Electronic voting (e-voting) expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree, and a background and knowledge in computer security, cyber security, electronic voting machine technology, computer science, and/or information security. Often e-voting experts have been election officials, an election administrator or a poll worker, and understand all aspects of the voting system.
Electronic voting is a hot topic in the United States. Machine counting of ballots is faster and less expensive than counting by hand, but some voters are wary of the results, and with good reason. Most of the controversy revolves around the reliability of electronic voting machine results. The voting is tabulated via an electronic voting machine, whether it be a touch screen, scanner that reads a paper ballot (from in-person or mail ballots), or scanners that verify signatures on an absentee ballot. An extension of voting machines that count paper ballot results is internet voting, which is being looked at closely amidst the covid 19 pandemic. As there is not a paper record for recount verification, some voters are apprehensive. Concern over hackers and machine errors are security measures that are a very active area of research and analysis.
E-voting matters that require technical expertise could involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement or trade secret misappropriation. An expert in e-voting techniques could be called upon to assist in a voter fraud case, for example to verify the results from an electronic voting machine. Human rights organizations have filed lawsuits in several states, concerned that voter fraud and security issues with electronic voting could skew the election outcome and impede voting rights. These types of legal issues related to voting often require an expert in the electronic voting system. Litigation support by an e-voting expert witness could include reverse engineering, expert report preparation, depositions, expert opinion, and/or expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, a law firm may request an e-voting expert with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients often seek an expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called on by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support matters involving e-voting technology. History has shown that the firm consistently provides experts with the perfect balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those E-Voting experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the E-Voting landscape.
This expert is among the world's leading authorities in the areas of election voting security, critical infrastructure, and network system security. This expert is a recipient of an award for work on electronic voting. This expert is well known for taking part in a series of e-voting security studies in the U.S. and around the world. A memory card hack demonstrated against select voting machines appeared in a documentary. As a consultant, this expert has conducted and co-authored many studies on various election systems' data security and vulnerability. These studies have come at the request of officials, legislators and policy makers in five countries; including the U.S. government, at both the state and federal level.
This expert is the author of four U.S. patent applications for encryption and security and several additional international patents. This expert has testified on several occasions in cases relating to voting and elections.
This expert is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the area of electronic balloting and vote tabulation. For many years, this expert has observed elections as a scientist, expert witness, poll-worker and committee person in numerous U.S. States. This expert has been qualified by trial judges as an expert witness in computer science, computer and digital forensics, computer security, computer graphics, electronic voting and tabulation systems.
In addition to a Ph.D., this expert holds various degrees in engineering and computer science. This expert is a senior life member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the ACM/IEEE Computer Society, and a senior member of the IEEE.
This expert has provided testimony to the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; the Federal Election Commission; the United States Commission on Civil Rights; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
This expert is not only an expert in electronic voting, this expert has also worked in the field of document analysis and optical character recognition for many years. This expert has published over 150 papers, many of which are on these topics, and is a named inventor on 24 patents, including some of the early patents on 2-D barcodes.
This expert has testified on several occasions, including cases that pertained to electronic voting equipment and OCR technologies. This expert has chaired or co-chaired most of the major international conferences in the field. This expert holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MA in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an MSA in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This expert's undergraduate degree is in Mathematics and Engineering.
This expert has deep knowledge of the operations of electronic voting technology, including the use of barcodes and the various approaches for permitting voters to read a paper version of their ballot or to verify the choices made on their ballot. This expert's extensive knowledge of the voting process in the U.S. and of technologies used for conducting elections has led to expert work in litigations involving election technology and public records, as well as intellectual property disputes. This expert has substantial background (including a PhD in number theory) in the theory and application of cryptography and related mathematics and computer science (hash functions, authentication, integrity of documents, etc.), including many years with a research laboratory in support of a government agency.
A recent project involved an analysis of election data records for all biennial elections in multiple states. Currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, this expert holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. degrees in mathematics.
This expert holds a PhD in Computer Science from an Ivy League School and is a nationally recognized computer scientist and attorney whose expert testimony was vital in two of the most important technology-based copyright/trademark infringement cases in U.S. history. This expert has served as an expert witness in multiple computer software and electronic voting cases. Total: 224 cases: 173 patent, 13 electronic voting, 11 trade secret, 10 copyright, 18 other. Affidavits, reports or declarations submitted in 151 cases. Deposed in 91 cases. Testified at trial or hearing in 42 cases. Participated in 3 reexams, 14 IPRs and 23 CBMs.
This expert was lead witness in the first Court test of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which established the legal principle that distributing or linking to software that circumvents the copyright protection on digital videodiscs is illegal and a pivotal expert witness in recent precedent-setting technology cases. This expert, who holds seven degrees from major universities in different fields and is a registered patent attorney, has been affiliated with the School of Computer Science at a research university. This expert is now Principal Systems Scientist and Director of a company where this expert started a project developing a lexicon of all words in all known languages, specifically for use in machine translation. This expert’s research interests include digital libraries, language identification, electronic voting, automated negotiation, experimental mathematics, and Internet law and policy.