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Associate, Digital Forensics Investigations/Electronic Discovery Management at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC

Posted in General Business 21 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

Alvarez & Marsal; Disputes and Investigations

Associate, Digital Forensics Investigations/Electronic Discovery Management

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

With 5,000 professionals across four continents, A&M delivers tangible results for corporations, boards, private equity firms, law firms, and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

The Opportunity

In the current economic climate, there have been an unprecedented number of business failures, financial frauds and accounting irregularities. These and other events have resulted in regulatory interventions, investigations, financial restatements and a significant number of lawsuits. Dealing with matters of a complex nature requires a broad range of skills and experience.

A&M's Disputes and Investigations (DI) practice has set a new standard for bringing a practical, results-oriented approach to solving problems related to business investigations, complex disputes and regulatory interventions. From the boardroom to the courtroom, the firm delivers a wide array of solutions to contentious situations by drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of its professionals who offer a unique ability to articulate complex findings in a clear and meaningful manner. The Disputes & Investigations Practice at Alvarez & Marsal comprises of Forensic Accounting and Investigations, Dispute Advisory, and Forensic Technology Services.

Forensic Technology Services

A&M's Forensic Technology team is comprised of senior forensic and information security technologists, who bring deep expertise in Computer Science and Information Systems, and offer a hands-on approach to collecting, preserving and analyzing electronic information.

Forensic Technology Services Include:

  • Digital Forensics Investigations

  • Electronic Discovery Management

  • Data Analytics

  • Information Governance

  • Cyber Security

In today's digital age, an increasing number of files and communications are stored on computer hard drives, mobile devices, cloud-based systems, or sent through e-mail, thus giving forensic technologists the responsibility of gathering, preserving and presenting evidence for trial in an extremely cost effective and efficient way. In litigation (and other related) cases, the processes used to gather, preserve, analyze and present electronic evidence can make or break your case.

As a firm we are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for our services and as a result we are expanding our high-profile Digital Forensics Investigations and Electronic Discovery Management teams with the recruitment of an experienced Associate/Senior Associate.

Our Digital Forensics Investigations and Electronic Discovery Management position offers an opportunity to be part of a team that supports a variety of industry sectors, dispute types, and geographic jurisdictions. The problems these consultants solve for A&M's clients are complex and require innovative solutions that call on a comprehensive range of modern data science skills, including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.


  • The successful candidate will support a broad range of complex and high-stakes digital forensics investigations and electronic discovery projects using a variety of best-of-breed, industry-standard tools and best practice procedures

  • The successful candidate will assist at each stage of the project lifecycle, including data identification, forensic preservation, chain-of-custody documentation, extraction, processing/import, search and analysis, and presentation (findings/document production)

  • The successful candidate will help improve efficiency in processing and analyzing large quantities of data and support a data-driven approach to help our clients solve problems

  • The role will offer opportunities to conduct advanced technical analyses of file and operating system-level artifacts, including file registry analysis, internet history analysis, timeline analysis, USB analysis, shellbags analysis, signature and hash analysis, to evaluate relevant information in support of investigation findings and expert testimony


  • Minimum 2+ years' experience in digital forensics within a professional service setting

  • An excellent academic record and a BA or BS degree from an accredited university

  • Experience with digital forensics and e-discovery tools, including EnCase, Cellebrite, MacQuisition, BlackLight, Magnet Forensics Axiom, AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK), Nuix, and Relativity, to preserve, extract, search, and analyze data from computer and mobile devices, as well as server and cloud-based storage platforms

  • Experience in the forensic preservation, extraction and analysis of data from a broad range of file systems, including server, computer (laptop/desktop, Windows and Mac OS), mobile devices (Android, iPhone, Windows), and cloud storage systems

  • Experience with file and operating system artifact analyses - e.g., file registry analysis, internet history analysis, timeline analysis, USB analysis, shellbags analysis, signature and hash analysis (desired)

  • Industry standard certification(s) such as CFCE, EnCE, ACE, GIAC, DoD (desired)

  • Relativity experience including a Relativity certification (desired)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills when working with both clients and internal technical teams, along with ability to provide expert review of accurate and timely technical reports for release to external clients

  • Experience interacting with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including C-Suite level client executives

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to collect, organize, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and uncertain environment
  • Flexibility to travel approximately 20-40% of the time (once it is safe to do so)

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M's entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work-guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity-are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal's policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.