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  • Hilgers Graben Strengthens Discovery Services with Chief Technology Officer John Natividad

    Hilgers Graben Strengthens Discovery Services with Chief Technology Officer John Natividad

    HG Edge, Hilgers Graben’s dedicated eDiscovery service provider, received another influx of talent with the addition of a dedicated technologist to an already tech-savvy team of discovery experts.  As Chief Technology Officer, John Natividad oversees all client-facing technology solutions and helps clients leverage the latest innovations to maximize efficiency, mitigate risk, and reduce cost.

    HG Edge offers customized technology solutions that facilitate the full management of electronically stored information (ESI) in legal matters, including preservation, collection, processing, hosting, and production of ESI.

    Like HG Edge’s co-directors, Erika De Leon and David Kang, John has decades of experience tailoring technological tools for eDiscovery, forensic, and data analytics matters, as well as building teams from the ground up. Prior to joining Hilgers Graben, John was a management consultant at multiple global consultancies, including Big Four accounting firms. The firm’s first international hire, he is currently based in Tokyo, after previously living in Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

    “We believe that HG Edge provides an eDiscovery service option that is in a class by itself, so we are incredibly pleased to be joined by someone with John’s track record of holistic technological strategy,” said Carrie Dolton, chair of Hilgers Graben’s discovery counsel practice group. “John’s presence underscores HG’s determination to deliver cutting edge technology solutions within its vertically integrated discovery counsel and eDiscovery technology teams. The winners here are our clients, who get the quality and savings such an integrated team offers.”

    “While HG Edge is a natural complement to our elite team of national trial attorneys and discovery counsel team, it is also a best-in-class operation in its own right,” added firm founder Heather Hilgers. “John is a seamless fit for a firm that prioritizes sophisticated eDiscovery tools and promotes a no-jerks culture.”


    About Hilgers Graben PLLC


    Hilgers Graben PLLC is a nationwide litigation and discovery counsel firm specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, discovery counsel services, and trademark services. Hilgers Graben uses common sense business principles to provide high-value legal services while avoiding the billing rate insanity. The firm has nearly 140 professionals nationwide, including top attorneys it has recruited from leading firms around the country. Its business model and cultural approach have created significant traction in the marketplace. The firm has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America five times, including for 2023, and was named a “Best Law Firm” for 2022, 2023, and 2024 by U.S. News and World Report. It also is one of the largest woman-owned firms in the country, and recently was certified by WBENC.


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