Mike Quartararo is the president of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a global professional association that provides training and certification in e-discovery and related subjects. He is also the managing director of eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting firm meeting the emerging e-discovery, project management and legal technology needs of law firms, corporate legal departments and service provider organizations He is the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery, which merges project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery. Mike has been solving client problems using technology for 20 years. He has built his career upon strategic and innovative thinking, leadership and operational skills he honed while working at the best legal organizations in the world. A former law firm director, project manager, database specialist and paralegal, Mike has decades of experience delivering e-discovery, project management and legal technology services to law firms and Fortune 500 corporations across the globe. He has worked in legal technology and litigation support at large law firms, including ten years at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and more recently, as the firm-wide director of litigation support at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. As an adjunct professor at Arizona-based Bryan University, Mike co-designed and taught a graduate program on e-discovery project management. He is graduate of the State University of New York and he studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, e-discovery and litigation support.