Discovia Hires Trio of Forensics Specialists Led by Prominent Cyber Security and Discovery Expert Dr. Bruce Hartley

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Addition of Experienced Team Further Strengthens Discovia’s Industry-Leading Forensics Group and Broadens Geographical Coverage

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“I am very excited about the growth and momentum that Discovia has achieved,” said Dr. Hartley.

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 and cyber security team with the additions of Dr. Bruce Hartley, Anthony Locke, and Vladimir Kamenev. The acquisition of this talented team adds proven expertise and wider geographical coverage to Discovia’s industry-leading forensics, analytics, and data security unit.

Dr. Hartley joins Discovia as Vice President, based in Greenville, South Carolina. He will assist law firms, corporate legal departments and federal, state and local governments with corporate governance, internal investigations, data collection, data forensics and analytics, data security, and technology consulting. He has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in electronic discovery, digital forensics, cyber security, and technology.

Dr. Hartley offers expertise across the entire litigation lifecycle, leading teams in support of large FCPA investigations, class action lawsuits, SEC investigations, HSR Second Requests, DOJ investigations, and assisting clients with the integration of discovery-related technologies, such as those developed by HP Autonomy, Inc. He also has experience as an expert witness in support of multiple litigations involving such issues as electronic mail fraud, software development process and contracts, data destruction, and intellectual property disputes. He holds two technology patents, one in the software architecture space and the other in the information security sector.

Prior to joining Discovia, Dr. Hartley served as vice president at Celerity Consulting Group and before that was the national director of discovery services with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Colorado Technical University, a M.A. in computer data management from Webster University, and a B.S, in technical management and computer science from Regis College. Notably, he is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).

“I am very excited about the growth and momentum that Discovia has achieved,” said Dr. Hartley. “In particular, I am very impressed with the company’s ranking as the best discovery services provider for corporate investigations. I am very confident that Vlad, Tony, and I are joining a company on the move and we will use our experience and expertise to help deliver very positive results for our clients.”

Anthony Locke joins Discovia as senior forensics manager, based in Denver, Colorado. He has over 26 years of managerial and technical experience in e-Discovery, forensics and technology with particular expertise in digital forensics, security engineering, system development, and project management. Mr. Locke has managed, overseen and been responsible for the technical creation of several large system development and integration projects through the implementation phase.

Prior to joining Discovia, Mr. Locke served as director of technical services at Celerity Consulting Group. His other executive management experience includes roles as senior manager for the electronic discovery unit of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, executive vice president at Privisec, Inc., vice president and chief technology officer at PoliVec, Inc., vice president of software development at DMW Worldwide, and director of operations at Trident Data Systems. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. in electrical engineering from West Coast University.

Vladimir Kamenev joins Discovia as senior forensics manager, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
He has over 15 years of technical and production experience in e-Discovery, forensics and technology.
His client expertise includes evaluation of legacy systems and procedures, configuration and performance optimization of enterprise applications, identification and preservation of systems as part of the litigation process, and performing defensible forensic data collections from a variety of systems and sources. Mr. Kamenev is an EnCase Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (EnCE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Prior to joining Discovia, Kamenev was a director of the litigation technology integration practice at Celerity Consulting. He also has over a decade of experience with both Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and Deloitte Tax Services. He was a senior manager at Deloitte where he built and supervised the forensics lab in Washington, D.C. and led the engineering team at the Deloitte Electronic Discovery Center. He holds a master’s degree in information systems and accounting as well as an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bruce, Tony and Vlad to our data forensics, technology and data security consulting team,” said Ben Beck, Discovia’s president. “They bring a wealth of experience and unique expertise to Discovia that will help us even better serve our clients’ needs across the U.S. and abroad.”

About Discovia

Discovia provides electronic discovery services to corporations and law firms engaged in litigation and ITC matters, internal and regulatory investigations, including 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. Discovia is one of the few eDiscovery services providers to achieve ISO 27001 certification for data security, and the first to be certified under the new 2013 protocols. Discovia is the first to publish its accuracy rate - 99.7 percent, and typically achieves data culling rates of 95 percent for repeat clients. Discovia is the first eDiscovery services firm to deliver a fixed-price managed service, enabling corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world-class eDiscovery function with complete cost predictability. More information is available at 415-392-2900 or http://www.discovia.com.

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