ACEDS Recognizes Lighthouse’s Katie Barron and James Hart at 2023 ACEDS UK Chapter Industry Recognition Awards



October 17, 2023

Lighthouse, a leader in technology-enabled eDiscovery and information governance services, is thrilled to announce that the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) UK Chapter once again recognized Lighthouse at its ACEDS UK Chapter Industry Recognition Awards in London October 10, 2023. The annual awards recognize individual and organizational achievements and efforts in the eDiscovery community.

On the night Lighthouse had five finalists—Yasmin Clarke, Julie Shefchik, James Hart, Katie Barron, and Andrea Hobbs—and won two awards. Katie Barron won ‘Hit Smash’ – Business Development Person of the Year and James Hart won ‘Game Changer’ – Most Innovative New Solution: CloudCompass. In addition, Lighthouse had Kevin Burridge, Matthew Middleman, Josh Yildirim, Nick Walker, Nicola Fulton, Lucy Myers, David Strachan, and Kevin Silva nominated for awards.

"It’s a great honor for Lighthouse, specifically our UK team, to yet again be recognized by ACEDS and their UK Chapter. Our UK team is one of the best eDiscovery groups in the UK, and these awards and nominations are richly deserved for all involved,” said Ron Markezich, Lighthouse CEO. “Whether it’s ACEDS, the National Law Journal, Chambers and Partners, or the myriad awards Lighthouse has won recently, it’s always humbling to be recognized for our commitment to exceptional client service and as one of the leaders in the eDiscovery and information governance industries. We thank ACEDS for the honor.”

Other accolades Lighthouse has received recently include for the second year in a row, the company earning a prestigious Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners. Beating out all others in the U.S. for the top ranked litigation support eDiscovery company, Lighthouse jumped from a Band 3 ranking in 2021 to Band 1 in 2022 and 2023. Jamie Brown received a Band 2 individual ranking and Lon Troyer was noted as a “Potential” for ranking next year. Both for the second year in a row as well.

About Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a global leader in eDiscovery and information governance solutions to manage the increasingly complex landscape of enterprise data for compliance and legal teams. Since our inception as a local document copy shop in 1995, Lighthouse has evolved with the legal technology landscape, anticipating the trends that shape legal practices, information management, and complex eDiscovery. Whether reacting to incidents like litigation or governmental investigations or designing programs to proactively minimize the potential for future incidents, Lighthouse partners with multinational industry leaders, top global law firms, and the world’s leading software provider as a channel partner. For more information, visit

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