Extract from Sam Bock's article "Preservation on Pennsylvania Avenue: e-Discovery Training at the White House"
There are e-discovery trainings. And then there are e-discovery trainings at the White House.
On February 13, ACEDS faculty visited the Executive Office of the President to provide onsite, tailored e-discovery training for White House staff. The training team—Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad from ACEDS, Shannon Bales of FTI Consulting, and David Greetham of Ricoh USA—delivered a full day of content on e-discovery basics to the 26 staff members in attendance.
We spoke to David Greetham about the experience. Following are his takeaways on the uniqueness of e-discovery for the Executive Office, why collaboration across disciplines is critical for every kind of organization, and how it felt to visit Washington, D.C.
I wanted a certification that separates me from my peers. Upon discovering CEDS, I was convinced this was exactly the type of distinction I had been seeking. Since achieving CEDS certification, I’ve noticed immediate recognition from my organization, colleagues, and current and prospective clients.They acknowledge they are more comfortable working with a person who has taken time to seek such certification. CEDS has certainly been worth the small investment and should continue to beget returns for years and years to come.
Andrew Bayer, CEDS
I get bombarded with all kinds of e-discovery stuff – news, blogs and whatnot. Let me tell you, you guys send the absolute best! I send it to all my partners and sales folks. I said, who are these guys? I have to get to know them better!
Kevin Glass, CEO
As a trial lawyer, day-to-day information processing is daunting for my client service. I’ve come to rely on ACEDS to keep me on the ‘edge’ of the curve on e-discovery. It’s a source I ‘ping’ ASAP.