Andy is a Senior Vice President and Shareholder of Repario (www.repariodata.com), where he leads the company's digital forensics business unit. Prior to joining Repario, Andy served as founder and CEO of the ELIJAH, which specialized in digital forensics investigations, data collection, and eDiscovery services. Andy also is owner and CEO of Elijah Information Technology LLC, which specializes in providing white-glove IT support services. Before founding ELIJAH, Andy served as a partner at Foley & Lardner, practicing in litigation and technology law, and was an associate at Mayer Brown. He served as General Counsel to the International Save the Children Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, and as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Harlington Wood Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Andy has held several roles in academia, including as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, an Adjunct Professor, Springfield College (Benedictine University at Springfield), and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois.Read More
Andy is the leader of Repario's digital forensics business unit. Andy also founded and led the ELIJAH team recognized as Digital Forensics Provider of the Year by Finance Monthly Magazine, Computer Forensic Investigations Provider of the Year (U.S.) by the ACQ Law Awards, and as Best for Computer Forensics & Expert Testimony Services (U.S.) by the AI Legal Awards. He has managed and testified as an expert in multi-faceted digital forensic engagements in civil matters relating to trade secret misappropriation, patent and trademark infringement, will and trust disputes, contracts, personal injury, and evidence spoliation, among others. Digital forensic criminal engagements Andy has led include those involving allegations of computer fraud and abuse, child pornography, and public corruption, among others. Andy also routinely serves as a digital forensic neutral, assisting parties with efficiently preserving and investigating key evidence, and reporting on findings to the parties and courts.Read More
Andy founded a company recognized as Leading Data Security Adviser of the Year in both Florida and Illinois by the AI Leading Advisor Awards. He has a depth of experience in cybersecurity matters, and has testified as an expert in data security best practices and in matters involving alleged unauthorized account access and hacking. Andy has led a variety of incident response and information security assessment engagements on behalf of law firms, financial institutions, and SMBs.Read More
Prior to joining Repario, Andy founded and led the ELIJAH team recognized as eDiscovery Company of the Year by the AI Legal Awards and as Best Overall E-Discovery Company by the Daily Business Review. Andy has testified in federal and state courts as an expert in electronic discovery and evidence spoliation, and continues to be called upon as an eDiscovery Liaison, eNeutral, and expert eDiscovery consultant.Read More
Engility Corp. v. Daniels, U.S. District Court, D. CO (2016) – In a matter involving alleged misappropriation of confidential data, testified regarding the extent and timing of such misappropriation
SimonMed Imaging Florida LLC v. Drew Medical, Inc., 19th Judicial Circuit, FL (2016) – Testified as a forensic neutral expert engaged by special master regarding evidence spoliation issues.
Con-Way Multimodal, Inc. v. Defer, Washtenaw County Circuit Court, MI (2016) – In a matter involving alleged misappropriation of confidential data, testified regarding the extent and timing of such misappropriation
Speak of the Devil: First Amendment Protection of Immoral Conduct, 1992 U. Ill. L. Rev. 879 (1992)
An Essay on the Dilemma of “Honest Abe”: The Modern Day Professional Responsibility Implications of Abraham Lincoln’s Representation of Clients He Believed To Be Culpable, 72 Neb. L. Rev. 1205 (1993)
Electronic Evidence and Computer Forensics: A Brief Primer, IICLE Law Office Technology Flash Points (2004)
Certified Computer Forensics Examiner
EnCase Certified Examiner
Certified BlackLight Examiner
AccessData Certified Examiner
Certified E-Discovery Specialist
Married with two sons and two daughters, Andy makes his home in the city of Weston, in Broward County, Florida. He is active in community through involvement in Leadership Broward, and volunteers as a judge for the local high school debate team.
Andy currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Shareholder of Repario (www.repariodata.com), an end-to-end eDiscovery provider. He leads the digital forensics business unit, which performs a wide range of investigations and collections of electronically stored information.
Andy joined Repario after serving for 20 years as founder and CEO of ELIJAH, which specialized in providing digital forensic and electronic discovery solutions for organizations with litigation and investigative needs. Andy also is an owner of Elijah Information Technology LLC, which provides information technology solutions for small and mid-sized organizations. Andy named ELIJAH after his eldest son, in part as a reminder of why he needs to go to work and why he needs to come home.
Prior to ELIJAH, Andy was a partner with an international law firm, practicing in commercial litigation and technology law. He also served as General Counsel of the International Save the Children Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, and was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harlington Wood Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Andy has been recognized as Information Systems Forensic Expert of the Year (USA) by the AI Legal Awards, Leading Data Security Advisor of the Year (USA) by Lawyer International, and as Legal Technology Gamechanger of the Year (USA) by the ACQ5 Law Awards. He also received the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award for Public Service from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Andy graduated as class valedictorian from the University of Illinois College of Law, Summa Cum Laude, where he also was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Illinois State University.
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