ACEDS and FRONTEO Partnership Announcement

FRONTEO Partners with ACEDS to Expand its Presence in North America

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June 5, 2023 Dallas, TX and New York, NY 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 of legal education companies, today announced the addition of FRONTEO to its esteemed affiliate partner program. As the leading provider of e-discovery and legal services in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region since 2003, FRONTEO brings its expertise to the table, further reinforcing ACEDS’ commitment to advancing best practices in e-discovery and supporting the professional growth of individuals in the field.

ACEDS affiliate partners serve as essential pillars within the global ACEDS community, playing a vital role in supporting the diverse interests of individuals dedicated to enhancing their professional skills and competence in e-discovery and e-disclosure. Through this valued affiliation, FRONTEO will collaborate with ACEDS on various initiatives throughout the year, contributing to expanding the organization’s mission.

“We are delighted to welcome FRONTEO to the ACEDS affiliate program,” stated Maribel Rivera, Vice President of Strategy and Client Engagement at ACEDS. “Their extensive expertise in e-discovery, compliance, and legal transformation will be invaluable to our community. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with FRONTEO to deliver educational content and initiatives to benefit the ACEDS community.”

With a global presence and a diverse client base consisting of global 500 companies, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies, FRONTEO supports a broad range of matters, including class action and mass tort, regulatory compliance, restructuring, legal transformation, and bankruptcy matters.

“We’re thrilled to be the first APAC-based e-discovery service provider to team up with ACEDS as an affiliate partner,” stated Shiho Tanaka, SVP Discovery Consulting Division of FRONTEO USA. “This partnership is a great opportunity for us to combine our strengths and push the e-discovery industry forward in the APAC region. We’re all about promoting best practices and championing the professional growth of our experts in this field.”

Notably, FRONTEO has demonstrated leadership in the APAC region, an area that ACEDS seeks to develop further in response to the growing interest from the legal community in the region and the increasing number of certified e-discovery specialists in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. Through this partnership, FRONTEO will collaborate with ACEDS on various initiatives, including creating educational content tailored to the ACEDS community pipeline.

As FRONTEO continues to strengthen its brand in the United States and expands its reach in North America, this strategic partnership with ACEDS will enable the organizations to jointly drive the adoption of best practices in e-discovery, enhance professional development opportunities, and contribute to the growth and success of the global e-discovery community.


At FRONTEO, we excel in providing end-to-end eDiscovery solutions for cross-border cases in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Leveraging AI technology, we deliver innovative, efficient, and reliable services tailored to clients’ unique needs. Our solutions have helped numerous law firms and Global 500 companies address litigation and investigations in the U.S. Choose FRONTEO as your trusted partner to overcome eDiscovery challenges and achieve success in cross-border cases. Contact us today to learn more about FRONTEO’s comprehensive eDiscovery services and schedule a consultation with our experienced team.


The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider BARBRI Global, is the world’s leading organization for training and certification in e-discovery, information governance, and related disciplines. ACEDS provides training to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our flagship 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 continuing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 30 chapters in most major US cities, Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Australia. 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.

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