Mesirow Financial Consulting
As a testifying expert, I have prepared affidavits, expert reports, and offered oral testimony in depositions, hearings, and as an expert witness in state and federal courts throughout the US in the area of computer forensics. With over 9 years of experience in computer forensics and electronic discovery, and over 14 years of experience in technology, I have developed deep subject matter expertise to help attorneys and corporate clients navigate through challenging legal and technology issues. In addition, I have also built and led a team of professionals that provided these services, mentored junior staff, and designed the process to ensure quality.
My focus is on providing high-value solutions and being a trusted advisor to guide clients through difficult situations. I have managed and performed hundreds of complex data collections including full disk forensic images, automated collections, and targeted network based collections throughout the US, Europe and Asia. I also led teams of investigators performing forensic analysis of evidence; locating, recovering, and extracting information utilizing forensic protocols while functioning as the highest level escalation point and technical expert to help the team be accurate and thorough in the analysis. In the eDiscovery space, I have led engagements consulting with clients to help locate potentially relevant information; culling down and processing the data; developing a search strategy to identify “documents of interest” for hosting; managing contract reviewers to improve their efficiency and accuracy in identifying responsive and privileged documents; and producing information to the opposing side or regulators ensuring the deliverable meets the specifications required. Additionally, I have helped clients use the lessons learned on these engagements to improve their internal process and lower their future costs in responding to security breaches, regulatory action, internal investigations, or litigation.
Specialties: Computer Forensics, Computer Security, Electronic Discovery, Expert Witness Testimony, Incident Response & Investigation, ESI Processing & Hosting, Forensic Analysis, Evidence Processing, Predictive Coding, Large Scale Collection, Project Management, Document Production, Network Enabled Collection, Intelligent Searching, eDiscovery Process Management, Litigation Consulting, Litigation Support, E-Discovery Consulting, Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence, Data Forensics