Biography:

Rob Kleeger is the Founder & Managing Director of Digital4nx Group, Ltd., a boutique firm which offers regional digital forensic investigation services for plaintiffs and defendants in various civil and criminal legal matters.  

Digital4nx Group provides Digital Forensic Investigations, Electronic Discovery Consulting and Advisory Service, Incident Response to Data Breaches and Cyber Security services. 

Mr. Kleeger has been involved in this emerging field since its inception in the private sector.   He was a Senior Partner in a leading Digital Forensics firm  where he lead the growth from startup in early 2002 through an acquisition by a Fortune 500 subsidiary in 2006.  

Rob has over a decade of experience serving the legal services industry and a nearly a quarter century in providing consulting solutions and professional services.  Rob has a broad background in various litigation matters and is focused on assisting clients prior to filing a complaint by providing expert technical consulting by providing efficient and cost-effective digital forensic investigations, early case assessment, Incident Response services relating to data breaches and e-discovery services.  

Rob routinely assists attorneys, business owners, general counsel, human resources, and IT professionals in their handling various types of litigation and legal disputes in both the federal and state courts.

In addition, Mr. Kleeger routinely provides guidance to clients on litigation hold preparation; working with clients to identify the locations, custodians and methods of storing electronically stored information; preparing plans for electronic discovery in litigation; coordinating the preservation, collection and extraction of potentially discoverable ESI; preparing discovery requests and responses; and working with litigation teams to efficiently review and analyze documents for production and trial preparation.

Mr. Kleeger is often involved in early case assessment (“ECA”) services for clients, which involves the proper identification, preservation, analysis, and interpretation of electronically stored information. These efforts have helped provide appropriate leverage to result in settlements and resolution of hundreds of matters in a cost effective fashion. He has extensive experience with criminal and civil matters in diverse areas including Data Theft, Restricted Covenant , Non-Compete and other related Employment Matters, Discrimination claims, Sexual Harassment matters, Theft and Piracy of Intellectual Property, Embezzlement and Financial Crimes, Frauds, Bankruptcies, Class Action Litigation, Toxic Tort matters, SEC/Securities violations and litigation, Domestic matters, and various Commercial Litigation matters filed in both State and Federal courts.

Mr. Kleeger works with clients to develop strategies and implement cutting-edge technologies to help manage the cost and burden of the production of electronically stored information. Mr. Kleeger and his team provide expert technical consultation and assistance regarding preservation letters and orders, injunctive applications and other pre-litigation and/or pre-trial processes for client and counsel. His expertise has assisted numerous clients and counsel confronted with the challenges and increased costs of navigating the complex and dynamic world of Electronic Discovery, Digital Investigation, and the production of electronically stored information.

Mr. Kleeger regularly lectures on issues regarding digital investigation and the production of electronically stored information to law firms, associations, and other business professionals. Additionally, he frequently speaks on cybesecurity and incident response practices companies can expect after a data breach occurs.

Notably, Mr. Kleeger was selected to participate on an e-Discovery "Virtual Advisory Board" for The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). He is a faculty member of Lawline.com and The 2013 Top 5 FurtherED AWARD recipient, a former faculty member of the NJ Superior Court Judicial College of the Administrative Office, The Garden State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo, “HR on Trial”; the New Jersey Defense Association, “Strategies to Protect Employers from Claims Arising from Computer Misuse and Abuse and the Use of Digital Forensics as a Discovery Tool“, and many other conferences and seminars in the New York Metro area and nationally. In addition, Mr. Kleeger has been featured on WNBC/NBC 4 News Channel New York and is an author and co-author of several published articles relating to ESI and e-discovery practices.  

Mr. Kleeger is currently a co-founder and a member of the Steering committee of the NY Legal Resources Group, co-founder of the NJ Law Firm Resource Group, a membership committee member for the Bridges Development Network and the Ex-Officio of the NJ Chapter of INBLF - International Network of Boutique Law Firms.

Published Works: 

CIO Story Magazine - Legal Technology Special 2015

JD SUPRA BUSINESS ADVISOR 3/11/2009 - MAGISTRATE RECOMMENDS ADVERSE INFERENCE AND FEE-SHIFTING SANCTIONS FOR DESTRUCTION AND SECURE CLEANING

NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL JUNE 25, 2008 CO-AUTHORed By Fernando M. Pinguelo and Rob Kleeger- THREE STEPS TO A SAFE HARBOR FOR ESI

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