iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. ("iDS”) has announced the additions of Trent Livingston and Brandon Leatha as directors to their West Coast expert line-up. Mr. Livingston is an experienced programmer and web developer and the owner and founder of Geekly Group, LLC, a web and social media consortium specializing in business web and social media technology. Mr. Livingston has been involved with the electronic discovery industry since the year 2000. His practice with iDS focuses on IP theft, source code analysis, social media discovery, and data analytics.
Mr. Livingston advises law firms and corporations surrounding the implementation and use of e-Discovery, web and cloud-based technology. He has lectured at the Masters Conference, LegalTech New York, and LegalTech West, and has been published in The Data Security and Privacy Law Journal and The New Jersey Law Journal. Recently, Mr. Livingston was featured on Legal Talk Network, discussing “Social Media E-Discovery: Keeping On and Keeping Up.”
Apart from iDS, Trent has been an active technology consultant and computer programmer since 1998. He is also an adjunct professor for Golden Gate University teaching complex data discovery. Mr. Livingston can be followed on Twitter (@ESIGeek), and his blog, http://trentlivingston.com.
Prior to joining iDS, Mr. Livingston has held positions as a principal with LECG, senior consultant for SPI Litigation Direct, and has served as an ESI production manager and consultant at Electronic Evidence Discovery. Previous to his work in e-Discovery, Mr. Livingston was a software test engineer and developer at Microsoft.
With over 13 years of consulting experience in the litigation support industry, Mr. Leatha advises clients throughout the e-Discovery lifecycle, providing guidance on data preservation, evidence collection, data reduction strategies, review methodology, and document production. He has extensive experience performing computer forensic investigations, structured data analytics, and assisting clients in the effective utilization of technology assisted review (TAR).
Mr. Leatha has been a corporate 30(b)(6) witness, a court-appointed neutral computer forensics examiner, and has testified on numerous electronic discovery and computer forensics issues. He has been an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) since 2005 and is an active member of the Computer Technology Investigators Network (CTIN). Mr. Leatha has provided training on electronic discovery and computer forensics for seminars, CLE courses, and industry training events.
Prior to joining iDS, Mr. Leatha was the founder and owner of Leatha Consulting LLC and the Director of ESI Consulting and Data Analysis at Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED).