AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - eDJ Group Inc, the leading eDiscovery analyst and consulting firm and parent company of the eDiscovery Journal, has appointed Babs Deacon as a director in the strategic consulting services division.
"We are very pleased to welcome Babs to our expanding consulting services team," said Mikki Tomlinson, Director of Consulting Services at the eDJ Group, Inc. "Babs is a perfect fit for us, with an outstanding background, exceptional technology and process knowledge, and deep experience creating cutting-edge corporate eDiscovery programs."
Deacon has over 25 years of discovery and information management experience, specializing in providing consulting, project management and data reduction services to law firms, corporations and government clients, including management of the 9/11 WTC project for the Law Department of the City of New York. Deacon is also a pioneering influencer in eDiscovery best practice reviews and has managed numerous projects related to eDiscovery, trial, early case assessment, evidence acquisition, process review, data reduction, application assessment, and vendor selection.
Prior to joining the eDJ Group, Deacon worked as a Practice Support manager for several prominent law firms and as a subject matter expert on data analytics and discovery management. She is a regular speaker on topics such as defensible data reduction, early case assessment and managing discovery costs, and she is a frequent contributor to numerous legal publications. She has developed accredited courses approved by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) boards in the States of New York and California and trained hundreds of eDiscovery professionals in discovery management and data analytics.
Deacon's distinguished industry leadership roles include serving on the executive board of the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers and the National Board of Women in eDiscovery, and Co-chairing the EDRM Evergreen Project. She is currently the Director of the New Jersey Chapter of Women in eDiscovery. Deacon holds a conservatory degree in Music from Northwestern University.
About eDJ Group Strategic Consulting services
The Strategic Consulting services division provides services provides unbiased information and pragmatic advice based on experience and proven industry best practices, enabling eDiscovery professionals to excel at their jobs. The Strategic Services division's offerings include Process Development and Protocol Documentation, Discovery Data Maps, Discovery Metrics and ROI Reporting, 30(b)(6) Witness Support, Legal Hold Initiatives, eDiscovery Strategy, eDiscovery Bootcamp, Technology Enablement, Customized Research, Application Testing - Performance, Acceptance and Validation and more. It does not operate on any software or service provider referral fees.
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About eDJ Group, Inc.
eDJ Group is the only "working analyst" firm covering the eDiscovery and Information Governance industry. The eDJ Group offers unbiased information and pragmatic advice, based on years of experience and proven industry best practices. Whether researching a technology or service solution, conducting an eDiscovery Bootcamp or finding the right expertise to answer your specific questions, eDJ Group is the source for all eDiscovery professionals. For more information go to http://edjgroupinc.com/