David Kalat is a computer forensic investigator and E-Discovery project manager. He is an International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), an Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an Illinois Licensed Private Detective, and a non-fiction author. Mr. Kalat holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.  Prior to joining BRG, Mr. Kalat was a Director with Duff & Phelps’ Disputes and Investigations practice, where he managed an international team of forensic examiners and E-Discovery support specialists.


University of Illinois
MLIS, Library and Information Science, 2011

University of Michigan
B.A., Film and Video Studies, 1992

Employment History

Duff & Phelps
Director, Disputes and Investigations
2011 - 2015

News & Insights

Selected Publications

News & Commentary


Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Chicago Chapter Member

Forensic Expert Witness Association

Chicago Area Litigation Support Managers

Illinois Private Detective License
#115 002487

International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners