HOUSTON--()--David W. Sandlin, Digital Forensics Division Manager for Rimkus Analytics, LLC, a leader in all aspects of electronic discovery (e-discovery) and digital forensic consulting, will be featured at the Law Tech Texas symposium presented by Texas Lawyer on September 20, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. The focus of the day-long continuing education event is information technology, e-discovery and electronic evidence. Sandlin will be speaking on “Information Governance: Getting it Right the First (and Only) Time.” Information governance is the set of policies and procedures by which information is managed, and defines the standards of behavior for individuals responsible for maintaining that information.
“Information Governance: Getting it Right the First (and Only) Time.”
“Electronic discovery can be made more effective, efficient and defensible through the use of information governance principles,” said Sandlin. “These principles set a framework for managing the behavior of custodians and the use of information throughout the process.”
Digital forensics allows “inaccessible” electronic data to be converted to “accessible and usable” evidence through electronic discovery under proper chain of custody procedures. It can reveal unknown evidence, ensure the integrity of evidence and explain how the electronic evidence came to be in its existing state. Digital forensics is needed when there is a suspicion that data has been covered up or compromised, and can find data that was withheld, deleted or disguised, hidden in inaccessible areas of a hard drive, or tampered with. It can also assist in determining if data was planted, encrypted, copied or moved, or overwritten. Data can be recovered from social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and even dating sites; computer equipment including hard drives and network servers; storage media including compact discs, flash drives, cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs); and electronic documents such as email and other correspondence, as well as other types of digital media.
Sandlin has more than 23 years of experience in information technology and e-discovery; he is a court-recognized expert in the field of digital forensics at federal and state levels. He has provided expert services in cases involving intellectual property, trade secrets, industrial accidents, contract disputes, as well as government and regulatory investigations. Sandlin has extensive expertise in managing large scale, multi-site data preservation strategies. Some of his professional engagements have included management and execution of a large-scale data collection and preservation project to satisfy an SEC subpoena for a mid-sized energy company; site investigation and preservation of data from key systems of a financial institution under receivership in cooperation with the SEC and FBI; management and execution of a large-scale, multi-site data preservation; data collection and production related to an internal investigation at a worldwide metal component manufacturer; and investigation and expert opinion in a case related to trade secret misappropriation and employment agreement violations at a worldwide oilfield services company.
Interested parties may contact:
Lorie Y. Varnas
Rimkus Analytics, LLC
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Houston, TX 77046
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About Rimkus Analytics, LLC (www.rimkusanalytics.com)
Rimkus Analytics, LLC is a worldwide provider of forensic consulting services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations and government agencies. Rimkus assists clients in the responsive and timely resolution of claims and disputes. The company’s team of professional engineers, scientists, certified financial experts and technical specialists is recognized for its commitment to service excellence by local, national and international business communities.