KYL is proud to announce that Janice Jaco, the firm’s eDiscovery Project Manager, has been awarded “eDiscovery Person of the Year” in recognition of “achievements that have contributed to the advancement of the eDiscovery profession.”  The recognition was announced today by the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI Professional Association, which recently hosted the 2015 ACEDS Awards, marking the first time eDiscovery professionals have been formally recognized at the prestigious annual ACEDS member conference.

This inaugural awards ceremony closed out the sixth annual conference, which was attended by more than 400 eDiscovery leaders and professionals from across the country. The award nominees and honorees represent a spectrum of professions within the eDiscovery field and ACEDS chapters from across the country. Individuals were nominated by their peers and winners selected by an illustrious judging panel of legal and eDiscovery experts: Shawnna Childress, senior managing consultant for IBM, and co-founder and executive director of Women in EDiscovery; Jared Coseglia, president and founder, TRU Staffing Partners; Tom Gelbmann, principal of Gelbmann & Associates, and co-founder of EDRM & Apersee; Tom O’Connor, senior eDiscovery consultant at Advanced Discovery; John Roman, director of IT operations and eDiscovery services, Nixon Peabody.

“We’re very excited to announce the winners of our first-ever ACEDS awards,” said ACEDS executive director, Mary Mack. “Each of the nominees brings unique skills, qualities and, in some cases, a legacy of experience that has helped shape eDiscovery into the practice of law that it is today. Each of these individuals has helped make eDiscovery more accessible, more affordable and just.”

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The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals in order to reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.