Dave Knutson, EnCE Industry Expert Has Joined HAYSTACKID's National Forensics Team to Strengthen Expertise.

HAYSTACKID announced Dave Knutson, EnCE has joined the organization to lead forensics lab in Chicago.

HAYSTACKID announced today Dave Knutson, EnCE has joined the organization to strengthen the company's national forensics presence and expertise. 

Dave Knutson is a leading authority in the field of forensics. Throughout his illustrious career he has advised clients and served as a forensics expert in some of the nation’s highest profile cases. Mr. Knutson will be based in the firm’s Chicago, IL and will oversee the company's forensics lab there. Mr. Knutson will also be leading assigned forensics projects across the country as well as internationally. With a career spanning over thirty-years in law enforcement, Mr. Knutson was head of the FBI's Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) as the FBI’s Deputy Lab Director. In 2006 after his career with the FBI, Mr. Knutson joined Grant Thornton LLP as the Manager of the Chicago Computer Forensics Consulting Group. In 2009, Mr. Knutson went on to Duff & Phelps as the leader of their Computer Forensics Lab in Chicago, IL where he was prior to joining the HAYSTACKID national forensics unit. As an expert in his field, Mr. Knutson has testified in state and federal court on a variety of matters as a fact witness, forensics expert and as an expert in various aspects of law enforcement.

"Dave has unmatched industry experience as a lead forensics examiner. He has proficiently investigated major events ranging from pharmaceutical trade secret violations with over 35 Terabytes of ESI data to international terrorist schemes involving foiled bombings of American soft targets." said Alex Gessen, National Director of Forensics at HAYSTACKID. "Because of the nature of our business and the firms we serve we require the type of talent, experience, and expertise that professionals such as Dave possess.”

Jefferey Stevens HAYSTACKID’s Chief Technology Officer added, “Because of our reputation in the legal marketplace and among the forensics investigator’s community, we can be and have to be extremely choosy on who leads our forensics investigations. Dave meets all of our exacting standards and is a welcome addition to our national forensics team."


HAYSTACKID is an international eDiscovery and digital forensics solutions provider, with office locations throughout the country and in Europe. HAYSTACKID provides corporate customers and their counsel with cost predictability options that allow accurate budgeting and forecasting of their discovery expenses without the additional cost of software, hardware or implementation fees. HAYSTACKID is headquartered in Boston with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Beaverton and Paris, France. HAYSTACKID was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation ranking #67 overall on the 34th annual Inc. 5000 of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

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HAYSTACKID is an international eDiscovery and digital forensics solutions provider, with office locations nation-wide & Europe. HAYSTACKID was recently named one of the fastest growing companies and was ranked number 67 on the Inc. 5000.

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