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DiscoverReady LLC Forensics Manager in Chicago, Illinois

The Forensic Manager leads, conducts, and assists in data preservation and digital investigations in complex litigation cases by leveraging knowledge of digital forensic tools, technology and protocols related to the collection and management of electronically stored information (ESI) from a wide variety of data sources. The Forensic Manager is part of our Digital Forensics and Expert Services team and performs investigative work as part of a team as well as independently with Consilio’s external clients.

  • Works internally with colleagues and externally with clients in the planning and execution of data preservation and forensic examination using the most appropriate and legally defensible solutions

  • Performs investigative analysis activities for a variety of digital devices, computers, storage media, servers, networks, and cloud-based services, including seizure and retention of mobile phones and handheld devices

  • Performs data restoration and data conversion to prepare data for processing and hosting

  • Leverages experience with forensic tools, including EnCase, FTK, Axiom, Blacklight, Cellebrite and Nuix to carry out forensic investigations

  • Displays sound knowledge and expertise of common operating systems and applications and exhibits an aptitude for problem solving in a methodical manner consistent with forensic protocols

  • Follows Digital Forensic good practice methodologies (ISO17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence) in all aspects of the forensic and eDiscovery workflow

  • Assists with and independently conducts the forensic examination of data and prepares expert reports and other expert witness documentation related to investigations

  • Displays competence in oral delivery of complex technical information to non-technical clients

  • Travels to onsite locations with a team or independently to perform data collections when safe and feasible

  • Displays high degree of comfort operating in a client-facing environment and meeting the needs of clients

  • Has the ability to make well-reasoned decisions “on the spot” and execute on the plan

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forensic computing or equivalent relevant experience

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in related roles

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

  • Demonstrate working knowledge and understanding of evidence management

  • Proficient in the usage of forensic acquisition tools and working with various file formats

  • Ability to collect data from a wide array of ESI, including computers, mobile devices, media storage devices, servers, networks, and cloud-based services.

  • Familiarity with rules of evidence, ACPO guidelines, ISO17025 and Chain of Custody

  • Good understanding of computer networking in corporate environments

  • Availability for short notice or weekend travel when necessary

Preferred Attributes:

  • eDiscovery experience with relevant forensic collection and analysis software

  • Certifications in EnCase, FTK, Cellebrite, Nuix, CFE or similar

  • SQL or scripting

Consilio’s True North Values

Excellence - We strive to make every client our advocate

Passion - We DO because we CARE

Collaboration - We win together through teamwork and communication

Agility - We flex, adapt and embrace change

People - We value, respect and invest in our teammates

Vision - We create clarity of purpose and a clear path forward

Consilio, LLC is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

ID: 2020-1526

External Company Name: Consilio LLC

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Street: 550 W Van Buren St