June 24, 2009 06:00 ET

EDRM Announces New Project Leadership Teams for 2009-10

Two New Projects for Jobs and Information Management Were Launched at the Annual Meeting Held by the Leading E-Discovery Industry Group in May

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), an industry group created to develop and establish practical guidelines and standards for electronic discovery, today announced the project leadership teams for its 2009-10 session. The teams, who are leading eight EDRM projects, including the new Jobs and the Information Management Reference Model projects, comprise e-discovery veterans from throughout the industry, including:

  -- EDRM Evergreen
        -- Julie Brown - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
        -- Babs Deacon - Integreon Managed Solutions, Inc.

        -- David Baskin - Recommind
        -- Kurt Leafstrand - Clearwell Systems, Inc.
        -- Will Matos - TCDI, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc.
        -- Fritz Mueller - i365, A Seagate Company

  -- EDRM Metrics
        -- Greg Buckles - Reason-eD, LLC
        -- Jack Halprin - Autonomy Corp.

  -- EDRM Model Code of Conduct
        -- Kevin Esposito - MetaJure, Inc.
        -- Eric Mandel - Zelle Hoffman Voelbel & Mason LLP

  -- EDRM Search
        -- Venkat Rangan - Clearwell Systems, Inc.
        -- Jason Robman - Recommind
        -- Karen Williams - CT Summation, Inc.

  -- EDRM Data Set
        -- Vipul Rajpara - @ Legal Discovery LLC
        -- John Wang

  -- EDRM Jobs
        -- Kathy Murray - Fios, Inc.
        -- Jeff Scarpetti - Kennett Group. LLC

  -- EDRM Information Management Reference Model
        -- Reed Irvin - CA Inc.
        -- Sandra Song - H5

"With over 500 individuals and over 150 organizations who have actively participated in the EDRM effort, the support and advancement of the EDRM framework has become central to the e-discovery industry," said George Socha, principal of Socha Consulting and co-leader of EDRM with Tom Gelbmann. "We are extremely pleased with the caliber of industry professionals that have signed on to work with us this coming year and are looking forward to continued advancements on each of the projects."

About EDRM

Launched in May 2005, the EDRM Project was created to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the electronic discovery market -- a problem identified in the 2003 and 2004 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery surveys as a major concern for vendors and consumers alike. The completed reference model provides a common, flexible and extensible framework for the development, selection, evaluation and use of electronic discovery products and services. Expanding on the base defined with the Reference Model, the EDRM projects were expanded in May 2006 to include the EDRM Metrics and the EDRM XML projects and in 2009 to add EDRM Jobs and EDRM Information Reference Model. Information about EDRM is available at

Contact Information

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    George Socha
    Socha Consulting
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    Tom Gelbmann
    Gelbmann & Associates
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