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About Avansic

Avansic is a leading provider of eDiscovery and digital forensics services to attorneys, litigation support teams, and business communities across the nation. We take a scientific approach to providing eDiscovery, digital forensics, data preservation, online review, and expert consulting services.

Our roots are in academia; we were founded in 2004 by computer science professor Dr. Gavin W. Manes. Since then, we have created a reputation as a trustworthy, reliable and responsive specialist in eDiscovery and forensics fields.

Avansic has well-defined standards for processing electronically stored information. This is a major factor in our ability to deliver the best possible customer service. First, it provides transparency about the way we process and export data. Second, it allows you the option to change steps in that standard process as you see fit. Third, it lets you know exactly what you will be receiving when the export arrives, leaving nothing to chance and no guesswork.

Given Avansic’s commitment to computer science, our experts are continually researching ways to increase the speed and efficiency of ESI processing.

Mission Statement and Core Values

Avansic is fundamentally committed to exceeding your expectations through improvements to our work process and a proactive approach to customer relations.

Avansic maintains a focus on cost control, effective data management, and collaboration to help you have a competitive advantage in a complicated and ever-changing litigation environment.

As true computer scientists Avansic constantly strives for elegant solutions to complex eDiscovery problems.

We adhere to the highest level of ethical conduct by maintaining strict confidentiality of our customers, investigation results, and client issues.


Leadership Team


Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D.


Dr. Gavin Manes is a nationally recognized expert in eDiscovery and digital forensics. Dr. Manes founded Avansic in 2004 after completing his Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa. At Avansic, Dr. Manes is committed to high-technology innovation, research, and mentorship, and currently has several patents pending. Avansic's scientific approach to e-discovery and digital forensics stems from his academic experience.



Beth Downing

President & CFO

Beth Downing is responsible for the financial aspects of Avansic. She performs financial strategy, billing, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She is also responsible for creating and implementing corporate strategy while adhering to budget and revenue goals. She assists with ensuring smooth operations of the company including service delivery, human resources, and communications responsibilities.



Lance Watson


As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lance Watson is responsible for day-to-day operations at Avansic. He oversees all research and development efforts for both the company and external clients. Lance is a founder of Avansic and has been working as part of the management team since then.




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Private Investigator Licensing

Avansic maintains private investigator licenses in a number of states for all laboratory staff and key personnel.


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