A veteran trial lawyer and pioneer in legal technology, Jim Eidelman is the principal consultant of Catalyst Search & Analytics Consulting. With more than three decades of hands-on experience providing technology advice to law firms and legal departments, he helps clients develop strategies to overcome their toughest e-discovery challenges.
After starting out as a securities litigator, Jim launched a consulting firm in 1980 dedicated to helping lawyers enhance their practices through technology. He became recognized nationwide as a speaker and writer on legal technology. The book he co-edited with John Tredennick, Winning with Computers, became an ABA bestseller. Software he developed for legal-document assembly was said to have the ability to "think like a lawyer."
Nirupama Bhatt is a results-driven litigation support professional with more than 10 years of broad experience in technology, project management and business operations. As a consultant at Catalyst, she focuses on developing, refining and coordinating e-discovery services for law firms, corporations and government entities.
One of Rupa's key strengths is in analyzing and documenting our clients' e-discovery procedures and then recommending practices they can adopt to reduce costs and enhance effectiveness. In her work with clients, she helps develop and refine multi-lingual search strategies, coordinates attorney review teams for document-review projects, and recommends best practices for achieving defensible, repeatable results. She is multilingual and is currently studying Japanese.