Precision Discovery understands that e-discovery requires a team of talented and experienced people with highly specialized skills and expertise. Our team includes experienced litigators, IT operations and security specialists, computer forensic examiners, project management experts and more.
 

We offer proven, repeatable and defensible processes and methodologies that conform to the complex and growing array of state and federal rules and regulations, legal precedents and industry-leading practices, but it is our consultants who have knowledge that runs both deep and wide, and who can bridge the gaps between all phases of the e-discovery process, that make the difference for our clients.

Our e-discovery experts have appeared before preeminent judicial authorities and have worked with clients to create and defend the implementation of advanced methodologies such as Technology Assisted Review in high profile cases, including the landmark Rio Tinto case (Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., et al., No. 14-Civ-3042 (S.D.N.Y.)). Our Forensics Examiners are recognized leaders in the field; they not only hold certifications for ACE, EnCe, GCFE, GCFA, CCLO and CCPA, they have also been admitted as experts in various courts of law. Our competitors cannot claim similar qualifications.

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Senior Management

All of Precision Discovery's experts have previous industry related experience, while many members of our senior management boast more than 25 years of experience on average. As a result, Precision Discovery is comprised of professionals who are dedicated not only to excellence in client service, but who are also focused on developing and delivering cost saving solutions.

Precision Discovery's extensive experience in electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation preparedness, and our ability to fully understand our clients' needs enables us to anticipate questions, challenges and opportunities. Our professionals are frequently called upon to provide expert testimony in high-tech related matters, including electronic discovery and computer forensic issues and are also well versed in providing affidavits and drafting declarations.

Jerry F. Barbanel – President, CEO & General Counsel

Jerry Barbanel applies three decades of experience in management, law, consulting and professional services to guide Precision Discovery's agenda. Under Mr. Barbanel’s leadership, the company has made significant gains in bringing industry-leading and proprietary solutions to the market, resulting in substantial efficiencies and cost savings for both clients and their counsel. Mr. Barbanel works closely with in-house and outside counsel on all aspects of electronic discovery and computer forensics.

Mr. Barbanel has held senior management positions at two Fortune 250 corporations prior to founding Precision Discovery in 2008. In these capacities, he played an instrumental role in establishing and cultivating the organizations’ litigation consulting services business units. Mr. Barbanel is a certified public accountant, and he served as an auditor at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) and as a senior member of the litigation consulting and forensic accounting practices at both KPMG and Arthur Andersen. A former prosecutor, he also served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Barbanel is active in e-discovery industry groups and participates in The Sedona Conference activities as a member of Working Group 1 (Document Retention & Production), Working Group 2 (Protective Orders, Confidentiality & Public Access), Working Group 4 (Working Group on the Intersection of the Patent and Antitrust Laws) and Working Group 6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure). He previously served as a member of the advisory board for The Sedona Conference. In addition, Mr. Barbanel is a member of the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model).logical and physical access, environmental and personnel considerations.

Kinny Chan – Chief Customer Officer

Kinny Chan is an experienced electronic discovery and complex litigation attorney with in-depth technical knowledge and significant experience managing large-scale discovery, including electronic discovery and review management. He has extensive experience and expertise in all facets of e-discovery consulting. He has developed a reputation for client service excellence for the firm. Kinny has trained thousands of attorneys on how to more efficiently and effectively utilize e-discovery software and methodologies to help clients and their counsel be more successful. He has always focused on client results and providing value-added services that help clients yield significant cost savings. Kinny has expertise in data analytics and technology-assisted review has helped establish him as a well sought after expert. He has participated in discovery meet-and-confers, court appearances, and discovery conferences in high profile matters on behalf of Precision's clients. He has helped the firm successfully manage all aspects of client service, including the firm’s national managed review services practice.

Prior to joining Precision Discovery, Kinny practiced law and managed electronic discovery matters at a law firm and for the New York Attorney General's Office. He has played a central role in all discovery issues and oversaw the document review projects for a large number of attorneys. While in this capacity, he advised clients on a wide array of issues ranging from counter-party production deficiencies and formatting issues to metadata needs, database capabilities and limitations, and review models. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jeff Hudson – Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Hudson oversees the infrastructure, software development, and eDiscovery service offerings for Precision Discovery. Jeff is an experienced electronic discovery and complex litigation attorney.  As a lawyer and at Precision, Jeff has in-depth technical and legal knowledge.  He has also advised our clients through very complex and large-scale discovery projects.  Prior to joining Precision Discovery, Mr. Hudson practiced law and advised clients on a wide array of issues ranging from counter-party production deficiencies and formatting and metadata issues, database capabilities and limitations and review models. Jeff specializes in helping clients navigate through litigation and discovery and the associated legal, data and process complexities. He has always focused on client results and providing significant positive outcomes.


Drew Meshreky – Chief Technology Officer

Drew Meshreky has more than 20 years of experience in software development. Drew brings a wealth of hands-on experience to Precision Discovery's technical teams. As a seasoned leader and a student of software development methodology – Drew has launched many successful consumer and enterprise products. Drew has more than a decade of experience leading software teams and has extensive knowledge of Windows, OS X, and iOS development. As a founding member of Precision Discovery, Drew applies his software development and management methodologies to the e-discovery space.

Curtis Browne – Vice President

Curtis Browne has more than 30 years of combined experience in information technology, management, professional services, electronic discovery, high-tech investigations and information security. As a founding member of the Precision Discovery Team, Curtis has been instrumental in creating and managing processes that enable our teams to perform exceptionally. Experienced in all facets of electronic discovery, Curtis collaborates with clients to tailor solutions to meet their specific needs, helping to ensure that even the most challenging data sources are analyzed for electronic discovery.

Previously, Curtis was the manager in the IT risk consulting services practice at a Fortune 250 company, and also served as a member of the high-tech investigations and IT consulting practice at an international consulting company. His impressive career also includes a 27-year tenure at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). While at Towers Perrin, Curtis held various high-profile positions, including Director of Information Services, Information Security Officer and Director of Technology Strategy. As the Director of Technology Strategy, Curtis conceived, planned and implemented large-scale projects throughout the firm's 78 offices.

Lee Curtis – Vice President

Lee Curtis has specialized in computer forensics and security technology consulting since 1994. Lee assists clients from around the world with complex issues involving data recovery and analysis and electronic discovery. As a Vice President at Precision Discovery, Lee consults with clients to develop strategies to solve complex electronic discovery and computer forensic issues while devising efficient, effective methods to retrieve electronic evidence.

An experienced expert witness, Lee has testified in civil and criminal trials involving computer forensics matters at both the federal and state levels. In addition, he has been appointed by the courts on numerous occasions to serve as an independent special master. Before joining Precision Discovery, Lee held senior management positions at several other leading computer forensic and electronic discovery businesses at two Fortune 250 companies, and also served as the director in charge of the Western U.S. forensics practice at KPMG.