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ACEDS Announces BDO as Newest Gold Level Affiliate Partner

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EAGAN, Minn.Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of legal education leader, The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce that BDO is the association’s newest “Gold Level” affiliate partner.

This prestigious status allows BDO to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners. As part of this exciting partnership, George Socha, Managing Director, Technology and Business Transformation Services at BDO will be providing a monthly ACEDS blog submission to share with the association’s community as well as his weekly industry insights into breaking news and what is happening in the eDiscovery space and beyond.

“ACEDS is so very grateful to BDO for sharing the insights that only George Socha can bring to our global eDiscovery community,” said Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director. “Not only is George the VP of our thriving Twin Cities chapter, he has graciously agreed to publish with us on a regular basis with a monthly blog and weekly industry insights. It doesn’t get better than that and we look forward to working with George and the talented team at BDO!”

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to BDO and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS new eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program.

“We are thrilled to join ACEDS as its newest affiliate partner,” said Socha. “Especially under Mary Mack’s leadership, ACEDS has become a key resource for anyone hoping to improve their eDiscovery expertise as well as any organization seeking to move its people to the next level. We welcome the opportunity to help further that mission.”

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With our team of seasoned professionals and an extensive network of global resources including 30 labs on six continents, BDO focuses on our clients’ technical demands, regulatory environments, and industry dynamics to deliver customized, analytics-driven E-discovery solutions at a time when data has become increasingly global and complex.

We have significant experience delivering high quality E-discovery solutions in a variety of situations. Veterans of complex, high-stakes litigation, class actions, monitorships, and investigations, BDO professionals have also testified and presented extensively before regulatory, governmental, and international arbitration bodies.

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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

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