HiSoftware Names Ken Nakata as Director of Professional Services and Legal Policy; Former Attorney for US Department of Justice to lead expanding Web compliance services team

HiSoftware Names Ken Nakata as Director of Professional Services and Legal Policy; Former Attorney for US Department of Justice to lead expanding Web compliance services team

CONCORD, N.H. — HiSoftware, a leading provider of software, services and managed operation solutions that audit, monitor and optimize Web content, quality and regulatory compliance, today announced that Ken Nakata will join the company as Director of Professional Services and Legal Policy. His primary responsibilities will include customer consulting and training on regulatory Web compliance, ensuring seamless implementation and integration with current customer Web site infrastructure and delivering the successful deployment of the HiSoftware solutions. Additionally, Nakata will provide strategic direction and legal policy guidance to the HiSoftware executive team.

“We are very pleased to have Ken join our fast growing team at HiSoftware,” stated HiSoftware President and CEO Kurt A. Mueffelmann. “As we experience triple-digit growth, Ken will play a key role in helping our customers identify current and future Web compliance challenges, plan for change and growth, and reach their goals with minimal cost or disruption of existing processes. Ken’s unique combination of experience and leadership in Web compliance law policy and technical acumen make him a valuable asset to our customers.”

Prior to joining HiSoftware, Nakata was Director of Disability Initiatives and Government Compliance for BayFirst Systems LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm, and one of HiSoftware’s strategic partners. Before that, Ken was a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for 12 years. He has argued frequently on behalf of the United States government before the Federal courts. When Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act was amended in 1998, he worked with the Access Board to develop the Section 508 standards, oversaw DOJ’s government-wide survey of the Federal agencies, co-authored all of the Attorney General’s reports on Section 508 compliance to the President and Congress, and helped the government meet the challenges of implementing Section 508. In 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno presented Ken with the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Information Technology. Until he left the Department in 2004, he was the Federal government’s lead policy attorney on the effect of disability rights laws on information technology.

Ken Nakata, HiSoftware’s new director of professional services and legal policy said, “HiSoftware’s amazing growth and huge customer base reflects the power of its unique core technologies. They are clearly a force in shaping the future of Web software technologies and I’m thrilled to be part of their leadership team.” Nakata added, “HiSoftware and its partners offer customers the perfect combination of knowledge, technology and resources to meet their current and future challenges.”

In addition to practicing law, Nakata is active in software and Web-based technologies and standards. He is a frequent speaker on both law and technology and is equally adept at conducting one-on-one workshops with programmers and developers as well as explaining law and policy to large audiences. His understanding of technology and object-oriented programming enabled him to earn certification by Sun Microsystems as Programmer for the Java 2 Platform. Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from John Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

About HiSoftware

Founded in 1998, HiSoftware is a leading provider of software, services, and On-Demand solutions that test, repair, monitor and enforce Web content, quality, and regulatory compliance. The company’s solutions empower content developers, Web site architects, and executives to work collaboratively to create and manage corporate Web standards for accessibility, privacy, security, search engine optimization (SEO), site quality and performance, branding, competitive intelligence, and application transaction testing (AppTest). HiSoftware’s customers boast many of the world’s largest public and private sites including US and international government agencies and Global 2000 companies such as ChevronTexaco, Mercury Interactive and Microsoft Government. For more information about HiSoftware visit www.hisoftware.com.

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