The Leadership Team

TrustPoint International unifies and simplifies legal discovery and staffing under the leadership of a single trusted partner.  We give you control and flexibility needed for timely, defensible and cost-efficient results.

TrustPoint. Because Trust Matters.

Chief Executive Officer


Mark Hawn

Mark Hawn has 30 years of experience in litigation support services.

As Founder and President of Legal Copies International, Mark started Atlanta Legal Copies in 1988 with five employees and grew the company to 26 cities with over 2,500 employees and annualized sales of $100 million. Mark was Atlanta’s Entrepreneur of the year in 1993. In 1994, 1995, and 1996 INC magazine recognized Legal Copies International as one of the fastest growing companies in America.

In 2002, Mark started Docuforce, an Atlanta-based litigation support company. In 2004, he acquired Onsite Sourcing and merged the two companies. By 2005, the company had grown into one of the largest eDiscovery companies in America with sales of $75 million and offices coast to coast.

Chief Development Officer


Rick Avers

Rick Avers has over 23 years of experience managing large scale, multi-location document collections and productions. Over the past 10 years, Rick has organized programs alongside counsel in 54 different U.S. cities and numerous countries around the world including China, Korea, Bermuda, Great Britain, Germany, Australia and the Caribbean. Additionally, Rick has supported a variety of companies across a wide range of business sectors including governmental, legal, financial, high technology, and the oil and gas industries.

Prior to joining TrustPoint, Rick was a key member in developing Onsite3, Merrill Corporation, Ikon and Pitney Bowes Management Services. Rick’s successful involvement in architecting solutions and leading various technical staff through large multi-national discovery matters brings TrustPoint a broad experience in developing state-of-the-art eDiscovery platforms and subscription based modeling.

Chief Finance Officer


Steve Simeone

As Chief Financial Officer of TrustPoint International, Steve Simeone is responsible for the financial management of the company. His duties range from financial reporting, cash management, budgeting and planning, financial analysis, and mergers and acquisitions – to the corporate administration of payroll, billing and human resources. Steve has more than 25 years of financial management experience, the last seven of which have been in the staffing and legal support industries.

Steve received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his MBA from Duke University. Additionally, he holds certifications as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Chief Operations Officer
Review Services


Ki Yun Hwang

Ki Yun Hwang heads Black Letter Discovery (BLD), which was acquired by TrustPoint in 2012. As Chief Operations Officer for TrustPoint International Review Services, Ki is responsible for the financial performance of managed review services, leading company-wide business development, project management, strategic partnerships and strategic initiatives. He also serves as General Counsel, managing BLD’s legal issues.

Prior to joining BLD, Ki was the promotional partner at a boutique law firm that represented Fortune 500 companies and international clients. Fluent in Korean, Ki also has experience working at international law firms. Ki earned a B.A. from UCLA before receiving his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Vice President
Forensics and Investigations


Todd Tabor

Todd Tabor has more than two decades of experience in discovery serving Fortune 100 companies with their collection, production, hosting, and review needs. Additionally, Todd has supported clients in governmental, legal, financial services, mortgage, high technology, and health sciences industries, as well as construction and energy.

Todd has led collection teams in more than 20 countries including China, South Africa, Bermuda, Turkey, India, Russia, and the Caribbean – involving hundreds of corporate entities and dozens of custodians.

Vice President
eDiscovery Services

Phil Shellhaas

Phil Shellhaas brings two decades of legal services experience to his leadership role.  Most recently he served as Senior Director of Legal Services for TrustPoint International’s Electronic Discovery Services organization where he strategically advised some of the world’s largest corporations in the area of data reduction optimization.

Over the course of his litigation support career, Phil has migrated into various organizational roles, having specialized proficiency in reprographics, imaging/scanning, electronic discovery, ASP services, computer forensics, and sales management. In these roles Phil has managed, consulted, and engineered solutions for many types of large litigation and investigative matters including pharmaceutical, industrial, technology, construction, and FCPA matters, as well as second requests.

About TrustPoint International

TrustPoint International helps clients address business and legal challenges associated with the discovery and review of electronically stored information with legal technologies and services for law firms, corporations and governments. Founded in 2008 and based in Atlanta, GA, TrustPoint International’s end-to-end eDiscovery services include forensic collections, processing, analytics, predictive coding and managed review and are supported from 15 national offices and eight national review centers.

Learn more about TrustPoint International today at 1.855.669.1205 or

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