Pioneering industry leader, Kroll Ontrack, partners with ACEDS to certify its staff as CEDS, serve as Premier Sponsor of ACEDS 2012 Conference and become ACEDS Affiliate Member

Thursday, July 28, 2011 by Thought Leadership Team


Legendary leader in legal technologies and services brings its quarter-century of experience in ediscovery and data recovery to growing ACEDS audience

Miami — The Association of Certified EDiscovery Specialists today announced that Kroll Ontrack, a pioneering service provider in ediscovery, document review and data recovery, is partnering with ACEDS to obtain Certified EDiscovery Specialist certifications for its staff and is serving as Premier Sponsor of the ACEDS 2012 Annual EDiscovery Conference at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. It will also join ACEDS as an Affiliate Member.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities manage, recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. A recognized leader in legal technologies and services, Kroll Ontrack provides electronic discovery, document review, data recovery and data destruction, information management, computer forensics and discovery consulting. It employs approximately 1,600 employees in 30 offices worldwide.

Partnering to drive high-quality ediscovery education

ACEDS president Charles Intriago, an attorney and former federal prosecutor, said, "Driven by the outstanding services Kroll Ontrack provides to its ediscovery and data recovery clients, I have witnessed the birth and rise of Kroll Ontrack over the years and the expansion of its clientele to all corners of the globe.”

"We are very proud that this renowned ediscovery service provider, which offers multitudes of excellent thought leadership and educational events each year, has chosen to certify members of its staff as Certified EDiscovery Specialists and help ACEDS continue its charter of uniting professionals within the ediscovery community," Intriago continued.

Joel Vogel, Kroll Ontrack vice president of discovery products and services, added, “As the demand for cost-effective, efficient legal discovery continues to rise, so does the need for knowledgeable ediscovery experts. Kroll Ontrack is enthusiastic to work with ACEDS to equip professionals, both legal and technical, with the essential education and training to effectively manage today’s multifaceted legal discovery challenges."

Kroll Ontrack will host EDiscovery Knowledge Breakfast at ACEDS conference

Kroll Ontrack is a Premier Sponsor of the ACEDS Second Annual Conference, April 2-4, 2012, at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Fla. The company is also sponsoring an Ediscovery Knowledge Breakfast for conference attendees on April 2 at 8:00 a.m., prior to the start of the regular program.

Kroll Ontrack will also join ACEDS committees that are planning to launch chapters in New York and London.

ACEDS Affiliate Members show commitment to excellence

As an ACEDS Affiliate Member, Kroll Ontrack will receive various special benefits, including access to ACEDS members, sustained presence on the ACEDS website, as well as references in external communications and ACEDS seminars, podcasts and live chats. ACEDS provides Affiliate Members with efficient access to ACEDS members and visitors to who are ultimately looking to acquire software, services and products of ediscovery and related providers.

“We are proud to add Kroll Ontrack as an Affiliate Member,” said Gregory Calpakis, ACEDS Executive Director.   “The Affiliate Membership of such distinguished companies like Kroll Ontrack is a sign that ACEDS is synonymous with competence, effectiveness, efficiency and risk control," he added.

ACEDS offers the Certified EDiscovery Specialist certification to candidates who meet specified qualifications and pass a rigorous examination that is offered at some 600 ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide, including more than 300 testing centers in the U.S. and 30 in Canada.

ACEDS provides certification, training, news, information and networking

ACEDS, a membership organization devoted to the professional interests of the ediscovery community, seeks to enhance competence through certification, conferences, online and live training, community-building through forums and other live and electronic events that foster the exchange of ideas and solutions, and news, information and guidance.

For information about ACEDS Affiliate Membership, contact: Lanny Morris, ACEDS Senior Account Executive, at 305-490-2933 or e-mail

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