Certifications: An Indicator of eDiscovery Excellence

By the HaystackID Marketing Team

HaystackID is committed to supporting clients during audits, investigations, and litigation with industry-leading computer forensics, eDiscovery, and attorney document review experts, trained and proficient in the use of advanced technologies to accelerate and deliver positive outcomes. Our participation and performance in industry certification programs, as demonstrated through the achievement of industry-acknowledged and valued Relativity, Brainspace, and Nuix certifications, is but one of many reasons customers choose HaystackID when faced with complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation.

“There’s no secret as to why HaystackID has been able to consistently punch above its weight class in the delivery of eDiscoveryNeedle in a Haystack Certification services and support. Our veteran experience and certified expertise in the tools that form the bulwark of our eDiscovery capability help us regularly exceed customer requirements and expectations as we leverage the right tools, at the right time, to generate the right results. Our commitment to high-touch, high-value customer service focused through the lens of continuous improvement warrants that we vigorously and continuously invest in increasing the expertise and education of our eDiscovery project managers, consultants, and analysts. Our collective Relativity, Brainspace, and Nuix certification credentials are but one manifestation of this vital investment in the education of our team. An investment that ultimately allows our customers to focus on their core competencies while we focus on removing data and discovery headaches.”

Andy Parrish, Chief Operating Officer, HaystackID


Demonstrated Expertise for the World’s Leading Review Platform

Relativity is the leading legal discovery platform that helps users organize, discover the truth, and act on it. HaystackID eDiscovery experts have extensive experience leveraging Relativity to help customers address the challenges of data and legal discovery. HaystackID eDiscovery experts also have a complete and thorough understanding of the Relativity platform, as demonstrated by their participation and certification as part of Relativity’s comprehensive certification program.

Relativity currently offers nine active certifications and two aggregate status designations to support the use of its review platform. Those certifications and status designations include:

+ Relativity Certified Administrator: The Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) certificate demonstrates that case administrators fully understand Relativity’s full capabilities. Users achieving this level of certification have proven their expertise in maximizing the software’s power and flexibility.

+ Relativity Analytics Specialist: Achievement of the Relativity Analytics Specialist certification ensures that users are proficient in running complex cases with Analytics to include tasks ranging from the creation of indexes to managing active learning projects.  

+ Relativity Infrastructure Specialist: This comprehensive certification ensures that users are proficient in managing infrastructure and SQL performance related to the Relativity environment.

+ Relativity Certified User: This certification ensures user expertise and experience with Relativity’s core features, including setting up detailed searches and reports, reviewing documents, and handling quality control (QC) activities.

+ Relativity Certified Project Management Specialist:  Designed for project managers with experience with the Relativity environment, the Relativity Project Management Specialist certification ensures certificate recipients are proficient in understanding and applying the features of Relativity within the case workflows.

+ Relativity Processing Specialist: This targeted certification ensures recipients have proven expertise and demonstrate proficiency in processing data within Relativity to support best practices and advanced workflows.

+ RelativityOne Certified Pro: This unique certification provides Relativity Server and RelativityOne users and advocates a full understanding and demonstrated proficiency in the use of RelativityOne. 

+ Relativity Certified Sales Pro: The Relativity Certified Sales Pro (RCSP) certification is available to sales professionals and other Relativity advocates who are in roles requiring the presentation of information and advantages of RelativityOne. 

+ Relativity Certified Training Pro: The Relativity Certified Training Pro (PCTP) certification ensures Relativity trainers are qualified and possess the knowledge and tools to successfully train Relativity users on the power and capability of the Relativity platform. 

+ Relativity Assisted Review Specialist (Discontinued): This specialized certification is designed to ensure user expertise in successfully running cases with Assisted Review (both Sample-based Learning and Active Learning) and establishing accurate, defensible processes.

+ Relativity Expert: Recognition and assignment of expertise status based on the holding of two or three specialist certifications concurrently.

+ Relativity Master: Recognition and assignment of expertise status based on the holding of four or more specialist certifications concurrently.

HaystackID eDiscovery professionals who have demonstrated their understanding and capability to harness the power of Relativity through the achievement of one or more Relativity educational certifications and maintain current credentials include:

Relativity Certified Administrator (23)

+ Courtney Black
+ Evan Craghead
+ Pascale Emmanuel
+ Chris Ganger
+ Rob Granite
+ Alexis Guzman
+ Austin Hagen
+ Michael Heinzenger
+ Michelle Kahn
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Emily Kime
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Mark Lindsey
+ Alan Moyer
+ Jason McLellan
+ Zach Paro
+ Thanh Pham
+ Melanie Ramsey-Arthur
+ Andrew Retizos
+ Mike Sarlo
+ Jonathan Smith
+ Mable Tun
+ Brandon Young

Relativity Analytics Specialist (7)

+ Courtney Black
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Emily Kime
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Austin Hagen
+ Zach Paro
+ Jonathan Smith

Relativity Infrastructure Specialist (3)

+ Hammad Ahmed
+ Evan Craghead
+ Jonathan Smith

Relativity Certified User (24)

+ Hammad Ahmad
+ Sarah Baldwin
+ Courtney Black
+ Brian Bochenek
+ Rob Granite
+ Austin Hagen
+ Amin Hasou
+ Michelle Kahn
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Emily Kime
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Vazantha Meyers
+ Noah Miller
+ Alan Moyer
+ Zach Paro
+ Emmanuel Pascale
+ Pascal Joseph-Pauline
+ Thanh Pham
+ Seth Schechtman
+ Jonathan Smith
+ Rachel Smith
+ Mable Tun
+ Sarah Whitney
+ John Worsham

Relativity Certified Project Management Specialist (2)

+ Rick Kaminski
+ Anya Korolyov

Relativity Processing Specialist (2)

+ Anya Korolyov
+ Ryan Foster

RelativityOne Certified Pro (1)

+ Ryan Foster

Relativity Certified Sales Pro (2)

+ Emily Kime
+ Sam Morgan

Relativity Assisted Review Specialist (2)

+ Austin Hagen
+ Jonathan Smith

Relativity Expert (6)

+ Courtney Black
+ Austin Hagen
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Emily Kime
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Zach Paro

Relativity Master (2)

+ Anya Korolyov
+ Jonathan Smith

“The number of advanced certifications our operations group has received in 2020 alone is astounding. Not only does this quantify our teams’ intellectual firepower, but it also represents HaystackID’s commitment to providing continuous improvement and professional development for its employees. These exams aren’t easy, but they strengthen and develop skills necessary to continuously deliver HaystackID’s customers cutting edge expertise, with the white glove touch they have come to enjoy and expect from us in a continuously evolving eDiscovery world.” 

Courtney Black, Director of Project Management, HaystackID


Investigative Analytics Expertise from HaystackID with Brainspace

Brainspace is one of the world’s leading investigative analytics platforms that helps users explore and cull large data sets with powerful visual analytics, concept search, query expansion, clustering, and communications network analysis. HaystackID eDiscovery experts have extensive experience leveraging Brainspace to help customers address the challenges of data and legal discovery. HaystackID eDiscovery experts also have a complete and thorough understanding of the Brainspace platform, as demonstrated by their participation and certification as part of Brianspace’s comprehensive certification program.

Brainspace currently offers three levels of certification to support the expert use of its investigative analytics platform. Those certifications include: 

+ Analyst Certification: This certification teaches the use of all the significant features of Brainspace as well as provides detailed training on standard use cases and their associated workflows. Users achieving this certification have demonstrated the foundational knowledge to harness the power of Brainspace.

+ Specialist Certification: This certification teaches the management of Datasets, Connectors, user permissions, and basic troubleshooting withing the Brainspace environment. Users with this certification have demonstrated the excellence required to manage the process of loading and managing data within Brainspace.

+ Administrator Certification: This certification teaches the support of the Brainspace environment, including software installation and upgrades. The certification also provides basic and advanced troubleshooting techniques and best practices for resource management and application security.

HaystackID eDiscovery experts who have demonstrated their understanding and capability to harness the power of Brainspace through the achievement of one or more Brainspace educational certifications and maintain current credentials include:

 Brainspace Certified Analyst (16)

+ N’Zinga Adelona
+ Courtney Black
+ Chris Ganger
+ Alexis Guzman
+ Austin Hagen
+ Michelle Kahn
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Mark Lindsey
+ Alan Moyer
+ Zach Paro
+ Thanh Pham
+ Rob Robinson
+ Mable Tun
+ Shelley Watts
+ Brandon Young

Brainspace Certified Specialist (12)

+ Courtney Black
+ Chris Ganger
+ Austin Hagen
+ Michelle Kahn
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Mark Lindsey
+ Zach Paro
+ Thanh Pham
+ Armaan Shaikh
+ Mable Tun
+ Young Yu

Brainspace Certified Administrator (6)

+ Chris Ganger
+ Rick Kaminski
+ Anya Korolyov
+ Mark Lindsey
+ Thanh Pham
+ Armaan Shaikh

“Over the last couple of years, our team has obtained numerous certifications across the leading software platforms, and that has solidified our position as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable legal services groups in the industry. Our dedication to mastering the tools of the trade means that we can offer the highest quality service to our clients by effectively and creatively leveraging the latest technology. I’m proud to be a part of this team that pushes themselves every day to expand their knowledge while continuing to provide superior service to our clients.”

Emily Kime, Director of Client Services, HaystackID


Powerful Processing for Precise Discovery from HaystackID with Nuix

Nuix is a powerful processing engine that helps users process unstructured data to support audits, investigations, and litigation. HaystackID eDiscovery experts have extensive experience leveraging Nuix to help customers address the challenges of data and legal discovery in their audit, investigation, and litigation efforts. HaystackID eDiscovery experts also have a complete and thorough understanding of the Nuix platform, as demonstrated by their participation and certification as part of Nuix’s training and certification program.

Nuix offers an extensive training program that includes but is not limited to four key areas of certification. Those areas include:

+ Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Core: This foundational certification provides platform users with the knowledge necessary to support the creation of cases, the processing of data, and the search and reviewing of electronically stored information.

+ Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Specialist: This advanced certification on the Nuix platform provides users with an understanding and practical knowledge of case data processing, early case assessment, deduplication, searching and analysis, email threading, production sets, and exports. 

+ Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Administrator: This administration level certification highlights and ensure user proficiency in the configuration, licensing, optimizing, backing-up and restoring, and troubleshooting of the Nuix platform.

+ Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Master:  The Nuix Master designation highlights users that have demonstrated expertise and proficiency on the Nuix platform through the achievement of certifications in the Data Discovery Core, Data Discovery Specialist, and Data Discovery administrator certification courses from Nuix.

HaystackID eDiscovery experts who have demonstrated their understanding and skill to leverage the full capability of Nuix through the achievement of one or more Nuix educational certifications and maintain current credentials include:

Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Core (4)

+ David Burch
+ Colin Green
+ Ricardo Pagiola
+ Corey Racine

Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Specialist (4)

+ David Burch
+ Colin Green
+ Ricardo Pagiola
+ Corey Racine

Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Administrator (2)

+ Ricardo Pagiola
+ Corey Racine

Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Master (2)

+ Ricardo Pagiola
+ Corey Racine


While possessing extensive certification credentials to support the Relativity, Brainspace, and Nuix platforms, the HaystackID eDiscovery team also has far-reaching experience and certifications with other industry-leading platforms ranging from CloudNine LAW (LAW PreDiscovery) to OpenText EnCase.

Contact us today to learn more about how HaystackID can transform the power of leading eDiscovery platforms into support for your eDiscovery requirements.

About HaystackID

HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen, and learn from data when they face complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation. With an earned reputation for mobilizing industry-leading computer forensics, eDiscovery, and attorney document review experts, our Forensics First, Early Case Insight, and ReviewRight services accelerate and deliver quality outcomes at a fair and predictable price.

HaystackID serves more than 500 of the world’s leading corporations and law firms from North American and European locations. Our combination of expertise and technical excellence, coupled with a culture of white glove customer service, makes us the alternative legal services provider that is big enough to matter but small enough to care. Learn more today at HaystackID.com. ​

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