ELIJAH founder and CEO. Computer forensics and cybersecurity guru. Recovering attorney.
Family man and user-friendly nerd. Read more about Andy's Biography and Expertise.

Expertise

Work History

Andy is the founder and CEO of the ELIJAH companies, including Elijah Ltd, Elijah Data Security LLC, and Elijah Information Technology LLC. Before founding ELIJAH, Andy served as a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, 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.

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Digital Forensic Experience

Andy 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, evidence spoliation and preservation, employment discrimination, contracts, torts and other disputes. Digital forensic criminal engagements Andy has led include those involving allegations of computer fraud and abuse, child pornography, public corruption, and foreign corrupt practices.

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Cybersecurity Experience

As the founder and CEO of the ELIJAH team recognized by as Legal Technology Solutions Provider of the Year (U.S.) by the Lawyer International Global Awards, Andy has a depth of experience in cybersecurity matters. He has testified in a federal court proceedings involving allegedly unauthorized wire transfer and hacking incidents, and as an expert regarding data security best practices. Andy has led a variety of incident response and information security assessment engagements on behalf of law firms, financial institutions, and SMBs

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eDiscovery Experience

Before successfully spinning off ELIJAH’s eDiscovery hosting division to new ownership as Acorn Legal Solutions[hyperlink to www.acornls.com], Andy 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 consultant.

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Trial & Hearing Testimony

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

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Publications

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)

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Certifications & Licenses

Certified Computer Forensics Examiner

EnCase Certified Examiner

Certified BlackLight Examiner

AccessData Certified Examiner

Certified E-Discovery Specialist

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Biography

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 and middle school debate teams. Andy also serves as a member of the Executive Board of Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation, which promotes educational opportunities and provides resources to low-income and inner-city students to help put success within reach. 

Andy founded his company ELIJAH in 2003 to provide insightful digital forensic and electronic discovery solutions for organizations with litigation and investigative needs. Andy then launched ELIJAH’s sister companies Elijah Data Security LLC, which delivers expert cybersecurity services, and Elijah Information Technology LLC, which provides information technology solutions for small and mid-sized organizations. Andy named ELIJAH after his eldest son, which reminds Andy 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 Leading Data Security Advisor of the Year (USA) by Lawyer International, Information Systems Forensic Expert of the Year (USA) by the AI Legal Awards, 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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Companies

  • Founded in 2003 from a 700 square foot downtown Chicago loft, ELIJAH now is a consistently award-winning digital forensics service provider. Led by former litigation law firm partners and with a dedicated team of highly skilled computer forensic experts, ELIJAH is best positioned to meet your needs because digital forensics is our sole focus. ELIJAH has become one of the leading providers of digital forensic expert services to organizations nationwide, while staying true to our Midwest values rooted in hard work, dedication, and client service. For ELIJAH, “Better Evidence, Clearly” is as much a business model as a motto. ELIJAH performs digital forensic collections and investigations in a manner that best provides our clients with the evidence needed for their important matters, while communicating highly technical concepts in an easily understandable manner. “Better Evidence, Clearly” results in clearly better evidence! That focus, combined with providing our clients with the highest levels of judgment, responsiveness, and value, has helped ELIJAH build enduring client relationships.

  • Elijah Data Security is the organization trusted by the SMB market and law firms to provide perceptive cybersecurity expertise that maximizes security while minimizing unnecessary costs. Organizations face a barrage of internal and external threats to the security of their data infrastructure and confidential information. As cyber-attacks become more common and sophisticated, organizations know all too well that such incidents can exact high monetary and reputational costs. As these threats continue to escalate, so too does the critical threat of sensitive and confidential information becoming compromised. Should your organization experience a security breach, it’s imperative your next course of action be to mitigate the damage. How you respond to the incident – and who you turn to – matters. Whether for information security assessments, consulting, penetration testing, or incident response, Elijah Data Security helps you efficiently minimize cybersecurity risk.

  • Andy Reisman is a Member of Elijah Information Technology LLC, which provides expert information technology consulting services to small and mid-sized organizations. Elijah Information Technology offers services including IT consulting, managed services, break-fix, help desk, network maintenance, and system upgrades. We can help augment an existing IT team, or perform all IT functions on an outsourced basis. Elijah Information Technology employs tools that allow us to deliver most services remotely, reducing travel expenses and removing geographic impediments to service.

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