Morae Global Announces Executive Promotions

HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 23, 2018) – Morae Global, the full-service, technology-enabled, integrated solution provider for the legal and compliance function, today announced a series of key executive promotions. Teju Deshpande and John O’Connor were named Managing Directors, and Samir Ismayilov and Meredith Wells were named Senior Directors.

“The past year has been a very significant one for our company, which now has a truly global footprint, and this type of growth is a great example of how our team is living our vision and mission,” said Shahzad Bashir, President & CEO, Morae Global. “I strongly believe our people are our greatest assets. Teju, John, Samir and Meredith have all made substantial contributions to our clients and company, and I congratulate them on their promotions.”

Teju Deshpande has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and legal outsourcing industries. She spent the last decade helping to build a disruptive legal outsourcing business, and has significant experience and expertise in managed legal services solutions, technology, strategic client management, building and scaling key enabling functions and developing industry-leading quality and process frameworks and methodologies.

John O’Connor has over a decade of experience in legal operations consulting and information/discovery management. His work centers on the development and implementation of best-of-breed solutions for corporate law departments and law firms, with an acute focus on risk mitigation and cost containment. This includes mapping and streamlining processes, implementing and optimizing available technologies, and equipping the people supporting it for sustained success. He has significant experience managing robust eDiscovery efforts and has spent most of his career working in highly regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, and oil and gas.

Samir Ismayilov is responsible for all aspects of client service delivery and operations in APAC. He has over 10 years of experience in rendering legal and eDiscovery services in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, including advising on complex, large-scale litigation and investigation matters. He has primarily served global law firms and clients in financial services and energy industries on high profile regulatory investigations, utilizing advanced analytical solutions, as well as advising on best practices in eDiscovery and Managed Review.

Meredith Wells supports Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsel with the strategy, development, and day-to-day operations of legal and regulatory compliance. For the last 10 years, she has leveraged her legal background and compliance expertise to design, implement, manage, and assess compliance programs for companies of all sizes and industries. She also specializes in anticorruption, including global anticorruption risk assessments and third party due diligence programs, as well as in sanctions and trade control efforts.

A number of other Morae Global team members were promoted alongside the new executive appointments: Kevin Flynn has been named Director; Jayme Ackerson, Mary Clifford Jariya Laoriendee, Emily Mallory and Lionel Sanhouidi have all been promoted to Manager and Associate Director; and Laura Cummins, Anna Groebe, Grace Rabier, Alyx Ross and Kyle Thorpe are all now Senior Associates.

About Morae Global Corporation

Morae Global Corporation provides end-to-end legal and compliance solutions to General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers. Morae’s team of experts is comprised of some of the most seasoned and knowledgeable professionals in the legal industry who are trusted to transform legal and compliance departments worldwide. Core service lines include CLUTCH Information Management & eDiscovery; Legal & Compliance Consulting Solutions; and Alternative Legal Services. Using performance-based management consulting and technology-enabled information, discovery, and on-demand legal services, Morae Global is redefining the business of law. Morae Global has offices throughout the United States, including in Houston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., and internationally in London, Bangalore, Zurich and Hong Kong.

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