Michael Bandemer is a managing director with Berkeley Research Group and leader of its Discovery and Forensic Technology Services Practice (DFTS) which specializes in e-discovery, digital forensics, investigations, data security/privacy and compliance. Mr. Bandemer and the DFTS practice utilize best of breed technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to assist clients with their investigative, compliance, and legal objectives. Prior to joining Berkeley Research Group, Mr. Bandemer was a managing director with Huron Legal, an international advisory and business services firm, and previously served as the national practice leader of LECG’s Legal Technology and Analytics Consulting group (LTAC).
Mr. Bandemer has performed or supervised the preservation, forensic collection and analysis of electronically stored information (“ESI”) from corporate networks, databases, personal computers (Mac and PC), phones, tablets, external storage devices, social media, archives, cloud providers and other digital storage media in hundreds of matters ranging from internal and federal investigations to commercial disputes. Mr. Bandemer advises both corporate and law firm clients and provides expert testimony regarding various information management, data security, and legal technology issues including internal processes, policies and procedures, best practices, evidence preservation and collection, computer forensics, electronic discovery, complex data analytics, and other information technology issues. Mr. Bandemer has assisted clients with building out and implementing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other discovery, data security readiness programs through the implementation of data mapping, data handling, policies and procedures, education and awareness programs, and change management.
Mr. Bandemer has qualified in court as an expert in e-discovery and computer forensics and provided testimony at deposition, arbitration and federal and state court. He has been selected as an independent e-discovery and computer forensics expert and has served as a 30(b)(6) corporate representative, special master and court appointed third-party neutral in various engagements. In these matters Mr. Bandemer has addressed discovery issues concerning records management, accessibility, burden, preservation, collection, spoliation, search and production.
The diverse range of matters Mr. Bandemer has assisted with includes misappropriation of trade secrets, internal investigations, breach of contract, business interruption, employment disputes, fraud investigations, securities, insider trading, mass tort, wage and hour class actions among others. He has experience in a broad spectrum of industries including high technology, financial services, construction, professional services, gaming, hospitality, entertainment, oil and gas, government, retail, auto, railroad, entrepreneurial business, manufacturing, and real estate.
Arizona State University
B.S., Finance, 1990
Huron Consulting Group
2011 - 2014
LECG (Mack | Barclay)
1994 - 2011
1990 - 1994
Phelps Dodge Corporation
1988 - 1990
News & Insights
- ThinkSet, issue 6Fall 2018
News & Commentary
- BRG Professionals Ranked among Leading Digital Forensic Experts and Forensic Accountants in WWL Investigations 2019BRG press releaseMarch 13, 2019
- BRG press releaseAugust 7, 2018
- Who's Who Legal and Global Investigations ReviewMarch 2018
- BRG press releaseJanuary 24, 2018
- BRG press releaseAugust 4, 2017
- BRG Professionals Among Leading Forensic Accountants and Digital Forensic Experts in the International Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2016BRG press releaseMarch 17, 2016
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
High Technology Crime Investigation Association
The Sedona Conference Working Group
California State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Records Managers and Administrators
Association of Information and Image Management
Institute of Management Accountants