ACEDS Announces Partnership With Hanzo, a Legaltech Company Addressing Enterprise Slack eDiscovery and Dynamic Web Archiving

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Aug. 27, 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 Hanzo as a new affiliate partner. Hanzo is an industry leader in capturing dynamic data sources to provide clarity and control to corporate legal and compliance teams.

Through this partnership, Hanzo will leverage ACEDS’ breadth of resources, and connect with its global chapter network and events, and best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an affiliate partner, Hanzo plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise in preserving and collecting data from social media and collaboration platforms, the advancement of training and professional development resources, and the broad needs of the ACEDS membership.

“We are thrilled to be embarking on a partnership with Hanzo that supports ACEDS and the legal community at-large,” said ACEDS Senior Director of Community Relations Maribel Rivera. “One goal will be to work collaboratively on research that will benefit our membership and provide insight around technology.”

“As collaboration platforms like Slack and Teams materially change business communication, ediscovery professionals are challenged to adapt their tools and processes for managing and preserving these new data sources,” said Brad Harris, VP of Product at Hanzo. “We at Hanzo are delighted to support the ACEDS community and their commitment to ediscovery best practices through this partnership and to support corporate legal teams in overcoming these hurdles.”

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. https://www.aceds.org/

Hanzo provides modern ediscovery and compliance software for enterprise organizations. Our solutions empower legal and compliance teams to efficiently manage the preservation, targeted collection, and review of dynamic content from enterprise collaboration applications, social media, and complex websites. Hanzo is SOC 2® Type 2 certified, demonstrating Hanzo’s commitment to data security and serves large corporations across the globe—giving them control, visibility, and context over their data to reduce cost and mitigate risk. Learn more at hanzo.co and follow updates on Twitter: @gethanzo or on LinkedIn.

Cindy Parks
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