David J. Freskos | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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David J. Freskos

  • Managing Director
  • Technology
  • T: +1 773 450 9670
  • F: +1 312 759 8119
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    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
    • T: +1 312 759 8100
    • F: +1 312 759 8119

David Freskos leads FTI Consulting's Technology’s Chicago based Digital Forensics & Investigations Practice. For the past 12 years, Mr. Freskos has provided expert digital forensic and e-discovery consulting services to legal teams in support of high stakes Intellectual Property (IP) theft investigations, Antitrust & Merger Investigations, litigations and all other types of matters. Additionally, Mr. Freskos specializes in the collection and in-depth analysis of data from mobile devices, social media and other ephemeral data sources.

Mr. Freskos has led and participated in numerous in-depth forensic investigations of computer hard drives belonging to persons of interest in litigation or internal corporate investigations. He specializes in advising clients dealing with the theft of intellectual property. He has submitted multiple affidavits and declarations supporting his findings in these matters.

Mr. Freskos also routinely leads data collection projects for FTI Consulting's clients. In this role, he works with attorneys and Information Technology professionals to identify, preserve, and collect electronic sources of information (ESI). Mr. Freskos consults on best practices for data collection and executes efficient and defensible processes to reduce data volumes during collection and subsequent data processing. Mr. Freskos has collected hundreds of forensic images from a multitude of electronic devices.

In helping corporations to collect ESI, Mr. Freskos developed a specialty in collecting data from mobile devices. His work in this area includes data acquisition from both Apple and Android based devices. He has successfully recovered data from phones that were intentionally erased by their owners. Mr. Freskos also advises clients on best practices for collecting mobile data from other locations, including the collection of data from backups on hard drives and cloud-based locations.

Mr. Freskos has also led the initiative at FTI Consulting to provide cloud-based data collection services from emerging data sources for FTI Consulting clients. His efforts have allowed FTI Consulting to preserve data from collaborative and social media sites such as Slack, Facebook, Teams, Instagram and Jira for investigations and e-discovery purposes. Mr. Freskos’ ability to identify and preserve ESI of this nature has produced highly relevant information for clients’ internal investigations.

Mr. Freskos earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems along with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Operations Decision Technology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Mr. Freskos attended Guidance Software forensic training and earned a certification as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). In addition, Mr. Freskos has attended numerous post-graduate training courses in forensics, including mobile device forensics training. He has recently completed training with Cellebrite and became a Certified Physical analyst (CCPA), He is also a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Midwest Chapter.

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