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NightOwl Discovery joins other companies requiring Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential
PR Log - Aug 02, 2012 - Miami —NightOwl Discovery, a leading international provider of innovative e-discovery solutions, has become the sixth legal technology and consulting firm to require the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential for all project managers and other key personnel.

The Minneapolis-based company is not new to CEDS certification. Scott Sterkel, Director of Sales and Marketing for NightOwl Discovery, and Albert Barsocchini, Senior Director of Strategic Consulting, were among the first professionals to take the CEDS exam. Thomas Palladino, President at NightOwl Discovery, is also a CEDS.

NightOwl Discovery, which offers a single-source solution for all litigation support services, including document review, data collections and forensics, and hosted e-discovery requires their project managers to be CEDS, or working toward CEDS certification, upon employment.

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) awards the CEDS credential to qualified candidates who pass a rigorous, proctored examination offered at more than 600 secure testing centers worldwide. Several hundred practitioners across North America, Europe and Asia have become certified.

“CEDS certification is a way to distinguish our company from competitors,” said NightOwl Discovery’s Sterkel, CEDS. “It helps us better serve our clients with sound advice when consulting with them.”

Charles Intriago, a lawyer, who is president of ACEDS, said, “We’re proud NightOwl Discovery, a respected e-discovery service provider, has taken this important step to assure the core competence of its project managers and provide its clients with evidence of its commitment to controlling risk and cost through knowledgeable and skilled professionals.”    

NightOwl Discovery was a sponsor at the ACEDS Annual Conference in April. ACEDS will hold its 2013 Annual Conference from February 28 to March 2 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida.

About NightOwl Discovery
NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services.  We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI).  Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors.  Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.  To this end, NightOwl Discovery’s professional consulting services deliver strategic advice and best practices to corporations enabling them to optimize eDiscovery workflow, decision making and litigation support technology to become better prepared to fulfill their electronic discovery obligations.  For more information, please visit

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is the global member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery worldwide. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification. ACEDS has established the field's first certification exam. Qualified candidates who pass a rigorous examination will earn the right to use the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS™) certification.

Persons may register for CEDS certification at  or by contacting Debbie Pelland at or by phone at 786-517-2701. To attend the 2013 ACEDS Annual Conference and Exhibition, visit

(Accredited members of the media may obtain access to the members-only portion of by contacting Robert Hilson, Editorial Director, at 786-517-2714 or

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