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(08 March 2021)
Who we are
The Maas Consulting Group is led by Jonathan Maas, a renowned paper and electronic discovery/disclosure veteran with an unparalleled 39 years experience in the field: 27 years in international law firms, seven years in international consultancies and five years leading the Maas Consulting Group. Jonathan speaks and writes on the subject widely and has been involved in developing civil procedure in England & Wales to respond to the modern demands of litigating in the digital age.
Jonathan’s métier is acting as a verbal or written bridge between technical experts and lay people, whether it’s conveying complex technology concepts to a legal audience or explaining matters of detailed legal procedure to IT specialists. He has the ability to unite diverse teams to complete discovery exercises as cost- and time-effectively as possible. In this way he has delivered numerous successful projects for national and international businesses and local and central government. This translates into extremely experienced and empathetic support for lawyers and IT professionals.
His experience of identifying, collecting, classifying and acting on data in the legal environments of investigations and disputes continues to add value in the current environment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Information Governance and preparations for the UK to leave the European Union (BREXIT). Sound and defensible data management is more important in business than it has ever been.
Jonathan has also researched and implemented computer systems in law firms for the purposes of library and know-how management, litigation support, costs budgeting, collaborative working and more.
At a glance, since 1982 Jonathan has worked at:
Simmons & Simmons
The Litigation Support Company
Maas Consulting Group
This is the home of the BONG! Jonathan regularly used to send out a popular daily email alert (see to the right, his “BONG!”) to subscribers, containing brief snippets of interesting and current discovery, GDPR, legal technology and other news. Every weekend The Project Counsel Group sends out curated selections from that week's BONGs to an international distribution list of some 12,000 individuals, from Swiss paralegals to US judges. Also, every month Jonathan distills the more important eDiscovery news from that month's BONGs into a column - "ICYMI" (In Case You Missed It) - for Legal IT Insider, with a brief note putting each selected item into context.
Although based in London Jonathan has set up and managed case teams in Australia, Bermuda, France and Hong Kong.
Click here for information about some example projects from Jonathan's long career.
Important announcement - BONG!
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Project Counsel Media today announced the expansion and enhancement of its global legal technology coverage through formal informational and educational partnerships with The Maas Consulting Group and ComplexDiscovery Solutions. Project Counsel Media is a leading media production and publishing company focused on delivering insight and intelligence in cybersecurity, digital media, and legal technology domains. Project Counsel Media is a member of The Project Counsel Group which includes The Posse List and InfoTech Europe.
“With more than two decades coverage and service to practitioners in the cybersecurity, digital media and legal technology domains, we are now seeing more than ever the accelerated convergence of these discrete, yet mutually inclusive areas in the lives of our worldwide audiences,” shared Eric De Grasse, CEO of Project Counsel Media. “With a commitment to increasing the understanding and implications of this convergence, we are excited to partner with The Maas Consulting Group and ComplexDiscovery Solutions as they have unique expertise in identifying and sharing insight that helps industry practitioners venture out of the comfort zone of traditional information silos. We look forward to working with them as we expand the depth and breadth of our worldwide legal tech coverage.”
As a leading data and legal discovery expert with four decades of experience in identifying and managing information and evidence in both paper and digital worlds, Jonathan Maas, managing director of The Maas Consulting Group, is a well-known author and commentator whose frequent email updates entitled BONG! regularly inform and enlighten eDisclosure, eDiscovery and information governance communities throughout the world.
“Having written and spoken often on the significant commonality between the seemingly disparate technology issues facing businesses and individuals today, it is a great honour to partner with such a forward-looking organisation as Project Media Counsel and offer BONG! content and communications to an even broader and worldwide community”, noted Maas. “Exciting times, indeed, as the BONG! evolves.”
In addition to partnering with The Maas Consulting Group, Project Counsel Media is also highlighting its expanded partnership with ComplexDiscovery. ComplexDiscovery.com is an online publication featuring data and legal discovery insight and intelligence from original research to aggregated news for business, information technology and legal professionals. The highly targeted publication seeks to increase the collective understanding of readers regarding data and legal discovery information and issues and provide an objective resource for considering trends, technologies and convergence.
Catrina Conti, Social Media Manager of Project Counsel Media, added, “Our legaltech newsletter listserv now comprises more than 9,000 subscribers across industry vendors, law firms, corporate in-house counsel and IT personnel. When combined with the cybersecurity and digital media technology newsletter listservs, we regularly reach more than 25,000 subscribers.”
Many of our cybersecurity and digital media members follow us because we step outside of silos and boundaries in our coverage of social, political and business issues related to the technologies we cover. By adding partnerships with The Maas Consulting Group and ComplexDiscovery, we believe we can now better serve our extensive community with an expanded portfolio of timely and relevant content and commentary.”
As part of the new partnership arrangements, Project Counsel Media will consolidate and distribute the well-known BONG! update on a weekly basis, focusing on essential industry news and developments. The updates will also feature prominent contributors and contributions from the cybersecurity and legal tech arenas.
Sponsorships for the weekly updates are available for qualified and selected organisations and vendors. HaystackID, a provider of eDiscovery services recently noted as a worldwide leader by industry research and advisory firm IDC, will serve as the inaugural update sponsor. To learn more about content contribution, update sponsorship opportunities and to subscribe, contact Catarina Conti at email@example.com.
About Project Counsel Media
Project Counsel Media, a division of The Project Counsel Group, is a leading media production and publishing company focused on delivering insight and intelligence in cybersecurity, digital media and legal technology domains. Its sister companies are The Posse List and InfoTech Europe. To learn more, visit TheProjectCounselGroup.com.
About The Maas Consulting Group
Jonathan Maas formed The Maas Consulting Group in 2016, after 35 years of legal IT and discovery experience in international law firms and consultancies. The Maas Consulting Group specialises in acting as a verbal or written bridge between technical experts and laypeople, whether conveying complex technology concepts to legal audiences or explaining detailed legal procedures to IT specialists. The group assists law firms, software suppliers, corporations and local and central governments operating globally to support data and legal disclosure and discovery efforts. Learn more at MaasConsultingGroup.com.
ComplexDiscovery is an online publication highlighting data and legal discovery insight and intelligence ranging from original research to aggregated news for use by business, information technology, and legal professionals. The highly targeted publication seeks to increase the collective understanding of readers regarding data and legal discovery information and issues and provides an objective resource for considering trends, technologies and services related to electronically stored information. Learn more today at ComplexDiscovery.com.
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