Janice Jaco
Litigation Support Project Manager and Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS)
Long Beach

Janice Jaco is a Litigation Support Project Manager at Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS).

Janice has been with KYL for over two decades and has managed eDiscovery issues in many of the firm’s most data-intensive cases since 2008.  Janice continues her contribution to KYL’s “community of experts,” building on ACEDS and ILTA award-winning programs which integrate leading-edge process and technology into every task. Janice sustains expertise in eDiscovery and related disciplines including privacy and security.  She delivers exceptional project management, ESI consulting, and technology services to the firm’s clients, and does it with a strong focus on keeping non-public data secure.  Janice is a member of ILTA’s 2018 Content Coordinating Team, contributing to ILTA’s transformative educational programming for legal technology/security professionals.  Janice was a member of LTC4™’s eDiscovery Pod, which worked to define competency standards in eDiscovery.  Janice was a member of the pilot team for the Legal Tech Assessment (LTA), and was one of the first 100 people in the U.S. to pass LTA exams in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Professional.  Janice has helped ACEDS University update their educational content and participated as an SME in helping set cut scores for CEDS Exam Standard Setting Exercise.  Janice brings her valuable experience from these projects back to the firm’s clients and peers, generating enthusiasm about improvements in legal technology, while driving innovation and adoption.  Janice assesses security of third party vendors and creates metrics that support legal services pricing strategies.  Janice is studying all things “cyber” or “security” to support a client service model delivered from the perspective that eDiscovery, privacy, and security are converging disciplines.  In 2017, Janice attained both of BARBRI Cybint Solutions’ “Cyber Protection” “Cyber Intelligence” certifications, which teach research skills that are game-changers in the area of social media discovery and due diligence.  Janice is charged with leveraging KYL’s investments in people, process, and technology to deliver timely answers to data‐intensive questions for the firm’s clients.  Currently, Janice is developing her skills in the application of analytics and Continuous Active Learning on extremely large eDiscovery projects.

Janice graduated from California State University Long Beach in 1993 with a B.S. in business administration, with a focus on financial management.  Janice participates every two years in rigorous educational training programs to maintain her CEDS certification and annual education related to her iPro Admin certification.




  • B.S. (business administration with focus on financial management), University of California, Long Beach (1993)


  • ACEDS  (Certified eDiscovery Specialist)
  • Ipro Certified Administrator for Eclipse SE
  • CaseMap Certified Administrator
  • COBOT certified in Word, Excel and Adobe Pro


  • Cyber Certifications: Future-Proofing for the eDiscovery Professional, ILTA Peer to Peer (linked here)
  • How Ediscovery, Cybersecurity and Privacy Certifications Can Differentiate your Firm and Win Work, ILTA Peer to Peer
  • Relativity Training in Analytics and Active Learning (September 2018)
  • Cybint Solutions (A BARBRI Corp.) Cyber Intelligence Certificate CIC  Cybint Solutions (November 2017)
  • Electronic Discovery Institute’s “Discovery Practice Certificate,”  Electronic Discovery Institute (August 2017)
  • Cybint Solutions Cyber Security Protection Certificate CSPC, Cybint Solutions (July 2017)
  • Procertas COBOT Expert in Word, PDF and Excel (September 2016)
  • iPro Eclipse SE Certified Administrator (June 2016–Present)
  • Member, 2016 ACEDS eDiscovery Law Firm of the Year (April 2016)
  • 2015 ACEDS eDiscovery Person of the Year (October 2015)
  • Long Term Secondment work at client site for Fortune 10 company in their Discovery Operations Group, involved in all tasks related to eDiscovery (May 2018–Present)
  • Roundtable Panelist, “Are You Wearing Pants? Realities of Remote Work” (April 2018)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) (December 2017–Present)
  • Member, Litigation and Practice Support Content Team 2018
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • December 2017–Present (10 months) Science and Technology
    Content Coordinating Team members review the specific areas of focus, target audiences, deliverable numbers and topics that fall under their area of discipline. Each team develops programming deliverables for law firm, law department, local and international audiences and directs deliverables to be executed by project teams.Responsibilities include:

    • Work with team members to conduct a detailed review of potential topics ideas
    • Collaborate with team members to determine specific types of programming for each topic (i.e., webinar, podcast, article, etc.)
    • Develop and direct deliverables to be executed by project teams
    • Act as a resource with ILTA staff and project team(s) to execute deliverables
    • Participate in Content Coordinating Team meetings (one in-person meeting and monthly phone calls)
    • Serve as an ambassador for ILTA
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) (September 2016)
  • Speaker at ILTACON 2016, “A Crash Course in Attorney Tech Audits”​, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) (September 2016)
  • Speaker at LegalTech NY 2016, “25 e-Discovery Warnings in 75 Minutes,” Moderated by George Socha (February 2016)
  • ACEDS CEDS Exam Standard Setting, As a Subject Matter Expert (November 2015)
  • 2015 – Certifiable! The Value of Certifications to Your Career – CEDS with ACEDS – ILTA Podcasts with ACEDS’ Director Mary Mack, and Sherry Hicks of Sun Trust
  • Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) Member, eDiscovery Core Competency Learning Pod (August 2014–August 2015)
  • ACEDS University Task Force (January–March 2015)