The Leadership Team
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 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
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
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.
Forensics and Investigations
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.
Geoff is responsible for the business operations of Black Letter Discovery’s Ohio Review Centers, and is also involved in company-wide business development and project management. He was instrumental in developing BLD’s operating manuals for document review best practices and continues to implement improvements. He is a frequent speaker on e-discovery, and designs and teaches BLD’s Continuing Legal Education classes on document review practice.
Geoff earned his B.A. from Miami University where he graduated summa cum laude and his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he graduated magna cum laude. His clerkships include the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and Massachusetts Appeals Court.
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.