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Legal Advantage, LLC appoints Ashar Akhtar Managing Attorney-Operations

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New Managing Attorney Enhances Legal Advantage’s Role in Document Review Service Offerings

Bethesda, MD-Legal 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.  He is currently enrolled in an M.A. program for Library & Information Science at the University of South Florida and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.   

Mirza Baig, CEO of Legal Advantage, LLC, stated “This well deserved promotion is a result of Ashar’s extreme dedication and success within our organization.  He has been quickly recognized by his co-workers and our clients as an expert in managing large and complex document review projects.”

 

ABOUT LEGAL ADVANTAGE: Legal Advantage’s mission is “To help Inventors the World Over Protect Their Ideas and Realize Their Dreams.” For nine years Legal Advantage has assisted intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and individual inventors in fulfilling this mission. Legal Advantage is a leader in Prior Art Searches (patentability, freedom to operate (FTO), clearance, validity, invalidity, infringement and landscape analysis), Patent Illustration (Patent Drawing) and Design Services, technical translations (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and over 20 other languages), patent trial graphics, and research. The real benefits derived from these services include reduced costs, faster project completion, and a higher quality end-product deliverable.

Founded by seasoned intellectual property attorneys and litigators, Legal Advantage combines unparalleled dependability, accuracy, and client service - resulting in a stellar client retention rate that is among the highest in the industry.

Legal Advantage is headquartered in the Washington DC suburb of Bethesda, MD and has offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Ottawa, and Toronto.

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