The Elchemists

As Elchemists, we provide expertise in Technology-Law: technology legal risk, information forensics, cyber crime and law enforcement, policy-driven technology, and the applied research and development to transfer and implement this expertise. We hail from private industry, public research, and federal/state/local government and have engendered decades of trust-building with those communities.

We don’t produce boilerplate solutions derived from unquestioned inertia or uncertain chains of responsibility. We do operate from our repository of human capital that grasps the big picture in order to craft practicable solutions that advance the status quo. Thus, our core methodology is based on:

  • understanding the human and technical elements at play
  • blending the art and science of history in the context of current technical, legal and policy environments
  • applying proven principles to forecast and produce credible results

Our team at eLCHEMY endeavors to understand issues and craft practical solutions, in keeping with the role of the original Alchemists. Only in the current context, the chemical processes and substances have given way to electronic transactions, techno-legal processes, and digital substances (i.e. bits and bytes). Just as the original “proto-scientists” attempted to make sense of the core principles underlying seemingly disparate changes in the physical state and appearance of substances, Team Elchemy offers tools, methodologies and advisement based on fundamentals of the task at hand, whether it involves cyber forensics, data sharing and analysis, legal informatics, or policy-based information architecture.

There are no techno-legal Cliff Notes for challenges arising in our information-centric environment. Elchemy is fueled by these challenges. We are a nimble group with the multidimensional and interdisciplinary experience to make sense of the confusion. Elchemy is NOT your conventional, brick-and-mortar company with a staff who live for Friday afternoon or countdown to retirement. Rather, Elchemy IS a gateway to a team of professionals whose work is an extension of themselves. We value unconventional thought to solve issues, and shun the hamster wheel mentality that often pervades discourse and approaches to these challenges.

erin kenneally

Chief Executive Officer and Founder 

Erin Kenneally is a licensed Attorney whose career has involved advising, researching, publishing, and speaking on prevailing and forthcoming issues at the crossroads of information technology law. These include strategic, evidentiary, and policy implications related to IT legal risk, technology policy, information forensics, electronic crime and  law enforcement, privacy technology, information and communication technology ethics, and trusted information exchange. Ms. Kenneally has lectured and helped coordinate training conferences for officers of the court, law enforcement, and industry professionals concerned with digital evidence and information forensics. She is also a Tech Law Specialist at the University of California San Diego and the Cooperative Association of Internet Data Analysis. She provides thought leadership for the U.S. Dept. of Justice Global Information Sharing Advisory Group and various other private and government advisory committees and working groups engaged in information technology law issues. Ms. Kenneally holds Juris Doctorate and Master of Forensic Sciences degrees.