Karen LaFleur, head of IT at national firm LeClair Ryan, joins ACEDS Advisory Board

MIAMI - July 29, 2013 - PRLog -- The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced the appointment to its Advisory Board of Karen LaFleur, head of information technology and litigation support at LeClair Ryan in Richmond, Virginia.     Ms. LaFleur, a respected 17-year veteran of the legal field, is responsible for developing the internal litigation support department for the AmLaw firm’s 21 offices. She joins the ACEDS Advisory Board having spent more than three years leading the Association of Litigation Support Professionals as that organization’s executive vice president.     In addition to managing LeClair Ryan’s e-discovery projects, workflow, and RFP processes, she excels in complex litigation, trial work and consulting with clients on complicated e-discovery issues and project management. She honed her skills as a litigation support manager for a well-known service provider, and regularly delivered large and complex data projects in a vast array of data formats and platforms.     Having worked in every aspect of the litigation support industry, she is committed to the development and establishment of litigation support industry standards, and the growth of the industry.     “I am very excited to become a member of the ACEDS Advisory Board,” Ms. LaFleur said. “I am thrilled to be working with a great organization and to have the opportunity to mentor people new to our industry.”     “Karen is a highly respected leader and expert in the litigation support and e-discovery communities,” added Mathew Baum, Executive Vice President of ACEDS. “It is an honor to have her on the advisory board, and we will rely on her guidance as we pursue broad initiatives to increase e-discovery knowledge among litigation support professionals.”    ACEDS Advisory Board includes diverse group of seasoned experts    Ms. LaFleur 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, a former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, a member of the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee, and the co-founders of ALSP.    The ACEDS Advisory Board is led by Chairman Alvin Lindsay, a partner at Hogan Lovells in Miami. Other members include John Barkett, partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon and past chair of the ABA’s National E-Discovery Institute; Carnival Corporation General Counsel Arnaldo Perez; James Bickley, Managing Director of E-Discovery at TransPerfect Legal Solutions, and Kimarie Stratos, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Memorial Healthcare System. For information on the entire Advisory Board, visit aceds.org.    About ACEDS    ACEDS is an international membership organization for private and public sector persons in law, litigation support, technology, and records management, and others 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. It has CEDS professionals on four continents, and also offers live and online training, specialized information and community and network-building events. For more information on the CEDS credential, click here.
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