Senior Vice President, Forensic Services Group
4 Key Internal Roles Involved with Conducting Corporate Investigations
As forensic examiners, one of the most common types of cases we help our clients with is internal investigations. This can mean different things to different organizations, but the purpose of this discussion focuses on employee malfeasance. When faced with an internal investigation, companies, government entities, educational institutions and other...
5 eDiscovery Challenges Unique to Cloud-based Email Solutions
This post explains five eDiscovery challenges that are specific to cloud-based email applications and discusses best practices for handling that data. Cloud-based email was introduced to the market as an email solution for personal use. Internet search giants like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, as well as, cable and broadband internet...
Understanding Cloud Email Discovery and Collection Options
Email data residing in the cloud is not fundamentally different than email data contained in a traditional, on premise server. However, the means of accessing cloud-based email certainly differs and poses unique challenges compared to traditional collections. This white paper will give you sufficient knowledge about cloud email discovery, which...
Handling Cloud-Based ESI in eDiscovery: Best Practices for Corporate Counsel, Collecting ESI in the Cloud (Part 3)
This article was originally published on InsideCounsel.com Businesses of all shapes and sizes are flocking to the cloud in droves. For a multitude of economic, technical and business reasons, there is unabated growth of corporate data moving to the cloud. At first adopters dipped their toes into the cloud...
3 Misconceptions about Cloud Discovery: What is the Truth?
This post highlights and explains three common misconceptions about preserving and collecting cloud-based ESI, and provides advice for a more efficient workflow. With the unabated growth of cloud-based data, legal teams increasingly find themselves in the position of having to identify, preserve and collect from the cloud. As is often...
About John Evans
With over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, John Evans brings his extensive expertise in digital forensic investigation to D4. As Senior Vice President of the Forensic Services Group, he is responsible for consulting with clients about digital forensics and eDiscovery best practices, and he manages a team of digital forensic analysts and ESI collection specialists.
John is an experienced digital forensic investigator with a vast working knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, file systems, software, cloud and mobile device technologies. Combined with a degree in computer science from Wittenberg University, John has the knowledge and expertise to handle any digital forensics challenge.
Before joining D4, John was a Managing Consultant with Project Leadership Associates, and served as an Investigator at the Illinois Office of the Executive Inspector General.
In addition to his on-the-job experience, John has also been called on to serve as an expert witness for computer forensic analysis and defensible collection of ESI for numerous litigations in both state and federal courts. He has also led more than 200 investigations involving digital evidence for matters concerning trade secrets, intellectual property, fraud, employment, and computer misuse.
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