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Welcome to our new column, a regular series of posts I will be writing or editing for a new BDO-sponsored column on ACEDS’s website.

We will focus on the practical and pragmatic, offering ideas you can put into effect now. Some posts will draw from the good, the bad, and the ugly that we have experienced. Others will build on insights derived from survey responses we and others have conducted, recent case law, items in the news – anything relevant that serves as a source of inspiration. And a few posts might give a glimpse at new directions in which e-discovery and related areas are heading.

We will cover a wide range of e-discovery topics, of course. We plan to take on related areas as well, such as privacy, data analytics, and information governance.

If there is a topic you would like to see addressed in this column, please let us know. We always welcome suggestions, especially ones concerning the many real-world problems we of the ACEDS world are called on to tackle every day.

We will deliver at least one post a month. Each post should be about 500 words long, short enough to make them quick reads and long enough for them to have some real substance. Longer posts will be divided into series; we know few of you have time to plow through a 2,000-word post.

Who do I mean by “we”? I will write some of the posts myself. Others will come from my colleagues at BDO, folks I work with and rely on for everything from initial efforts at determining what data to preserve through presentation of data and insights born of that data before counsel, clients, and courts.

We won’t stop there. We will feature posts written by e-discovery practitioners from a variety of roles – lawyers, e-discovery specialists, forensic examiners, and more – and a range of organizations to include corporations, governmental entities, law firms, and software and service providers.

And finally thank you to ACEDS and in particular Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad for making this column possible. Under their thoughtful and effective leadership, ACEDS has made great strides forward. We hope this column will help them make ACEDS just a little bit better!

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George Socha
Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal
George Socha is the Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, where he promotes brand awareness, helps guide development of product roadmap and consults with customers on effective deployment of legal technology.

Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, George has assisted corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. He served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, he has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony.

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes.

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