TERIS Northern California eDiscovery Professionals Awarded Prestigious Industry-Recognized Legal Technology Industry Certifications

PALO ALTO, CA – February 15, 2012 – TERIS Bay Area announced today that three of its professionals have been awarded industry-recognized technical certifications, further enhancing the company’s ability to provide custom technology solutions for its growing roster of corporate clients, as well as demonstrating its commitment to ongoing professional development.

TERIS LOGO HIRES resized 600Mike Dejopopompak, EnCE, received Guidance Software’s EnCE Certification (EnCase Certified Examiner), Jason Tanner earned the GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certification (issued by the SANS institute) while Meghan Brosnahan completed her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. 

We understand the continued acceleration of change in legal technology and the challenges this presents to law firms and corporations,” said Kevin Brooks, Executive Vice President, TERIS Northern California. “Investing in the continued development of our professionals is critical because our clients benefit from our ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills, which leads to smarter, better solutions that save them both time and money.” 

Dejopopompak received Guidance Software’s EnCE Certification (EnCase Certified Examiner). The EnCE certification is widely recognized by the courts and well respected within the digital forensics community. “Earning my EnCE further legitimizes my credibility with regards to doing forensic collections and analysis,” said Dejopopompak. “Having this validation of a strong understanding of file systems, artifacts (digital evidence of user activity), and sound investigative techniques enables TERIS to have more substantive consultations with Clients.” He added many states now require computer forensic expert witnesses have professional certification. 

Tanner earned the GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certification, which focuses on the critical knowledge of the Windows Operating System that every digital forensic analyst must know to investigate computer incidents successfully. “The GCFE covers how computer forensic analysts focus on collecting and analyzing data from the computer systems to track user-based activity that could be used internally or in civil/criminal litigation,” Tanner said. “SANS is by far the largest resource for Information Security training and certification institute in the world and I plan to continue with additional certifications in the forensic pipeline offered by SANS.”

In addition to the GCFE, Tanner also holds the following additional certifications:

  • Certified Computer Examiner from the Intl Society of Computer Forensic Examiners (CCE)

  • Guidance Software’s EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

  • Accessdata Certified Examiner (ACE)

  • Comptia A+ Certified Technician (A+)

Brosnahan completed her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, which recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that one has the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects. “Projects have become more complex and demanding in our industry,” said Brosnahan. “The knowledge and technical skills I learned through the certification process ensures that I’m even better prepared to address any project management challenge presented by clients.” 


Founded in 1996, TERIS provides legal support and sophisticated eDiscovery solutions to corporate legal teams and law firms across the U.S. and internationally. TERIS’ staff of over 300 was named one of the top 20 eDiscovery service providers by industry researcher Socha-Gelbmann in 2008. The company has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. To learn more about TERIS, visit www.TERIS.com or follow the company on Twitter at Twitter.com/DiscoverTERIS or Facebook (Facebook.com/TERIS).

Media Contact: David Kaufer, 425-275-8814 (mobile); 206-521-8717 (office) or DKaufer (at) TERIS.com

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