Chuck Rothman Director of Data Engineering and Analytics
Chuck Rothman is Director, Data Engineering and Analytics in our Toronto office. Chuck offers technical and practical advice regarding the most efficient and cost-effective methods for all phases of e-Discovery, information governance and unstructured data analytics. He helps lawyers and litigation-support specialists decide on the best processes and technology to achieve desired results at minimum cost.
Known in the fields of e-Discovery, computer forensics and data analytics, Chuck is proficient with all aspects of e-Discovery, including state-of-the-art systems and next-generation developments. He has been working with e-Discovery technology since 2000 and developed an e-Discovery review tool in 2004. Chuck has also written extensively on the topic and is regularly called upon to provide expert testimony on computer forensic and e-Discovery matters.
Chuck has extensive experience compiling best practices to complement e-Discovery and co-authored the book, Electronic Discovery in Canada: Best Practices and Guidelines, which was released in 2010. He also contributed several chapters to two editions of another e-Discovery book, E-Discovery in Canada, and has taught a number of courses on the subject.
He began his career in the construction industry, after graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1984 from the University of Toronto. He designed elevator systems for high-rise office buildings, which led to working with lawyers on cases that involved elevator-related accidents. Since then, Chuck has worked with lawyers on a variety of matters, including Y2K insurance litigation and the wind down of Enron. He spent time in Houston, Texas, collaborating with several top-tier U.S. law firms on e-Discovery matters, before moving back to Toronto in 2003. He then established the e-Discovery practice for an independent provider of e-Discovery and computer forensic services, where he developed the e-Discovery review software, eExamine.
Chuck is a frequent lecturer at e-Discovery conferences and regularly contributes to e-Discovery blogs in Canada. He’s involved in several e-Discovery focused working groups with the Sedona Conference, is secretary of the Ontario e-Discovery Implementation Committee and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
In his spare time, Chuck likes to indulge his passions for archaeology, military history and scale-model building. He also enjoys travelling with family, which includes his wife, two daughters and their dog.