Chicago, IL – June 9, 2016 – QDiscovery, a leading provider of end-to-end eDiscovery services, has acquired Forensicon, a Chicago-based digital forensics and investigations company.
The acquisition broadens QDiscovery’s scope of forensic services with new technology resources and seasoned forensic experts with broad experience in trade secrets misappropriation, employment litigation, internal investigations, and data breach investigations for AmLaw 200 firms and Fortune® 500 corporations. Forensicon’s certified examiners have testified as forensic experts at Federal, State and County levels throughout the country.
“QDiscovery’s continued focus is to provide a gold standard of services to our clients. The acquisition of Forensicon greatly enhances the breadth of QDiscovery’s end-to-end eDiscovery services and presents our clients with proven in-house forensics resources,” said David Barrett, CEO of QDiscovery. “The acquisition also complements our continued growth that includes our partnership with kCura to offer Relativity 9.3. I welcome the entire Forensicon team to QDiscovery.”
As part of the acquisition, Yaniv Schiff joins QDiscovery as Director of Digital Forensics. Schiff, who led the forensics team at Forensicon, has testified in numerous cases, maintains an industry certification as Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) and is a member of both the Society of Forensic Computer Examiners and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
“Whether the issue is a data breach or hacking, employee theft of trade secrets, data recovery or unauthorized access to cell phones, laptops or servers, corporations and law firms face significant challenges when it comes to digital forensics and security. We’re excited to join a company with a stellar reputation in eDiscovery and look forward to providing high quality forensic examinations to both our clients and QDiscovery customers,” commented Schiff.