September 11, 2006 at 11:56 AM EDT
Former R.J. Reynolds General Counsel Signs on with TCDI(R); Large-Scale Electronic Discovery and Litigation Case Management Leader Names Charles A. Blixt as Litigation Consultant

TCDI(R) (www.tcdi.com), a leading provider of Litigation Technology Services, announces the addition of Charles A. Blixt as litigation consultant. Blixt will serve in a consulting capacity where he will provide TCDI with a corporate insider's thorough perspective and understanding of the needs and issues associated with large corporate litigation.

Blixt formerly served as executive vice president and general counsel of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the industry's second-largest tobacco manufacturer and creator of 5 of the nation's 10 best selling brands. He also served as executive vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary for Reynolds American Inc., the parent company to R.J. Reynolds.

"Chuck is a remarkable, significant addition to our company," said TCDI President Bill Johnson. "He will allow us to clearly see large-scale corporate litigation through the eyes of the General Counsel. His wealth of knowledge and extensive legal experience in navigating the waters of complex litigation will prove invaluable for TCDI and our clients." Johnson continues, "We welcome Chuck to TCDI and look forward to his contributions as we continue developing products and services to meet the unique challenges associated with this complicated environment."

Regarding his new role Blixt commented, "I've seen, firsthand, the advanced technologies TCDI, and their product ClarVergence(R), brings to managing the challenges of large-scale litigation, and I'm looking forward to drawing on my experience as the GC of a large corporation to help shape and guide their approach to meeting those challenges."

Blixt currently serves on the boards of Wake Forest University School of Law, Salem College and Academy, and Targacept Inc. of Winston-Salem.

About TCDI:

Since 1988, TCDI(R) has grown into a market leader in large-scale electronic discovery and litigation case management solutions. Our experience includes developing software for some of the largest product liability litigation in U.S. history. TCDI has the technology, service, and most importantly, talent to meet some of today's most pressing legal IT challenges. To learn more, visit www.tcdi.com or call 888.823.2880.

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