Scott A. Petz Appointed to Electronic Discovery Reference Model 2020 Global Advisory Council

TROY, Mich. (PRWEB) February 14, 2020
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Scott A. Petz has recently been appointed to serve as an advisor on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model’s (EDRM) 2020 Global Advisory Council.
With presence in 113 countries, EDRM creates global practical resources and standards to improve e-discovery, privacy, security, and information governance throughout the world. EDRM is best known for its innovative and highly detailed reference model that is used as a global standard for e-discovery and the recovery of digital data. For a complete list of leaders named to EDRM’s 2020 Global Advisory Council, please click here.
“I’m honored to collaborate with other e-discovery thought leaders on EDRM’s 2020 Global Advisory Council, including judges, attorneys, in-house counsel, and other legal professionals, and I’m eager to continue to provide education in the field,” says Mr. Petz.
Attorney Scott A. Petz is a Member in the Firm’s Troy, Mich. office where he focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, class and collective actions, labor litigation, consumer protection, and condemnation and land use. Mr. Petz received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, cum laude, and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, magna cum laude.
About Dickinson Wright PLLCDickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.
Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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I Heart Pluto Festival to Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Pluto's Discovery

Press Release – updated: Feb 10, 2020 11:00 EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., February 10, 2020 ( – Discover Flagstaff is announcing that Lowell Observatory is partnering with other Flagstaff organizations for a two-day I Heart Pluto Festival, set for February 15 and 18 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the February 18, 1930 discovery of Pluto. Highlights of the event include a keynote presentation by Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission that explored Pluto in 2015; a space-themed art exhibit at Lowell Observatory, and Mother Road Brewery’s limited release of “Pluto Porter” beer.
On February 15, Lowell Observatory will host a variety of public events during its regular operating hours of 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. At 10:30 a.m., observatory staff and guests will rededicate the Zeiss Blink Comparator—the machine used by Tombaugh to discover Pluto and which just returned to the observatory after a five-year-engagement at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. At 4 p.m., members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists will be on hand for the opening reception of a space art exhibition. During this reception, Mother Road Brewery will unveil its Pluto Porter, a limited-release, nitrogenated beer created in conjunction with Lowell astronomers. Other events include Pluto Scavenger hunts, Pluto-themed science experiments, and both English and Spanish language tours of Pluto-related facilities. On the evening of the 15th, Alan Stern will speak at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library Auditorium.
Tuesday, February 18 marks the actual 90th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery and Lowell is hosting an evening of entertainment at the Orpheum Theater that includes the opportunity to sample the Pluto Porter. The event highlights Tombaugh’s day of discovery, retracing his steps from Lowell to various places in downtown Flagstaff (dinner at the Black Cat Café—where Karma Sushi now operates and is offering a commemorative Pluto Roll—and watched a movie at the Orpheum Theater). Lowell Observatory Planetary Scientist Will Grundy and Northern Arizona University Professor Steve Tegler will discuss current Pluto research in Flagstaff and City of Flagstaff officials will be on hand to talk about the importance of Pluto to Flagstaff.
For details about program times, fees, and more, see the event webpage at 
Meg Roederer, Discover Flagstaff(928) 
About Flagstaff: Flagstaff is the City of Seven Wonders and only 80 miles from Grand Canyon National Park providing an ideal home base to explore the most spectacular scenery in the world. Visitors experience Route 66, a charming historic downtown with trains, shopping, art galleries, events, music, restaurants and nightlife. This mountain town is located at a cool 7000 ft. in the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest surrounded by Native American culture and National Monuments plus outdoor enthusiasts enjoy four seasons with summer hiking or biking, fall colors, winter sports and spring wildflowers. Flagstaff has amazing chefs and is designated as Arizona’s leading craft beer city with award-winning breweries.
“Flagstaff, Arizona’s destination for all seasons.”
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Two Discovery Senior Living Execs Accept Leadership Appointments With American Senior Housing Association

Discovery Senior Living CEO Richard J. Hutchinson and Sr. VP of Human Resources Lisa Lacy have been tasked to lead nationwide advocacy and education efforts, representing the current and future interests of companies from across the senior living industry.
Press Release – updated: Feb 10, 2020 09:32 EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., February 10, 2020 ( – Discovery Senior Living has announced that CEO Richard J. Hutchinson and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Lisa Lacy have accepted leadership appointments by the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA), the largest member organization dedicated to promoting quality and innovation, and advancing research and legal and regulatory matters for companies engaged in all facets of senior housing.  
Hutchinson has been elected to the Executive Board, where he will act as the Political Action Committee (PAC) Chair. This role will entail coordinating both fundraising and support of legislative advocacy in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Association and the broader senior living industry. In this capacity, Hutchinson will represent the interests of more than 500 companies from all corners of the industry, from owners and operators to financial and development specialists.
“Our industry is one in the midst of an exciting and future-minded transformation,” said Hutchinson. “So especially today, as our company and industry evolve to better fit the needs of an entirely new generation of seniors, Lisa and I are honored to represent Discovery Senior Living on this national platform, where we’ll have the opportunity to help influence and carry our company and broader industry forward.”
Lacy has been named to ASHA’s “Where You Work Matters” task force, and will help lead nationwide efforts to develop strategies for educating the current and future workforce about the benefits of a career in the senior housing industry. These efforts are especially integral at a time when companies industry-wide are emphasizing the importance of team member recruitment and retention to keep pace with the rapid growth and future demand expectations within the senior living and care industry.
“At Discovery Senior Living and elsewhere, hard work and innovation are happening every day to create the communities and lifestyle experiences of the future, and to engage a dedicated and skilled workforce to go with that,” said Lacy. “I’m proud of mine and Richard’s involvement with ASHA, and believe it further signifies Discovery Senior Living’s role as a company on the leading edge of this industry.”
About Discovery Senior Living
Discovery Senior Living is a family of companies which includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale, luxury senior-living communities across the United States. By integrating the company’s highly innovative and successful “Experiential Living” Operating Philosophy across its flourishing portfolio of almost 10,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader for providing a world-class lifestyle at each of its resort-style communities.
Media Inquiries:
Heidi Miller, Vice President of | 239.301.5330
Source: Discovery Senior Living

Oasis Adds X1 Social Discovery, the Industry's Leading Solution for Collecting Social Media and Web Data, to Its Diverse Suite of Technology

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) leader Oasis partners with X1 to provide clients a platform built to handle the growing need for the collection, review, and production of social media and internet data in a forensically sound manner
Press Release – updated: Feb 6, 2020 10:00 EST

TORRANCE, Calif., February 6, 2020 ( – Oasis announces its addition of X1 Social Discovery™ – an industry-leading solution that enables preservation, collection and analysis of web content and social media evidence. The latest addition to Oasis’ suite of technology will provide partners with a valuable option for increasing social media and internet data discovery capabilities.
X1 Social Discovery allows users to collect and search from myriad social media platforms and the internet in a legally defensible manner while preserving chain of custody, thereby supporting authentication in a court of law. The application provides users the ability to search, review, and produce data all within the X1 Social Discovery application or to export to Relativity and other review platforms. Case teams can dive into data and isolate critical information and content, giving them a unique ability to quickly and comprehensively review online material, providing access to critical, otherwise ephemeral evidence.
“X1 Social Discovery represents a breakthrough in a rapidly growing area of electronic discovery: social media,” stated Brandon Law, CEO and founder of Oasis. “With the growing impact of social media’s relevance in litigation, X1 Social Discovery is the tool we’ve been waiting for to stay ahead of the game.”
Oasis has a rich history in being able to offer access to some of the industry’s leading technology; this partnership presents another opportunity for them and X1 to be on the front lines of innovation and software knowledge.
“We’re excited to partner with Oasis to provide their sizable and growing channel of service providers with X1 Social Discovery’s powerful social media and web content collection capabilities in a turn-key solution,” stated Craig Carpenter, CEO of X1. “It’s important for X1 to help customers use our technology however they want while maintaining the speed, quality, security and reliability of our solutions. Our partnership with Oasis is a major step down this path towards ever-greater customer-centricity.”
About Oasis – Oasis delivers private cloud and custom infrastructure solutions for corporate legal teams and the vendors that support them. We provide access to leading eDiscovery applications in world-class data centers built to the unique specifications of legal teams worldwide. Private cloud customers benefit from the scalability, reliability, and enhanced security associated with traditional public cloud options while still working within the rigid requirements unique to the legal industry. For more information, visit
About X1 – X1 makes enterprise information actionable, in-place wherever it resides, for eDiscovery, GRC, privacy, productivity and social media purposes. With more than 600,000 users in 20,000 different organizations globally, X1 solutions address our clients’ and users’ mission-critical needs every day. For more information, visit
Source: Oasis

Discovery Senior Living Expands Leadership With Addition of New AVP of Resident Experience

Jolene Moore will help lead the ongoing execution of the company’s “Experiential Living” concept, with a central focus on its Celebrations lifestyle program and FitCamp(SM) wellness experience.
Press Release – updated: Feb 6, 2020 08:00 EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., February 6, 2020 ( – Discovery Senior Living has announced the hiring of Jolene Moore as new Assistant Vice President of Resident Experience. Moore joins Discovery following five years at Chicago-based Vi, where she served as Corporate Director of Lifestyles.
The move underscores Discovery Senior Living efforts to further enhance its lifestyle and care services by imparting industry-leading optionality, flexibility, and choice for residents as part of a concept the company calls “Experiential Living.”
Moore’s proven track record for developing innovative programs that enhance residents’ experiences and satisfaction will be integral as Discovery Senior Living aggressively aims to popularize the new, experience-driven model and provide deeper personalization of resident experiences including its Celebrations Activities & Events Program and FitCampSM, a concierge senior fitness solution designed and developed by the company.
“Science and research show that living well and being healthy means something different to each individual,” said Moore. “So, the premise behind ‘Experiential Living’ isn’t just a hunch; it’s based on real, scientific fact. And because this is something that aligns perfectly with my own values and vision, I’m both honored and excited to help bring it to life!”
A native of Chicago, Moore is an accomplished athlete who competed and later coached on behalf of USA Track & Field. She is also a multiple award winner for contributions in the field of senior wellness. Most recently, she was the recipient of the ICAA NuStep Beacon Award in Wellness for her achievements at Vi.
Moore will oversee program process and implementation across Discovery Senior Living’s growing community portfolio.
About Discovery Senior LivingDiscovery Senior Living is a family of companies which includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale, luxury senior-living communities across the United States. With a flourishing portfolio of almost 10,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in creating world-class, resort-style communities.
Media Inquiries: Heidi Miller, Vice President of | 239.301.5330
Source: Discovery Senior Living

Compliance Discovery Solutions Deploys NexPL’s AI Cognitive Analytics as Part of the DaaS Platform


“I believe artificial intelligence combined with machine learning in order to give contextual clarity to a data set are the next logical steps in eDiscovery.” – Marc Zamsky

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 30, 2020
Compliance Discovery Solutions (, an integrated eDiscovery services and managed review provider, as well as the innovator of the Discovery-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform, today announced a partnership with NexLP, creator of the NexLP Story Engine, an artificial intelligence-enabled platform leveraging machine learning, cognitive analytics, and natural language processing, fully integrated with Relativity and RelativityOne.
With this partnership, NexLP’s Story Engine will be accessible through Compliance’s DaaS platform, as part of the new App Store, launching on February 4th, 2020. Compliance’s App Store will enable DaaS users to install additional apps into any single matter hosted in their DaaS platform with the push of a button.
“I believe artificial intelligence combined with machine learning in order to give contextual clarity to a data set are the next logical steps in eDiscovery,” said Marc Zamsky, COO of Compliance. “We welcome the opportunity to offer superior, efficient tools to our client base and are proud to offer NexLP’s Relativity integration into our DaaS platform and our newly-launched App Store.”
“Compliance has recognized the future of eDiscovery lies in the value of NLP technology and NexLP’s unique ability to understand unstructured data and convert it into actionable insights, delivering better outcomes than traditional review processes,” said Jay Leib, CEO of NexLP. “This partnership allows Compliance’s clients access to cutting-edge AI technology that can quickly uncover valuable case insights and reduce time to knowledge in the most cost-effective manner possible.”
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About ComplianceCompliance Discovery Solutions is an ISO 27001 certified eDiscovery services and managed review provider, as well as the innovator of Discovery-as-a-Service (DaaS). Through a combination of cutting edge technology, secure SSAE 16 SOC certified data centers and a national footprint of document review space, Compliance helps corporate legal departments and their outside counsel manage critical and complex legal matters. Compliance is a System One division.
About NexLPNexLP’s Story Engine™ uses AI and machine learning to derive actionable insight from structured and unstructured data to help law firms and enterprises mitigate risk and untapped opportunities faster and with a greater understanding of context.

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Author Laurel Bromfield's New Book 'J&R Gumshoe Kids: The Lost Boy' is a Thrilling Tale of Two Daring Kids and a Discovery They Make That Changes Their Young Lives

Recent release “J&R Gumshoe Kids: The Lost Boy” from Newman Springs Publishing author Laurel Bromfield is a unique tale that follows a young boy and girl on their expedition to understand some treasures that they found.
Press Release – updated: Jan 29, 2020 06:00 EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 29, 2020 ( – Laurel Bromfield, who was born in Paris, France, and now lives with her husband in Florida, has completed her new book “J&R Gumshoe Kids: The Lost Boy”: a powerful story that unravels supernatural happenings. Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Laurel Bromfield’s tale is one that will stick with young readers for years to come. Read along to explore with the two courageous main characters.
Jinxy lives in a small town in Northern Pennsylvania called Lock Haven in a farmhouse built in the 1950s. Summer is two weeks away, and she is already bored until she meets her new neighbor, Ryan. Together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime after finding gold coins and a locket in a stream by her house. Later that night, Jinxy begins having strange dreams and a feeling that something else is going to happen, so Ryan and Jinxy return to the creek to search for answers. While searching for more gold coins, they come across a strange-looking boy dressed in denim and barefoot. At first, they are scared of him until they learn he is lost—lost in time.
The boy named John comes from the Civil War era and has no idea where he is. Jinxy and Ryan discover there is a connection between the coins they found and the fact they are able to see and hear John. So, they decide to help John get back to his time, but how they are to do that is another question. Their journey takes them down paths that might scare the faint of heart, but it never stops them in their quest to help John.
Readers who wish to experience this exciting work can purchase “J&R Gumshoe Kids: The Lost Boy” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.
About Newman Springs Publishing: 
Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review. If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.
Source: Newman Springs Publishing