San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Discovia, a leading global provider of eDiscovery services to corporations, law firms and government entities, announced today that it has expanded its senior data forensics team with the hiring of Anton Litchfield as Vice President of Forensics. He is based in Vancouver, Washington and can be contacted at anton(dot)litchfield(at)discovia(dot)com.
“I am extremely excited to join Discovia as the next step in my professional career,” said Litchfield. “Discovia is a well-run company staffed with proven industry experts who utilize cutting-edge technologies and workflows to help clients achieve favorable results. It seems like the perfect fit for me and I look forward to adding my law enforcement and private sector investigative experience to the Discovia team.”
Litchfield will assist law firms, corporate legal departments and federal, state and local governments with corporate governance, internal investigations, data collection, data forensics and analytics, and cybercrime prevention. Prior to joining Discovia, he was Vice President of Forensics & Analytics at Epiq Systems. He held a similar position at Encore Discovery Solutions, which was acquired by Epiq in 2011, and previously was Managing Director of the data forensics consulting practice at Bridge City Legal and Managing Principal of the data forensics practice at New Technologies, Inc. (NTI). He is an EnCase Certified Examiner and holds a professional certificate in computer forensics from Oregon State University.
Since 1996 Litchfield has testified in over 50 jury trials, depositions, and hearings throughout the US and Canada. He has also served as a court appointed Special Master for computer discovery and forensics. Prior to moving to the United States he was a detective in the Ontario Provincial Police’s Child Pornography Unit (“Project P”). His investigations in Project P included child pornography crimes and matters involving the sexual exploitation of children. Mr. Litchfield has conducted joint forces investigations with law enforcement agencies such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Customs, Interpol, the US Postal Inspectors Service, and the Toronto Police Service.
He regularly advises corporations, government entities, and law firms on issues involving electronic evidence preservation and collection. He has conducted computer forensic training classes that have been attended by US federal law enforcement officers, state and local law enforcement officers, military personnel, foreign government officials, and corporate computer security professionals.
"We are very excited about the addition of Anton to our data forensics team," said Andy Crain, Discovia's Vice President of Forensics and the unit’s practice leader. "As a former law enforcement officer, he has developed unique expertise in online investigations and data forensics and analytics. He brings to Discovia a sterling reputation as one of the eDiscovery industry’s leading consultants and expert witnesses."
Discovia is a leading global provider of electronic discovery services to corporations and law firms handling litigation, internal and ITC investigations, and HSR Second Requests. Services include onsite and remote data collections, data minimization, data processing and hosting, expert application of leading technology-assisted review tools, document review management, and document productions. Through its proprietary processes, highly-automated operation and outstanding talent, Discovia delivers a 99.6 percent accuracy rate, data culling rates of over 95 percent for repeat clients, and a net promoter score of over 60 percent. Discovia is the first eDiscovery services firm to deliver a fixed-price managed service, enabling Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world-class eDiscovery function without building it internally. More information is available at 415-392-2900 or http://www.discovia.com.
Nuala Coogan, Discovia