Ernst & Young LLP lately announced several recent additions to its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice in order to meet the escalating demand for, as well as bolster its depth in, eDiscovery and fact-finding services. David Remnitz has been chosen as the FIDS Global and Americas Forensic Technology and Discovery Services (FTDS) Leader. He is also joined by Principals Adam Cohen and Todd Marlin in New York and Jay Sonbolian in Los Angeles.

Last year, Ernst & Young commenced expanding its focus on the eDiscovery marketplace in the US by acquiring Cataphora Legal, a division of Cataphora, Inc., a leader in the management and interpretation of digital communications. Consequently, Cataphora Legal's senior leadership team, including Jonathan Nystrom, Executive Vice President in Washington, DC, and Richard Oehrle, Ph.D, Chief Linguist in San Jose, CA, joined Ernst & Young LLP's FIDS practice as an Executive Director and Senior Manager, respectively. Seventeen additional members of the Cataphora Legal team also have become a part of  Ernst & Young LLP.

Brian Loughman, Americas Leader of FIDS for the firm stated that many of their clients are requesting more advanced forensic technology and discovery services due to the significant amount of electronically stored information. In addition, the global climate of heightened enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption laws compels their clients to have more sophisticated tools at their disposal.