A single-source solution for all of your litigation support needs.
At Cornerstone Discovery, we are a dedicated and trusted single-source solution for your comprehensive Criminal and Civil Litigation support needs. Over the past decade our reputation for innovation, leadership and reliability has afforded us the opportunity to become your expert Litigation partner. In an industry that requires the integration and organization of a multitude of technical skills and services, our mission is to provide industry leading support services, all while reducing unnecessary costs and increasing efficiencies. We offer Law, Government and Business professionals with an all-inclusive solution for strategic consulting services, dedicated project management and innovative software solutions in e-Discovery, Digital Forensics, Litigation and Trial Support.
Founded in 2005, our diverse organization is committed to seamlessly enhancing any litigation team. We lift the burden of technology; it is not your job to be a technical expert, but we believe that you must utilize modern innovation in order to be most effective in today’s courtroom. We are dedicated to applying the most current trends, developing progressive strategies and understanding the latest standards.
We’ve revolutionized the EDRM process using technical innovation and expertise. We are constantly reinventing and educating ourselves, in order to provide the highest quality, trustworthy and reliable results in the most demanding and time sensitive environments. Based in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are honored to serve both local and national clients with our wide range of expertise and services.
Who We Are
Diligent, dedicated and hardworking come to mind. Innovative, cutting edge and proficient is what we’ve been called. At Cornerstone Discovery we’ve brought together a team of experts in their craft who share the values and practices of our founding members. Our company philosophy has strengthened and evolved as we’ve grown, but don’t be surprised if our Managing Director picks up the phone when you call. The strong leadership at Cornerstone Discovery encourages excellence, innovation and above all, exceptional customer service. By seeking out top talent who intrinsically uphold the integrity of who we are, we’ve ensured that the delivery of our services and our relationship with you is the most important aspect of our job.
We begin our relationship by assessing your precise needs and appointing you with a dedicated Project Manager. Backed by Certified Technical Experts and Expert Trial Technicians, your Project Manager will ensure that all of your service needs are delivered on time and with acute attention to detail. We understand that there is no room for error in the courtroom and that sometimes you need help in the wee hours before you go to trial.
Louis "Lou" Cinquanto is Founder of Cornerstone Discovery and an Admitted Certified Digital Forensic Examiner. In 2005, Lou identified a need within the Philadelphia market for a litigation consulting firm that leveraged technology to provide in-court trial support and expert computer forensic services. Today, Cornerstone Discovery is an award-winning, full-service litigation support firm that provides comprehensive criminal & civil litigation support and consulting services nationwide.
Meet Our Growing Team
Jason has been admitted in State and Federal courts as a Digital Forensic Expert. Joining the Cornerstone Discovery team in 2010, Jason became a dedicated partner with founder Louis Cinquanto, establishing a rigorous work ethic and desire to advance the company via technical innovation. Today, Jason is the Managing Director whose meticulous attention to detail and strong leadership skills benefit the Cornerstone team and clients alike.
Jason graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the College of Engineering. He is an ACE Certified Forensic Examiner and an admitted expert, testifying in both depositions and courtrooms in the area of Digital Forensics. Jason works alongside Cornerstone's executive team to strategically develop new services and software applications. Jason was responsible for the development and successful launch of Cornerstone's e-discovery software solution, Junto.net. He is also involved in hiring and training new employees, directing the growing Cornerstone team to stay focused on delivering top notch customer service at all times.
Jason has taken the initiative to continue his education at both national and international conferences, proactively enhancing his skills in technical application and forensic expertise. Jason prides himself on keeping up to date with new and emerging forensic methods and best practices. He is passionate about educating others in the many aspects of Digital Forensics; he has lectured at Widener Law School, Drexel University and Wilmington University, and has taken part in various CLE panel discussions at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other venues. Jason has been featured in various publications including "Legal IT Professionals", Philly.com news articles, and The Tech Gazette, Cornerstone's forensic and e-discovery blog.
In his free time, you'll find Jason regularly engaging in Crossfit training and OLY weightlifting. He enjoys competing in local strength and endurance competitions such as a local Civilian Military Combine, Spartan races and local crossfit competitions. In addition, Jason donates his time to various individuals and nonprofit causes, leveraging his technical aptitude to help build websites and offer consulting services. Currently, Jason and wife Amanda reside in Delaware with their two rescue dogs Lincoln — a collie, boxer, pitbull mix and Webster — a blue staffordshire pitbull (Dog Instagram: @Lincoln.Webster).
A modern renaissance man in every sense of the word. Robert Centofanti was born in the U.S. but was raised both in the States and Italy. He speaks English and Italian fluently and is a dual citizen. Originally, Rob attended Neumann University in Pennsylvania then continued his studies abroad with a focus on International Business and Finance.
Early on in his career, Rob quickly put his education to work as Floor Manager of his family's Italian restaurant businesses — the highly renowned La Veranda, Ara Pacis, and Bar Centofanti. He also pursued his interest in business and finance and started his own investment holding company as a registered equities trader. A people person with excellent communication and customer relations skills, Rob joined the Cornerstone executive team in 2015.
No stranger to technology, he quickly familiarized himself with Cornerstone's internal processes, procedures, and service offerings. Today, Rob focuses on client relations and account management. Throughout the year you'll find him representing Cornerstone at nationwide legal trade shows and events. He also oversees various administrative functions such as billing and client invoicing. Working closely with the rest of the executive team, Rob keeps his finger on the pulse of the Company. He is heavily involved with reviewing company financials, reporting, and shaping Cornerstone's strategic vision.
A natural conversationalist, Rob is known to enjoy a scotch with clients or friends, but don't be surprised to have the discussion turn to soccer, hockey, or European sports cars. He also loves classic Italian food, sampling wine from local vineyards, and spending time with his extended family at the dinner table. In his spare time you'll often find Rob traveling abroad with his wife Julia or returning to his Italian roots by visiting friends and family in Roma, Italia. Arrivederci!
Grady's early interests in art and media after high school led him to Penn State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the College of Communications. During college and into the early years of his career Grady proudly served his country as an enlisted soldier in the United States Army Reserves. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant after six years of service. Immediately upon graduation from Penn State, Grady headed to the Big Apple to pursue a career in advertising. Over the course of seven years, Grady successfully worked in account management as an executive at global agency giants — Ammirati Puris Lintas and Lowe & Partners. His clients included Fortune 100 companies such as IBM, Dell Technologies and Verizon.
After 2003, Grady was recruited by a Philadelphia-based marketing communications agency and happily returned to his roots in Pennsylvania. For the next decade, he worked as a senior marketing executive and as a consultant on several technology accounts including OKI, Hewlett-Packard and Kaspersky Lab. With a breadth of marketing and advertising experience under his belt and an affinity towards technology, it wasn't until 2014 that Grady decided to tweak his career path.
Grady joined Cornerstone Legal Consultants in 2014 as Director of Marketing. His first major challenge was to rebrand the company and its proprietary online document review platform. His second challenge was to play a vital role in the company's Trial Support Division. In 2015, Cornerstone Discovery and Junto.net were successfully launched at LegalTech New York. Today, Cornerstone Discovery is now being recognized as the best full-service litigation support company in the tri-state area. Furthermore, Grady works alongside Cornerstone's executive team to create annual marketing plans and shape the company's strategic vision.
In 2018, Grady became Cornerstone Discovery's Director of Trial Support Services. While Grady still drives all marketing and advertising initiatives for Cornerstone his primary focus is now Trial Support. To date, Grady has completed tens of thousands of hours supporting Civil and Criminal trials in both State and Federal courts throughout the country. Grady prides himself on dedicated project management, strong communication, attention to detail and precise execution. From trial preparation to execution in the courtroom, Grady's services are in high demand. Trial attorneys continuously seek out his services especially when it comes to the creation and execution of opening and closing arguments. Once the facts are in – it's all about the art of persuasion! Now that's something you should expect from a marketing guy. No?
Grady currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Irma and young son. When not working, Grady enjoys travelling with his family to experience new places, cultures and events. Whether it's taking a short trip to the New Jersey shore or catching a last-minute flight, Grady and his family love spending quality time together at the beach or any other fun-filled destination. In addition, Grady has a love for fine cooking, art, gardening, dogs and all things sports.
Fei was born and raised in Shandong Province of the People's Republic of China. While living in China Fei attended South China University of Technology (SCUT) and received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science and Engineering in 1999.
Early on in her career, Fei was employed as a police officer with the Guangdong Provincial Police Department, focusing on developing computer applications and programs for the various police divisions such as crime, traffic, and immigration.
Fei came to the United States in 2005 and eventually pursued a master's degree in computer engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She joined Cornerstone Discovery in 2009 after graduation.
Her focus was to build a case management system for Cornerstone's large Federal criminal cases that would support the review of vast amounts of documents, audio and video. This system has greatly evolved over the years and is now known as Junto.net — Cornerstone's proprietary, online document review platform. Today, Fei is the lead programmer on Junto. She is responsible for developing new features, conducting routine maintenance, and any troubleshooting. When shifting gears, you'll often find Fei creating scripts to upload massive amounts of e-Discovery and archiving cases. Day or night, the e-Discovery team relies heavily on Fei's ability to keep all cases running smoothly on Junto.
Fei speaks both Mandarin and English fluently. She is also an Admitted Programming Expert in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
When Fei finds some rare free time, she loves spending it with her son, Danny or reading Chinese fiction online. In addition, Fei enjoys travelling abroad with family and eating authentic Chinese food and snacks.
Kyle can trace his skill in computer science back to his youth. As a child, Kyle's mother once returned from a visit to the library with a BASIC programming book. It took little effort for Kyle to complete the training directives and quickly develop the code to flip a virtual coin 100 times. Kyle's adept talent led him to Drexel University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Digital Media from the College of Media Arts and Design.
Upon graduation, Kyle accepted a competitive position at Lockheed Martin as a Simulation Developer. Kyle led Flash/Actionscript development for multiple projects in the iSim/e-Media department supporting the US Navy in various training programs. He was responsible for creating and maintaining project plans, managing groups of Flash developers, and using complex linear algebra equations to perform precise measurements. The depth and breadth of his experience prepared Kyle for his transition to Cornerstone Discovery. Kyle joined Cornerstone in 2012 as a Senior Developer.
As you may have guessed, Kyle is always up for a challenge — anytime, anywhere. Kyle's expertise in digital media and high demand for Cornerstone's digital forensic services made Kyle's eventual transition to the digital forensics department a no brainer. Today, Kyle is a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner where he is responsible for the collection, preservation, and examination of electronically stored information (ESI) in Civil and Criminal matters. Need to crack a password? Decrypt a hard drive? How about obtain a "deleted" chat from Facebook messenger or voice history from Amazon Alexa? Passionate, proficient and cool under pressure, Kyle is an invaluable asset to the digital forensics team, especially when it comes to the ever expanding world of digital media.
When not at the office or behind a computer screen, Kyle is known for his keen eye behind the camera and love of vintage records. On some days, you might find him capturing the ever-changing Philadelphia skyline with his Nikon in hand or dominating as a local bocce ball league champion. An avid Quizzo player and self-proclaimed purveyor of good eats around the city, Kyle can usually be found surrounded by his friends and family eating good food and drinking quality beers.
Certified Digital Forensic Examiner, Benjamen McCollum joined Cornerstone Discovery in early 2016. A self-identified "computer geek" and "forensic junkie", Ben's courtroom experience and ambitious work ethic make him an invaluable member of the Digital Forensic team. Responsible for the collection, preservation and examination of electronically stored information (ESI) in Civil and Criminal matters, Ben supports national and international cases alike, providing e-Discovery and digital forensic consultation to attorneys, law firms, State and Federal agencies as well as lead counsel within Fortune 1000 companies.
Ben comes from a long lineage of family members who serve the criminal justice system. With a natural affinity towards technology and interest in law, Ben's first taste of forensics was inspired by the growing field of Biometric Forensics. Ben pursued his passion for technology at Bloomsburg University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics. While immersed in Bloomsburg's elite program, recognized by the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, Ben armed himself with meaningful industry experience before graduating.
Ben's first internship at Luzerne County District Attorney's Office allowed him to experience criminal investigations and engage in computer and mobile examinations first-hand. Working alongside the Pennsylvania State Police, local detective unit and digital forensic team, Ben excelled in all tasks assigned to him. From assisting detectives in undercover surveillance and decoy duties, to imaging computers for the computer crime lab, Ben completed his internship knowing that he had found a career to meaningfully combine his passion with his talents.
Before graduating, Ben's expert skill set proved to serve the faculty and staff of Bloomsburg University well. Recognized for his technical proficiency and refined level of customer service, Ben managed network security for university computers, provided imaging services and repaired devices campus-wide. Upon graduating Ben moved to Design Manager, Inc. as an On-Boarding Cloud Engineer where he was responsible for secure data migrations, upholding vulnerability management solutions, performing cloud conversions and providing technical support to clients' computer and mobile devices across the country. Seeking a role that moved him closer to criminal forensics, Ben moved to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office as the department's first Homicide Technical Services Specialist.
With an ever-increasing need for technical trial support and e-Discovery expertise, Ben began testifying in trial on behalf of technical investigations, aided in digital forensic analysis, assisted in homicide investigations, managed the tech services unit and digitally maintained all trial exhibits. Ben's tech savviness and high-level performance were recognized in and out of the courtroom. Eager to continue expanding his experience and to face challenging investigations, Ben joined Cornerstone Discovery in 2016 as a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner. Today, Ben is recognized among Clients for his work ethic, attention to detail, honesty and hands-on approach. "There's no greater joy than calling a Client to tell them I've found what they have been looking for," Ben says with a grin.
When not working late into the night, providing expert witness testimony in court or continuing his education, you might likely find Ben engrossed in one of his favorite sci-fi novels, joyfully spending time with his family or escaping the city to take part in an outdoor adventure of the season. Ben's friendly demeanor and thoughtful nature make him a sought-after friend, family member and colleague.
Joe joined Cornerstone Discovery in the Summer of 2020 as one of the nation's leading experts in Cell Site Analysis. He has over 10 years of experience in cellular technology and digital evidence. As a digital forensic examiner at Cornerstone, Joe draws on his expertise to provide digital forensic services and expert witness testimony on cases that involve digital information, specifically cell site analysis, mobile phone forensics, and general digital forensic knowledge.
Joe holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and achieved an M.S. in Criminology-Intelligence and Forensic Data Analysis from St. Joseph's University that he while working at T-Mobile — graduating magna cum laude.
While at Rutgers, Joe interned as a legal assistant with Garces, Grable & LeBrocq in New Brunswick, NJ. His experience at this firm solidified his interest in criminal defense and technology. In 2010, Joe was hired by T-Mobile USA in Parsippany, NJ as a Legal Compliance Specialist. In this role, he represented T-Mobile in various judicial procedures and acted as a liaison for Law Enforcement Agencies during multiple points in the criminal justice procedure. Within 10 years, Joe rose through the ranks to become a Senior Testifier in T-Mobile's Law Enforcement Relations Department.
As Senior Testifier at T-Mobile, Joe managed a team of seven expert testifiers and developed relevant policies and procedures to optimize criminal investigative operations. This experience led to Joe being chosen by T-Mobile's senior leadership to head their external outreach training. During his tenure he ran numerous expert training sessions on cellular networks, analysis, and forensics for prosecutor offices and law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI. At T-Mobile, Joe responded to and analyzed over 6,000 cellular reports and provided testimony in over 400 trials relating to mobile data, GPS tracking, electronic surveillance (PEN, T-III, FISA), and timing advance. Joe has also been qualified as an expert witness in local, state, and federal courts across the US in cell tower data analysis, RF engineering, GPS/Triangulation-Cellular, and cellular forensics.
Joe was born and raised in New York City. His parents were successful professionals in the legal and medical fields, and he moved frequently to various parts of the country as a result. In his formative years, Joe began to take an early interest in electronics and was an early adopter of PCs and video game consoles such as NES.
Joe admits he always had a fascination with investigations and how things work. Since the age of four, he tinkered with various forms of technology and eventually built his first PC, but he credits his Aunt Sonia for further driving his interest in it. His Aunt worked in the IT Department at the Federal Reserve and during this time she taught him about technology and innovation — further fueling his passion.
Today, Joe resides with his wife, Jessica and two young children in Allentown, PA. Joe is a volunteer with Special Olympics where he serves as a snow-boarding coach. He is also an active member of the Freemasons and Knights Templar where he participates in various community outreach programs and philanthropic initiatives. When not donating his time or avoiding questions about the Illuminati, Joe loves to travel around the globe and spend time with his family. Some of Joe's favorite hobbies include hiking, camping and of course — building gaming computers.
E-Discovery Specialist Shane Herrmann joined Cornerstone Discovery in 2014. Shane initially was hired to optimize Cornerstone Discovery's e-Discovery Platform — Junto®, as an Assistant Developer, helping our team identify application bugs and process flaws that inhibit the ultimate customer experience. He was soon recognized for his attention to detail and ability to deliver a high level of client service during client training sessions and to answer client service calls about Junto. From lawyers to paralegals alike, Shane is recognized for his ability to grasp new technical concepts, keen insights, and composure that empowers clients to access and quickly leverage state-of-the-art legal technology.
Shane's keen appreciation towards transforming data into information led him to study mathematics at Ursinus College. An instinctive problem-solver with a prominent interest in business, Shane graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minors in Statistics, Economics, and Management. Shane took on several leadership and training roles throughout his college and volunteer experience, further developing his natural talents and penchant towards assisting others.
Shane's innate ability to employ technology combined with his procedural fluency led him to Heraeus Precious Materials where he worked as a Service Lab Technician. During his time, Shane honed his skills performing material tests, creating reports, working with customer service teams and determining solutions to improve processes.
At Cornerstone Discovery, Shane's dedication to learning and staying at the forefront of new technology is demonstrated by his promotion to e-Discovery Specialist and his ACE and LAW PreDiscovery™ EDD credentials. Shane's inclination towards streamlining processes helps to improve office efficiencies, adding extreme value to Cornerstone's e-Discovery and Digital Forensic teams. Most recently, Shane has also been tasked with transitioning the e-Discovery Department to the Nuix integrated e-Discovery solution. Shane received his Nuix e-Discovery training certificate back in 2018 and is now considered Cornerstone's resident Nuix expert.
Shane's fervent mathematical proficiency extends even to his home where he is well known for creating complex spreadsheets for multiple fantasy drafts and leagues he participates in year-round. And when not crunching numbers or watching his beloved Flyers, Shane stays active in several recreational sports leagues, including basketball and softball. Best of all, when Shane has some time off you often find him out adventuring around town with his college sweetheart (Kathleen) and their four-legged friend, his Bernese Mountain dog — Charlie.
A recent graduate from the University of Arts with a Bachelor of Science in Music-Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology, Kevin Segal joined Cornerstone Discovery in July of 2018. However, this native from New Jersey is not your typical rookie recruit. Kevin comes to Cornerstone with in-court trial support experience already on his resume. During college, Kevin was highly recommended by his college professor to specifically provide trial support in a music copyright case involving the legendary band Led Zeppelin due to his technology acumen and strong ability to analyze music and video.
Thrown into the fire ... that's pretty much how it went for Kevin on day 1 in the office. Within weeks of joining Cornerstone, Kevin was deployed to support a six-week criminal trial in U.S. Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania. Kevin's confidence and ability to quickly grasp Cornerstone's technology and solutions made this an easy decision for management. Within a year, Kevin has already supported multiple Civil and Criminal cases of various lengths and sizes ranging from the Southern District of New York to the Districts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While working with Attorneys, Kevin provides strong project management skills along with flawless execution in and out of the courtroom. Whether you need trial preparation, in-court trial support or both, Kevin is a rock star! You'll easily see why attorneys are big fans.
If you haven't already guessed it his favorite rock and roll band is ... The Beatles. And when Kevin finally has free time after days on end at trial he turns to his passion — music. Kevin is a singer-songwriter who not only writes and produces his own music but plays over ten different musical instruments. You've probably seen him somewhere? At somebody's wedding? At court? On weekends and holidays, Kevin plays the trumpet for his eleven-person band JEM & The Vibe at gigs through-out the tri-state area. Funk. Soul. Rock-n-roll. Or just a little "more cowbell." Kevin has you covered.