August 23, 2011 20:25 ET

HSNO Adds George I. Rudoy as Partner in Forensic Technology Practice

Veteran Bolsters HSNO's Ability to Serve Clients' Needs in Electronic Discovery, Computer Forensics, Integration & Consolidation of Legal Technology and Support Services

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro ("HSNO"), an internationally recognized leader in forensic technology and accounting services, today announced George I. Rudoy has been elected a partner within HSNO's Forensic Technology Practice, responsible for leading client engagements including early case assessments ("ECA"), discovery response and management, and integration and consolidation of legal technology and support services for Law Firms. Mr. Rudoy comes to HSNO with more than 17-years experience consulting for law firms and corporate law departments, bridging the technical gap on electronic discovery response, management, workflow, and economic discovery strategies.

"George has a proven successful background working as a key member in matters with counsel and technical liaisons from top corporations and law firms solving complexities of discovery with an emphasis on electronically stored information ('ESI')," said Matthew Blake, partner and head of HSNO's Forensic Technology Practice. "We are pleased to attract such quality talent to our practice to help us address our clients' needs and expand our reach to the northeastern US and European markets."

In addition to matter-specific advisory and services, Mr. Rudoy's expertise includes strategic implementation of practice specific as well as knowledge and information management solutions and services, including establishing profitable electronic discovery functions; building and managing litigation & practice support departments; implementing legal project management ("LPM") as well as advising on legal process outsourcing ("LPO"), knowledge management, new matter intake and business conflicts as well as information center (Law Library) functions.

George has excelled at assisting law firms and corporate law departments with all aspects of applied legal technology, electronic discovery, compliance and retention of electronic records as well practice management. He held senior management positions in legal support at a number of AmLaw 100 law firms, including Shearman & Sterling LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

George is a frequent, sought-after speaker at legal conferences worldwide and a founding member of the E-Discovery Training Academy at Georgetown Law Center. He periodically writes on a variety of legal tech topics for several industry publications.

For his work in the legal support area, Mr. Rudoy was recently named the "Champion of Technology" by Law Technology News as well as "Tech Star" and "Globally Recognized" by the United Kingdom Cititech magazine featuring global tech leaders top 100.

"I am very excited to join the Firm of HSNO, who has a tremendous record of faithfully serving their clients all over the world. Their track record in forensic technology is very impressive and will serve as a solid foundation for the expansion of firm's forensic technology services into the northeastern US and European markets," said George Rudoy. "My membership in HSNO will enable me to enhance the services I've been providing to my clients and allow rapid expansion of such services worldwide."

Mr. Rudoy is a recognized leader in the legal technology profession serving as leading expert in investigative, litigation, international arbitration and antitrust matters as Founder and CEO of Integrated Legal Technology, LLC and Global Director of Practice Technology & Information Services at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He has a BA from New York University (magna cum laude).

George is based in HSNO's Jersey City, NJ office.

About HSNO

Founded in 1973, Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants, PC ("HSNO") has a broad range of capabilities. We are a leading and internationally recognized, forensic technology and accounting firm. Our professionals, located in 19 worldwide offices, have a broad range of experience -- from financial analysis and review of relevant economic issues to expert witness testimony, evidence gathering and data analysis and administrative support.

We pride ourselves on prompt service throughout the world. Since the firm does not engage in the preparation of income tax returns or audited financial statements on a recurring basis, our staff is available on short notice.

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