On this episode of Out of Curiosity we’re joined by a very special guest, the illustrious Michael Quartararo! Tune in as we discuss some of Mike’s background including being the highest paid dishwasher in NYC to eventually working as a paralegal at Skadden, transitioning into technology in the late 90’s, eventually running the Litigation Support Department at Stroock & Stroock, becoming good at finding good people, writing the first edition of “Project Management in Electronic Discovery” out of necessity, becoming the President of ACEDS and much more!
Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the leading professional association for training and certification in e-discovery and professional development for corporate legal departments, law firms and the broader legal community.
Mike is also a consultant in e-discovery, project management and information governance, and the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery. He has been teaching, consulting and solving problems in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for over two decades. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on project management in the legal industry and built his career upon strategic and innovative thinking, leadership and operational skills honed at the best legal organizations in the world. Following 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Mike launched his own successful company, eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting firm providing legal operations, e-discovery and project management advisory services to corporate legal departments and law firms. As a part-time graduate professor, Mike designed and taught a curriculum on e-discovery project management at Bryan University.