Zhang brings predictive analytics and innovative technology expertise to the firm
Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Dr. Jianping Zhang joined as a managing director in the firm’s Legal Technology Solutions practice. With more than 25 years of experience developing analytics products and solutions, Dr. Zhang expands the Firm’s eDiscovery, analytics services and capabilities that address clients’ complex and evolving data challenges.
Dr. Zhang, based in Washington, DC, is recognized globally in areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning with deep experience in predictive analytics, text analytics, advanced data analytics and software development. During his career, Dr. Zhang has served as a principal investigator on a number of projects for different government agencies and led efforts in developing innovative analytics products and solutions to address government and commercial issues. This includes developing many data and text analytics products and solutions to assist with a wide range of issues including eDiscovery, online payments and financial fraud detection.
“Jianping brings the highest level of experience, expertise and reputation in the industry to compliment Navigant’s strong team of Legal Technology Solutions professionals,” said Craig Freeman, managing director and Legal Technology Solutions practice leader. “As our clients continue to face complex and costly challenges around data analytics, Jianping will enhance Navigant’s offerings through his technology and analytics expertise.”
Prior to joining Navigant, Dr. Zhang helped build the advanced analytics team for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and led that organization in developing analytics products and solutions for financial fraud detection, technology assisted document review and financial advisory applications. He has also led efforts to develop innovative technologies for financial fraud detection used by the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).
“It is an exciting time to join Navigant’s Legal Technology Solution team,” said Dr. Zhang. “As corporations and law firms continue to face challenges around the review and analysis of huge volumes of data, it has never been more vital to leverage technology to optimize and leverage clients’ data to help capture innovative opportunities and high value solutions.”