Pfizer was struggling under the weight of a heavy litigation workload in 2003. It was spending millions of dollars to have outside counsel and software vendors handle its considerable e-discovery workload. The pharmaceutical company was in desperate need of someone who could help manage the e-discovery process from the inside. Kevin Esposito fit the bill.
Pfizer promoted Esposito, formerly the company's IT manager, to a newly created position--director of e-discovery. The move made perfect sense. Esposito had spent the early part of his career in IT at UPS helping lawyers understand the technology behind digital signatures. He also had a law degree and served as UPS' IT attorney.