Since 1994, Altep has been assisting corporations and law firms with complex data and discovery management initiatives. Our primary goal is always to identify the strategies, techniques and technologies that can save our clients time and money, allowing them to meet discovery and compliance obligations thoroughly and efficiently. Our consultative approach to the development of business solutions is the keystone in this effort – we work closely with you to understand your driving factors and explore creative solutions that avoid unnecessary costs and provide the best value for your money. Altep's experts specialize in Digital Forensics, Discovery and Compliance.
Altep's leaders have decades of combined experience in litigation, technology, information systems and client relationship management. Together, they drive Altep's strategies for business development, operational efficiency, customer service, information security, and innovation. As foremost experts in each of their respective areas, they work to ensure long-term success, productivity, and competitiveness for both Altep and each of our clients.
As the President and CEO of Altep, Inc., Roger leads one of the nation's most trusted and respected discovery and compliance management firms. His strategic vision guides Altep in fostering mutually rewarding relationships with our clients, and in developing innovative and cost-saving methods, technologies and capabilities.
As Altep's EVP, Margaret leads Administrative and Operational initiatives across the organization. Like Roger, she has more than 20 years' experience in the legal industry.
Warren has spent the last 25 years working in law enforcement, and as a consultant supporting various agencies with incident response, digital forensics, investigations and e-discovery. He is the President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board and author of "Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials."
Joe Valenzuela is the President of Altep's sister company, SuperiorReview - a Certified Minority Business Enterprise which provides managed review services, including on-site and foreign language reviews.
A veteran technologist with more than 25 years’ experience in software development, network and systems design, data management and information security, Wim leads Altep’s Technology Services and Research and Development Departments, and is responsible for all aspects of Altep’s technical infrastructure.
Nancy is a Certified Project Management Professional with more than 22 years’ experience in litigation support, case management, business administration and data processing. She facilitates successful projects by fostering timely, positive communication between the client and Altep’s task and thought leaders.
As the leader of Altep’s EDA, EDD and Application Support Teams, Judy has more than 18 years’ experience in information technology and data analysis, and a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by high-volume data management.
With over 25 years’ experience in operations management, manufacturing and litigation support experience, Bobby oversees all aspects of Altep’s finances and accounting, and regularly contributes in the areas of client relations, strategic planning, business development and resource allocation.
Count on Altep to help you create a more defensible climate for both current and future litigation.
We've got the tools and the experts to support data-intensive, global discovery initiatives.
We work hand-in-hand with your stakeholders to create measurable, repeatable efficiencies.
Identify ethical and procedural risks, before issues arise.
Our robust infrastructure keeps your data secure and available, 24x7.
We've been managing complex discovery for more than 20 years.
Altep, Inc., a trusted innovator in the fields of digital forensics, e-discovery and compliance, today announced that Warren Kruse, VP of Digital Forensics, will present at the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators’ 2014 Phoenix Training Conference. Kruse will provide an overview of techniques and best practices for forensic acquisition of mobile devices. “In today’s technology-rich business environments, it’s rare to conduct a forensic investigation that doesn’t involve some type of mobile device. Nearly half of American adults own a tablet. More than 90% own a cell, and nearly a third of those cell owners describe their phone as ‘something they can’t imagine living without,’” Kruse remarked. “With the increasing prevalence of so-called ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies in corporate IT, the complexity of these investigations only stands to increase. It’s critical for Examiners to stay sharp, and master the necessary tools and techniques for proper acquisition and investigation of mobile devices.”
Altep, Inc., a leader in digital forensics, ediscovery and compliance, today announced that Jason Amis has earned kCura's prestigious Relativity Certified Sales Professional designation. With professional expertise spanning nearly two decades, Jason is skilled in the planning and execution of large-scale projects within the triple constraints of time, budget and scope. In his role as a Project Manager, he serves as the single point of contact for each of his clients, from the inception of the case, through discovery, production, trial and post-mortem. Jason fosters and maintains client relationships by providing product training and support, staying abreast of the latest innovations in the practice of discovery, and assisting with development of cost-effective methods and solutions.
Altep will attend the Chicago Symposium on Preservation Excellence on Tuesday, June 17 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Chicago. We are looking forward to a lively panel discussion surrounding the topic Data Preservation in the Face of Evolving Rules.This 90-minute session will explore how the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure has proposed updating the rules, and the implications on preservation and litigation strategies going forward.
Altep, Inc. is a national provider of discovery solutions with twenty years of experience in high-volume data management for complex litigation. Our team of experts has developed the following programs to drive the evolution of discovery by providing content-rich, real-world learning opportunities for professionals in our field.
Discovery U programs promote successful, reliable practices and techniques, and can be used for Continuing Legal Education credits. Group sessions can be arranged on-site or via WebEx, and custom-developed programs can be authored or co-authored to meet your specific requirements.
The Discovery U Catalog is arranged in three major topic areas: Discovery Management (DIS series), Discovery Technologies (DTEC series), and Ethics (ETH series). Additional presentations are always in development.
Contact us to arrange a Discovery U Learning Opportunity for your firm.
Using clearly defined parallels, Altep helps litigators, paralegals, and litigation support personnel understand the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (the EDRM) through the eyes of a shopaholic. Light-hearted analogies from everyday life help make this complex process approachable and memorable. 1 hour General Credit
This engaging and informative presentation offers a primer in e-discovery, from must-know terminology to best practices and example workflows. A thorough examination of the data processing steps used to prepare information for review will provide a solid foundation for further exploration of related topics. 1 hour General Credit
ESI - Managing Data Throughout the Discovery LifecycleIn this presentation, we explore technologies and techniques used to manage data in the areas of Identification, Preservation, Collection, Processing, Review, Production and Presentation. Additionally, we examine key concepts in the areas of strategic planning, project management and monitoring, and appropriate use of technologies - critical perspective which can help reduce the potential for problems at each stage.1 hour General Credit
Document review platforms have become an integral part of the discovery life cycle. Sophisticated platforms offer integrated conceptual analytics, which can provide much-needed, powerful efficiencies throughout the review process. In this presentation, we'll examine the fundamentals of conceptual analytics, and explore key features and capabilities it provides to assist with identification and workflow management. 30 minutes General Credit
Conceptual Analytics is one of the hottest topics in discovery today. largely because of its power in the fight to control huge data populations and spiraling review costs. But how does it really work? Altep’s expert will explain the key concepts that drive the technology, and highlight the differences between concept and keyword searching, focusing on best practices for leveraging the power of analytics in review. 1 hour General Credit
Set against a backdrop of popular culture, this presentation explores the past, present and future of the legal industry’s culture, shining a light on our efforts to promote inclusiveness and diversity in the profession. We’ll consider whether our efforts have been successful, and discuss ways to optimize our future progress. 1 hour Ethics Credit
Social media offers attorneys and law firms an unprecedented opportunity to build credibility and trust, highlight expertise, and establish a memorable brand. However, practitioners must take care to ensure that their online activities adhere to ethical and professional rules of conduct. Packed with real-world examples, this engaging presentation offers best practices for successful use of social media, as well as practical guidance regarding situations and activities to avoid. 1 hour Ethics Credit
Discovery professionals, litigators and forensic examiners are all subject to certain ethical and professional standards. Some of these standards are only relevant and applicable to the particular profession they govern, but many of them overlap with one another. This presentation explores the standards required of professionals in related fields, and considers how our understanding of others’ codes can inform our perspective, highlighting areas for improvement in our own professional activities and attitudes. 1 hour Ethics Credit
New technologies have a profound impact on data storage techniques; as a result, there are serious real-world implications for litigation, e-discovery, compliance and privilege. This informative presentation discusses cloud computing and its impact on businesses, clients and law firms, and identifies common pitfalls organizations may face when moving to the cloud. 1 hour General Credit
Learn key concepts in the practice of Data Forensics, and explore the ways in which this fascinating practice is used to assist in investigations and compliance initiatives. Altep’s experts explain the techniques and technologies in layman’s terms, and offer valuable perspective for handling internal investigations, State or Federal inquiries, risk assessments and compliance efforts. 1 hour General Credit