For Immediate Release
MINNEAPOLIS, January 14, 2020 – Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce its new 2020 global advisory council. Robert Keeling, partner at Sidley Austin LLP, chairs the council.
“I am excited to continue to be a part of the EDRM Advisory Council. The legacy members of the Advisory Council have made a number of important contributions to the EDRM and to the area of e-discovery generally,” says Keeling. “We look forward to welcoming the new members, who provide an infusion of diverse and multidisciplinary leaders in e-discovery from around the world.”
Holding special advisory positions are George Socha, managing director at BDO, and Tom Gelbmann, consultant, as founder advisors. David Greetham, eDiscovery business unit leader at Ricoh USA, is executive advisor. Craig Ball, president of Craig Ball, P.C., will serve as general counsel.
“The EDRM has earned its reputation as the voice of independent authority in e-discovery,” says Ball. “Before the EDRM, we lacked a lexicon to discuss and negotiate the nature and scope of e-discovery and had nowhere experts could convene to establish standards springing from technical efficacy, not partisan advocacy. Under spirited new leadership and guided by a distinguished advisory board, I look forward to seeing the EDRM reclaim its place as the most well-informed, trusted source for practical guidance in the field of electronic evidence.”
“We are excited by this outpouring of multidisciplinary collaboration and support for EDRM’s mission,” says Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “Each one of our advisors brings a wealth of hard-won experience, scholarship and expertise.”
Please join us in welcoming the wise counsel of the following leaders (organizational affiliations listed for informational purposes and not as endorsements):
Empowering the leaders of e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates global practical resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, best practices, tools, guides and test datasets to improve best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 113 countries and growing and an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery. Learn more about the EDRM today at EDRM.net.
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