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Senior Associate/Manager, Computer Forensics, Forensic Technology Services

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2023

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Senior Associate/Manager, Computer Forensics

Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. Our talent drives our success, resulting in A&M’s Forensic Technology Services being a recognized leading provider of Forensic Technology investigation support services. A&M’s team is comprised of experienced computer forensics, eDiscovery, data science, cybersecurity and privacy professionals and experts who come from the world’s largest law firms, professional services firms, leading forensic technology firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and law enforcement/government agencies. Our team’s expertise spans electronic discovery and disclosure management, digital forensics, forensic data analytics, cyber risk and incident response, privacy, information governance and data compliance.  By combining operational expertise with legally defensible procedures and industry-leading technology, A&M’s professionals deliver reliable, innovative solutions to meet each of our client’s unique needs and challenges. As a firm we are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for our services and as a result we are expanding our high-profile Forensic team.

What will you be doing?

Throughout all phases of the forensic data lifecycle, you will enable our external clients and internal teams to leverage forensic data technologies to uncover and manage data-based evidence and intelligence in contentious legal and regulatory situations.

In this role, you will assist our clients and internal teams in confronting and resolving legal matters by discovering and processing forensic data and evidence relating to complex accounting issues on a variety of projects involving economic disputes, white-collar crime investigations, forensic accounting and consulting, and post-acquisition disputes. By establishing consultative relationships withs external and internal stakeholders, you will guide them toward best practices in data and evidence protection.

Our Computer Forensics Senior Associate and Manager positions offer 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 procedures. Some of the key activities you’ll be doing include:   

  • Participate in the full lifecycle of forensic data processing; including the identification, recovery, preparation, analysis, and preservation of digital data used in legal or regulatory situations.
  • Participate in the collection, pre-processing, capture and preparation of images and other forensic data artifacts in effort to prepare the data to analyze.
  • Maintain data and documentation according to prescribed chain of custody protocol.
  • Perform data extraction and conversion to migrate data to e-discovery document review environment(s).
  • Processing and support of forensic images and data once in review environment.
  • Analysis of artifacts to trace user activity (e.g., file manipulation, USB activity, browser history, chat analysis, cloud activity, cryptocurrency transactions, etc.).
  • Draft reports on forensic data analysis to present to counsel and clients.

Who will you be working with? 

At A&M, you will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and diverse team of professionals who enjoy sharing their knowledge and depth of industry experience with others. A&M's Forensic Technology team consists of senior forensic technologists, data analytics, cybersecurity and privacy experts, lawyers, and investigators from various backgrounds who bring and share their extensive expertise in conducting investigations, delivering expert witness reports, and providing forensic technology services. We have an inclusive development environment that encourages everyone to learn and grow. Our culture is defined by openness and entrepreneurial thinking, with mutual respect and high work standards as the foundation. We strive to eliminate bureaucracy in favor of recognizing effort and results through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure.

How will you grow and be supported? 

As a Computer Forensics Associate, you will be able to advance your career by gaining valuable experience across various industries, sectors, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects ranging from employee investigations to large corporate litigations. You will have the opportunity to apply your analytical skills in complex, ambiguous situations while working directly with external and internal clients, utilizing your technical background, organizational skills, and relationship skills. You will be working in close collaboration with experienced professionals who will provide you with developmental feedback and opportunities for growth.

We offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized training, such as providing SANS training and certification to our staff, as well as plenty of on-the-job training, as well as networking opportunities. Learn more about why A&M is a wonderful place to work.  

Core Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in the field of digital forensics, eDiscovery, or cyber security, in a client-facing, professional service setting
  • Sound technical understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and best practices in forensic collection, analysis, and review
  • Extensive experience with scoping and performing on-site and remote forensic preservations of unstructured and structured data sources especially endpoint, mobile, cloud-based application, and social media data sources
  • Proficiency in forensic tool suites including Magnet Forensics AXIOM, OpenText EnCase, and Cellebrite UFED, Physical Analyzer, and Inspector
  • Experience performing forensic analyses and preparing client-ready work product
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills when working with both clients and internal technical teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and 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
  • A BS, BBA, or BA degree from an accredited university with a degree focused in a technical and/or analytical field, (i.e., computer science, information systems, engineering)
  • Flexibility to travel approximately 20-40% of the time

Preferred Attributes: 

  • Experience with data processing, document review, and production tools including Relativity, Reveal, Brainspace, ReadySuite, and Nuix
  • Experience with database programming, scripting, or other computer languages (i.e., SQL, Python, Visual Basic, C) is a plus
  • Training and/certifications from industry organizations or vendors (i.e., GFCE, EnCE, CISSP), and/or other relevant professional certifications

The annual base salary range for Senior Associate is $80,000 - $110,000, and for Manager is $100,000 - $140,000 commensurate with experience. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.



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, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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