This past year has been one of major growth for us here at HaystackID: between several professional recognitions, a major merger, a new practice group, and multiple eDiscovery industry experts joining the ranks, 2020 has been a year full of expansion, hard work, and new endeavors. To finish the year with a bang, we are thrilled to announce that Jennifer (“Jenny”) Hamilton has joined HaystackID as deputy general counsel for global discovery and privacy. Jenny comes from John Deere, where she was senior counsel and head of the Global Evidence Team. She spent 14 years there leading the development of the company’s eDiscovery operations and will be a key addition to our growing team of global client advisory experts.
Jenny’s hire comes at an exciting time for HaystackID. Our recent merger with NightOwl Global earlier this year combined two high-performing and complementary companies, creating a complete suite of legal discovery services for corporate legal departments and law firms. As we continue to grow and expand, we naturally had our eye on potential industry leaders to join our ranks heading into 2021.
Hiring Jenny was an intuitive decision: an industry thought leader with extensive experience in data privacy, electronic records management, investigations and litigation, she is a widely respected innovator in the industry for her disciplined approach at building compliance and discovery programs and cross-border data transfer protocols. Jenny will work closely with Haystack ID President Andrea Wallack—whom she has known for many years—to continue to grow not only the Client Advisory branch of HaystackID, but also its parent group, HaystackID’s Enterprise Managed Solutions, our specialized offerings for corporations and law firms wishing to transform their business of law practices.
“I am excited to be a part of the continued growth at HaystackID,” said Jenny. “Our core clients are large organizations with complex discovery management needs, and I’m looking forward to working closely with Andrea and other members of the team to meet those demands in the most cost-effective and efficient way.”
Amongst other professional endeavors, Jenny currently serves as co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on Data Protection & eDiscovery and serves as faculty for the Federal Judicial Conference, training 60 federal judges on digital discovery issues. Jenny joined HaystackID on December 1, 2020.
HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, understand, and learn from data when facing complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation. HaystackID mobilizes industry-leading computer forensics, eDiscovery, and attorney document review experts to serve more than 500 of the world’s leading corporations and law firms from North America and Europe. Serving nearly half of the Fortune 100, HaystackID is an alternative legal services provider that combines expertise and technical excellence with a culture of white glove customer service. For more information about its suite of services, go to HaystackID.com.