ACEDS Announces Partnership With Data Management Solutions Leader H5

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Aug. 20, 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 that data management solutions leader H5 has joined as an ACEDS Affiliate Partner.

H5 offers expertise in an addressing the myriad challenges of electronic information through delivering high-quality e-discovery, data management, and advanced search, review and data analytics solutions.

Through this partnership, employees and partners of H5 can access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, H5 plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources.

“ACEDS is fortunate in the exceptional quality and expertise of strategic partners such as H5,” Mike Quartararo, President ACEDS and Professional Development said. “All of us in the greater e-discovery community understand that our individual professions are all intertwined and that we learn from each other and through the contributions of our fellow members and partners. We’re excited about the expertise H5 brings to the collective dialogue.”

“H5 is very focused on keeping abreast of the challenges our clients face as tools and technologies continue to evolve in this complex landscape,” said Sheila Mackay, Managing Director, Corporate Segment. “An accessible avenue for the ready exchange of knowledge is pivotal for us as we strive to develop high-quality products and solutions, and ACEDS provides just that. It’s a crucial and enriching feedback loop that benefits everyone involved, and we’re glad we have the opportunity to work together.” 


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 H5
H5 helps corporations and law firms find and manage the documents that matter in litigation and investigations by providing expert-driven, technological solutions to address the complex challenges created by electronic data. With expertise in eDiscovery, technology-assisted review and search, H5 is committed to helping clients find and manage the information they need to win cases, meet regulatory requirements and address risks by providing creative products and solutions that ensure fast, accurate, cost-effective results. Visit us at

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