Lauren Abeyta, FOunder & CEO
Before she founded Ascension Legal Consulting in 2016, Lauren Abeyta began her career in 2003 with Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Dallas where she found her passion for diving head first into each case and working alongside attorneys. From 2005-2016, Lauren focused her efforts as an ediscovery service provider, helping her clients tailor customized, defensible workflows drawing on her experience in litigation, information governance, legal hold and data preservation, IT infrastructure, and large-scale document review, ultimately earning an executive leadership role with the country’s largest ediscovery managed review provider.
Now the Founder & CEO of Ascension Legal Consulting, Lauren serves as an unbiased adviser to corporations and law firms in need of ediscovery expertise focused on efficiency, defensibility and cost-savings. As a Certified Ediscovery Specialist, she takes control of the ediscovery budget and process by leveraging her deep experience, longstanding relationships and passion for solving complex problems. Lauren also works with her corporate clients to lead training programs developed around electronic communication, given her unique perspective on the collection and review of employee communications within the ediscovery phase of her clients' litigation and internal investigations.
Lauren@AscensionLegal.com | 214.616.8998
Kat Meyer, JD, Senior Consultant
Prior to joining Ascension Legal Consulting, Kat Meyer started her legal career in 2004 as a litigation attorney at international law firm Jones Day, where she was involved in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Kat became known as a firm expert in ediscovery and large-scale document preservation, collection, review, and production. After 8 years as a corporate litigator, Kat was recruited to serve as President of Conquest Ediscovery. In addition to managing all operational aspects of the company, she consulted with clients on ediscovery strategy, discovery plans, discovery orders, information governance, legal holds, collections, and other matters and conducted CLE training to both companies and law firms.
As a Senior Consultant for Ascension Legal Consulting, Kat leverages her legal and technical expertise to consult with clients on proactive approaches to minimize discovery costs. In addition, she provides guidance throughout the discovery process to assist with discovery negotiations and protocols, custodian interviews and collections, and corporate training programs. Kat's background as a seasoned litigator and her operational knowledge of ediscovery uniquely position her to weigh both defensibility and efficiency when designing ediscovery workflows.
Kat@AscensionLegal.com | 214.402.1215