The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) has named Kaylee Walstad as sales director, national accounts. In her new role, Walstad will work closely with corporate and government entities and law firms to educate and validate the expertise of their eDiscovery teams.
Walstad offers a broad background of eDiscovery experience and skill that uniquely positions her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of eDiscovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross-organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations.
Prior to joining ACEDS, Walstad served as ZyLAB’s sales director and before that, was a major account manager for Ricoh Legal. Additionally, she is the Central Region Director for Women in eDiscovery, the former co-director of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of Women in eDiscovery, and has been a Board of Directors member since 2012.
“It is mission-critical that we raise our collective game around eDiscovery, security and privacy. Kaylee has been on the leading-edge of this, sourcing compelling educational content for Women in eDiscovery, and we look forward to her continued community building at her ACEDS home,” said Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS.
“ACEDS has a reputation for effectively serving eDiscovery professionals around the country by offering education, networking, and communications resources,” said Walstad. “The association is becoming known as a central source of eDiscovery tools and knowledge, and I’m very excited to join and contribute as we continue to move our profession forward.”
Walstad earned her eDiscovery certification from ACEDS in 2014. She will be based in Minneapolis.
The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.
About Women in eDiscovery
Women in eDiscovery is a national organization bringing together businesswomen across the world interested in technology related to the legal industry, and provides opportunities to help them and other businesswomen grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. For more information on Women in eDiscovery’s free membership and its local and national events, visit womeninediscovery.org.