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.