Championing Stellar Women: Anya Korolyov of HaystackID

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Editor’s Note: Inspired by the Relativity podcast, the Innovation Award for Stellar Women by Relativity recognizes a female leader making her mark in technology. According to Relativity, this individual goes above and beyond her job description to make the industry equitable for all genders. As a specialized eDiscovery services provider with a strong commitment to innovation, excellence, and diversity, HaystackID is grateful for the nomination of Anya Korolyov in the category of Steller Women as part of the 2022 Relativity Innovation Awards program. Anya’s unique, extensive, and exemplary background is highlighted in the following biographical sketch. 

Anya Korolyov – A Stellar Woman with HaystackID

Anya Korolyov, Esq., Vice President of Cyber Incident Response and Custom Solutions at HaystackID, has 17 years of experience in the legal industry as a licensed attorney, including 14 years of experience in eDiscovery, focusing on data mining, integrated complex workflows, and document review. As the Vice President, Anya works on the development and implementation of the strategic direction of Cyber Incident Response, which encompasses implementing existing and planned services and programs; working closely with custom solutions, development, and data science departments; and overseeing projects being executed by the Cyber Discovery group. Anya is one of the leading experts on Data Breach Incident Response, Notification, and Reporting, with a solid understanding of machine learning, custom object development, regular expressions manipulation, and other technical specialties. She has participated in legal education seminars on topics of Cyber Incident Response, electronic discovery, discovery analytics, and managed review.

Anya studied computer science and started her career as a programmer before heading to law school. Prior to leading the Cyber Breach Discovery group at HaystackID, Anya successfully managed multiple Second Requests, as well as large-scale complex litigations in healthcare, antitrust, and patent infringement. She provided expert consultation on matters involving global food processing companies, global pharmaceutical companies, and commodities trading companies in an internal investigation of their business operations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on compliance with FCPA and US anti-money laundering laws. Anya also served as an expert in analytics with extensive experience leveraging the use of existing methodologies and practice disciplines in various client situations to create novel, customized solutions to meet client needs. She has even provided consultation and participated in negotiations with the DOJ and FTC on the use of analytics. She is certified as Relativity Master and Brainspace Specialist, Analyst, and Administrator.

Anya is the first woman to hold a VP role at HaystackID in the client services department and the first woman to head a new division at the company. At the time the division was formed, there was only one woman reporting to Anya; within the last three months, two more women have joined the rapidly expanding division. 

Anya is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at HaystackID and serves as co-leader of both the Women’s Group and Immigrants’ Group initiatives, in addition to being a member of the Fun Committee. Anya is an active member of the Women in eDiscovery Chicago chapter, and she continues to pursue engagement opportunities within the national group.

Commenting on her experience at HaystackID, Anya said, “The technology industry is a tough one for women to be recognized in and succeed in overall. I am lucky to be part of a company that rewards employees based on merit. The firm has supported my efforts to achieve the ambitious goals I set out for myself and has consistently given me opportunities to succeed. I am privileged to be able to help other women excel in the eDiscovery space and take pride in opening opportunities for them by creating a new and exciting division, taking us into the new direction in eDiscovery.

About HaystackID® 

HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms securely find, understand, and learn from data when facing complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation. HaystackID mobilizes industry-leading cyber discovery services, enterprise solutions, and legal discovery offerings to serve more than 500 of the world’s leading corporations and law firms in North America and Europe. Serving nearly half of the Fortune 100, HaystackID is an alternative cyber and legal services provider that combines expertise and technical excellence with a culture of white-glove customer service. 

HaystackID is a trusted partner to corporations, law firms, and governmental agencies, supporting targeted audits, complex investigations, and civil litigation matters with a dedicated global team of cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery experts. Applying the potential of artificial intelligence, the precision of data science, the power of machine learning, and the practicality of expertly trained and managed reviewers, HaystackID provides clients with secure, defensible, and flexible capabilities to address the most complex and time-sensitive eDiscovery-centric challenges. 

In addition to consistently being ranked by Chambers USA, the company was recently named a worldwide leader in eDiscovery Services by IDC MarketScape, a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions, and a Legal Technology Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. Further, HaystackID has achieved SOC 2 Type II attestation in the five trust service areas of security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

Source: HaystackID