Join BDO’s George Socha and ACEDS' Mary Mack for a lively insightful discussion on this month’s trends in the eDiscovery arena. They will share info and thoughts on everything from both events past and future and this month’s industry trends and news.
George Socha is a managing director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking, and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, George 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. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. George has also served as a guest lecturer at universities across the United States.
Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP
Mary Mack, Esq., CEDS, CISSP is the executive director of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and is known as an eDiscovery leader and pioneer. Mack authored the very first book on the field, A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. Her follow-up book, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel published by Thomson Reuters, co-edited with Carole Basri, is now in its eighth edition. Mack has pioneered processes, helped build the global eDiscovery community and written articles and posts that have helped build the industry. She is widely known for her technical expertise, and has served as product counsel and subject matter expert. She is an internationally recognized speaker and frequently sought after for her expert opinion on the complex issues facing our industry and the people in it. Mack was just recently honored with Relativity’s Stellar Woman in eDiscovery nomination and was included in a book as one of “100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cyber Crime” by Cyber Ventures.