corporation, a research and consulting firm.

“Rich is a leader in electronic data processing and litigation support, and with nearly 20 years experience, he is ideal for this role in our growing organization,” said Jim Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer of SPI Litigation Direct.

About SPI Litigation Direct LLC

SPI Litigation Direct LLC, a subsidiary of SPI Technologies, is a worldwide leader in automated litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies. With 150 employees in the United States and 660 worldwide, the company provides electronic discovery, domestic and offshore litigation coding, and consulting services for large and small case litigation, M&A, compliance requirements, and government investigations. EDD services include cost-effective and defensible processes for data culling, de-duplication, searching, format conversion, project planning and project management.

The company’s EDD operations and US headquarters are in Austin, TX. Other offices and operations are in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Jersey, New York City, Phoenix, Providence, Seattle, India and the Philippines. For more information, call (512) 275-9595 or visit www.spilitigationdirect.com.

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