What we do
Toronto, Ontario-based computer consulting firm Morochove &
provides computer forensic investigation services, computer expert witness services and information technology consulting assistance
to both the legal and business I.T. security communities.
We support lawyers and their clients in civil cases and in
criminal defense. We also handle the investigation of
sensitive areas for corporate clients, such as possible breaches of business data policies and computer fraud.
Morochove & Associates Inc. at a glance
Boutique technology consulting firm founded in 1988.
We are flexible and
tailor our services to meet client needs.
We approach computer forensic science from a
business and information technology perspective supported by decades of hands-on experience.
We deliver top-notch information technology consulting.
We dedicate our efforts to
technology consulting services for clients, so we do not sell computer hardware or software.
Our extensive experience in computer forensic investigations
work in computer forensic investigations and expert witness services
includes participation in arbitrations and both civil and criminal defence court cases.
We assist in Anton Piller orders, roughly analogous to a civil search warrant.
We work with legal teams prior to carrying out the orders to
determine the type of computer program and data files pertinent to
the order, the distinctive identifying characteristics of these
computer files and the most likely locations they might be found.
During execution of the orders, we search for and locate the
sought-after computer files and obtain copies for the legal team.
We analyze a wide variety of computer data files such as e-mail,
instant message logs and word processing documents to determine if
they appear to be genuine or fabricated. We can search for computer data
files thought to be deleted and can often recover apparently
deleted files using specialized tools.
We analyze accounting databases to locate suspicious
transactions. We review related business financial data such as
customer databases and price lists for evidence of their
unauthorized duplication and use. We investigate the data
trails of e-commerce systems, including web servers, tracking usage
and analyzing logs. We can review
and analyze the operations of computer applications software.
Richard Morochove, computer forensic investigator in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario 2012), Fellow Chartered Accountant (Ontario 1977, Fellow 1994), a qualified Information Technology Specialist (CA·IT)
in the profession and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1975) from
the University of Toronto. He was a founding director of the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants' board of the Alliance for
Excellence in Information Technology and formerly chaired its
Richard has advised on a wide
variety of computer technologies and industries since 1979. He
works with Windows, DOS, Macintosh and UNIX-based systems
running on notebook, desktop and server computers as well as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Richard has led a number of computer forensics investigations, prepared expert reports discussing his findings and testified about his work before arbitrators and court. He has qualified as a computer expert witness in Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and Federal Court of Canada. A few court judgments are reported in the CanLII online database. Most cases settle before trial, so the vast majority go unreported. Many commercial contracts and employment agreements specify that disputes will be handled by arbitration rather than the courts. Richard has been involved in a number of arbitrations, but these proceedings are generally not publicly reported.
A noted computer authority, Richard has lectured at the
University of Toronto, York University and George Brown College. He
has spoken about information technology on more than three hundred
occasions including the COMDEX Canada computer conference and trade
show, the Canadian Computer Show and Conference and conferences of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario,
Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American
Academic Accounting Association.
has written 1,500 published articles about
information technology, starting in 1983. He's written The Bottom Line's Computer Monitor column,
aimed at accounting and finance professionals, since 1985. He reviewed software and
cloud services for San Francisco-based PC World magazine from 1991-2009 and was PC World's Net Work columnist.
From 1991-2005 Richard wrote the weekly Computer Watch column for the Toronto
Star, Canada's largest-circulation daily newspaper. This popular,
award-winning column was syndicated to other Canadian newspapers.
Richard is frequently interviewed by electronic media and has
discussed computer and information technology issues on Business News Network (BNN), CTV's Canada AM, Global TVís
evening news, CITY-TV City Pulse News, CHCH-TV News, CBC Newsworld's
Tomorrow/Today, Canada Live and Early Edition, CBC-TV's Morning
News, The Journal and Venture, WIC's Investors Online and other
television programs. He was a regular technology commentator for
Southamís daily Business World television program. He has been
interviewed on radio stations CFRB, CJAD, 680 NEWS and CBC Radioís