Ryan Lerminiaux CCE, CCFP
Director of Operations
Mr. Lerminiaux is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) and has extensive field experience in the areas of digital forensics, e-discovery, and incident response. Mr. Lerminiaux has forensically collected over 1,700 pieces of electronic media and has a great deal of experience working with everything from damaged cell phones and tablets to large multi-terabyte servers.
He has worked on cases involving hundreds of computers as well as managed cases for small law firms and solo-practitioners. Mr. Lerminiaux has also worked on multiple cases involving government agencies such as the Department of Education (DOE), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Mr. Lerminiaux is well-versed in the leading digital forensics and e-discovery tools. He has the skill and ability to oversee and perform every aspect of an investigation, from forensic duplication to load file creation to e-discovery planning.
Besides his day-to-day activities as a Director, Mr. Lerminiaux is an accomplished public speaker and author. He has given presentations for major universities such as American University Washington College of Law and Michigan State University, as well as law firms and others legal associations such as the Oakland County (MI) and Anne Arundel County (MD) Bar Associations. Mr. Lerminiaux often blogs on issues relating to industry practices and procedures as well as cutting edge techniques in the field of digital forensics. Apart from blogging, Mr. Lerminiaux has written articles and presentations for industry leaders such as Law.com, Lawline.com, Litigation Support Today, and the American Bar Association.
When Mr. Lerminiaux is not managing cases or writing, he is working on marketing campaigns and meeting potential clients. Mr. Lerminiaux understands the importance of networking and reaching out to organizations that can benefit from the services of Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc. He regularly creates meetings with new law firms and businesses as well as weeklong business development trips throughout the country. Mr. Lerminiaux is always looking to network clients if he sees the possibility for a mutually beneficial relationship.
Before immersing himself in the digital forensics field Mr. Lerminiaux was a student at Michigan State University. Mr. Lerminiaux holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Mr. Lerminiaux’s background in criminal justice gives him an edge in the areas of evidence collection, documentation, and criminal law.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TIMELINE
2013 – Present
Atlantic Data Forensics, Columbia, MD
ADF provides digital forensics, e-discovery, litigation support, expert testimony, and consulting services
Performing digital forensic analysis
Business development and new client cultivation
2007 - 2013 Digital Evidence Consultant
Jones Dykstra & Associates, Columbia, MD
A specialized services company that provides Computer Forensics, Electronic Evidence Discovery, Litigation Support, and Computer Security Training to commercial and government clients
Has worked on over three hundred cases
Clients include government agencies, Fortune 50 companies, and solo-practitioner law firms
Forensically collected over 1,700 pieces of media
Associate responsible internship program
Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of industry standard tools and software
Windows Malware and Memory Forensics Training – The Volatility Project – December 2012 – Reston, VA
Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW) 2012 – October 2012 – Herndon, VA
Nuix Boot Camp 2011 – Nuix Pty. Ltd. –– May 2011 – Washington, DC
CCE Boot Camp – Key Computer Service – January 2011 – Online Instruction
Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
Associate Member – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Assistant Editor - American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, In-House Litigator Committee
Board Member and Chair of YMC Events – Baltimore Center Club Young Member’s Committee
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, Aug. 2002 - May 2007
Author, “Email’s Insecurities: Who’s Reading Your Mail?” American Bar Association – Digital Matters (Section of Litigation’s Technology for the Litigator Committee). August 2011.
Author, “5 Things Every Criminal Justice Major Should Know About Digital Forensics”, CriminalJusticePrograms.com, Jan 5, 2011.
Co-Author, “How Secure Is Your PDF?” Law.com, Jan. 19, 2010
Author, “Data Collection Pitfalls Part 5/5: What You Can Do.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, Oct. 29, 2009
Co-Author, “N.C. exempts digital examiners from PI licensing requirements.” North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Oct. 16, 2009
Author, “EDD Dictionary: Volume III.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, Aug. 5, 2009
Author, “3 Things to Consider When Shipping A Computer.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, July 1, 2009
Author, “Data Collection Pitfalls Part 1/5: Items Volume I.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, May 26, 2009
Author, “Why Document Retention is Important.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, Feb. 25, 2009
Co-Author, "Making Sense of Computer Forensics." Litigation Support Today, Aug.-Oct. 2008
Author, “Three Steps for Cutting your E-Discovery Costs.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, Oct. 8, 2008
Author, “7 Myths about Computer Forensics.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, May 6, 2008
Author, “Computer Forensics: Saving Companies from Their Ex-Employees.” JD&A Corporate Blog: JonesDykstra.com, Feb. 4, 2008
Lawline.com Presented “Getting The Most From Your Expert Witness”.
Oakland County Bar Association Presented Jones Dykstra & Associates’ “E-Discover with Ease” class to local attorneys.
Michigan State University Lectured criminal justice classes and student groups on the reality of e-discovery and computer forensics.
Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Services District Town hall style meeting to discuss computer forensics and IT related issues with the IT staff from the GIRESD.
American University Washington College of Law Presented “E-Discovery with Ease” class as part of American University’s “Lawyer Re-Entry Program.
Anne Arundel County Bar Association Presented “E-Discovery with Ease” class to local attorneys.
Maryland Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Lawyers Presented “E-Discovery with Ease” class to local attorneys.