+Mary Mack

About Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the Executive Director of ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. She is also an author, blogger, and speaker. Contact her via email.

A technologist, attorney, and business person, Mack has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, law, privacy, and politics.  As a result of her work, Mary also helps legal departments develop new approaches to electronically stored information (ESI), eDiscovery, Big Data for compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.

Her latest book, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, published by Thomson Reuters West, and co-edited by leading compliance expert, Carole Basri, is a treatise to assist corporate counsel in addressing eDiscovery in a cost effective manner within the organizations they serve.   Her previous book, A Process of Illumination:  the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery was the first popular softcover on eDiscovery written for technical, business and legal professionals.   At the beginning of the financial crisis, Thomson Reuters asked Mary for a quick look at The Collapse of Washington Mutual: An Immediate Look at the Legal, Governmental, and Economic Ramifications of the Failure of a Major Consumer Bank (Aspatore Special Report, 2008).

Mary’s current blog is Evidence Insight, focused on eDiscovery, Information Governance and Privacy.  Mary’s first blog, Sound Evidence, was the first pure eDiscovery blog, published by DiscoveryResources.org and Fios.

Mary also speaks and holds webcasts regularly.   Guests have included Judges Scheindlin, Waxse and Peck, Tom Allman, Ralph Losey, Craig Ball, Jason Baron, Jay Brudz, Maura Grossman, the late Richard Bramen and Johannes (Jan) Sholtes.


Other eDiscovery Organization leadership positions:

Board of Governors, Organization of Legal Professionals (2010-2015).

Advisory Council, National Federation of Paralegal Associations (2010-2015).

Selected clients:

ATT, DOJ, Sprint, Lucent, EDS, Google, Gilead, Shell, Travenol Labs (Respiratory Therapy), Abbott Labs (Diagnostic), Northwest Industries’ Velsicol Chemical, Hiffman Schaffer, Northwestern University, Travelers’ and Immigrants’ Aid, Northwest Youth Outreach, HealthNet, Foundation Health and 70% of the AmLaw 100.


Privacy, Security, Software and service contracting, Electronic discovery, information governance and records management, including legal hold, defensible disposal, metadata, search, forensics, audio, FRCP, federal rules of civil procedure, authentication, chain of custody, social media, privacy, international issues, internal investigation, patent, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, mediation, arbitration.


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