January 09, 2019
, the trusted name in blockchain for legal, insurance and real estate professionals is pleased to announce that the CEO of Meta-e Discovery, has joined their growing Advisory Board. He brings considerable experience as an expert in the field of E-Discovery to the distributed ledger technology solutions that CertifiedTrue provides to the legaltech industry through , its consortium blockchain network and related services.
Mr. McVoy is known for his leadership in offering innovative, scalable and cost-effective discovery management solutions has made it his mission to couple the best technology with the best advice to intelligently address E-Discovery challenges. With decades of experience facing challenges from every type of opponent, in Federal and State courts alike Paul has helped develop exclusive, court-tested methods and tools, enabling effective efficient litigation. Paul has been in the forefront of e-discovery technology, specifically as it applies to litigation support.
Mr. McVoy stated that “Coupling the latest in technology assisted review with blockchain is truly the wave of the future” and that “I believe serving as an Advisor to CertifiedTrue will enable them to become the standout leader in this space because of their innovative approach and industry consortium model”.
While many have focused on the cryptocurrency markets and bitcoin over the past year, CertifiedTrue has been working on building blockchain solutions that solve core problems for their target markets and helping to solve the adoption gap. The legal community is increasing in its awareness of distributed ledger and its implications for various use cases throughout their industry.
In 2018, new provisions of the Federal Rules of Evidence (F.R.E. 902) began bringing the FRE into the digital age by streamlining the process of authenticating electronically stored information and admitting it into evidence. This includes records generated by an electronic process or systems that produces an accurate result including logs and registries. System-generated metadata and automated geolocation data should also be favorably affected by this rule reform.
CertifiedTrue’s leadership team immediately recognized the clear implications for its signature decentralized app, CertifiedPhoto, and commented on the wider impact in the legal industry in an article, . In September, CertifiedTrue also shared its take on an LJN Law Journal piece titled Blockchain Will Bring Opportunities Challenges to Legal Discovery and published .
The state of the art consortium blockchain network, Certnet, that CertifiedTrue has been building is specifically geared toward meeting those needs of litigators, insurers and real estate professionals. Part of that effort is augmenting existing E-discovery-solutions. CertifiedTrue CEO, Stephen Graves, states that “It is clear to us that blockchain done right presents an opportunity to secure and maintain an immutable record that addresses chain of custody issues and that our approach would dovetail nicely with what we are seeing in the existing E-Discovery enterprise software space. That is why we are so excited to have a true leader in E-Discovery solutions like Paul H McVoy join us.”
Paul H McVoy is the co-founder and CEO of . Paul has been at the forefront of discovery for well over 20 years, working on large, complex matters for law firms and private companies. In 2015, Paul was appointed as the first Chief Discovery Officer for a leading US law firm. Mr. McVoy is a recognized discovery consultant for cases large and small and is a frequent speaker and author on innovative solutions for the legal sector. Paul was an early adopter of technology-assisted review and has been a vocal advocate in support of its use ever since. Paul is an active member of The Sedona Conference and a co-editor of The Sedona Conference’s Glossary, 4th edition and The Sedona Conference Guide for the Selection of Electronic Discovery Providers.
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