David Yerich, UnitedHealth Group’s E-Discovery Director, joins ACEDS Advisory Board

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced the appointment to its Advisory Board of David Yerich, the Director of eDiscovery for UnitedHealth Group.
July 22, 2011 - PRLog -- Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced the appointment to its Advisory Board of David Yerich, the Director of eDiscovery for UnitedHealth Group.  Mr. Yerich is a national e-discovery thought leader who combines his knowledge and education from careers in both IT and Law to develop practical solutions around the complex issues surrounding e-discovery.

At UnitedHealth Group, in Minneapolis, Mr. Yerich supervises litigation and regulatory e-discovery processes, protocols and tools. Before joining the giant healthcare insurer, he was a senior IT analyst at the largest private agricultural company based in Minnesota, where he managed electronic data and records for the last five years of his tenure. He helped create and roll-out a worldwide document management tool for their legal department.

Previously, Yerich, a licensed attorney in Minnesota, worked AmLaw 100 firm, Faegre & Benson, as the in-house electronic discovery expert. In March, he was a speaker on e-discovery budgeting and proportionality at the annual ACEDS conference in Hollywood, Florida.

“David is a nationally-recognized e-discovery expert whose advice is valued by companies and practitioners everywhere. ACEDS is very proud to have him on the Advisory Work and to count on his guidance as it expands its reach across industries, occupations, national borders and the public sector,” said Gregory Calpakis, ACEDS Executive Director.  

ACEDS Advisory Board includes diverse seasoned experts
Mr. Yerich joins a distinguished group of experts on the ACEDS Advisory Board who hold a variety of positions in the widespread e-discovery terrain. They include a former president of the American Bar Association, Martha Barnett; a former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Arthur England; a past chair of the ABA's National E-discovery Institute, John Barkett; the litigation support director of a Fortune 100 corporation, Charlotte Riser Harris; and other distinguished private and public sector experts.

The ACEDS Advisory Board is led by Chairman William Hamilton, a partner at Quarles & Brady in Tampa and pioneer e-discovery educator. Other members include Helen Bergman Moure, commercial litigator, e-discovery consultant and principal at Lex Aperta; Scott Cohen, Director of Litigation Technology at Winston Strawn; Carnival Corporation General Counsel Arnaldo Perez; Michael Quartararo, litigation support director at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; nationally recognized plaintiffs’ lawyer Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson; Carolyn Southerland, attorney  and managing director at Huron Consulting Group; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services principal Anthony Reid. For information on the entire Advisory Board, visit http://www.aceds.org.

About ACEDS
ACEDS is an international membership organization for private and public sector persons in law, litigation support, technology, records management, knowledge officers who face e-discovery in their work. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential to eligible candidates who pass a rigorous proctored examination that they can take at 600 secure ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide. ACEDS also offers live and online training, specialized information and community and network-building events. Visit http://www.ACEDS.org/certification

The ACEDS 2012 Annual Conference, April 2-4, 2012, Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, FL
The ACEDS annual conference, a showcase for expert practical guidance, hands-on demonstrations, interactive learning and invaluable networking, will reprise its highly-acclaimed conference on April 2-4, 2012, at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL. To save with Super Early Bird rates, visit http://www.aceds.org/conference.  

(Accredited members of the media or bloggers approved by Robert Hilson, ACEDS Editorial Director, may receive press credentials to cover the ACEDS Annual Conference in April 2-4, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida, and access to the members-only portions of the ACEDS website. For these credentials, contact Robert Hilson at 786-517-2714 or rhilson@ACEDS.org.)

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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, is for professionals who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS builds a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, training, best practices, and offers e-discovery certification.
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