September 20, 2014

Are you using a spoon to dig an eDiscovery ditch?

A few times a month a client will call up asking for assistance with reviewing and producing emails. They explain that they “received an email file from their client and then we reviewed in Microsoft Outlook and now certain emails need to be produced. Oh yeah, and some of the emails that need to be produced require redactions, some of the attachments are privileged, therefore cannot be produced with the parent email,and it is necessary to maintain the folder structure, even though during the review, the messages were sorted into relevant and privileged folders.”

My client has just dug a ditch with a spoon…

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Peter Coons

Senior Vice President, Computer Forensics and Collections Expert of D4. Peter has 14 years of experience in the legal technology field. As Sr. Vice President of D4, he provides eDiscovery consulting services to clients. Peter has experience in orchestrating large scale electronic data collections relating to litigation, audits, or regulatory requests. He also has experience with media restoration, processing and production of electronic data, and various forensic and litigation support tools. Peter has served as an eDiscovery expert at numerous 26(f) conferences, has testified as a computer forensic expert witness, and has been appointed by a Federal District Court as a neutral third party forensic examiner. He has personally participated in or overseen the collection and imaging of thousands of computers and performed forensic analysis on hundreds of hard drives and other media. Prior to joining D4, Peter worked in New York City as a senior associate with Baker Robbins & Company, a technology consulting firm. Peter has also worked as the Operations Manager for a nationally recognized litigation support and electronic discovery vendor. Peter is an EnCase Certified Examiner, an Access Data Certified Examiner, a Certified Computer Examiner (computer forensic certificates) and is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the professional organization for persons involved in computer forensics. Peter holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Digital Investigations Management at Champlain College.

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