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Clearwell Appoints E-Discovery Veteran Dean Gonsowski To Its Executive Management Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—April 2, 2008Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced the appointment of Dean Gonsowski, Esq., as vice president of e-discovery services. A former practicing attorney and general counsel, Gonsowski will work closely with Clearwell’s network of customers and partners to streamline the most expensive and risky areas of electronic discovery, including early case analysis, evidence preservation, legal hold management, and review. As enterprises deploy e-discovery solutions, they will benefit directly from Gonsowski’s decade of experience helping Fortune 500 enterprises and AMLAW 100 law firms proactively and reactively manage the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).

“There is no question that enterprises are bringing elements of e-discovery in-house and are seeking best practices that enable them to do successfully,” said David Isom, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s national e-Discovery and e-Retention Practice Group. “Based on my experience working with Dean, I am confident that enterprises will benefit from his litigation expertise, e-discovery experience, and technology acumen as they drive to lower the cost and risk of e-discovery.”

Gonsowski has a long, successful track record of advising corporations on how best to bring together the necessary people, processes and technology to streamline critical business issues surrounding the discovery of ESI. Prior to joining Clearwell, he was a managing director at Daticon LLC (a Xiotech Company), and a director in the Discovery Services practice of Navigant Consulting, Inc. Gonsowski has also held leadership roles at Fios and S3 Partners, a computer forensics company which he co-founded. He has been a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) since 2004, and teaches a series of continuing legal education (CLE) courses on various e-discovery topics.

“Legal and IT have never been as intertwined as they are today, yet significant gaps exist between these two disciplines especially as they jointly attempt to meet the significant challenges associated with escalating judicial deadlines and exploding data volumes,” Gonsowski said. “As the leader of Clearwell’s E-Discovery Services group, I will provide our flagship customers and partners with the best practices necessary to defensibly and reliably bring components of the e-discovery process in house.”

“Dean has a strong background in litigation and e-discovery best practices that will serve our customers and partners as they leverage Clearwell’s E-Discovery Platform to manage hundreds of cases,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. “We are delighted to welcome him to the executive team.”

In addition to advising enterprises and service providers on e-discovery best practices, Gonsowski will also be writing for E-Discovery 2.0, one of the most popular e-discovery blogs. The blog is available at:

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises perform e-discovery in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations. By automating the processing, analysis and review of all electronically stored information, Clearwell enables enterprises to accelerate early case assessments, lower processing costs, reduce review workload, and gain control of e-discovery. Clearwell was ranked a “Top 5” e-discovery software vendor for corporations in the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. For more information, visit or read the E-discovery 2.0 blog at: