Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D.

Dr. Gavin Manes is a nationally recognized expert in e-discovery and digital forensics. He is currently the CEO of Avansic, a firm that provides the legal, business, and government sectors with e-discovery, digital forensics, managed services, hosted online review, and expert services.

Dr. Manes founded this Tulsa-based company in 2004 after receiving his PhD in Computer Science and serving as a professor at the University of Tulsa. Avansic’s scientific approach to e-discovery and digital forensics stems from Manes’ academic experience; this brings a logical and defensible approach to discovery. Avansic creates custom solutions in the laboratory to make processing more efficient and works with clients to create custom solutions and specialized workflows for any size e-discovery project; for example, Dr. Manes and Avansic have assisted in many aspects of e-discovery for one of the country’s largest MDL litigations.

Dr. Manes has served as an expert witness for many legal proceedings through courtroom testimony, depositions and consulting with attorneys on data preservation issues. He has given hundreds of presentations to law firms, corporate officers, legal conferences and judges on the latest topics in e-discovery. He frequently publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals and whitepapers on e-discovery, security, and information technology.