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ACEDS and KLDiscovery Form Strategic Partnership

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October 25, 2021 – DALLAS – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading organization for training and certification in e-discovery and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with KLDiscovery, a global leader in e-discovery, information governance, and data recovery solutions.

KLDiscovery supports clients throughout the litigation process, offering expert services in document review and data management. Companies across all industries benefit from KLDiscovery’s e-discovery resources, digital forensic services, and enterprise solutions. Using a comprehensive approach to e-discovery and information governance, KLDiscovery’s expertise spans the entire discovery process and the globe.

Through their partnership, KLDiscovery contributes e-discovery and data management resources to the growing ACEDS global community, and ACEDS will amplify its message through educational offerings that benefit ACEDS’ members and the greater legal community.

“As we sit here at the intersection of legal and technology, we are constantly reminded of the vital role we play as experts and as a trusted partner for an organization’s most complex legal, regulatory, and data challenges,” stated KLDiscovery Founder and CEO Chris Weiler. “Our ACEDS partnership highlights our commitment to our employees and the customers we serve:  KLD is always learning, growing, and looking for new and better ways to move our global industries and communities forward.  We are excited to be a part of the ACEDS Team and helping to define industry best practices, standards and raise awareness in the ever-evolving legal technology landscape.”

“KLDiscovery and its leadership are part of the e-discovery industry fabric,” said Mike Quartararo, president of ACEDS. “They have been at the forefront of professional services in e-discovery for decades, and their depth of experience and commitment to educating the legal community is unparalleled. We are absolutely thrilled to partner with KLD to bring their expertise and some exciting new offerings to the legal community and in particular ACEDS members.”

The two organizations are currently planning for their first webinar together and KLDiscovery’s Chris Weiler will make an appearance on #WeAreACEDS, a livestream event, hosted by ACEDS’ President Michael Quartararo and Senior Director, Maribel Rivera. To learn more about these or other upcoming events, visit ACEDS’ events calendar or subscribe to receive updates.

About ACEDS:
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global association for professionals working in e-discovery, information governance, compliance, and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. The CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by legal professionals at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 26 chapters, with locations in major U.S. cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields.

About KLDiscovery:
KLDiscovery provides technology solutions to help law firms, corporations, government agencies, and consumers solve complex data challenges. The company has 30+ locations, 9 data centers, and 17 data recovery labs across 18 countries. KLD is a global leader in delivering best-in-class eDiscovery, information governance, and data recovery solutions to support our clients’ litigation, regulatory compliance, internal investigation, and data recovery and management needs. Serving clients for over 30 years, KLDiscovery offers data collection and forensic investigation, early case assessment, electronic discovery and data processing, application software and data hosting for web-based document reviews, and managed document review services. In addition, through its global Ontrack Data Recovery business, KLDiscovery delivers world-class data recovery, email extraction and restoration, data destruction, and tape management services. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit www.kldiscovery.com.

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