#DataUnmasked: ACEDS Expert Interview with HaystackID’s Vazantha Meyers (August 17, 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.

August 2023 #DataUnmasked Livecast

From Review to Inclusion: The Art and Science of Positive Outcomes

+ Topic: A dynamic dialogue on topics ranging from eDiscovery review to the importance of organizational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs with talk tracks ranging from practices and protocols to coordination and communications.
+ Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
+ Time: 11:00 AM EDT/10:00 AM CDT
+ Livecast Viewing Streams*

* Also available for recorded post-live viewing.

Expert Panelists

  • Vazantha Meyers, Vice President of Discovery Services, HaystackID

Vazantha Meyers has over 16 years of extensive experience in all matters of discovery and has led managed review operations for the last 11 years. Ms. Meyers’s teams have managed both traditional first-pass reviews, complex issue coding and privilege reviews, and technology-assisted reviews, including predictive coding and continuous active learning. Ms. Meyers has developed standard operating procedures, discovery manuals, playbooks, and countless educational presentations related to discovery practices and managed review. Ms. Meyers also consults with over a dozen corporate clients on electronic discovery best practices, data preservation, and managed review workflows. Ms. Meyers is a member of HaystackID’s Corporate Consulting Group, also leads the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Group, and participates in the company’s Mentorship Program as a mentor.

Prior to joining HaystackID, Ms. Meyers worked as a litigation associate at Mayer Brown LLP, where she was a member of the eDiscovery and Records Management Group. Ms. Meyers is a contributing author to the book titled Electronic Discovery Deskbook: Litigation Management Policies and Procedures. In addition, she has written and contributed to several eDiscovery articles and white papers throughout her career. Ms. Meyers attended Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated as a Monsanto Honors Scholar. Ms. Meyers is an attorney in Illinois and provides pro bono services through non-profit organizations. Ms. Meyers is based in Chicago, IL.

  • 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 second 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