Rob is a Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group in the Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. His focus and expertise is in Digital Forensics & Incident Response Consulting, he is based in California. He specializes in providing services related to data acquisition and forensic examinations for a variety of high-profile and confidential clients. His responsibilities span from hands-on examination and analysis of computer data to day to day management of DFIR staff and the enforcement of policies and procedures. Rob has actively managed, participated and defended collection and subsequent analysis of electronic evidence from thousands of items gathered from extremely complex, disparate and sensitive technology environments throughout the world. Rob regularly works in conjunction with regulatory and law enforcement agencies to provide acceptable practices and forensically sound data and analysis protocols. He also maintains active involvement in the standard operating procedures group related to acceptable methodologies related to ESI collection and analysis in the field and in the lab. Rob is a court accepted expert in the fields of digital forensics, data analytics, electronic discovery & processing, computer programming, data security and electronic evidence verification. He has provided expert reports, rebuttals and defended his opinions related to computer forensics, data analytics, software design and electronic discovery in both civil and criminal matters at the state, district and federal court level throughout the country. Rob routinely lectures to the legal community and Computer Forensics / Technology communities on topics related to electronic discovery, cyber security and computer forensics.