SOURCE: Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc.

August 29, 2006 17:30 ET

Whitmont Acquires eFor, a Computer Forensics Company

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc., a national litigation support services and consulting company, today announced the acquisition of eFor, Inc., a computer forensics firm that specializes in the defensible collection and forensic analysis of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in the eDiscovery and Litigation Support industry. The move is designed to strengthen Whitmont's objective to provide customized total workflow solutions to its customers involved in civil and criminal matters. Developing and implementing a sound ESI collection methodology is a critical initial step in the legal discovery process.

"Our goal, based on our industry knowledge and expertise, is to become the standard for operational excellence in the eDiscovery and litigation support industry," said Art Skaran, Whitmont's VP of Business Development. "By bringing these expanded services in-house, our customers can be assured that our objective is to handle their ESI with care from the very beginning and help them avoid the severe sanctions that have plagued other litigants who have taken the protection and management of ESI less seriously."

By virtue of the acquisition, Whitmont will gain new personnel with vast ESI collection and forensic expertise including eFor's founder David Townsend, a former Police Officer who has major experience in high-level civil and criminal proceedings. "eFor has a full range of collection and forensic analysis services including evidence in cell phones, PDAs, instant message programs, chat session reconstruction, and complex enterprise systems," Townsend said. "In any case where chain of custody or spoliation is an issue, or where fraud, criminal activity or evidence of tampering is a possibility, having the collection executed by a certified forensic specialist is not only recommended, but essential to ensure all information is preserved and analyzed and that the collection is defensible and will stand up to claims of spoliation."

Within the legal industry, the need for electronic discovery has perpetuated as quickly as the popularity of personal electronic devices, as evidenced by the increased usage of email and cell phones. "As long as people continue to use the airwaves and information highways for communication, there will always be a need to preserve, collect, analyze, review, store, manage and present the evidence," Skaran concluded.

About Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc.

Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. is a full-service litigation support service and consulting company. Since 1991, it has been providing cost-effective, comprehensive technology and process solutions to law firms, corporate, and government agencies. With a nationwide presence and the ability to scale its resources, Whitmont can process and manage data sets of all sizes and deadlines. Additional information about Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. can be found at www.whitmont.com

Contact Information

  • Agency Contact:
    Marc Villarreal
    Marcomm Associates
    (714) 255-0700
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    Company Contact:
    Art Skaran
    Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc.
    (206) 274-5002
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