Executive Director ACEDS

E-discovery pioneer Mary Mack has joined ACEDS as executive director. Mary brings to ACEDS and its membership more than a decade of strong credibility and sound leadership within the e-discovery community.

Mary is known for her skills in relationship and community building as well as for the depth of her e-discovery knowledge. Frequently sought out by media for comment on industry issues, she has spoken at venues including Gartner Symposium, the American Bar Association International Law Committee, the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference, and others. Mary is the author of  A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery, considered by many to be the first popular book on e-discovery. She is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West treatise,eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead ACEDS and to be a part of BARBRI,” says Mary. “ACEDS has created a world-class certification and supporting organization, and more importantly, they’ve advanced the conversation on e-discovery.  We at ACEDS have an opportunity to shift ourselves and our profession toward greater justice, open collaboration and more overall understanding of the growing importance of e-discovery.”

Prior to joining ACEDS, Mary most recently served in a leadership role for ZyLab, a global provider of e-discovery and intelligent information governance software.  Before that, she was with Fios, Inc. a provider of e-discovery services to Fortune 1000 corporations and major law firms.  Mary is a member of the Illinois State Bar. She received her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Under Mary’s leadership, ACEDS further strengthens its commitment of building an international community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices.  Mary will be supported by a newly centralized team of ACEDS certification & training professionals to serve the community. Her expanded team of e-discovery experts will be closely attuned to industry happenings and changes, and allow ACEDS members to quickly access the expertise and support they may need.