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Bryanna Lammers

KPMG LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


Bryanna Lammers is a Manager in the Atlanta office of KPMG LLP’s Forensic Advisory Services practice. She specializes in providing eDiscovery, Computer Forensic, and Investigative Services to clients in support of civil litigation, compliance & monitoring, and fraud detection. She has organized the identification, preservation, collection, processing, and review stages for numerous eDiscovery matters and has evaluated the sufficiency of third party investigations to ensure the investigation and discovery processes met industry standards.

Bryanna came to KPMG from Target where she was an Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection. She was responsible for investigating theft, fraud, and safety incidents, as well as training employees and ensuring their compliance in regards to operational shortage and inventory processes. Prior to her work at Target, Bryanna worked in law enforcement at both the Federal and County levels.

  • Bryanna obtained her Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University. She graduated cum laude, with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology and a concentration in Criminal Justice. 
  • She completed her Master of Science in Computer Science with a focus on Computer Crime and Security, including research in Stegoanalysis.

Professional and Industry Experience

Bryanna has substantial experience leading and coordinating large scale engagements.  As a project manager, Bryanna’s responsibilities include planning, budgeting, organizing field teams, coordinating with outside counsel, and executing efficient and defensible processes for eDiscovery, Computer Forensic, and Investigative projects.

Engagement Experience

  • Served as the eDiscovery project manager for a large scale Toxic Tort Litigation with responsibility for coordinating the identification, preservation, and collection efforts of potentially relevant ESI. Conducted document and IT interviews of client employees and contractors, developed an understanding of the client’s IT landscape to ensure preservation requirements were met, and prepared client’s counsel for “meet and confer” meetings under Rule 26 of the FRCP. Completed targeted update collections on client’s employee workstations, loose media, file servers, email servers, and instant messaging servers.
  • Participated in the ESI identification, preservation, collection, and processing efforts in multiple stock option backdating investigations. Conducted analysis and reviewed custodian emails and user created documents from client servers, employee workstations, loose media, and back-up tapes.
  • Conducted eDiscovery verification procedures on various government inquiry and shareholder litigation matters. Provided an opinion on the sufficiency of the investigations performed by independent third parties.  Reviewed and evaluated work plans, methodologies relating to ESI identification, preservation, collection & processing, document population validity reports, and document review platforms.

Previous Experience

  • Initiated and resolved investigations of employee misconduct, theft, and fraud while employed within the retail industry. Completed in-depth research utilizing multiple employee based reports and video surveillance equipment. Conducted employee interviews at the conclusion of each investigation.
  • Developed innovative processes for operational shortage reduction via high dollar inventory tracking and securing merchandise while a member of a retail  executive team.
  • Worked on counterfeiting and identity theft cases and protection details while employed within the Federal Government.
  • Served as a Corrections Officer at a county jail facility which housed approximately 200 inmates of various security levels, both male and female.  All aspects of inmate processes were handled, including the completion of bookings, bonds and releases, escorting to court appearances, and tending to discipline issues and medical needs.
     
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