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When: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: Customer Service

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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.

Gary Swenson
Senior Discovery Consultant
Liquid Litigation Management (LLM)

Gary Swenson is a sales and marketing professional in the legal technology industry. His tenure spans over 20 years where he has established many colleagues and friendships. Gary’s current role is Senior Discovery Consultant with Liquid Litigation Management (LLM). LLM offers a fully integrated end-to-end discovery platform, Lit Manager, along with eDiscovery consulting and services. Originally Gary is from Minneapolis, MN where he started his legal technology career with Control Data Corporation (CDC). A current resident of Washington, DC, Gary also resided in Manhattan for many years. Gary has consulted on many complex litigation matters and investigations. His clients include multi-national corporations and law firms within the United States and abroad.

Deborah Spellen, CEDS
Vice President and Discovery Program Manager
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Deborah is a VP with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s Legal Discovery Management department, where she is a Discovery Program Manager. Her team is the central point of contact for strategic initiatives in connection with Electronic Discovery, including technology development, process improvement, and legal education. She’s been with the bank for five years, but has many years of experience working in law firms and discovery service providers. Deborah has held many roles at these companies, including Litigation Support Project Manager and Senior e-Discovery Consultant. She manages a Certified e-Discovery Specialist training program for her department and other JPMC stakeholders, and is a staunch advocate for consistent self-marketability through continuous training, education, and career development. Deborah holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, and is a Certified e-Discovery Specialist. She is currently enrolled in the JPMC Long Island University MBA program. She is a strong mentor and role model for her daughters, who are pursuing their studies and careers in STEAM-related fields. For fun, she enjoys reading, traveling, is an avid concert goer, and often attends hands-on workshops on learning race car driving techniques.

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