Matt Schroeder is a director in BRG’s Discovery and Forensic Technology Services practice.

He operates out of BRG’s San Diego office but is based in Seattle. He helps clients through complex investigations involving digital evidence, providing expert witness testimony in writing, deposition, and court. He focuses on issues surrounding trade secret theft, data destruction, incident response, and fraud.

Mr. Schroeder advises clients on eDiscovery strategy and best practices, and can assist in vendor management and cost control. He excels at orchestrating large-scale investigations, managing teams of investigators and developing cost-effective and automated approaches to complex issues.

Mr. Schroeder is knowledgeable on emerging technology and industry challenges, such as:

  • Collecting and analyzing data in enterprise cloud platforms, such as o365, G Suite, and Dropbox
  • Building programs to address insider data theft protection, data privacy, cybersecurity data breach response and awareness, and other information governance initiatives
  • Forensic artifacts often overlooked or not well understood in the industry, particularly on Mac OS X and Linux systems
  • Analysis and processing automation
  • Programming languages, particularly C# and SQL

Mr. Schroeder holds EnCE, CCE, and CBE forensic certifications, as well as a variety of technical certifications. His selected case experience includes:

  • Serving as an expert, he helped counsel establish willful concealment of documents by custodians and efforts to evade eDiscovery data collection of relevant material, resulting in a large monetary award for his client.
  • Investigating the computers of individuals who had left his client for the same competitor, he established that the custodians had taken confidential materials with them and destroyed significant evidence when caught.
  • He has served frequently as a backstop to internal forensics groups inside large technology companies that have suffered data theft from departing employees. He has helped companies reclaim their data without requiring litigation.
  • He organized a collection from five hundred user endpoints in the US and Europe while minimizing disruption to working professionals.

Employment History

Lighthouse (formerly Discovia)
2012 – 2018

Senior consultant
2008 – 2002

Professional Affiliations

Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE), 2016

EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), 2010

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), 2010

Areas of Expertise


Northeastern University
BS, Information Science, 2009