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ACEDS Announces New Partnership with Prism Litigation Technology

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June 12, 2020– EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce its latest affiliate partnership with Prism Litigation Technology, which recently launched their new Evidence Optix proportional discovery solution.

The launch of its patent pending software, Evidence Optix®, positions Prism as a leader in providing proportional discovery to practitioners in the e-discovery space who seek to control the increasingly massive volumes of data involved in e-discovery projects. “This is the first purpose-built tool we have seen that is specifically designed to provide a defensible, transparent, technology-enabled workflow for managing proportionality in litigation, investigations and regulatory inquiries,” said Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS. “We are excited to partner with Prism and add our voice to the growing chorus of proportionality advocates.”

Through this partnership, employees and partners of Prism can access ACEDS’ breadth of resources and networking forums, a global chapter network, events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Prism plays an important role in the e-discovery community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and in ACEDS training and professional development resources. “Prism has established itself as a leader in the field with a deep and diverse team of experts,” Maribel Rivera, senior director of community relations for ACEDS said. “We are excited about the partnership and look forward to leveraging their knowledge for the greater ACEDS community.”

“Prism Litigation Technology is proud to partner with ACEDS and supports its mission to provide industry certifications, training and networking opportunities for the e-discovery community,” shared Mandi Ross, CEO of Prism Litigation Technology. “As data volumes continue to expand and technological complexities increase, it is paramount that legal and ediscovery professionals continue to collaborate around best practices and workflows that leverage technology. We are excited to participate in a community that shares our vision regarding innovation.”


The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work 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. Our 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 practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). 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 Prism Litigation Technology

Prism Litigation Technology has been providing ediscovery advisory services in governmental and regulatory investigations and complex litigation for over two decades. We are often called upon to act as a court-appointed ediscovery liaison, providing expertise in legal hold, data mapping, index-in-place solutions, collection, search term optimization, and accelerated review workflows.

Prism’s team includes legal professionals, linguistic experts, certified technologists, and forensic examiners. With the recent launch of its patent-pending software, Evidence Optix® (please hyperlink to, we are the industry leader in Proportional Discovery Assessment®; providing a defensible, transparent, technology-enabled workflow to support an early proportionality mindset.


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