Our People

First and foremost, e-discovery requires a team of talented and experienced people with highly specialized skills and expertise, including litigators, investigators, computer forensic examiners, IT operations and security specialists, software engineers, data analytics professionals and project management professionals – exactly the world-class team you’ll find at Precision.

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.

If you want to work with other bright, motivated, dedicated professionals who share your passion for technology and providing superior services to clients, please view our list of current employment opportunities.

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 – Founder

Jerry Barbanel is an accomplished C-level executive. He applies three decades of experience in legal, operational, financial, investigations, eDiscovery, forensic accounting, litigation consulting and professional services to help drive Precision Discovery’s mission.

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’ forensic accounting and litigation consulting services business units.

Mr. Barbanel is a certified public accountant, and he served as a financial services auditor at KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.) and as a senior member of the litigation consulting and forensic accounting practices at both KPMG and Arthur Andersen. He is a former prosecutor and served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Barbanel previously served as a member of the advisory board for The Sedona Conference. He has extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations, and has led some of the highest profile matters, including Enron. Mr. Barbanel has been relied on by Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and the Courts.

Mr. Barbanel has served in a number of key roles including President, CEO, Chief Legal Officer, Senior eDiscovery Counsel, Chief Strategic Accounts Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Barbanel is recognized as a thought partner, strategic thinker, and tactical “do-er”.

 

Kinny Chan – Chief Strategy and 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.

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.

 

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.