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George Socha Jr.
George Socha is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’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, domestically and globally. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, Mr. Socha 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.
Thomas Anthony Gelbmann Jr.
As a Trusted Advisor, IT Management Consultant and Founder of Gelbmann & Associates LLC, Tom Gelbmann has helped law firms and corporate law departments with strategic development, system architecture, and operational effectiveness of IT systems and services. He has held the CIO position at major law firms, leading the IT function to the successful achievement of enterprise goals. Tom is also the co-founder of the EDRM (edrm.net) and co-author of the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.