Editor’s Note: With exploding data volumes and more complex document reviews creating challenges for legal teams, experienced eDiscovery leadership is increasingly crucial for review success. In this profile, we examine the HaystackID® hiring of legal discovery veteran Andy Paredes as Vice President of Managed Review Services. Drawing on 20+ years guiding corporate legal departments, law firms, and review providers through complex eDiscovery, Paredes provides valuable perspectives on innovation, success metrics, and more. His hiring spotlights HaystackID’s continued commitment to growing as a global leader in managed review services.
Industry Leader Andy Paredes to Head HaystackID’s Powerhouse Global Managed Review Operation
By HaystackID Staff*
As legal teams grapple with ever-expanding data volumes and document reviews of mounting complexity, seasoned provider leadership has become mission-critical. Enter legal discovery luminary Andy Paredes, just secured by HaystackID as Vice President of Managed Review Services – affirming its standing as a foremost industry eDiscovery managed review authority.
With over 20 years across law firms, corporate legal, and managed review providers, Paredes brings invaluable experience to guide HaystackID and its clients through today’s challenging eDiscovery landscape. He most recently led review services for a top global provider. Paredes led that team from its inception, helping to turn a new company service offering into one of the world’s largest providers of managed document review.
Now at HaystackID, Paredes leads a world-class managed review operation powered by the company’s proprietary ReviewRight® platform. With over 4 million review hours completed, 150 million documents managed, and proven expertise across 107 industries, HaystackID has unrivaled capabilities powered by leading technology.
“Andy has built and led high-performing teams at the biggest eDiscovery providers,” said Matt Daimler, HaystackID Global Managed Review General Manager. “His experience will be instrumental as we continue advancing our AI-enhanced ReviewRight managed review solutions.”
Seasoned Expert Who Has Directed Hundreds of Major Reviews
Over his career, Paredes has led hundreds of major document reviews across industries and case types. He’s honed strategies for optimizing workflows, strengthening quality control, streamlining staffing, and more.
“I’ve guided clients on reviews involving everything from IP cases to regulatory probes to liability lawsuits,” he explained. “That experience managing large, complex projects is something I look forward to bringing to HaystackID.”
He’s assembled cohesive teams that consistently deliver excellence, regardless of location. Paredes takes a collaborative approach focused on crafting the most efficient, cost-effective solutions based on client needs.
“Too often there’s pressure to implement cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all approaches,” he noted. “I listen first, then develop innovative, tailored solutions for the matter and client.”
Drawn by Reputation, Culture, and Commitment to Teams
Paredes was attracted to HaystackID not only to reconnect with esteemed colleagues like Daimler but also by its industry reputation.
“HaystackID’s reputation for high-caliber work, culture, and commitment to client success resonated with me,” he said. “Their focus on enabling reviewers and teams is compelling.”
He believes that commitment to supporting and incentivizing review teams sets HaystackID apart.
“In some providers, there’s a defeatist mindset toward reviewers with insufficient focus on the human element,” he commented. “But HaystackID recognizes their critical value and invests in their growth like no one else.”
Poised to Drive Innovation as Data Volumes Surge
Paredes also cited HaystackID’s expertise with the latest discovery technologies as an advantage, with data volumes growing exponentially. He sees continued AI and analytics innovation as essential to taming this surge.
“The tools keep advancing for reducing manual review,” he said. “But developing professionals at all levels to properly leverage those tools is equally key.”
With his extensive experience and cutting-edge technical arsenal, Paredes is ideally positioned to lead managed review innovation. By matching Paredes’ seasoned leadership with its robust ReviewRight platform, HaystackID has firmly established itself as a leader.
Veteran’s Insights: Focus on Predictability and Communication
When asked what success means for managed review clients, Paredes emphasized predictability and avoiding surprises:
“It’s about setting clear expectations early and anticipating challenges before they become problems,” he explained. “Proactive communication is vital.”
He also noted that listening to deeply understand client needs and then collaboratively developing tailored solutions is critical. While new technologies bring efficiency, he warns against imposing “one-size-fits-all” approaches without input.
By matching Paredes’ veteran expertise with its technical strength, HaystackID is positioned as a trusted advisor on complex data challenges. As volumes grow, legal teams need partners with human experience and technological capabilities.
“At HaystackID, I’m excited to leverage my background and their platform to craft innovative solutions that drive client value,” concluded Paredes.
In hiring one of the industry’s most seasoned experts to lead managed review, HaystackID has further solidified its position as a foremost authority. For legal teams navigating today’s complex discovery landscape, it’s an ideal combination.
*Assisted by GAI and LLM technologies.
HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that supports law firms and corporate legal departments and has increased its offerings and expanded with five acquisitions since 2018. Its core offerings now include Global Advisory, Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core®, and artificial intelligence-enhanced Global Managed Review services powered by ReviewRight. The company has achieved ISO 27001 compliance and completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit for all five trust services criteria for the third year in a row. Repeatedly recognized as a trusted service provider by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and The National Law Journal, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery services, enterprise solutions, and legal discovery offerings to leading companies across North America and Europe, all while providing best-in-class customer service and prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about its suite of services, including programs and solutions for unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.