HLP Integration is pleased to announce that Huong Nguyen has joined HLP Integration as the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Sales, and Product Development for Sentio Software, HLP’s next generation predictive coding application. Huong brings close to a decade of experience advising technology companies in the legal market. She has sat on the Advisory Boards of two start-ups that were eventually bought by HP and Lexis-Nexis.

“Huong is a highly skilled lawyer who balances strong legal credentials with equally substantial technology, intellectual property and counseling experience,” said Hy Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of HLP Integration. “She brings her unique experience having worked for prestigious law firms, in-house as counsel ‎for Intellectual Property Litigation at Impax and as a critical advisor on the board of two very successful start-ups. We look forward to working with her to take Sentio to the next level.”

Sentio Software is a next-generation analytics solution that leverages technology assisted review via “Real Time” machine learning capabilities that expedite the commencement of the review process, along with a suite of attorney audit and tracking tools specifically developed to track review accuracy and performance. Sentio Software uses a modified Continuous Active Learning approach which let users train the software by tagging a small portion of the data and from that, the tool brings up related documents to train the model. Analogous to a music streaming service “choosing” which songs a user will enjoy based on previous song selections, Sentio Software uses selections provided by users to continuously train a ranking algorithm that orders the documents from most to least likely to be relevant in real-time. Once the model is trained, the remaining documents are organized in to their predicted results. Using Sentio, we have seen lawyers algorithmically eliminate the need for human review of large percentages of a collection—often as much as 90%, which has the potential to shave millions off a client’s legal spend. Unlike traditional linear review, Sentio Software allows the managing reviewer to determine when a review is complete without requiring “eyes-on” review of every document. Sentio has outperformed the industry leaders in both precision and recall by significant margins.

Before joining HLP Integration, Huong practiced law for fifteen years, specializing in intellectual property litigation and counseling. She was in private practice at the national law firms of Bingham McCutchen and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and in-house at a specialty pharmaceutical company Impax Laboratories, Inc. With a deep understanding of the full spectrum of the EDRM model based on her outside and in-house legal experience, Huong implemented the first internal e-discovery system at her company, saving millions of dollars a year in the collection, search, and review of documents and data. She also has extensive experience with the lifecycle management of products, having participated in the adoption, development, and launch of numerous pharmaceutical drug products.

Huong holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.