Spencer Cosper

President & CEO

About Spencer Cosper

Since opening the doors in August 2015, Spencer has led the team at Cognicion from a virtual start-up, into a successful, ongoing, full service eDiscovery enterprise. He takes great pride in being an integral part of an organization that has quickly gained a reputation for providing quality, cost effective services to a wide variety of diverse law firm and corporate clients. When it comes to running the company, Spencer focuses on a finite set of words: Passion, Commitment, Teamwork and the direct correlation between Working Smart and Success. The “Cognicion Family” embraces all of these concepts and exhibits them in each and every project that they undertake.

Spencer’s prior experience includes 25 years of working with attorneys at both Big Law, and boutique firms, and with Fortune 100 Corporate Counsels, providing litigation support, testifying expert and forensic investigative services, on virtually every type of complex litigation and internal investigations matter. Prior to taking the reins at Cognicion, Spencer spent 16 years with Deloitte, culminating with his role as the National Sales Director of Deloitte’s Forensic Investigations and Litigation Support practice.  Prior to Deloitte, Spencer worked in the legal technology space, consulted to multiple AmLaw 100 firms, and built and sold a successful litigation support business. Regardless of his past titles, Spencer’s career has always had one common thread: he has worked hard, exhibited passion in his work and always tried to help the people around him achieve their highest levels of success.

On a personal level, Spencer originally hails from Texas, spent his formative years in Louisiana, including graduating from Louisiana State University in 1978.  He now calls Northern Virginia home, where he has resided with his wife and three children for the past 20 years. When not working to insure the ongoing success of Cognicion, his passions include cooking, great food and wine, and passing time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where he tends his small vineyard. Spencer has always been inspired by the words of Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t – You’re right.” And, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Spencer feels that these are not only good words to live by, but also ones on which to build a business. Whether it’s in business, or while enjoying time with his family, Spencer is always in motion. In fact, his family’s only complaint is that “Dad doesn’t know how to relax!” It’s an accusation to which Spencer gladly pleads guilty.