August 26, 2011 19:26 ET

HSNO Adds 2 Key Management Hires in Forensic Technology Practice

Newly Expanded Roles to Direct Forensic Examinations and Hosted Review Services to Keep Up With Impressive Growth

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro ("HSNO"), an internationally recognized leader in forensic technology and accounting services, today announced Giselle Morales and Dodi Ashcraft have been added to the growing forensic technology management team at HSNO in Newport Beach, CA. The new additions strategically augment the management and services provided by HSNO since its acquisition of Franklin Data in 2007.

Giselle Morales joins HSNO from the professional services team at Guidance Software where she worked with global clients on legal and investigative needs. Prior to Guidance Software Giselle was a technical specialist with Amerisource Bergen where she was an integral part of the technology services of their global operation. Giselle is an EnCase (EnCE) certified forensics examiner, holds a computer forensics certificate from California State University of Fullerton (CSUF) and a Bachelors Degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Ms. Morales will head data forensic services for the forensic technology practice as a director located in Newport Beach, CA.

Dodi Ashcraft joins HSNO from First Foundation where she was head of operations and part of the management team. Her experience specifically managed the intake of client requests and execution of those requests meeting their expectations in a highly regulated and demanding field. Ms. Ashcraft graduated Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA. Ms. Ashcraft will head hosted review applications (Relativity by kCura and Hosted FYI- Concordance by LexisNexis) and all associated end-user support services for the forensic technology practice as a director located in Newport Beach, CA.

"I am very pleased to have Ms. Morales and Ms. Ashcraft on board as we continue to grow and expand the forensic technology practice within HSNO," said Matthew Blake, partner and head of HSNO's forensic technology practice. "The additions of Ms. Morales and Ms. Ashcraft adds considerable management depth and will allow HSNO to continue to deliver first-rate services," Mr. Blake added.

About HSNO

The Forensic Technology Practice within HSNO is a global leader in helping companies and law firms manage the complexities that technology presents during civil, corporate and regulatory investigations, litigation, and insurance claims.

Founded in 1973, Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants, PC ("HSNO") has a broad range of capabilities. HSNO is a leading and internationally recognized, forensic technology and accounting firm. Our professionals, located in 19 worldwide offices, have a broad range of experience -- from financial analysis and review of relevant economic issues to expert witness testimony, evidence gathering and data analysis and administrative support.

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