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David S. Cochran Joins OLP’s C-Level Advisory Group

LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2010 – The Organization of Legal Professionals, an industry group that includes some of the most respected eDiscovery thought leaders in the field, announced today that David S. Cochran, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Planet Data Solutions, Inc., has joined the organization’s C-Level Advisory Group, a number of document management and litigation support executives who provide input and feedback to the OLP’s Board of Governors, Advisory Council and membership about growing trends and continuing needs as seen by legal service providers. 

“I am honored to join such a prestigious group,” said Cochran, who has spent 25 years in the document management and litigation support industry. “It’s rewarding to offer my experience to help others in this field, while establishing new standards that will raise the level of expertise in the profession.”  Other members of the C-Level group include Ron Friedmann, Vice President, Integreon; Nigel Murrary, CEO, Trilantic; Chris Olsson, CEO, Cricket Technologies; Eddie Sheehy, CEO, Nuix; Vicki Hill, CEO, Norcross Group; Nick Hariton, Managing Director, IPP-LLC; Warwick Sharpe, Vice President, Equivio; and Bill Gallivan, GGO, LLC.

Cochran is an original founder of Cerulean LLC, now Planet Data’s proprietary processing engine.  He began his career as a project manager, and then consulted with top tier litigation support companies. He has managed large intellectual property, product liability and environmental cases utilizing state of the art ESI technology and best practices for corporate and law firm clients across the

United States , the European Union and Asia .  He also develops custom plans for corporate clients in the areas of virtual deal rooms, convergence, data mapping, early case assessment and facilities management.

This year, the OLP entered into a strategic alliance with the Center for Advanced Legal Studies to launch ediscovery@work.olp, three 8-week online, interactive courses designed to teach legal professionals eDiscovery from beginning to end. No other group or educational facilities offers similar training. Registration is ongoing for the first course, which started this month.

“I’m pleased to welcome David to the C-Level Advisory Group and relish the opportunity the OLP has to benefit from his knowledge and expertise,” said Chere Estrin, who chairs the OLP Board of Directors. “We’re anticipating increased progress in our mission to provide education and training to eDiscovery professionals at every level.  Utilizing the skills of top executives only enhances our endeavors.”

About The Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP)

The OLP drives education and best practices and provides certification for those involved in complex litigation support. Through its programs, the OLP ensures the requisite level of competency in complicated disciplines -- including trial support and eDiscovery -- is met. It is the only organization whose members represent all sectors of the eDiscovery profession:  attorneys, paralegals, technical support staff, litigation support professionals, consultants, vendors, software developers and the judiciary.  For more information, log on to

About Planet Data

Planet Data, a global leader in the creation and development of defensible legal technologies, offers exceptional high-quality and cost effective Early Case Assessment and Discovery Management solutions and services.  Planet Data was founded in 2001, is SAS 70 Type II and US Safe Harbor certified, and operates state-of-the-art data processing and hosting centers.  Visit for more information.

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