Additional Information

Certifications, Memberships

  • New York State Bar, 1999-2010 (Retired) 
  • Relativity Certified Administrator since 2012
  • Relativity Certified Review Specialist since 2015
  • Relativity Certified Analytics Specialist since July 2016
  • based on these three Relativity certifications: Relativity "Expert" since July 2016
  • Sedona Canada Working Group ("WG7"), Steering Committee, since 2014
  • Ontario eDiscovery Implementation Committee ("EIC"), since 2015

Canadian Federal Security Clearance: SECRET


  • David Sharpe with Dominic Jaar, "Making document review faster, cheaper and more accurate: How concept searching can change the way your legal teams handle first pass review", published by KPMG in 2011, now available here
  • ​​​​David Sharpe, "Judge Peck approves computer-assisted review for use in “appropriate cases”", KPMG Blog Post, February 2012.
  • David Sharpe, "EDiscovery experts in U.S. propose standards for ediscovery processes and audits", KPMG Blog Post, July 2012.
  • David Sharpe, "Predictive Coding in Unpredictable Order from US Chancery Judge", KPMG Blog Post October 2012.
  • C. Paskach, M. Gabriel, D. Sharpe, "The Challenge and Promise of Predictive Coding for Privilege in eDiscovery", ICAIL 2013 Workshop on Standards for Using Predictive Coding, Machine Learning, and Other Advanced Search and Review Methods in E-Discovery (DESI V Workshop), June 14, 2013, Casa dell'Aviatore, viale dell'Universita 20, Rome, Italy.
  • David Sharpe, "KPMG Canada Helps Develop Technology that Uses Text Analytics for Priv Review", KPMG blog post June 2013.
  • David Sharpe, "Some cautionary thoughts on 'predictive coding'", KPMG's Forensic Focus​, September 2014.
  • ​David Sharpe, "Controlling e-discovery costs – some initial thoughts", Canadian Lawyer Magazine – Inhouse, November 7, 2016.


"David, through his work at sharpe-edc, demonstrated a practical and efficient approach to guiding us through the development of our firm-wide eDiscovery system standards. His collaborative style facilitated effective stakeholder discussions. His knowledge and deep expertise of eDiscovery processes were invaluable to designing an effective set of tools for our organization."

-- Reta Coburn, (then) Chief Operating Officer, WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto


"David is an exceptionally knowledgeable, intelligent and service-oriented provider of e-discovery services. He has the rare gift of understanding the technology as well as the law. He knows what he is doing. He is personable. He focuses on results. He cuts no corners, yet is cost conscious. He delivers. I have no hesitation in recommending him highly for any e-discovery work."

-- Ron Davis, Litigator, Fogler Rubinoff LLP, Toronto