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Gary Overman: President & NJL Founder – Celebrating 20th year!

30+ years experience in development of growth, technology, services, and client relationship strategies.  Proud graduate of Texas State University.  Admires wife Carol for raising their three wonderful girls and for somehow staying married to him for 15 years.  Golf, basketball, fishing, biking, reading, and traveling are several ways the Overman family enjoys spending time together.

Favorite business background story:

I heard a story on the radio about a competitor whose delivery team left a small document project at a hot-dog vendor cart.  Nick, the hot-dog vendor, noticed the envelope and realized that it was left behind.  Well, Nick did what any hot-dog vendor would do…  Nick read the address on the package and completed the delivery!  Nick had a short weekly radio broadcast from his food cart and told the story over the air.  We could not stop laughing!

What would I change?

I would simplify discovery by educating our legal professionals about new technologies.  With the industry evolving so rapidly, many of our clients find it challenging to keep pace.  Some beneficial technologies are often overlooked because of their complexity, the time it takes to learn, client pressure to cut billable hours, etc.  Technology advancements are meant to empower legal professionals and improve efficiencies    Technology can help reduce time sifting through documents and data to fulfill discovery requests.  In turn, this would enable attorneys to devote more time to their own client development.  While many are adapting well, some legal professionals feel they are navigating choppy waters.

Most important qualities you appreciate:

Adaptability!  Has NJL adapted?  NJL navigated through paper and electronic document services, into e-discovery.   We then invested heavily in trial technology, hosted solutions, and the construction of a 13,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art document review facility to perform managed review.  Currently, NJL is investing in analytics. You know, near duping, threading, clustering, etc…  Next up?  Predictive coding!  The theme here is plain and simple – adapt or die!  We don’t like the last option. Best of all… we learned by doing it all ourselves.  No contractors, no subs, no consultants.  Just team NJL.  One Team, One Solution.

 

David MacDonald: Partner and EVP of Business Development – Celebrating 15th year!

Prior to Joining NJL, Dave spent 5 years learning the industry from the inside out.  From production, to customer service, to budgeting…  he did it all.  A graduate of West Chester University, he was an All-American quarterback inducted into the WCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.  He married his college girlfriend, Jeanine, and they have two beautiful daughters.  They enjoy all sports, watching movies together, and have a wealth of family and friends with which they share their time.

Favorite business background story

Winning a large national project to work directly with corporate counsel to collect millions of documents from 50+ corporate offices of a publicly traded company.  It was very gratifying to know that the successful efforts of NJL contributed to a resolution of the DOJ investigation.

What would I change?

It’s hard to say what I would personally change about our industry because it is continually evolving at such a rapid pace.  I will say that we have a responsibility to our clients to keep up with these changes and advancements in technology to help ensure their success.

Most important qualities you appreciate:

The qualities I appreciate most are commitment, competitiveness and passion.  These are qualities I not only try to live by but also instill in my two children.  Nothing makes me prouder than seeing my daughters working hard in a team environment to accomplish a goal.  I hope one day they will thank me for these qualities!

Scott Simme: Managing Partner, Princeton, NJ.  Celebrating 13 years!

Spirited graduate of Liberty University.  Scott has enjoyed tremendous success and was invited to become a shareholder in 2010.  Scott is married to his longtime sweetheart, Karla, and they are both very busy raising two awesome kids.  They recently celebrated their 16th anniversary.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, and are very active in their church

Favorite business background story:

I would have to say my favorite background story would be my introduction into selling.  It began as trial by fire!  I sold books door to door to pay my way through college.  It was the hardest thing I have ever done!  Besides all the stories this experience gave me, it also taught me how to deal with people, work hard, and keep on schedule as a college student.  We worked over 80 hours a week and that gave me the privilege to meet over 4,500 families.

What would I change?

The industry seems to be changing pretty dramatically on its own.  I can’t say that I would want to accelerate that change, or even slow it down.  I encourage and embrace the change and feel it is an opportunity to become more consultative with our clients.

Most important qualities you appreciate:

Loyalty and integrity.  I think business and family interweave constantly, and I think these serve as great qualities for both.  I enjoy my job because our firm and our clients seem to have a lot of loyalty and integrity.  I see it on a daily basis, and I am thankful.

Kristin Falzarano: Administrator – Celebrating 20th year!

A founding member of NJL, Kristin started in document services after graduating Muhlenberg College in 1993. She now serves as Operations Administrator.  Her keen sense of emotional intelligence empowers Kristin to develop lasting relationships with NJL employees and customers. Kristin holds a BA in Psychology and was a Lady Mules Basketball Star.

Favorite business background story:

During our first years at NJL, the original team members often were required to shift gears and fill in wherever the company needed us.  We had landed an “on-site” copy project at the EPA in Manhattan.  If we were to complete it on schedule, it meant a few of us had to take a turn in production at the EPA.  Where we were set up to copy was many floors up and we had a perfect view of the Hudson River and World Trade Center.  Often, I think back about those years, where we were then and how much has changed since.   When I  first started with NJL, I wouldn’t have imagined that 20 years later, I’d be just as excited for the next 20.

What would I change?

I would not change a thing within our industry as it is changing every day. This constant evolution keeps our work very exciting and challenging.  For any Team to succeed, it has to challenge itself consistently and dramatically from time to time.  That is exactly what has happened here at NJL, and it’s been awesome to keep up with the industry.

Most important qualities you appreciate:

Integrity and competitiveness are the qualities I appreciate the most.  I believe that without integrity, success just isn’t worth it. Without competitiveness, how can we challenge ourselves to do better individually and collectively?

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