Everest Technologies: Democratizing E-discovery and Digital Forensics
Brian Wolfinger, CTO and Stacy A. Wolfinger, Co-Owner & Vice President of Security and ServicesRecently, in the Greater Philadelphia region, a case of alleged spousal abuse involving digital evidence took a very interesting turn. The initial story was disturbing; a woman told local police that her husband of over 15 years had brutally beaten her and she had digital photos on her phone proving that it happened. Based on the photos she showed to the police, the husband was arrested, and he was fired from his job as a local teacher. The community was shocked. Well over a year later, however, this case made a complete 180-degree turn. Digital forensics experts from Everest Technologies, a digital forensics and e-discovery service provider, performed analysis on the cell phone of the alleged victim and discovered that she had digitally altered the photos that she had shown police, and her injuries had actually occurred days earlier in a well-documented fall. Adding to the tragedy of the false accusations was the fact that the police had preserved the phone of the alleged abuse victim, but that had never performed any analysis on it whatsoever! If not for the work Everest’s team the true victim in this matter, the husband, may have been wrongly convicted. As of today the husband is a free man, and again employed, and his wife is facing charges for her crimes. Cases like these are what drive the team at Everest and keep them motivated in their work.
Everest Technologies has built systems that bring order to chaos for their clientele, and help them both predict and control costs. Knowing that litigation can burden both civil and corporate entities with high costs they offer a full range of digital evidence and e-discovery management services. “We have a team with dozens and dozens of years of experience in the arena. We have developed innovative economic and technological options for clients to help them navigate their litigation burdens and we do it with a human touch, which is rare in this industry,” says Brian Wolfinger, CTO of Everest Technologies.
We have d eveloped innovative economic and technological options for clients to help them navig ate their litigation burdens and we d o it with a human touch, which is rare in this ind ustry
Even though Everest’s services and technologies are on par with massive “Walmart-sized” companies in the e-discovery space, they take pride in being more of a “Mom-and-Pop store.” Meaning, they serve clients with a small yet experienced team and are individually involved with every matter. This “human” approach not only ensures their clients’ increased opportunity for success in litigation, but also develops an unmatched trust between the two parties—which is important for all in the long run. Stacy A. Wolfinger, a Co-Owner of Everest and their VP of Security and Services, highlights the fact that clients have access to the best-in-class solutions delivered by veterans of the industry along with their personal contact information— customers can contact any employee of the firm at any given time to assist them. Everest prides itself on its specialization in digital forensics. Wolfinger points out that it is often difficult to find experts in this particular niche as many e-discovery consultancies do not offer it, and those who do claim provide such services often outsource. Everest differentiates itself by delivering services in this specific area with in-house experts.
The firm has grown its operations recently into Philadelphia and are proud to service both Fortune 500 companies and AM Law 200 firms. Their goal is to remain a boutique consulting firm and stay true to their vision of “helping clients with a human touch.”