NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced the winners of the 2016 ACEDS Awards, marking the organization's second annual celebration of eDiscovery professionals and experts.
The awards ceremony closed out the seventh annual conference, which was attended by approximately 400 eDiscovery leaders and professionals from across the country. Award winners were nominated by their peers, and selected by a panel of legal and eDiscovery experts: Rob Robinson, managing director of Complex Discovery; Janice Jaco, winner of the 2015 eDiscovery Person of the Year; Julie Brown, litigation technology manager, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease; Philip Favro, consultant, discovery & information governance at Driven; George Socha, co-founder, EDRM and president & founder, Socha Consulting; Kenya Dixon, asst. director, Division of Litigation Technology & Analysis at the Federal Trade Commission.
The 2016 ACEDS Awards honorees:
ACEDS Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring lifelong commitment to the advancement of the eDiscovery profession
Craig Ball, Esq.
ACEDS Executive Director Award: Recognizing commitment in promoting and supporting the ACEDS mission
CEDS Scholarship: Supporting an individual entering the eDiscovery profession in taking the CEDS Certification exam
CEDS Ambassador: Honoring achievement in promoting the value of CEDS and eDiscovery competence
Robin Thompson, CEDS
Outstanding Local Leader: Recognizing outstanding local chapter leadership
Chris Dix, CEDS, Jacksonville, Fla. Chapter
eDiscovery Person of the Year: Recognizing contributions to the advancement of the eDiscovery profession
Michael Quartararo, CEDS
Chapter of the Year: Honoring outstanding achievements, membership growth and excellence in delivering value to members
ACEDS New York Metro
Corporate Legal Department of the Year: Recognizing outstanding eDiscovery service to its organization
CSX Transportation - Jacksonville, Fla.
Law Firm eDiscovery Department of the Year: Recognizing outstanding eDiscovery service to its firm and clients
Keesal, Young & Logan - Long Beach, Calif.
ACEDS eDiscovery Rainmaker of the Year: Recognizing those who embody the qualities of service, integrity, experience and knowledge
Mark MacDonald, CEDS – BIA
eDiscovery Service Provider of the Year: Awarded for demonstrating progressive, outstanding eDiscovery service to clients
Cobra Legal Solutions – Austin, Texas
Additional detail about the ACEDS awards and conference can be found at www.aceds.org.