Salem, Oregon (February 24, 2006) – InfoFirst LLC today announced it has acquired Washington, DC-based Litigation Research Associates, Inc . The agreement enables InfoFirst to better serve the needs of a national clientele by establishing operations bases on both coasts, and the two companies’ complementary service offerings will expand the range of services available to clients. Operational synergies are also expected to reduce turnaround times and increase profitability.
The team is headed by InfoFirst’s Donna Cavallini and Beth Maser of Litigation Research Associates. The team has several decades of combined experience in the information services industry, with a primary focus on the legal sector. The acquisition leverages Maser’s extensive experience and expertise in historical research and archival information retrieval, and Cavallini’s core strengths in business and legal research techniques, database searching, and innovative use of non-traditional information sources.
Those who have worked with Cavallini have been consistently impressed. According to Martin R. Tilson, a corporate partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, “The fact that Donna has a good analytical mind and a thirst for knowledge has proven to be a winning combination. Her work demonstrates a talent for seeking out the valuable parts of deep research, in a thorough and efficient way. These qualities make her a valuable asset to any organization.”
Paul Canning, Director of Publication and Information Marketing for the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., has relied on Cavallini’s insights and expertise for organization initiatives. Canning noted, “Donna Cavallini’s services are based in a thorough understanding of the legal market and provide actionable information for product development and marketing planning purposes.”
Cavallini earned her JD from St. Louis University School of Law and her BA from Washington University. Maser earned her BA in History and Business from Washington University, has an MA in History and Public Policy from George Washington University and is currently completing work on her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (degree expected May 2006).
InfoFirst LLC is a research, competitive intelligence and marketing consulting firm. The company serves a national clientele of professional service firms, industry organizations, and companies, both public and private, with a primary focus on the legal services industry. Results-oriented and committed to service excellence and customer satisfaction, InfoFirst offers its clients world-class information services expertise and experience with the added advantage of the process efficiency and flexibility typical of a smaller business. The company has offices in Salem, OR and Washington, DC.
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Donna F. Cavallini