Leadership Team


Hy Hetherington

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 704.929.6358 | E: hy.hetherington@hlpintegration.com

Hy Hetherington is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of HLP Integration, an Information Management firm established in 2007. The organization integrates synergies between technology, knowledge and best practices to reduce costs and yield efficiencies for current and future litigations or investigations. Hy has extensive experience in all verticals of the litigation life cycle. Hy has an established reputation in the industry and is well known for his technical knowledge, creative insight, and ability to maneuver through challenging situations that involve multiple complexities or large volumes of data.

Hy is regularly called upon to participate in complex legal matters across the US as well as in the UK and Asia. Hy has advised clients in numerous high-profile, multi-million dollar litigations and investigations. He has past and present experience with LG Corporation, Samsung, Fannie Mae, Petrolera, Deutsche Bank, Worldcom and Orbital among others.

Hy also leads regular speaking engagements to domestic and international audiences on legal technology advancements within US markets. While Hy remains the driving force behind the direction and vision of HLP Integration, the organization has attorneys, technologists and executives leading the day to day client interactions and operations.

Prior to the establishment of HLP, Hy served in multiple executive positions with SuperiorGlacier, a regional litigation support company with offices in New York and Washington, DC. Hy led SuperiorGlacier as its Chief Executive Officer in addition to his full time management of HLP.

Hy is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 1624 LLC. 1624 is a patent monetization firm working with patent holders through due diligence, litigation and ultimately the licensing or sale of the patent(s). The firm is experienced in law, business and finance and provides Intellectual Property services including financing, brokerage and consultation to individuals and organizations in the US, Europe and Asia.

Prior to his career in information management and IP patent monetization/commercialization, Hy spent time working in education and hotel management. Hy is an Endowed Presidential Scholar from the University of Texas. He was the Valedictorian of his graduating class and graduated with highest honors and distinction. In March 2014, he and his wife proudly established the Hy and Amy Hetherington Endowed Presidential Scholarship at the University of Texas. Hy is extremely passionate about the Arts and teaches an on-going course to students at the University of Texas at Austin. The course is focused on helping students pursuing an Arts degree to understand the relevance and importance of creativity, innovation and imagination in today’s business environment. Hy teaches the students essential entrepreneurial skills and opens their minds to how their artistic training will benefit them in numerous areas including business.

In his spare time, Hy enjoys traveling to any destination he has yet to discover and spending quality time with his wife, young sons and daughter.


Josh Hewitt

Chief Operating Officer and Partner

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 703.402.9374 | E: josh.hewitt@hlpintegration.com

Josh Hewitt is a true leader in business development and client satisfaction. His project design, implementation and execution are consistently met with great forethought and precision. He has managed the discovery process and provided counsel to scores of clients including high profile matters such as Enron, Magnetrol and Stolt-Nielson.

Josh’s career began in 2002 with SuperiorGlacier, a regional Litigation Support provider. He managed large litigation and anti-trust matters that demanded a sharp focus to select cost effective processes and appropriate review platforms for government productions.

Josh consistently commits himself to completely understanding his client’s needs and objectives. With his industry knowledge, he provides a consultative approach using the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to help determine a streamlined approach specific to each client’s project.

Josh has worked on many engagements within the legal community and prides himself on personally managing the process and helping his clients reduce their legal spend.

When he is not working side by side with clients, you will find Josh traveling, cooking, and although still a novice, fishing both fresh and salt water.


Kevin Albert

Chief Technology Officer and Partner

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 202.604.1413 | E: kevin.albert@hlpintegration.com

Kevin Albert specializes in computer forensics, electronic discovery and matter management, bringing a unique blend of technical expertise, business management and customer service focus. He is an outstanding problem-solver adept at aligning technology, management and business strategies. Kevin provides essential guidance for both internal and external clients to help them successfully maneuver through the litigation life-cycle. He delivers real-world solutions to complex problems through experience gained from a wide variety of environments, spanning large and small consulting companies and litigation support vendors.

As the Chief Technology Officer and Partner, Kevin leads the operations of HLP Integration’s technology services which include Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Processing, Hosting, Document Review Management, Translation Services and Consulting Services. Kevin has conducted forensic acquisitions and data analysis for hundreds of projects for clients around the world. He has managed multiple large-scale investigations including client site forensic collection, electronic document processing, hosting, review management and production.

Kevin has extensive expertise in litigation support, practice support, and information and knowledge management areas. He has worked with legal departments of financial services companies to enhance their matter management business practices through business process reviews, system configuration assessments and implementation planning. He provides advisory services on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) with a goal of helping clients reduce the cost, time and manual work associated with e-discovery.

Before joining HLP Integration, Kevin served in multiple positions within SuperiorGlacier, a regional litigation support company with offices in New York and Washington D.C., including Executive Vice President of Internal Operations and Vice President of Electronic Services. As the head of the Electronic Services group, Kevin built an in-house Computer Forensics practice where he assembled staff, equipment and protocols for forensic collection and analysis while also managing a 24/7 e-discovery processing team based in New York, NY, Washington, D.C. and Chandigarh, India.

Prior to that, Kevin was a Manager in KPMG’s Electronic Discovery Management group. He was also a Senior Associate on Huron Consulting Group’s Digital Evidence team. He spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Forensic Technology Services group and Global Technology Solutions group.

Kevin is a frequent guest lecturer on eDiscovery for American University’s Advanced Forensic Accounting Program. He has also presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Trial Lawyers Association of DC.

Kevin earned his B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner and is certified in Clearwell and iConect.

Kevin spends his limited spare time with his wife and three children.


Michael Hardy

Partner

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 202.713.0419 | E: michael.hardy@hlpintegration.com

Michael Hardy brings over a decade of experience in the litigation support arena to HLP Integration. Over the years he has witnessed the change from a primarily paper-based environment to today’s digital world. During this time Michael has never lost focus on the importance of customer service and client communications while learning to use technology to save his clients both time and money. He has managed litigation ranging from small civil matters to large second requests and intellectual property litigation.

Prior to joining HLP Integration, Michael held various positions in the Washington D.C. office of SuperiorGlacier, an East Coast regional litigation support company. During his tenure Michael held multiple positions within the sales and project management departments finishing as Vice President of Business Development. Michael credits these various positions as key to his deep understanding of all aspects of the litigation life cycle and his ability to apply cost savings solutions throughout.

When Michael is not assisting his clients you will find him spending time with his wife and four children, who keep him very busy.

 


Michael Pitch

Director of Review Solutions

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 646-706-3691E: michael.pitch@hlpintegration.com

Michael Pitch is the Director of Review Solutions at HLP Integration.  He is responsible for overseeing the Managed Review Services practice.  He develops best practices and standardized, technologically sound workflows to maximize the efficiency defensibly of any review.

Prior to joining HLP, Michael managed document review operations for several prominent eDiscovery vendors.  Prior to that, he was an associate at a boutique corporate restructuring firm.  A CPA (inactive), Michael began his career as a tax consultant and auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Michael holds his J.D. from The College of William and Mary and his B.S. the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is admitted to practice law in New York.

John-Paul Simon

Chief Financial Officer

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 574.252.1931 | E: john-paul.simon@hlpintegration.com

John-Paul Simon brings over 15 years of senior accounting and financial leadership to HLP Integration.  He began his career in Public Accounting with Grant Thornton in Chicago before moving on to work internationally.  John-Paul worked in agribusiness in East Timor and Kenya. He was also the CFO of Madacom SA, a cellular operator in Madagascar.  Most recently he was the CFO of Telco 214 US, an international long distance carrier based in Florida.  In both of these CFO roles, he was a key player in helping these technology oriented companies grow while maintaining excellent financial results.

John-Paul holds a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans.

As a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Mali, West Africa, John-Paul enjoys traveling to and experiencing life in developing countries.  His favorite part of any trip is eating street food and bargaining with the market vendors.


Jeff March

Director of Business Development

P: 202.393.0399 | C: 202.604.1409 | E: jeff.march@hlpintegration.com

Jeff March joins HLP Integration specializing in the areas of intellectual property and international trade. Jeff’s career began in 2007 with a regional litigation support provider where he focused on expanding revenue growth in the legal sector. Jeff prides himself on his accessibility and dedication to his clients, supporting both their electronic discovery and paper projects.

Jeff took a hiatus from litigation support to play golf professionally. He participated in numerous mini-tours along the East Coast and Mid-West. In October of 2009, Jeff decided to return to litigation support.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College with a dual major in Business and Sports Management.

In his spare time you can find Jeff on the golf course or the tennis court. He has been known to give complimentary golf instruction to those who would like to tweak their game as he still maintains his amateur status.