#DataUnmasked: ACEDS Expert Interview with HaystackID’s Ashish Prasad (October 19, 2023)

Welcome to #DataUnmasked, our monthly social media-delivered live-streaming event, brought to you by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) in collaboration with HaystackID. We invite you to embark on an enlightening journey through the intricate maze of data. Our diverse discussions will encompass a myriad of subjects ranging from the intricacies of discovery and efficient management to the significant aspects of privacy and cybersecurity.

We cordially invite you to join us each month as we peel back the layers of complexity and ‘unmask’ the world of data in our #DataUnmasked livestream.

October 2023 #DataUnmasked Livecast

From Emerging Data Types to Generative AI: An Expert Discussion with Ashish Prasad

+ Topic: A dynamic dialogue on topics ranging from current considerations for the intricacies of eDiscovery and expanding data types to future considerations for artificial intelligence and generative AI.
+ Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
+ Time: 11:00 AM EDT/10:00 AM CDT
+ Livecast Viewing Streams*

* Also available for recorded post-live viewing.

Expert Panelists

  • Ashish Prasad, Vice President and General Counsel, HaystackID

Ashish Prasad is Vice President and General Counsel of the electronic discovery and document review company HaystackID. Widely regarded as a leading expert on discovery in the United States, and ranked by Chambers USA for many years, Ashish has served, among other things, as: Litigation Partner and Founder of the Mayer Brown Electronic Discovery and Records Management Practice; Founder and CEO of Discovery Services LLC; and Vice President and General Counsel of eTERA Consulting. Ashish’s thought leadership, training and education experience includes, among other things, positions as: Executive Editor of The Sedona Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing Electronic Document Production (2004); Co-Editor in Chief of Electronic Discovery Deskbook: Law and Practice (2009); Co-Editor in Chief of The General Counsel’s Guide to Government Investigations (2017); Board Member, Executive Editor of the Distance Learning Program, and Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI); Co-Founder and Board Member of the Government Investigation and Civil Litigation Institute (GICLI); Chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s Electronic Discovery Seminar; and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School. In addition to his work in the areas of complex litigation and electronic discovery, Ashish serves as a co-investor and strategic advisor to legal technology and services companies, and the venture capital and private equity investors in those companies. Ashish’s current projects include a forthcoming case book, Complex Litigation and Discovery Management, and a scholarly article on the intersection of the federal civil rules and litigation technology. Ashish graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Member of the Law Review, and the University of Michigan Honors Program, where he graduated with High Honors and High Distinction.

  • Host: Michael Quartararo – President, ACEDS & Professional Development, ACEDS

As the president of ACEDS, Mike leads the organization and is responsible for the overall administrative and operational oversight of the organization, including program development, training and professional development, and strategic partnerships. Considered among the top legal technologists in the US, he has spent the last 20 years leveraging the power of technology to meet the current and emerging needs of organizations throughout the legal community. He is also the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for all of his career, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. For much of his career Mike has been training and educating lawyers and other legal professionals in the benefits of technology to the legal profession. A graduate of the State University of New York, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). He frequently speaks and writes on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Mike is an avid foodie and enjoys cooking and reading when he isn’t focused on developing new policy initiatives and educational offerings.

About HaystackID

HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that supports law firms and corporate legal departments and has increased its offerings and expanded with five acquisitions since 2018. Its core offerings now include Global Advisory, Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core®, and artificial intelligence-enhanced Global Managed Review services powered by ReviewRight®. The company has achieved ISO 27001 compliance and completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit for all five trust principles for the third year in a row. Repeatedly recognized as a trusted service provider by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and The National Law Journal, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery services, enterprise solutions, and legal discovery offerings to leading companies across North America and Europe, all while providing best-in-class customer service and prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about its suite of services, including programs and solutions for unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.

Source: HaystackID