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Keith G.Chval

Protek International, Inc.
Co-Founder
Clarendon Hills, IL, USA


Keith Chval is truly one of the pioneers in digital law. He was the first-ever Chief of the High Tech Crimes Bureau in the Illinois Attorney General's Office, designing and implementing one of the very first units of its kind in the country. Under Keith's seven years as Chief, the Bureau boasted a 100 percent conviction rate.

Keith is a co-founder of Protek International, Inc. (www.Proteklntl.com), a rapidly growing firm offering world-class electronic data discovery, computer forensic, investigative and consulting services.

President of the Chicago Chapter of The American Society of Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery, Keith is also a past president of the Midwest Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. He is an adjunct professor of law at The John Marshall Law School, where the course he coinstructs, "eDiscovery, Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics," was one of the first such law school courses in the nation, and has been honored by the school with its "Innovation in Teaching" award. He previously designed and coinstructed a course on cybercrime.

Keith has been asked to share his expertise in collaborative efforts with associations at the forefront of digital evidence and law including the Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and working groups under the auspices of the National Institute of Justice, the National White Collar Crimes Institute, and the American Prosecutors Research Institute charged with developing and promoting standards for the examination and courtroom presentation of digital evidence. Keith has also been a repeat presenter at Guidance Software, Inc.'s annual International computer enterprise and investigations training conference, CEIC. He has written and presented dozens of times on subjects ranging from authenticating on-line communications to protecting businesses from computer crime to "the CSI effect" on computer forensics and computer investigations.
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