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April 28, 2020

Encompass Members Earn Certifications

Several Nelson Mullins Encompass members have earned certifications by prominent electronic discovery companies related to the work they do for the firm’s clients.

Nelson Mullins Discovery Analytics Specialists Jill Ragan and Jonathan Alef recently became Brainspace Certified Analysts. In addition to becoming a Brainspace Certified Analyst, Alef also became a Brainspace Certified Specialist and Administrator. Brainspace Certified Specialist certificates were also earned by Senior Client Data Management Team (CDMT) Specialist Andrea Counsell, Jill Ragan, and EnCAP Analyst Augusta Thompson. This program provides training on the Brainspace platform.

Nelson Mullins Encompass congratulates Project Manager Soren Young for earning his Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) accreditation. Earning this status demonstrates knowledge of all aspects of case administration in Relativity. Other Encompass team members who have achieved Relativity Certified Administrator status are Discovery Business Manager Richie Barber, Senior EnCAP Analyst Jessica Byrd, Senior CDMT Specialist Andrea Counsell, Senior CDMT Specialist Brad Lynch, Project Manager Rick McGee, Senior CDMT Specialist Kandace Middleton, CDMT Specialist Sean O’Toole, Discovery Analytics Specialist Jill Ragan, CDMT Specialist Alma Robichaux, and EnCAP Analyst Augusta Thompson.

Nelson Mullins Evidence Intake Coordinator Saundra Gibson passed the Cellebrite Mobile Forensic Fundamentals Examination. This two-day program is designed for investigators to identify mobile device hardware and to understand the digital forensics process. In addition, Gibson also achieved the Harvester Certified Specialist certification as well as the Harvester Certified Administrator certification. These two Harvester certifications teach users how to navigate the software, and users are able to apply information to daily use in e-discovery.

The Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists’ E-Discovery Executive Certification Program added CDMT specialist Christina Bupp and EnCAP Billing Coordinator Jeanne Howe to its accreditation. The training provided in this program provides the groundwork for broadening knowledge in the e-discovery process to avoid ethical lapses and to keep up with the standard of practice. Course topics include ethics, international discovery, project planning, budgeting, and information management.

User Management Specialist Zade Miller also earned QuickBase Expert App Builder Certification. QuickBase is a low-code application development platform used by Encompass.

Nelson Mullins Encompass is a division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Established in 2007, Encompass provides clients facing significant litigation, government investigations, and transactions with end-to-end e-discovery technology, document review, and integrated counsel and advocacy. For more information on Encompass, go to

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