NEWS & EVENTS

WHAT’S NEW AT BIT-X-BIT

AND ACROSS THE INDUSTRY
bit-x-bit’s experienced team of lawyers and certified computer forensic examiners are actively involved in our industry and the communities we serve. Here are some highlights of how we are striving to make a positive impact.
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NEWS & EVENTS
WHAT’S NEW AT BIT-X-BIT AND ACROSS THE INDUSTRY
bit-x-bit’s experienced team of lawyers and certified computer forensic examiners are actively involved in our industry and the communities we serve. Here are some highlights of how we are striving to make a positive impact.
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April 25, 2017 EventsIcon37
Blank Rome Offers Simultaneous Multi Office Client Breakfast Briefings on the Defend Trade Secrets Act – One Year Later
bit-x-bit is proud to present at Blank Rome’s “Happy Birthday to the Defend Trade Secrets Act: A One-Year Retrospective” program, which will take on April 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Blank Rome’s offices in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton and Washington, DC. 
March 27, 2017 EventsIcon36
Join Us for the Next Meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in eDiscovery
bit-x-bit’s CEO Susan Ardisson and Vice President/Director of Digital Forensics Brett Creasy will be presenting at the next meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.
March 17, 2017 EventsIcon35
Join Us for the Next Forensic Friday on March 24 at the Cyril H. Wecht Institute at Duquesne University

Brett Creasy, bit-x-bit’s Vice President and Director of Digital Forensics, will be speaking at the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law program titled “Digital Forensics in the Courts: A Legal and Technical Update.”  The afternoon seminar will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 between 1 – 4:30 p.m. at the Duquesne University School of Law.  Other speakers include attorney David G. Ries of Clark Hill, FBI computer scientist Brian King and program manager for the National Computer Forensics & Training Alliance Adam Klickovich.

February 27, 2017 EventsIcon34
Fundamentals of eDiscovery Program
Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is the norm in today’s litigation. Understanding the basic legal and technical issues and knowing where to go for assistance with advanced issues is critical for litigators and parties.
February 24, 2017 EventsIcon33
Brett Creasy to speak at program titled "Digital Forensics in the Courts: A Legal and Technical Update"

Brett Creasy, bit-x-bit’s Director of Digital Forensics, will be speaking at the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law program titled “Digital Forensics in the Courts: A Legal and Technical Update.”  The seminar will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 from  1 – 4:30 p.m. at the Duquesne University School of Law.

February 7, 2017 NewsIcon32
Securing the Digital Artifacts Important to Employee Investigations

Check out “Securing the Digital Artifacts Important to Employee Investigations”, an article written by bit-x-bit’s Vice President Joseph Decker and published in the DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly. Mr. Decker, and the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, spoke about Trade Secrets at DRI’s Corporate Counsel Roundtable last month, on a panel moderated by Henry Sneath, Esq.

December 19, 2016 EventsIcon31
Trade Secrets: The Old, but New Hot IP Protection at the 2017 DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable
bit-x-bit’s Joseph Decker and the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, will speak on Trade Secrets: The Old, but New Hot IP Protection at the 2017 DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable, which will be held at Lotte New York Palace in New York, New York from January 19-20, 2017. The program is presented by DRI’s Corporate Counsel Roundtable Steering Committee and will be moderated by Henry M. Sneath.
December 6, 2016 NewsIcon30
California Court Enters Preliminary Injunction for Trade Secret Theft against Former Employee of Global Manufacturer of Fire and Gas Monitoring Systems: bit-x-bit Provides Forensic Analysis and Supporting Declaration
In General Monitors, Inc. v. Detectors, Incorporated and Wing Lam, Case No. 30-2-16-00865073, Judge James Di Cesare for the Superior Court of the State of California issued a preliminary injunction on November 14, 2016 against the defendants from “using, disclosing, disseminating, distributing or copying any information belonging to General Monitors” including any formula pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process relating to any product that Lam worked on during his employment with General Monitors.  
October 14, 2016 NewsIcon29
TRO Entered under Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act against Two Former Employees of National Roofing Company: bit-x-bit Provides Forensic Analysis and Supporting Declaration
In CentiMark Corporation v. Executive Roof Services, LLC, Michael W. Meacham, and Eric S. Pauly, Case No. 3:16-cv-05707, Judge Ronald B. Leighton for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a Temporary Restraining Order against Defendants  under the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act , 18 U.S.C. § 1836 (2016).  The TRO restrained the Defendants from disclosing CentiMark’s confidential and trade secret information and enjoined them from engaging in a competitive commercial and industrial roofing business in violation of their employment agreements with CentiMark.    


October 10, 2016 EventsIcon28
Lackawanna Bar Association's 35th annual Thomas M. Holmes, Esq. Bench Bar Conference

bit-x-bit is pleased to be a sponsor of the Lackawanna Bar Associations’ 35th annual Thomas M. Holmes, Esq. Bench Bar Conference next Friday, October 14th from noon to 5:30 p.m. Of special interest will be a presentation entitled, “Crime Online: The Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber Criminals,” by Third Circuit Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie. The event will conclude with a reception from 4:30 to 5:30.

To see a full schedule of conference events, please visit: http://www.lackawannabar.org/index.php?id=106

September 26, 2016 NewsIcon27
ACBA's Legal Tweet Service Now Includes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Allegheny County Bar Association's Legal tweet service has officially expanded their coverage to include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. This is an addition to the ACBA Legal Tweet Service’s already expansive coverage on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, PA Commonwealth Court, PA Superior Court, and the PA Supreme Court decisions, thus providing you with the quickest and most comprehensive way to stay in the know on all matters related to court rule amendments, important court opinions, and information on local events that are relevant to you.

Be sure to check out and follow the ACBA Legal Tweet service at:http://www.acba.org/legaltweets

bit-x-bit is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the ACBA Legal Tweet Service.


September 23, 2016 EventsIcon26
Non-Practicing Attorneys and Legal Professionals – Panel Discussion

Have you ever wondered what you could do with a law degree - besides practice law? Well, the ACBA Non-Practicing Attorneys and Legal Professionals Committee is hosting a panel discussion on
September 29th, from 5-7 pm in the Koppers Building to show the many ways you can use your law degree in addition to the traditional practice of law.  bit-x-bit’s CEO Susan Ardisson, along with Melanie Harrington, President of Vibrant Pittsburgh, David Matthews, legal and legislative advisor for the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, and Abby Wilson, deputy director for public policy and community relations for the Allegheny County Health Department, will all be sharing their individually unique ways in which they have successfully used their law degrees to build interesting and rewarding careers outside the practice of law.  This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is  curious about how they can chose a non-traditional legal career.  

A networking reception, including drinks and light hors d'oeuvres, will take place both before and after the presentation.

Register by September 28th by visiting: https://www.acba.org/CLE-Events/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/CSD160929_NONPRACTIC  

August 3, 2016 NewsIcon25
bit-x-bit Presents to Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney on Electronic Evidence

This past Wednesday, bit-x-bit ventured to Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney to give a firm-wide presentation to over 100 lawyers on the technical aspects of electronic evidence.
They presented on topics ranging from the preservation and collection process, to forensic investigation techniques and ESI protocols, as well as strategies for reducing or shifting ESI costs. 
The program is part of Buchanan’s continuing legal education program, and bit-x-bit is pleased to share their expertise with this leading law firm

To learn more about Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney’s expertise, visit:http://www.bipc.com/

And to find out about all the great services bit-x-bit has to offer, please visit:http://www.bit-x-bit.com/Services.aspx

June 9, 2016 NewsIcon24
Introducing ACBA's New Legal Tweet Service

What’s the easiest way to keep up to date on local court rulings, judicial opinions and more - the ACBA’s new Legal Tweet Service!  Each day, the ACBA publishes a summary of the  significant local court legal updates and provides the relevant links to opinions and rulings through its Twitter page, making the legal decisions that are important to you all available in one convenient place. bit-x-bit is pleased to be the exclusive sponsor of this innovative and helpful service.

 

To learn more about this new service, please visit:
https://twitter.com/AlleghenyCoBar

Check out the legal tweets twitter page at:
http://www.acba.org/legaltweets

May 19, 2016 EventsIcon23
It's That Time of Year Again: Get Excited for the 54th Annual Bench Bar Conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort!

Susan Ardisson and Joseph Decker are lacing up their tennis shoes as they prepare to co-chair the tennis tournament at this year’s annual Bench Bar Conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort taking place June 16th-18th. For over half a century now, the Bench Bar Conference has been a standing tradition for local lawyers and judges to come together in an informal setting to discuss the issues facing the state and federal court systems of Western PA. It is also a great opportunity to build professional and personal relationships through numerous events including, great food, sports, and entertainment. You don’t want to miss out on this-become part of the tradition today!

For more information, please visit:
http://www.acba.org/54benchbar
Bit-x-Bit is again pleased to be a platinum sponsor of this event

May 18, 2016 EventsIcon21
Brett Creasy Shares Expert Advice on Advanced Cyber Security
Nothing is more important to your firm then your client’s confidential data. 

What would you do if all that crucial information was stolen? A data breach could spell the end of your client relationships or even your entire business. This is why PBI is offering an advanced cyber security course on June 3rd, aimed at increasing your knowledge of cyber security so that your client’s data remains safe. Our own Brett Creasy will be offering his expert advice on data collection, examination, policies and procedures for cybersecurity incidents. If you want to learn how to manage and secure your clients data, and obtain practical tips on how to avoid a possibly devastating security breach, then sign up to attend today!

To see how you can attend, visit:http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php…

May 18, 2016 EventsIcon22
bit-x-bit Presents to Law Firm Tucker Arensberg

The crucial evidence today is electronic, and law firm Tucker Arensberg is ready for that challenge. bit-x-bit will be providing expert advice to help the firm expand its knowledge of electronically stored evidence. We will be presenting to Tucker Arensberg on electronic evidence, e-discovery, and the new Defend Trade Secrets Act.

To learn more about Tucker Arensberg’s more than 100 years of experience, please visit http://www.tuckerlaw.com/

April 11, 2016 NewsIcon20
Susan Ardisson shares cybersecurity insights in PNC’s bizwomen journal

bit-x-bit’s CEO, Susan Ardisson shares insights on cybersecurity in the workplace through PNC’s  bizwomen journal.  To learn about the most prevalent cyber-attack faced by companies, and how to protect your company, clients and employees, check out http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/channels/pnc/2016/04/cybersecurity-are-you-inviting-in-hackers.html.

 

March 1, 2016 NewsIcon19
Brett Creasy Lectures at Carnegie Mellon University

Brett Creasy will guest lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on cyber forensics and incident response.  His topic will be cell phone forensics in the private sector. 

February 26, 2016 NewsIcon18
PBT’s 2016 Business Women First Award
bit-x-bit’s CEO, Susan Ardisson, is a recipient of by the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2016 Business Women First Award. The women’s leadership reception and award ceremony will be held at the Westin Hotel on March 2.
February 24, 2016 EventsIcon17
bit-x-bit at Pitt Law’s Advanced Legal Research Class
On February 24th bit-x-bit’s Joe Decker spoke to Pitt's Advanced Legal Research Class on the analysis and use of digital forensic evidence. He analyzed court cases where digital evidence was outcome-determinative. The class is taught by Professor Linda Tashbook.
February 18, 2016 EventsIcon16
Joseph Decker lectures at Duquesne's Law School

On Monday, February 22nd,  Joe Decker guest lectured in the Trade Secret Law class at Duquesne University School of Law. His topic was “Using Computer Forensic Experts in Trade Secret Litigation.”

December 4, 2015 EventsIcon6
Brett Creasy updates ISSA on computer forensics advances
bit-x-bit Vice President and Director of Digital Forensics Brett Creasy spoke to members of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in Pittsburgh on December 4. He provided an overview of computer forensic practices and areas of examination to uncover evidence of the theft of confidential business information.
November 17, 2015 EventsIcon1
Pittsburgh Energy Briefing: Susan Ardisson shares insights into trade secret litigation forensics
For the Pittsburgh Energy Briefing sponsored by Blank Rome LLP on November 17, bit-x-bit CEO Susan Ardisson presented with the Honorable Christine Ward, and Blank Rome partners Amy Joseph Coles and Jayme L. Butcher, on “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt: Forensic Investigation and Trade Secret Litigation.”
August 27, 2015 NewsIcon2
bit-x-bit adds Nuix for e-discovery processing and analysis
bit-x-bit has added Nuix to its suite of e-discovery processing and analysis tools. This market-leading software enables bit-x-bit to process and analyze data faster and more efficiently, resulting in cost savings for its clients.
July 21, 2015 EventsIcon4
bit-x-bit team speaks at PA State System of Higher Education’s Technology Day
For the PA State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Technology Day hosted at Slippery Rock University on July 21, bit-x-bit’s Susan Ardisson, Joseph Decker and Brett Creasy spoke about “Electronic Evidence: Preservation, Examination and Security.” The trio covered topics including the legal obligation to preserve ESI, preservation methods and techniques, examples of what a forensic examination can reveal, processing and searching ESI, and incident response and security.

July 15, 2015 EventsIcon7
Ardisson, Creasy address law students
Susan Ardisson and Brett Creasy presented “Electronic Evidence: Preservation, Examination and Review” to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Summer Law Student Internship Program, speaking about topics including authentication of electronic evidence, forensic examinations involving trade secret theft, social media evidence and the use of technology/analytics to reduce costs.
June 1, 2015 NewsIcon9
Clint Field takes board seat with ARMA Pittsburgh Chapter
Congratulations to bit-x-bit’s Solutions Architect Clinton Field, Esq., on his election to the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ARMA International, an association of professionals committed to the continued advancement of the records management industry, including electronic records management.
May 28, 2015 EventsIcon10
Susan Ardisson addresses Urban Innovation21 Pittsburgh Promise scholars
Susan Ardisson addressed students at the Urban Innovation21 Pittsburgh Promise Summer Internship Kick-Off Event at Point Park University on May 28. Pittsburgh Promise, a program led by partners Catalyst Connection and Urban Innovation21, offers regional manufacturers local college interns at no cost. The students, who are recipients of the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, gain valuable industry experience while supporting manufacturers’ efforts to implement business improvements.
May 13, 2015 NewsIcon11
bit-x-bit earns ACBA’s exclusive endorsement for the eighth year running
bit-x-bit, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has once again received the exclusive endorsement of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) to provide computer forensics, data loss prevention and e-discovery consulting services to the ACBA’s more than 6,500 members.
April 20, 2015 NewsIcon12
Brett Creasy’s testimony helps plaintiff win $13 million verdict in gender discrimination lawsuit
Jury awarded the plaintiff $950,000 in compensatory damages and $12.5 million in punitive damages, making the verdict one of the largest ever returned in the 25-county federal Western District of Pennsylvania.
April 17, 2015 NewsIcon13
Clinton Field authors ACBA Lawyers Journal article "Implementing an Information Governance Program"
Article explains how organizations can reduce the volume of stored data to mitigate security and privacy risks.
February 6, 2015 NewsIcon14
Allegheny County awards bit-x-bit network security and data forensics contract
bit-x-bit and solutions4networks have been selected by Allegheny County to provide network security and data forensic services to the county under a three-year contract.
January 16, 2015 EventsIcon15
Brett Creasy speaks at the Wecht Institute
Brett Creasy served on a panel during "Forensic Fridays: A CLE and Professional Education Seminar Series" at Duquesne University’s Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law on January 16. Program topics included social media and the courts, privacy, discovery, admissibility and the role of computer forensics in social media.