An award-winning attorney, expert witness, and consultant and co-founder of EDRM, George Socha has worked with corporate, law firm, governmental, and service and software provider clients on e-discovery and litigation support challenges and opportunities for over three decades.

As a practicing lawyer at one large and one medium law firm for 16 years, an independent consultant for over 13 years, and at a large service provider for nearly four years, George has worked on just about every aspect of e-discovery. He has directed activities from early identification of potentially pertinent ESI through analyses of produced materials; designed and supervised implementation of TAR protocols using as few as two members of the core investigative team to review documents; presented content at depositions, hearings, arbitrations, and trials; and testified on issues ranging from spoliation to pricing to state of the practice.

From 2003 to 2009 George and Tom Gelbmann conducted the Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. In 2005, George and Tom founded EDRM, which creates practical global resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security, and information governance.

George Socha
President
Socha Consulting LLC
george@sochaconsulting.com
651-336-3940

#1 in eDiscovery, 2020 Readers Choice Awards – JD Supra (2020)

MVP “Mike Becker” Award for Outstanding Contribution and Leadership, BDO Leadership Institute 2020 – BDO (2020)

100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists of 2018 – Lawdragon (2019)

Ranked Lawyer, Professional Advisors: Litigation Support – Chambers and Partners (2018)

E-Discovery Trailblazer; Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years – The American Lawyer, (2013)

Betsy Ann Reynolds Award for Excellence in Litigation Support – Litigation Support Today (2009)

Top Technology Innovators and Influencers of 2008 – InformationWeek (2009)


Founder-Advisor Member, EDRM Global Advisory Council

Member, ACEDS Global Advisory Board

Co-President, ACEDS Twin Cities Chapter


J.D., Cornell Law School (1987)

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1979)

CEDS, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (2020)