SOURCE: Lexakos LLC

February 19, 2007 10:30 ET

The Glenmont Group and Lexakos Form Strategic Alliance to Help Organizations Identify Managers for E-Discovery and Records Management Compliance

Shared Vision for Converging IT, Legal and Compliance Roles Into a New Breed of Corporate Leader

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- Organizations struggling to identify managers qualified for e-discovery and records management policy development received a big boost today when premier legal-tech recruiter The Glenmont Group and business advisory firm Lexakos announced a strategic alliance to help augment the availability of professionals for this new area. Blending their respective strengths in executive placement and corporate governance, this alliance will help fill a gaping hole for organizations struggling to find managers who can oversee internal controls and systems for handling electronically stored information in legal and regulatory matters.

"Corporations are saddling the law department with records management and e-discovery duties, but lawyers do not have the time, budget or training for enterprise content management, an area most organizations have largely ignored until now. The e-discovery vendor and technology selection processes are complex tasks. I am excited to partner with a top recruiting firm to identify and train qualified managers to meet a pressing need of our clients on a temp-to-perm basis," says Lexakos Founder, Rick Wolf.

"According to our members, a significant number of general counsel are focusing on improving their companies' approaches to records management in 2007," says Steven Williams of the General Counsel Roundtable, "but they are really struggling to coordinate the legal, compliance, IT and operational components of an effective records management program." The Lexakos-Glenmont alliance will enable organizations to coordinate the cross-functional challenges of an effective records management program.

The Glenmont Group sees a shortage of managers qualified to lead the complex and new e-discovery function. To address the problem, the firm is collaborating with Lexakos to find new leaders to fill these roles and meet the demand of the corporate employment market. "We are seeing a sharp increase for managers with skills that combine legal, compliance, IT, procurement and operations duties all into one person," says Michael Potters, managing partner of The Glenmont Group. "We are excited to be leveraging the expertise of Lexakos, a group of former corporate executives with hands-on experience in the e-discovery and records management areas. Our firms share the vision, drive and focus that is needed to fill the void for corporations in this area."

The Glenmont Group (http://www.glenmontgroup.com/) is a boutique search firm with a nationwide practice focusing on high-level placement in the legal-technology arena for law firms, corporations, consulting groups and vendors. The Glenmont Group has recently been concentrating on the growing cohesion between technology and its daily application in the practice of law.

Lexakos LLC (http://www.lexakos.com/) is a business advisory group of former legal, technology and operations executives with hands-on experience in offering compliance and e-discovery defense services, risk assessments, records management policy development, corporate leadership training and business conflict resolution.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Rick Wolf
    Managing Partner
    973-324-0050
    Email Contact

    Michael Potters
    CEO and Managing Partner
    973-259-9990
    Email Contact