Part of the Solution

Idealistic musings about eDiscovery

Jack Halprin

We lost Jack Halprin yesterday. Greg Buckles has a great tribute to Jack on his site, but I want to add a couple of words of my own.

When I applied to join Autonomy in 2010, the company was not looking for an eDiscovery expert. Because I presented myself as one, however, the Powers That Were asked their VP of eDiscovery and Compliance – a well-established eDiscovery expert – to evaluate my candidacy. Yep, it was Jack.

Knowing I was from Houston, Jack called his friend Greg to check me out. Fortunately, Greg and I had met socially a few times and the feedback was positive. So positive, in fact, that I was able to collaborate on a couple of projects with Jack before he left for his dream job at Google. I was never privileged to meet Jack in person, but we spent plenty of time on the phone with each other.

Jack died of cancer Thursday morning. He was 46. As Greg wrote:

If you are up to it, raise Jack’s favorite Jägermeister shot in remembrance. If you really do remember what that tastes like from your college days, try a memorial donation to Lymphoma Research Foundation or Larkin Street Youth Services in Jack’s name.
Thanks for your support, Jack. We’ll miss you.
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