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Electronic Discovery and Forensics Manager

Location:
Dallas, TX, 75039
Posted:
September 08, 2008

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NEGUIEL HICKS *** E. Las Colinas Blvd #**** Dallas, Texas 75039

Phone: 415-***-**** E-mail: hzwwsg@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA

Juris Doctorate- Specialty Degree in International Law

Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

B.S. Business Administration

• Institute of Internal Auditors- Former Member

• HTCIA- Member Gulf Coast Chapter

• ENCE and eDiscovery Certified

SKILLS

• ERP Systems- Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Unix, and JD Edwards

• Software- Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, SQL, ACL, EnCase, Time Slips, and Quickbooks

• Languages- Spanish

EMPLOYMENT

Access Data, Senior Forensic Consultant September 2007-Present

Management Responsibilities

• Develop case management operating procedures, risk and control regimes, and divisional policies.

• Departmental and project budgeting.

• Draft corporate forensic policy and procedure guides.

• Revenue forecasting.

• Personnel requirement forecasts.

• Develop and maintain client relations.

• Contract negotiation and formation.

• Evaluate and research business development opportunities.

• Manage on site forensic examiner teams in the performance of their duties.

• Lead, manage, and schedule implementation projects.

• Develop training materials and train examiners to teach client implementation classes.

Forensic Investigation

• Lead and conduct forensic examinations of computer systems as part of a criminal or corporate investigation.

• Develop and implement investigation strategies.

• Maintain, manage, and instruct on the proper use of chain of custody documentation and best practices for the preservation of evidence.

• Collect and analyze computer data to investigate computer crimes such as network intrusion, corporate policy violation, credit and consumer fraud, and data spillage, intrusion detection, policy writing, and incident response.

• Interview witnesses, victims, and suspects to determine investigation path, scope, and legal issues.

• Compile a comprehensive report or legal submission containing objective evidence and data evaluation for future action.

• Analyze and interpret metadata trails.

• Develop and teach forensic investigation best practices.

eDiscovery

• Plan data acquisition and develop keyword search terms for large-scale electronic document collections.

• Lead attorney questionnaire meetings to develop review criteria intended to return high levels of responsive data and conformity with changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

• Perform cross custodian evidence analysis to recreate document timelines, track version iterations, and create a comprehensive data report to aid future review.

• Organize responsive documents for secondary attorney review.

• Manage projects involving 1000+ potential custodians across multiple time zones.

• Implement and trained users on EnCase eDiscovery software applications.

Sales and Training

• Develop and maintain training material for network forensic and electronic discovery utilities.

• Host webinar and in person instruction classes and sales meetings.

• Draft and respond to RFP and RFI requests.

• Instruct on project management, product utilization, and best practices for electronic discovery according to EDRM methodologies and forensic investigation projects.

• Provide post sale implementation and product support.

Guidance Software, Forensic Consultant/Examiner July 2006 –July 2007

Forensic Investigation

• Lead and conduct forensic examinations of computer systems as part of a criminal or corporate investigation.

• Developed and implemented investigation strategies.

• Maintained, managed, and instructed on the proper use of chain of custody documentation and best practices for the preservation of evidence.

• Collected and analyzed computer data to investigate computer crimes such as network intrusion, corporate policy violation, credit and consumer fraud, and data spillage.

• Interview witnesses, victims, and suspects to determine investigation path, scope, and legal issues.

• Compiled a comprehensive report or legal submission containing objective evidence and data evaluation for future action. Analyze and interpret metadata trails.

• Developed and taught forensic investigation best practices.

• Performed and managed Securities Exchange Commission investigation collections in the United States.

• Configured, installed, and monitored EnCase Enterprise forensic software.

eDiscovery

• Planned data acquisition and develop keyword search terms for large-scale electronic document collections.

• Lead attorney questionnaire meetings to develop review criteria intended to return high levels of responsive data and conformity with changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

• Performed cross custodian evidence analysis to recreate document timelines, track version iterations, and create a comprehensive data report to aid future review.

• Organized responsive documents for secondary attorney review. Manage projects involving 1000+ potential custodians across multiple time zones.

• Implemented and trained users on EnCase eDiscovery software applications.

• Developed, lead, and taught eDiscovery methodologies to corporate counsel.

• Wrote and implemented eDiscovery protocols to provide a formalized response to future discovery needs.

Maverick Tube, Senior Auditor December 2005 – July 2006

• Organized pre-merger financial data within forensic reporting software to assemble accurate valuation data.

• Managed due diligence projects for newly acquired business units in Latin America.

• Audited the financial transaction records of construction and production projects for a $38 million dollar business unit using variable costing processes and currency conversion translations.

• Identified potential risk factors and implement internal controls to mitigate liability.

• Designed, documented, and implemented integration procedures for translating the Colombian Uniform Chart of Accounts and Corporate Directives governing public accounting into US GAAP terms.

• Mapped the accounting, operation, regulatory, and taxation environments prevalent in Columbia for a multinational manufacturer.

• Implemented an information migrating tool from a proprietary ERP software platform into a JD Edwards financial reporting module.

• Planned and executed internal control, finance, management, and operation analysis on all Latin American subsidiaries according to Sarbanes-Oxley Sections 302 and 404, GAAP, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and SEC regulation.

Ellen Cyr, CPA/Tax Agent; Audit Consultant November 2004 – December 2005

• Reviewed commercial contract valuation procedures, operational, financial, and regulatory compliance.

• Analyzed pre and post merger tax liabilities.

• Performed audit analysis of revenue recognition reports, contingency classification controls, internal controls, and sub-contractor validation.

• Drafted and presented internal control evaluation reports based on historic and present audit review.

INTERNATIONAL EXPEREINCE

I have lived and worked in Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, and Colombia.



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