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Winners Announced for TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program 2021

TRU Staffing Partners, a globally recognized award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in data privacy, e-discovery, and cybersecurity today announces over 50 scholarship recipients of the Tenth Annual TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program.

The program, which is designed to foster training and education for professionals in the security and legal technology industries, is in its tenth year of operation and has now awarded over 270 scholarships, totaling more than $300,000 in free education and certification. TRU’s 2021 portfolio of partners and their certification, training, and education delved into diverse areas of discipline, including mobile forensic collection, advanced data analytics, legal project management, processing and hosting of litigation data, cyber incident response and remediation, privacy law and program building, technical e-discovery attorney review expertise, and more!

“We are so proud to bring passionate, hungry seekers of professional development in the legal technology space together with companies that provide training, education, and certification to the community,” says Jared Coseglia, TRU’s founder and CEO. “Thank you to all of our partners for their generosity and unending commitment to improving the lives and careers of professionals in our community; to all of our applicants for taking the time to thoughtfully reflect on their careers and ambitions and ask for advancement; and a huge congratulations to our winners who demonstrated the right attitude, aptitude, and ambition to receive this year’s awards!”

TRU is indebted to our Scholarship Board, consisting of industry experts and thought leaders who came together to select the recipients for training in the legal community from anonymized applications. Board members include, but are not limited to:

  • John Rielly, Director, Legal Support Services, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dan Torba, Head of E-Discovery Services US Region, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Martha Louks, Director of Technology Services, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Brad Schaffel, Manager, eDiscovery & Litigation Support, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Bryant Gauthier, Director, Litigation Technology and Support, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • James Bekier, Director of Litigation Services, BakerHostetler
  • Ian Balom, Manager, eDiscovery & Legal Technology, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Conan Hines, Sr. Legal Technology Advisor - Clifford Chance LLP
  • Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO and Chief Data Privacy Officer, Debbie Reynolds Consulting
  • Ricky Brooman, Litigation Support Senior Manager, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Alan Davis, Director, eDiscovery Advisory Services Team/Litigation Support, Selendy & Gay PLLC
  • Mary Mack, CEO and Chief Legal Technologist, Electronic Discovery Resource Model (EDRM)
  • Kaylee Walstad, Chief Strategy Officer, Electronic Discovery Resource Model (EDRM)
  • Shelley Brown, eDiscovery, Litigation & Practice Support Manager

The following is an overview of the scholarships and their recipients:


ACEDS full certification package

  • Austin Mitchell, Reston, VA

eDEx, eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program

  • Monique Samudio, Playa Vista, CA
  • Gina Allen, Westmont, IL

Brainspace, a Reveal Technology

Online Brainspace Analyst

  • Sheila Grela, San Diego, CA
  • Marlven Loreno, Union, NJ
  • Anupama Grover, Alexandria, VA
  • Kathryn Misewicz, Silver Spring, MD
  • Michael Wahlster, Fairview, PA
  • Marcus Ledergerber, Stockton, CA
  • Wade Riemenschneider, Barnesville, OH
  • Michelle McCune, San Antonio, TX
  • Deborah Standridge, Calabasas, CA
  • Rebecca Rockwood, Sterling, VA

Online Brainspace Specialist

  • Christopher Barrett, Brooklyn, NY
  • Daphne Lincoln, Washington, D.C.
  • Andrea Klein, Suffern, NY
  • John Stephens, Dallas, TX
  • Jay-Jay Flanagan-Grannemann, Columbia, SC
  • Elia Burgos, Lakewood, OH
  • Terry Lundy, Chicago, IL
  • Anthony Graf, Renton, WA
  • Thomas Siblo, Glendale, CA
  • Ethlyn Lewis, Dunwoody, GA


Certified EDT Reviewer

  • Stephanie Falcone, Brooklyn, NY
  • Darius Bennett, Greenville, AL
  • Shawn Barran, Monroe, NY
  • Altay Aslan, Indian Trail, NC
  • Haneen Aslan, Indian Trail, NC

Certified EDT Processing Analyst

  • Mika Fukutomi, Albany, NY
  • Peter Tonko, Fairfax, VA
  • Nicole Roberts, Montréal, Quebec
  • Shannon Glenn, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Cindy Wu, Smithtown, NY

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

CCPA Training Bundle

  • Shaina Varia, Irving, TX


iCONECT Project Manager Certification and iCONECT Analytics Administrator Certification

  • Flora Powell-Douglas, Stafford, TX
  • Tawana Shephard, Edgewood, MD
  • Rogelio Vargas Jr., Brooklyn, NY
  • Gisell Jalil, New York, NY

Nuix North America Inc.

Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Core and Nuix Workstation Data Discovery Specialist

  • Scott Larangeira, Fort Lee, NJ

Nuix Workstation Forensic Practitioner Core and Nuix Workstation Forensic Practitioner Foundations

  • Giovanni Salinas, Schaumburg, IL

Nuix Discover End User

  • Katie Soleayst, Minneapolis, MN


Scholarships to attend OpenText Enterprise World 2021

  • Adam Bailey, St. Louis, MO
  • David Vuong, Alhambra, CA

Paraben Corporation

Mobile Fast Track 3-Day Training with a Software License

  • Adam Schryer, Columbia, SC
  • Meghan Ventura, New York, NY


Relativity Scholarship for Beginners

  • Ana Marie Martinez, Vancouver, WA
  • Stefanie Vaught, Atlanta, GA

Relativity Scholarship for Intermediates

  • Maria-Vittoria Carminati, Aurora, CO
  • Thomas Bengtson Jr., Washington, D.C.

Relativity Scholarship for Experts

  • Richard McGee, Irmo, SC
  • Andrea Zack-Thomas, Plymouth Meeting, PA

If you are a technology company or educational organization that would like to participate when the program returns in 2022, please contact Andrew Brody, CFO/COO, at [email protected].

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