Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet the Empire Consulting Group Team

Robert Alan Eisenberg
Robert is Managing Director of the Empire Discovery Consulting Group. He is based in New York City and Washington DC. Mr. Eisenberg has over 30 years experience in the practice of law and the rendering of consultative services relating to the discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), computer forensics, Records Information Management and Information Governance.
Mr. Eisenberg frequently conducts seminars, CLE courses, webinars and other presentations on the subjects of eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Electronic Records Management.
Mr. Eisenberg is the Founding Chair of The Advanced E-Discovery Institute at The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The Institute offers the only annual CLE program dedicated to the discipline of eDiscovery in the United States that is sponsored by a major law school.
The Georgetown Institute CLE program in eDiscovery is privileged to have the largest number of members of the federal judiciary on its faculty. The program is presently in its 11th year.
Mr. Eisenberg is also the originator and founding co-chair of Georgetown Law Center’s eDiscovery Training Academy; a unique school for the comprehensive practical training of attorneys, practice support professionals and technical specialists in the entire spectrum of legal strategies and technological services that constitute the full practice of eDiscovery.
Mr. Eisenberg is also the chair of Georgetown Law’s eDiscovery Practice Support Distance Learning Program.
Mr. Eisenberg sits on the Advisory Board of Bloomberg / BNA’s Digital Discovery & eEvidence (DDEE), one of the leading publications in the discipline of eDiscovery.
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Frank Canterino
Frank is a nationally recognized industry leader with over 14 years of Legal Technology experience.
Frank is an expert in eDiscovery and is responsible for Empire Discovery’s cutting edge technology.Frank regularly advises clients on Litigation Readiness, Data Collection Strategy, Early Data Assessment, Defensible Data Reduction, Rule 26F Meet and Confer Negotiations and eDiscovery Software Implementation.
Frank has consulted on a wide range of cases involving Employment and Labor, Securities, Patents, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy. Prior to creating Empire Discovery, Frank spent 8 years with a regional Litigation Support company. During his last 4 years, Frank served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Client Services, where he helped shift the company’s focus from paper to technology-based solutions.
Frank is also the Co-founder of the Litigation Support Technology and News Blog. His blog provides articles and comments about eDiscovery, developments in Litigation Support, and the use of technology by law firms and corporate law departments. 
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Luke Cats - EnCE,ACE,PI,CCE
Luke is one of the most experienced Digital Forensics experts in the field.
Luke has performed hundreds of forensic acquisitions and analysis, including cases involving thefts of trade secrets, obstruction of government subpoenas, insider trading, forgery of e-mails and electronic documents.
Luke has used his prodigious digital forensic skills and investigative insight in a wide range of cybercrime investigations, forensically preserving and analyzing servers, logs, desktops and laptops to determine the source, nature, and extent of computer intrusions, including intrusions into databases holding credit card and other personally identifiable information (PII).

Luke is an expert in forensically preserving virtually every form of data storage, including RAID arrays, smart phones, cloud storage and e-mail. 
Luke is also experienced in conducting network-based forensic acquisition and analysis and has overseen electronic discovery assignments involving the identification, preservation and harvesting of data from hundreds of computers and servers over his 25 year career.

Scott K. Larson - CISSP, CISM, CIPP, AME

Scott is a security thought leader with many years of tested information security, forensic and analytic experience working for the FBI as a cyber crime, computer forensic agent, and in the private sector as a security executive for the Fortune 10 to the Fortune 1000 and their outside counsel.

Scott was a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agent who led the FBI’s Computer Investigations & Infrastructure Protection Program at FBI Headquarters.  Scott is well known as a Trusted Adviser to Fortune 500 companies, law firms, non-profits & government organizations in digital forensics, incident response, risk management, and other complex technical, legal and regulatory issues.

An entrepreneur with significant client and management experience leading initiatives from high-profile engagements, research, lab & office build-outs, human resources & strategic planning, operations and business development.

Scott continues to conduct cutting-edge engagements in the areas of cloud computing forensics, mobile phone/PDA forensics, behavioral advertising and social media with world-class experts in various fields of information security, forensics, analytics and software engineering.

In 2011, Scott participated on the White House led National Security Council (NSC) Cyber Security Advisory Group on Botnet Mitigation for spam, intellectual property theft & the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).

As a consultant, Scott has vast experience in responding to data breaches, including in the context of corporate and state-sponsored espionage; the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT); unauthorized access into congressional and presidential campaign organizations; intellectual property theft; employment matters; security reviews; FCPA matters; PCI, SOX, HIPAA, and EU Privacy Directive assessments; malicious code analysis; vetting software for spyware and fraud; and cyber counterintelligence measures with custom tool development.

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Jo Sherman

Jo has degrees in law and computer science, extensive international experience in application technology to law. Over the last 20 years, Jo has held managing director and CEO roles in a number of legal technology companies, has been engaged as a court registrar, a technology strategist, an advisor to the courts, a legal business analyst, a software architect and a law society CIO.

Jo has been engaged as a strategic technology advisor and consultant to a number of international law firms, courts and justice agencies including the Canadian Judicial Council, the Federal Court of Australia, the Queensland Courts, the Victorian Courts, the Ministry of Justice in Alberta, Canada, the Queensland Department of Justice, as well as the Attorney-General and Council of Chief Justices of Australia and New Zealand.

Stefan Whitwell - CFA, CIPM

Stefan has 20+ years experience in institutional investment management, trading, and risk management.

Senior executive experience working in highly regulated industries, including investment banking, investment management, trading and real estate.

Mr. Whitwell’s experience includes managing private investment holding companies, institutional and hedge fund coverage at Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs, and mergers and acquisitions banking at James D. Wolfensohn, Incorporated.

Graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in economics and concentration in finance.

Mr. Whitwell earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 2000 and a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) in 2012, both from the CFA Institute.Listed with the National Futures Association as Principal and registered as an Associated Person. Associate Member of the National Futures Association (NFA ID #0277030; Series 3, 34 and 30).

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have a pretty solid team there! Best of luck.
    -Jon @ Electronic Discovery