Meet Our People | Amanda Bergeron
Every month, we will be featuring one of our employees to give you a better look at the people powering D4. This month, we are focusing on Amanda Bergeron, Consultant, Discovery Engineering Group.
1. How did you get into eDiscovery?
Bergeron: In law school, I was very interested in Civil Procedure and Pre-trial Practice, which eventually led into eDiscovery, Digital Evidence and Information Governance later in my law school career. After graduating and passing the Bar, I worked at various firms, both large and small, which further enhanced my exposure to eDiscovery through attending and conducting meet and confer sessions, developing ESI strategies and taking part in overall practice and trial.
Through my experiences in the law firm setting, I became increasingly interested in the technology component specifically. While I had never worked on the technical side, Special Counsel took a chance on hiring me and I started out as a technical project manager in New York City working with various processing and hosting tools to service our clients. Since then, I’ve grown into my current role as a Discovery Engineer at D4 providing consultative services to law firm and corporate clients on best practices throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle, implementing and tracking workflow efficiencies, while also leveraging advanced analytics and TAR tools to aid in conducting and managing complex eDiscovery projects.
2. What is your favorite part about your job at D4?
Bergeron: I am very lucky in that I predominately work with our enterprise level corporate clients at D4, which affords me exposure to all types of litigation and practice areas ranging from small internal investigations to full scale complex federal litigation. As a result, every day brings with it new challenges, working with some of the smartest attorneys from AmLaw 100 firms around the nation, and teams of people who are just as passionate about law and technology as I am, which really makes for a dynamic working atmosphere.
3. What is one workflow/tip that you think every client should know about?
Bergeron: Start planning and executing on your eDiscovery strategy early. There are fantastic Early Case Assessment tools and workflows available that are often not utilized because a production deadline is quickly approaching and there just isn’t enough time to really explore the data to make savvy workflow decisions that will increase efficiency and decrease costs downstream.
4. What's one thing you can't live without?
Bergeron: Living in New Orleans, I can’t live without good food, good music, and family.