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Wednesday, December 5, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Robert Hilson
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Gallivan Gallivan & O’Melia becomes first e-discovery technology and consulting firm to require new staff to become Certified E-Discovery Specialists as “condition of employment”

Leading e-discovery firm says “reputation rests on the quality of our people” and will require CEDS as “endorsement to our clients” of commitment to “controlling risk and cost of litigation”

Miami – Gallivan Gallivan & O’Melia, creators of the Digital WarRoom e-discovery platform for ESI processing, analysis, hosting, review, conversion and document production, has become the world’s first technology and consulting organization to require the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential as a condition of employment for new personnel in project management, analysis and technical positions.

The Seattle-based company, which this week announced the release of version 8.3 of its platform, is not new to CEDS certification. It previously required several top executives to earn the CEDS credential.

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) awards the CEDS credential to qualified candidates who pass a rigorous, proctored examination offered at 600 secure testing centers worldwide.“Reputation rests on quality of our people” 
“Our reputation rests on the quality of our people, their understanding of the legal framework of e-discovery and the technical practices in securing, processing, and producing ESI,” said GGO president, Bill Gallivan, in the company’s Seattle headquarters.

“We hire the best and the brightest, and then invest in CEDS certification and continuing education. It’s an endorsement to our clients that GGO is committed to controlling the risk and cost of litigation,” he added.

“Groundbreaking step to assure core competence of employees” 

Charles Intriago, a lawyer, who is president of ACEDS, said, “We’re proud Digital WarRoom, a very respected e-discovery service provider, has taken this groundbreaking step to assure the core competence of its employees and provide its clients with evidence of its commitment to controlling risk and cost through the work of certifiably knowledgeable and skilled professionals.”

Digital WarRoom (at will be a Gold Sponsor at the ACEDS Annual Conference April 2-4, 2012, at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL and is an ACEDS Affiliate Member.

About GGO 
Gallivan Gallivan and O’Melia (GGO) offers software and consulting services spanning the entire e-discovery lifecycle, from acquisition through production, and specialized services in merger and acquisition target data preservation, internal data mining and investigations. Digital WarRoom® by GGO is a powerful software platform for ESI processing, analysis, hosting, review, conversion, and production of documents. Digital WarRoom® delivers this capability in a desktop application for individual use, a secure server appliance for use by in-house legal teams or legal service providers, and as a fully managed remote hosted application for large matters and distributed work teams. Since 2002, GGO has completed over 2,000 e-discovery matters involving thousands of terabytes of electronic documents. In addition to its Seattle headquarters, GGO has offices in New York, Mountain View, San Francisco, Dallas, and serves all metropolitan markets in North America.

About ACEDS 
ACEDS, a member organization devoted to the professional interests of the global e-discovery community, offers certification, news, information, guidance, online and live training, conferences, community-building and networking through live and electronic events.It will hold the ACEDS 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition from April 2-4 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL. 

Persons interested in attending the conference can register online or contact Debbie Pelland, Member and Customer Service Manager, at 786-517-2701 or email at

Persons may register for CEDS certification online or by contacting James Mosier at or by phone at 786-517-2730.

(Accredited members of the media may obtain credentials to cover the conference and access to the rich members-only portions of, by contacting Robert Hilson, ACEDS Editorial Director, at 786-517-2714 or

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