Tackle New and Old Challenges
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Tackle New and Old Challenges
The past year has brought major changes to the electronic evidence landscape. From the massive growth in web and video conferencing to IoT devices and the proliferation of ephemeral messaging and data, there are plenty of new issues for you to contend with. Our seasoned faculty will show you how to tackle the biggest electronic discovery and evidence challenges of 2021. Keep your knowledge and skills sharp - register today!
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PEYTON ENGEL is an attorney with Hurley Burish, S.C., where he helps individuals and businesses with civil litigation, represents licensed professionals including attorneys in disciplinary matters, and provides consulting and expert witness services in matters where digital evidence is at issue. Mr. Engel's particular area of interest is in information technology, security, and privacy. He has extensive practical experience with information technology and compliance (primarily with respect to HIPAA and the PCI Data Security Standard) and has assisted attorneys with technology aspects of both civil and criminal matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Engel worked for more than 18 years in information technology, with 16 years of that time spent specialized in network and information security. He holds the CISSP certification, and the Wisconsin Law Journal recently recognized him as one of the three best forensic experts in the state. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association. Mr. Engel earned his B.A. degree from Grinnell College; his M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
DR. GAVIN W. MANES is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. He is currently the CEO of Avansic, a firm that provides the legal, business, and government sectors with e-discovery, digital forensics, data preservation, and online review services. Dr. Manes founded this Tulsa-based company in 2004 after graduating with his Doctorate in Computer Science degree and serving as a professor at the University of Tulsa. There he led the creation of nationally recognized research efforts in digital forensics and telecommunications security. In growing Avansic, Dr. Manes strives to create a scientific approach to ESI processing in order to make e-discovery more effective and efficient for clients. By designing a laboratory that combines industry standard programs with custom software, Avansic can create more useful data sets. Dr. Manes has served as an expert witness for many legal proceedings through courtroom testimony, depositions and consulting with attorneys on data preservation issues. He has given hundreds of presentations to law firms, corporate officers, legal conferences and judges on the latest topics in e-discovery. Dr. Manes has briefed the White House, Department of the Interior, the National Security Council, and the Pentagon on computer security and forensics issues.
GEORGE PATTERSON is the Manager of Research and Development at Avansic where he oversees software development and the research of new technology and forensic applications. This role includes writing software for in-house software projects, adhering to regular release cycles, testing and deploying new hardware, systems administration, writing documentation, and creating lab procedures. Mr. Patterson also manages the summer intern program. A Tulsa native, Mr. Patterson graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. In addition to his work at Avansic, Mr. Patterson is dedicated to technology education and teaches computer programming classes at Tulsa Community college as an adjunct instructor. Additionally, he has participated in advisory committees for Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Technology Center.
JOEL SALLEE currently serves a dual role at Avansic, as both the Lab Manager and Senior Forensics Specialist. In these roles, he is both the primary forensic investigator as well as being responsible for the smooth operation for all areas of Avansic's lab - including the imaging and acquisition of data, processing and searching for E-discovery matters, and performing all the facets of forensic investigations. Mr. Sallee graduated from Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Information Assurance and Cyber Forensics. Combined with his previous work before joining the Avansic team, he has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field, with over a decade of experience in the field of cyber forensics.
LANCE WATSON is vice president and chief information officer at Avansic. Mr. Watson is responsible for systems development and enhancement in the laboratory and project management. He oversees all research and development efforts for both the company and external clients. Mr. Watson is a founder of Avansic and has been working as a project manager since then. He received his Master of Science in computer science from TU where he focused on computer and network security research. He has earned five of the federal Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee information assurance certifications. Mr. Watson worked for eight years at Boston Communications Group where he helped develop and implement innovative software technologies for voicemail systems. He also assisted with the deployment of a broad range of prepaid wireless network services in North and South America and the Caribbean.
BRIAN D. WRIGHT is co-managing partner of Faruki PLL, where he focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation matters. Mr. Wright represents publicly traded companies, privately held companies, and individual clients in complex business disputes in both federal and state courts, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout Ohio and the United States. He has successfully represented clients in numerous class actions and individual actions involving securities, privacy, business torts, trademarks, consumer protection, product liability, breach of contract and warranty, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (including covenants not to compete), and other business litigation matters and has worked extensively on several false advertising disputes, including Lanham Act cases in federal court and numerous advertising challenges and compliance actions in the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
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