We Are Cicayda Series – Featuring Marie Perry

Marie Perry is an eDiscovery Project Manager and Client Success Representative for Cicayda. A graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Marie brings over 10 years of Project Management in litigation support to the Cicayda Project Management team. Marie oversees and manages numerous matters regarding ESI in complex cases in litigation, investigations, legal hold automation and most recently specializing in Social Media data. Her professional work as a Systems Engineer, Program Coordinator, and Database Manager provides our team with enormous experience and expertise in the field of eDiscovery. We asked Marie a few questions about her views and journey as an eDiscovery Client Success Representative.

1. What is your advice for women in a male-dominated industry, such as tech?

Concentrate on the small details and make sure you know those inside and out. And be relentless in solving a problem – look at it from all angles before you give up.

2. What has been your most rewarding problem you have solved for a Cicayda client and why?

Many times clients come to me with the need to find a document or documents within a large volume of data. I find it very rewarding to be able to locate what they need within one of our databases. It’s rewarding to know that locating said documents helps them perform their jobs better for their clients.

3. What do you enjoy most about working at Cicayda?

The support and knowledge of all the company employees. Everyone is good at what they do and ready to reach out and assist when needed. Each Project Manager has been in eDiscovery for many years with varied backgrounds. We will all put our heads together to solve a problem and/or come up with a new way to tackle it.

4. How did you get into legal technology?

I was working for a software training company that taught classes on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. We got a big contract with a large law firm in Atlanta that was switching everything over from WordPerfect to Word, DOS to Windows and adding in email and the Internet. Quickly this law firm realized that they needed some help on the Help Desk that knew the software so they hired me. From there, I gradually moved away from full time Help Desk into working with the technology and eventually eDiscovery.

5. What do you enjoy most about being a Project Manager in eDiscovery?

No two days are ever the same and there is always something new to figure out and master. You read about how you should do puzzles, etc to help prevent Alzheimer’s. eDiscovery gives us that daily!