The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), an industry group created to develop and establish practical guidelines and standards for electronic discovery, has 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 & Pease LLP
•    Babs Deacon – Integreon Managed Solutions Inc
 
EDRM XML
•    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 www.edrm.net