Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hogan Lovells partner Alvin Lindsay, cross-border e-discovery expert, joins ACEDS Advisory Board

May 18, 2011 – Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced the appointment to its Advisory Board of Alvin Lindsay, a senior partner at Hogan Lovells, one of the largest and most respected law firms in the world.

Mr. Lindsay, who is a member of the inaugural class of attorneys to earn the Certified E-Discovery Specialist certification, is a seasoned litigator in federal and state courts and international arbitration tribunals. He has led the defense of corporations in some of the largest product liability cases, including commercial airline disasters, defective drywall from China, pharmaceutical products, vaccines, tobacco and others.

“Mr. Lindsay brings a keen international perspective to the ACEDS Advisory Board. As co-chair of his firm’s Electronic Information Group and author on litigation technology and electronic evidence, he brings valuable knowledge and experience to ACEDS that will benefit the worldwide e-discovery community. We proudly welcome him to our Advisory Board," said Gregory Calpakis, ACEDS Executive Director.

Mr. Lindsay is frequently quoted by major media including the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press on issues relating to electronic evidence and discovery. He is a frequent speaker on e-discovery issues, and presented on international e-discovery and privacy at the ACEDS Annual E-Discovery Conference in Hollywood, Florida in March.

ACEDS is a membership organization for persons in law, litigation support, technology, records management, knowledge officers 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 at 560 ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide. ACEDS also offers live and online training, specialized information and network-building events. Visit

ACEDS Advisory Board
Mr. Lindsay joins a diverse group of experts on the ACEDS Advisory Board led by Chairman William Hamilton, a partner at Quarles & Brady in Tampa and pioneer e-discovery educator; Members include former American Bar Association president, Martha Barnett, Chief Privacy Officer at TLO; former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Arthur England; Helen Bergman Moure, commercial litigator, e-discovery consultant and principal at Lex Aperta; Michael Quartararo, the litigation support director of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York; past chair of the ABA's National E-discovery Institute, John Barkett; litigation support director of Hess Corporation, Charlotte Riser Harris; Carnival Corporation General Counsel Arnaldo Perez; well-known plaintiffs’ lawyer Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks; Carolyn Southerland, attorney and managing director at Huron Consulting Group; Deloitte principal Anthony Reid and others. Full information on the Advisory Board is found at

2012 ACEDS Annual Conference, April 2-4, 2012, Hollywood, FL
The ACEDS Annual Conference, a showcase for expert practical guidance, hands-on demonstrations, interactive learning and invaluable networking, will reprise its acclaimed conference on April 2-4, 2012, at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL. To save with Super Early Bird rates, visit
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The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, is for professionals who work in the field of e-discovery. ACEDS builds a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, training, best practices, and offers e-discovery certification.


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