Legal Advantage, LLC appoints Ashar Akhtar Managing Attorney-Operations
December 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsLegal Advantage, LLC announces the promotion of Ashar Akhtar to Managing Attorney—Operations. In this expanded role, Mr. Akhtar will continue Legal Advantage’s mission of providing timely and affordable document review services to Law Firms and Corporations throughout the United States and abroad.
With over seven years of experience as an attorney in metropolitan Washington DC area, Mr. Akhtar understands the intricacies of large-scale document review and legal research.
He previously held a number of positions at both private law firms and large federal government contractors. Additionally, he has contracted at several Am Law 100 law firms as well as Fortune 500 corporations and has worked on large scale document reviews for a number of federal agencies and corporate clients representing varied industries, including, investment banking, public health, and financial regulation.
“During my time in private practice, as well as my time contracting with large law firms and corporations, I was fortunate to be able to work at organizations that genuinely cared about providing quality legal advice. These days, the emphasis seems to be so much more so on quantity, whether it is the number of large clients, or the amount of billing hours an attorney accumulates. This is especially true in the document review part of the e-Discovery process, where diligence and thoroughness is often compromised for speed. In this sense, making the step to Legal Advantage was perfect. I was able to find an organization whose corporate culture emphasized excellence in litigation support services. It sounds cliché, but it really is nice to find a company that promotes quality over quantity. The unique thing about Legal Advantage is that we have the facilities and manpower already in place to deliver large-scale document review, and that makes the ability to focus on superior service that much easier. With this promotion, I am very much looking forward to continuing with the professional and ethical value system in which I am comfortable.”
Mr. Akhtar graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 1997 with a B.S. in Commerce/Finance and then earned his J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.