Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hogan Lovells partner, Alvin Lindsay, is new Chair of ACEDS Advisory Board

Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) announced today that Alvin Lindsay, partner at Hogan Lovells, in Miami, is the new Chair of its Advisory Board, which is composed of diverse and distinguished professionals who guide the international body in its groundbreaking work.
"I am honored to be a part of this important association that is setting much-needed uniform standards and rapidly becoming a global leader in this crucial area,” Lindsay said.
Lindsay is author of the book, Technology in Litigation, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), creator of, which has been called "The Best Legal Research Portal on the Internet," and teacher at the National Trial Skills Program, in Colorado.
Lindsay has litigated in US federal and state courts and international courts of arbitration for two decades. A leader in the e-discovery field, he has been at the forefront of some of the most significant product liability cases in recent times, including those involving commercial airline disasters, drywall from China, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, tobacco, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer goods. He co-chairs the Hogan Lovells Electronic Information Group and is often quoted in the media on technology and litigation matters and electronic evidence. He earned his JD magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, at the University of Miami School of Law, and BA at the University of Southern California.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Lindsay with his credentials and track record leading the Advisory Board at a time when ACEDS and the CEDS certification are taking hold around the world at major companies, law firms and other organizations," said Lanny Morris, ACEDS Executive Director.
Joining the expanded Advisory Board under leadership of Lindsay and Morris are three new members who are accomplished experts in the e-discovery global community. (Full biographical statements are at
Dale Beauchamp, Chief, Technical Services Branch, Office of Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division, of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), manages groups in focused operations, computer network defense and secure infrastructure and testing in support of TSA in e-discovery, digital forensics, intrusion analysis, malicious code reversing engineering and data recovery. His teams oversee digital evidence collection and analysis in hundreds of single user and enterprise-wide collections. He also manages the computer network defense team, which monitors TSA networks for cyber threats.
Robin Athlyn ThompsonNational President of the Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP), she is Director of Marketing and Business Development for Forensics Consulting Solutions, in Phoenix, Arizona. She has worked in the legal field since 1974, including as a discovery project manager in complex cases at the local and national levels. Nationally recognized for her record of promoting and educating the e-discovery community, she has been active in various associations in the legal field, including ARMA and Women in E-Discovery. A frequent speaker on various issues in the legal field, she received a US Department of Justice Mentor Award.
Charles A. Volkert III, Esq., Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, he has been instrumental in the company’s great expansion. An attorney, he previously practiced law in Miami specializing in complex litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice and product liability. A frequent speaker and writer on employment trends, career management, and legal search, he also is co-managing director of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services, which offers legal project management and e-discovery services for litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review. He advises clients on project management and project attorney teams for e-discovery, document review, temporary legal support and full-time staff.
Volkert said, “With the importance of e-discovery issues addressed daily by corporations and law firms as a result of the changing litigation landscape, ACEDS is providing a great service to the legal community. I look forward to being an active member on the ACEDS Advisory Board as we continue  to address key topics and provide insight into the world of e-discovery.”
Location: Miami, FL, USA


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