Industry Veteran Matthew Nelson to Guide Growth of Consulting Services


Charlotte, NC – January 26, 2018 – DiscoverReady®, a leading information intelligence solution provider specializing in legal, compliance and governance, announced today the appointment of Matthew D. Nelson to lead the company’s growing consulting organization. In the newly created role, Nelson will focus on expanding the company’s information governance service offerings and serve as AGC of Privacy & Security.

Nelson is a nationally known attorney, legal technology expert and author with 20 years of experience, and a co-founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Information Governance Committee. Nelson’s career has focused on helping enterprises develop best practices for managing risk resulting from the explosive growth and mismanagement of electronic information. Most recently Nelson served as law and technology attorney in Symantec’s Corporate Strategy group, where he monitored and interpreted privacy and data security policy developments important to global business strategy, and served as the company information governance champion. Nelson previously served as senior electronic discovery attorney at Clearwell, a software startup company that significantly influenced modern eDiscovery best practices, culminating in a merger with Symantec.  He started his legal technology career serving in various business and strategy roles with Summation, Marsh & McLennan (Kroll Ontrack), and EMC2, after practicing in complex litigation with Bay Area firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.

“In this era of big data, organizations increasingly need a coordinated approach to address many critical legal and compliance requirements – managing information risks while optimizing information value,” said James Schellhase, CEO at DiscoverReady. “Matt’s superior legal, technical and practical experience, along with his passion for client service will be a great asset to DiscoverReady as we focus on meeting that growing demand and helping our clients proactively embrace information governance.”

“It’s an exciting time to join this dynamic organization,” said Nelson. “The DiscoverReady team has deep experience helping some of the world’s best-known corporations and law firms identify and remediate short and long-term risk and cost across several information governance disciplines including e-discovery, privacy, security and records management, to name a few. The success of DiscoverReady is the result of hiring great employees who possess the business, technology and consulting acumen to help customers address the many legal compliance challenges resulting from explosive data growth and mismanagement.  I look forward to helping DiscoverReady build upon its market-leading reputation for exceptional, high-quality delivery so we can continue to help our customers address existing challenges like e-discovery, new challenges like GDPR compliance, and to break down Information Governance from an almost overwhelming concept into discrete, actionable solutions for specific challenges pertinent for each customer.”

Nelson is a member of the California and Idaho State Bars, and he holds the International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/US certification. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law and a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, from the University of Idaho.