Elevating Our Industry Through Education and CLEs: #DataUnmasked ACEDS Expert Discussion with HaystackID’s Laura Danielson and Sarah Pons (April 18, 2024) 

When we were young and envisioning what we wanted to become when we grew up, a legal technologist may not have ranked as highly as an astronaut or veterinarian. But here we are amid great transformation unfolding in our industry.

Sharing their paths into eDiscovery, HaystackID’s Laura Danielson and Sarah Pons will sit down with Michael Quartararo, host of the ACEDS #DataUnmasked live stream, on Thursday, April 18 at 11 EDT. The trio will discuss education’s crucial role in shaping emerging leaders in eDiscovery and strategies for sourcing top-notch CLE programs to stay ahead of the curve. Plus, attendees will get an inside look at the mission and evolution of HaystackID’s internal training program, hearing inspiring stories of how this educational initiative has propelled team members to new heights. 

Mark your calendars and prepare to embark on an enlightening journey with us. 

+ Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
+ Time: 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT
+ Livecast Viewing Streams*

*Also available for recorded post-live viewing.

Join HaystackID's Laura Danielson and Sarah Pons for ACEDS #DataUnmasked on April 18.

Explore Our Digital World with #DataUnmasked 

With #DataUnmasked, ACEDS and HaystackID invite you to embark on an enlightening journey through the intricate maze of data. Our diverse discussions encompass relevant, real-time subjects ranging from the complexities of international eDiscovery to privacy and cybersecurity considerations for cross-border data transfers.

Join us each month as we peel back the layers of complexity and ‘unmask’ the world of data in our #DataUnmasked live stream.

Expert Panelists 

+ Laura Danielson — Vice President of Sales Operations / Revenue Enablement / HaystackID University, HaystackID

Laura Danielson joined HaystackID in 2020 and is currently the Director of Client Services. She brings over three decades of experience to the litigation support technology arena. Danielson has substantial experience in all areas of litigation, specializing in consulting, best practices in litigation technology and support, and trial advocacy for corporations and law firms. In addition, Danielson is a published author, a frequent speaker, and instructor and is considered an industry expert on litigation technology and support. Danielson is a former litigation paralegal and project manager and has participated in over 100 trials in Federal and State Courts nationally. She has been on numerous winning trial teams, with her work focused in the areas of intellectual property, product liability, toxic tort, and complex litigation. In addition, she has worked on mock trials, focus groups, arbitrations, and assisted counsel in preparation for mediations.

+ Sarah Pons — Vice President of Business Development, HaystackID

Sarah Pons joined HaystackID six years ago and currently is the Vice President of Business Development at HaystackID. Before joining HaystackID, Pons was the Director of Sales at Envision Discovery, where she was responsible for all sales of litigation support services to new and existing law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the country. Pons has over 18 years of experience consulting legal teams on the best ways to handle the collection, filtering, processing, review, and production of eDiscovery and paper documents. Pons has held roles at companies including IKON Legal Document Services, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., and Tech Resource Group, Inc.

+ 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 solves complex data challenges related to legal, compliance, regulatory, and cyber events. Core offerings include Global Advisory, Data Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core® Platform, and AI-enhanced Global Managed Review powered by its proprietary platform, ReviewRight®. Repeatedly recognized as one of the world’s most trusted legal industry providers by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and Legaltech News, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery, enterprise solutions, and legal and compliance offerings to leading companies and legal practices around the world. HaystackID offers highly curated and customized offerings while prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about how HaystackID can help solve unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.

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Source: HaystackID