Extract from Clare Chalkley's article "Comment: The rise of the eDiscovery professional"
Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion organised by the ACEDS London Chapter. The topic for the evening was professional development in the eDiscovery industry.
We were fortunate to have a panel comprised of individuals representing different sectors and types of organizations – law firm, technology, software and professional services. Many thanks to Clare Longworth (Relativity), Harvinder Channa (AlixPartners), Charlotte Hill (Penningtons), Jeff Shapiro (Clifford Chance), Gregory Campbell (Everlaw) and Amit Pandit (APT Search) for their insights. Our discussion about the current eDiscovery career landscape and what the future might look like for the profession was very productive.
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