PHOENIX, AZ — LAWFUEL – Legal News Network — February 14, 2007 — Encore Legal Solutions, a leading national provider of litigation support solutions, today announced that it has appointed three additional Directors of Business Development to help cultivate new client relationships through its national accounts management team.
Encore’s national accounts management team develops customized litigation support solutions for corporate law departments and international law firms.
The new directors are each experienced legal services professionals who joined Encore from other prominent companies in the industry:
— Shawnna Childress, Director of Business Development for Southeast
— Michelle Salazar, Director of Business Development for Southwest
— Christopher Waters, Director of Business Development for Northwest
“The addition of these senior professionals to our team enables us to reach out to large corporate legal departments and global law firms in order to communicate the major strategic advantage in utilizing Encore to make their eDiscovery processes more effective and efficient as well as the financial advantages of using a single litigation support provider for all of their needs,” said Greg Spicer, Encore’s Vice President, National Accounts. “In fact, we’re actively looking for candidates to head up our business development efforts in the Northeast and Midwest regions as well.”
Childress has more than 15 years of experience in the legal services industry. Prior to joining Encore, she was a legal consultant assigned to the Southeast region for Stratify, Inc., where she oversaw business development for a leading electronic discovery software company. She also worked as a director of business development for Compex Legal Services, a medical records retrieval service provider, and was the owner/operator of her own litigation support company in Orlando, Fla. Childress has also held various sales and marketing positions at West, LexisNexis and Fios. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Regis University.
Salazar comes to Encore from Esquire Litigation Solutions, where she was director of business development in Los Angeles for a national provider of litigation support services and successfully built the company’s relationships with major law firms and corporate legal departments. Previously, she was business development manager for BMC Group, a company that markets software and consulting services to help legal professionals manage bankruptcy, M&A and litigation matters. Salazar also spent 10 years in various business development roles for WorldCom, where she worked with large professional services customers. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Waters joins Encore after a successful stint as regional director of corporate accounts for Whitmont Legal Technologies, where he worked with corporate legal departments to deploy various electronic discovery services in conjunction with complex litigation matters. Previously, he was a legal solutions consultant for IKON Office Solutions, marketing digital document management solutions to Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and multi-office law firms. Waters also worked in sales positions at Pacific Telesis and Minolta. He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Washington.
About Encore Legal Solutions
Through a combination of knowledge, technology and great people, Encore Legal Solutions provides litigation support services to major law firms and corporate legal departments across the U.S. According to a 2006 independent survey, Encore is ranked as one of the leading providers of electronic data discovery and related services, including Web hosting, imaging, coding and reprographics. For more information, please visit www.encorelegal.com.