BDO USA Expands Forensic Technology Services Practice in Boston

June 2017

Sally Slater
Bliss Integrated Communication
(212) 584-5475
Sally@blissintegrated.com


Adds 20-Year Information Governance and E-Discovery Veteran Mark Antalik as Managing Director


Boston, MA - BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the expansion of its Forensic Technology Services practice through the appointment of Mark Antalik as managing director in the firm’s Boston office.
 
Mr. Antalik has nearly 20 years of experience providing e-discovery and information governance services to law firms, government entities and corporate clients. He helps solve critical data-related issues by assisting national and global organizations with e-discovery in litigation or investigations, information risk management, litigation readiness, defensible disposition, e-discovery technology implementations and more.
 
His appointment, following the firm’s acquisition of Key Discovery’s e-Discovery practice in December 2016, is the latest in a series of moves by BDO to expand its forensic technology services footprint in the U.S. and across the globe. The expansion is also a response to growing business concerns around the susceptibility of enterprise data and information to emerging cyber and data privacy risks—and the impact of those risks on business.
 
“The increased threat of cyberattacks in recent years—along with the creation of new data privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation—have prompted organizations to realize they have no time to waste in developing and implementing strong information governance and e-discovery programs to achieve compliance and mitigate risk,” said Stephanie Giammarco, partner and national practice leader of BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. “Mark’s technical capabilities and unique insights, combined with our global network of resources, greatly enhance our ability to help clients address their cyber concerns and data and litigation-related needs.”
 
“In today’s fast-paced environment, it can be difficult for organizations to take a step back and assess whether their information governance programs are meeting industry standards,” said Karen Schuler, managing director and national leader of BDO’s Information Governance practice. “Mark’s strategic experience and ability to leverage BDO’s governance and technology solutions enable him to help clients see an overall picture of their compliance programs and make informed decisions around information risk management.”
 
“To reduce information-related risk, organizations must view information governance and e-discovery as related functions that are integral to their business objectives,” said Mr. Antalik. “I am very pleased to join BDO’s team of multidisciplinary professionals to assist my clients in shaping their data and information governance strategies.”
 
Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Antalik held a leadership position in the discovery practice of a global accounting and consulting firm. Previously, he held e-discovery management positions at Elysium Digital LLC, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, and Nixon Peabody LLP. He also served as the chief internet and high technology investigator for the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Securities Division.
 
About BDO
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and more than 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,400 offices in 158 countries.
 
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