Advanced Discovery hires eDiscovery consultant Donald Macdonald

14 September 2017 2 min. read
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Risk management consultancy Advanced Discovery has added Donald Macdonald, eDiscovery consultant, to its UK arm. Macdonald has extensive experience with helping clients resolve challenges relating to the use of technology and professional services for complex investigations and disputes.

Prior to joining Advanced Discovery, formerly known as Millnet in the UK*, Macdonald worked at DTI, another global eDiscovery and risk management service provider. During his two year stint at the firm, he worked on a number of high-profile cases for the government, as well as regulatory, arbitration and litigation matters for corporations and law firms. Prior to that, he served technology provider Merrill Corporation for over six years, and previously worked for over 10 years in litigation support at Slaughter and May in London.

“We are delighted that Donald has joined our team,” said Julia Chain, UK managing director and executive vice president International of Advanced Discovery. “Donald brings over 20 years of practical legal industry experience and knowledge to our clients. His expertise will be key as we continue to expand and introduce new eDiscovery and risk management solutions for our clients.”

Donald Macdonald - eDiscovery consultant - Advanced Discovery

In his new role at Advanced Discovery, which was founded in 2002 and has a team of over 500 professionals, Macdonald will deploy his experience in the eDiscovery industry to help clients resolve challenges for complex investigations, regulatory matters and disputes. His focus will be crafting defensible solutions that make best use of the available technology in a cost proportionate manner. He also brings substantial experience in providing training to help clients develop in-house knowledge of eDiscovery for both corporations and law firms.

According to research from BDO, fraud at corporates and SMEs has seen a significant hike in recent years, pushing the national fraud toll to £2 billion, while cybersecurity is forming another major and growing risk for businesses.

Donald Macdonald holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of London King’s College; he studied law at the University of Westminster and Inns of Court School of Law. In addition, he is qualified as a Barrister (non-practising) in England and Wales and is a Relativity Certified Sales Professional.

* Millnet, one of UK’s largest eDiscovery firms, joined Advanced Discovery in January 2016. In July this year the UK wing adopted the Advanced Discovery brand.