SOURCE: Encore Legal Solutions

May 08, 2007 10:20 ET

Warren Kruse Joins Encore Legal Solutions as Vice President of Data Forensics and Analytics

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 8, 2007 --Encore Legal Solutions, a leading national provider of electronic discovery and related services, today announced that Warren G. Kruse II, a renowned computer forensics expert, has joined the company as vice president of data forensics and analytics.

As business unit leader of the data collections and computer forensics business within Encore, Kruse will recruit and develop a team of professionals to assist law firms and corporate legal departments with litigation readiness, data collection, preservation of evidence, computer forensics, incident response and cybercrime prevention.

Prior to joining Encore, Kruse was managing director of the IT risk consulting practice at Aon Corporation, where he headed up the U.S. team that provides electronic discovery and computer forensics consulting services. Previously, he was director of the Northeast Region for the data forensics practice at Kroll and operated his own boutique firm, Computer Forensic Services, LLC. Kruse also served as investigations manager for cyber investigations and forensics at Lucent Technologies and was previously a police officer in New Jersey.

"Warren is a highly regarded and much sought-after expert in the areas of computer forensics and cybercrime, so we are delighted that he has agreed to join our team at Encore to head up this new business unit," said Greg Mazares, chief executive officer of Encore Legal Solutions. "Encore continues to experience steady growth in electronic discovery services, and Warren's unique expertise and global reputation in data forensics and related areas will help us fuel profitable growth in another important phase of the electronic discovery workflow process."

Kruse is the coauthor of "Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials," an Addison Wesley textbook, and is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of computer forensics, incident response and cybercrime. He has extensive experience in computer forensic cases involving some of the largest law firms and corporations in the world and has conducted forensic analyses globally in support of numerous cases, from civil disputes to criminal prosecutions at the federal level.

Kruse is an IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) and an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a member of numerous government-sponsored initiatives, including board member of the National Center for Forensic Sciences and Digital Evidence Certification Committee.

About Encore Legal Solutions

Through a combination of knowledge, technology and process, Encore Legal Solutions provides a broad range of discovery solutions to major law firms and corporate legal departments across the U.S. According to a 2006 independent survey, Encore is ranked as one of the leading providers of electronic data discovery and related services, including Web hosting, imaging, coding and reprographics. For more information, please visit www.encorelegal.com.

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