About Downstreem

A Proven Forensics Partner

Downstreem is a global digital forensics practice with a proven track record of partnering on high profile and highly sensitive legal matters.

We know that eDiscovery companies are typically focused on large volume processing and hosting – with forensics a “checking the box” exercise vs. a thinking “outside the box” solution.

We know better.

Founded by Forensics Experts

Downstreem was founded by forensics professionals with a commitment to challenge the status quo every day and create a common-sense client experience that radically improves the collection and review of documents, files, and emails from custodians’ mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, computers, external drives, file shares – and more.

Adapting to an Evolving Market

Our forensics and advisory solutions reflect our clients’ eDiscovery and compliance requirements and our hands-on experience with evolving market dynamics, including:
Mobile Devices
93%of smartphone owners use their phone for work every day.
Social Media and Messaging
70% of employees use social media and messaging apps at work.
Remote Work
66% of employees work outside of the office, at least part time.
Greener Litigation
90% of companies now publish ESG reports - and expect their partners to facilitate their carbon neutral goals.
Data Security
64% of companies worldwide experienced at least one form of cyber-attack in the past year.

Mission & Values

We are committed to using real-world experience, advanced technology, and common sense to disrupt and reinvent how digital forensics solutions are designed, developed, and delivered to our clients. The Downstreem forensics solution suite is purpose-built to align our clients’ priorities with our company’s core values:
Constructive Disruption
Only in digital Forensics is common sense disruptive. With Downstreem, custodians don’t lose access to their phone during collection, forensics teams don’t need to travel on-site, and texts and other digital messages look like they do on your phone during review to save time and money.

We deliver what’s good for our clients, not what’s easy for us.
Enduring Partnerships
We build professional and technical relationships to last. Whether it’s enhancing industry-standards with innovative custom solutions or delivering ongoing value to clients and to each other, Downstreem invests for the long-term.
Golden-Rule Service
Every Downstreem interaction delivers C-suite-level service, no matter who we’re working with. We value each interaction as a Golden-Rule moment:to treat others the way we expect to be treated.
Practical Sustainability
Downstreem is part of the global community; we each have a role to play to develop and promote Greener Litigation solutions. Our remote collection tools and web-based client portal means less travel and more paperless interactions.
Radical Transparency
It’s in our DNA – and in our product design. With no hidden information or fees, you have 100% access to what we know and what we do on your behalf. You’re only ever 1-click away from instant project insight.
Essential Integrity
Downstreem’s people, processes, and solutions are consistently reliable and work to keep you compliant. Integrity and ethics center all of our actions and interactions. We know it’s
essential to our our clients’ and Downstreem’s success.

Security - We Value Your Trust

Highly sensitive data demands a high security environment for our clients. Our purpose-built solutions in Microsoft Azure mean we team with more than 3,500 global cybersecurity experts to safeguard clients’ business assets and data.

Network Trafficking

Networking traffic is encrypted at the service level, as well as in transit and at rest – leveraging highly vetted standards such as AES-256 for all data migrated within the Downstreem environment.

Encryption Protection

All keys and certificates are stored within Azure-dedicated services, providing even further encryption protection layers.

Secure Login Solutions

Auth0, our customer identity access platform partner, ensures ISO 27001 and SOC protocols-compliant secure login solutions for all of our clients.

Resiliency and Security

Downstreem’s solution environments are in real-time test and oversight mode using machine learning, behavioral analytics, and application-based intelligence to ensure their resiliency and security.

Global Third-Party Security

Additionally, we work with global third-party cyber security firms to assess and ensure our platform meets all relevant global and regional standards.


Meet the Downstreem experts innovating, disrupting, and reinventing how Digital Forensics gets done:
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Rick Hutchinson

Co-Founder and CEO
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Rick developed his eDiscovery industry expertise with more than 20 years managing tech-enabled legal services organizations, including as CTO of Advanced Discovery (acquired by Consilio in 2018). He is co-creator of multiple AI-based patents for data forensics and eDiscovery analytical and review workflows.

Andreas Mueller

Co-Founder and COO
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Andreas has partnered with Top 200 law firms and Fortune 500 companies on large scale forensics investigations and electronic discovery projects for more than 20 years. He has led data forensics practices, eDiscovery processing groups, review departments for global eDiscovery providers, including Advanced Discovery (acquired by Consilio). Andreas is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists.

CJ Culley

Co-Founder and Global Director, Forensics Services
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CJ is a leading digital forensics practitioner with 20 years of experience performing complex digital forensic investigations, as well as developing specialized digital forensic practices and the infrastructure behind eDiscovery processing facilities. He has led teams of computer forensic examiners in supporting high profile civil and criminal cases and assisted numerous corporations, attorneys and government agencies. C.J. is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and High Technology Crime Consortium.

Jim Burke

Executive Advisor
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Jim is a seasoned global executive, having led multiple technology enabled services businesses as CEO, including Global Compliance, an international eDiscovery and risk management firm, acquired by Consilio in 2018. He also held senior leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including President, Dun & Bradstreet. Jim has also served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

David Trachtenberg

Executive Advisor
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David is a proven marketing executive, having served as CMO at multiple global technology services companies, including Advanced Discovery, a global e-Discovery and risk management firm acquired by Consilio in 2018. He brings 20+ years of marketing leadership experience in public and private companies, including MCI Communications, Prodigy Internet, and Bain & Company.
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Innovating for
Greener Litigation

One Case at a Time
Downstreem is a proud signatory to The Greener Litigation Pledge in the U.S. and UK – an initiative to encourage lasting change in litigation practice by reducing the environmental impact of dispute resolution. Our investments in remote forensics collection tools and web-based client portals mean less travel and more paperless interactions. Our solution suite is based on technology innovation that will assist our company and our client partners on the journey to Net Zero.

Contact us to learn more about how Downstreem is taking action to be a better global citizen by developing a long-term eco-friendly litigation support technology. Find out how your organization can partner with Downstreem on your own journey to Net Zero.

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