Litigation and Discovery Expert Al-Karim Makhani Joins TransPerfect Legal Solutions


NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 – TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), a leading global provider of litigation support and e-discovery solutions, today announced that Al-Karim F. Makhani Esq., has joined the company’s European team as a Senior Case Consultant.

Makhani spent over eight years with Stephenson Harwood LLP, where he was a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation department advising clients across multiple jurisdictions. His practice focused on complex, high-value disputes where he often integrated legal technology to improve his clients’ position. Highlights include a London arbitration relating to a US $2 billion African urban project, a landmark decision on legal professional privilege in Hong Kong’s highest court after a document summons by the HK Secretary for Justice, a £1 billion joint venture dispute between two global oil companies, and action against various defaulting clients of a renowned English financial institution.

As a Senior Case Consultant based in TLS’s European headquarters in London, he will work with law firms and in-house counsel to develop solutions, technology based and otherwise, which can give clients a competitive advantage in their disputes.

“Al is a seasoned, highly respected litigator, and we’re thrilled to have him on our team,” said Liz Elting, Co-CEO of TransPerfect. “With his experience managing cases from start to finish and maximizing the use of legal technologies therein, Al will have an immediate impact by enabling our clients to optimize their use of the best technologies available.”

Co-CEO Phil Shawe added, “Helping our clients adapt to the continuously developing, data-intensive legal environment is a priority for us, and Al has a strong record of doing just that. He’s always been with or ahead of trends in the industry, and we’re happy that our clients will have access to his knowledge and experience.”

“With global reach and a significant resource pool, TLS represented a significant opportunity for me,” said Makhani. “I’m excited to be with TLS, and further develop our end-to-end litigation support services, keeping at the front of trends with technologies that can unearth, analyze, and utilize information in a way that benefits our clients.”

About TransPerfect Legal Solutions
TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS) is an industry leader in global legal support. Founded in 1992, TLS offers a full suite of services, including forensic technology and consulting, e-discovery and early data assessment, managed review and legal staffing, language services, deposition and trial support, and paper discovery and production. With offices in 90 cities across 6 continents, TLS is a trusted partner for every Am Law 200 and Global 100 law firm, as well as the majority of Fortune 500 corporate legal departments. For more information, visit