International CEDS Q&A
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International CEDS Q&A

When: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
11 AM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS

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The CEDS Certification is the only credential that covers the full spectrum of e-discovery including project planning, litigation hold implementation, document review, data processing, budgeting and more. During the CEDS Q&A Session, an ACEDS team member will review key elements of exam registration, preparation and more. Following the presentation, attendees have their chance to ask their questions about certification.

During this live webinar you will learn:

  • How to prepare for the exam
  • How CEDS can enhance your career
  • Topics covered on the exam
  • What it takes to become CEDS-Certified
  • Question and answer time


Mary Mack, CEDS
Executive Director

Mary Mack is a long-time industry expert with over 25 years of experience and leadership to her credit. Under her leadership, ACEDS furthers its commitment of building an international community of e-discovery practitioners for the exchange of training, certification, professional development and networking. Mack is known for her strength in relationship and community building, as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Before joining ACEDS, Mary was the Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB, a global eDiscovery and Intelligent Information Governance software company focused on helping organizations insource eDiscovery to reduce legal spend and prevent privacy breaches and IP leakage. Prior to eDiscovery, Mary designed, coded, tested and maintained mission critical enterprise systems for banks, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies. Certified in eDiscovery, security, access and identity management, forensics and computer telephony, Mary is admitted to the Illinois bar and a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. Mary is the author of A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery and the co-editor of Thomson Reuters West’s eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

Kaylee Walstad, CEDS
VP of Client Engagement

Kaylee Walstad is the VP of Client Engagement at ACEDS. In her role, Walstad works closely with affiliates, corporate and government entities, and law firms to educate and validate the expertise of their eDiscovery teams. She is also a part of ACEDS chapter team supporting their current chapters and assisting in the formation strategy of new chapters as well. Walstad has a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill that uniquely positions her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations. Additionally, she is the Central Region Director for Women in eDiscovery and has been a Board of Directors’ member since 2012, a Masters Conference board member and a member of Women in Homeland Security.

Rachel McAdams
EMEA Manager
Baker McKenzie

Rachel is an experienced eDiscovery professional, with detailed and technical expertise across the full EDRM cycle. She has worked on a wide variety of projects, including international litigation, arbitrations, regulatory investigations and tax matters. Rachel’s current focus in her role as EMEA Manager at Baker McKenzie is to manage all the firm’s EMEA eDiscovery matters, promote the use of technology to resolve eDiscovery issues and ensure that Baker McKenzie remains innovative and at the cutting edge of the industry. Rachel has been CEDS certified for a year.

Mark Brannigan, CEDS
Vice President
Aon’s Cyber Solution Group (formerly Stroz Friedberg)

Mark works with international clients and law firm partners to solve complex data challenges related to legal, regulatory and cyber risks. Mark has more than 15 years’ experience helping clients to assess, design, implement, and improve their eDiscovery, Information Governance and cybersecurity risk resilience and mitigation processes and programs. Mark is a CEDS and currently services on the Board of the ACEDS UK Chapter.

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