Electronic discovery expert witness candidates typically have a background in in computer science, information security, and/or computer forensics. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving substantial financial risk, the lead attorney may request a professional with previous expert testimony experience.
Electronic discovery refers to discovery in legal proceedings (i.e., litigation, government investigations, or Freedom of Information Act requests). Also referred to as electronically stored information (ESI), electronic discovery is treated differently than paper information because of its intangible and often voluminous form. Metadata can often be obtained in electronic information and can potentially be an important part of evidence. Digital evidence has become ubiquitous in the context of a modern legal action. This electronic evidence, consisting of any stored or transmitted information that may be relied upon in court, can require litigants to depend upon cybersecurity or internet security expertise to determine its authenticity and use.
Representative electronic discovery issues that have required expert witness services involve:
Litigation support by an electronic discovery expert witness could include document review, electronic data analysis, expert report preparation, expert opinion, deposition, and testimony at trial. In addition, clients may seek a digital forensic or computer forensics expert for pre-litigation consultant work.
Legal professionals call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate expert witnesses that can support electronic discovery matters. The firm has an earned reputation of providing candidates with the right balance of technical expertise and testimony experience.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Electronic Discovery experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Electronic Discovery landscape.
This expert is a noted technologist, product developer, consultant, patent analyst, educator and expert witness specializing in data and voice communications including mobile, cellular, wireless technologies (2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G/LTE), GPS technologies, wired technologies, networks, phones, standards, services and systems. This expert has many years of experience in the field of electrical, RF and telecommunications engineering, has worked for private organizations, and founded several successful start-up telecommunications companies. This expert holds over 35 US and International Patents in the telecommunications field. This expert's professional activities and services have focused exclusively on data and voice for mobile, cellular, GPS, wireless and wired technologies, forensics, electronic discovery, markets, standards, spectrum, regulations, networks and services. This expert has taught seminars on mobile, cellular and fixed wireless technologies and has served as a plaintiff and defendant expert witness on a wide spectrum of civil, criminal and business matters/litigation involving wired and wireless technologies, electronic discovery, communications products and services. As a patent analyst, this expert has assisted many leading law firms in defending against or asserting claims of patent infringement and patent validity. This patent work has encompassed Wi-Fi/WLAN standards, Bluetooth standards, DSL standards, all generations of standards for GSM, UMTS, LTE, and CDMA2000 cellular standards, including GSM/3GPP, ETSI, OMA,WAP, CT-2 / DECT / COMS. This expert has given depositions and has extensive testifying experience.
This expert is an internationally recognized Information and Communications Technology (ICT) architect with expertise in designing and deploying enterprise-class solutions in a wide range of technologies and business sectors. This expert's extensive experience spans industry, U.S. Government, and academia environments. This expert is also a practicing security and privacy professional, who has specialized in data protection and storage security, where this expert is recognized as one of the top experts in the world.
This expert is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and been active with the Section of Science and Technology Law (SciTech). In addition to speaking and publishing on behalf of the ABA, this expert has served in several SciTech leadership roles. This expert is also actively involved in the ABA's Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute and the Artificial Intelligence National Institute.
Additionally, this expert has actively contributed to the efforts and projects of key ICT-based standards development organizations and industry associations as part of a focus on advancing the state of various technologies. This expert's passion for technology has been recognized in the form of awards and leadership positions in organization such as ISO/IEC, the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), the IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). This expert is or has served in an editorship role on the following international standards projects: ISO/IEC 22123 (Cloud computing -- Concepts and terminology), ISO/IEC 27031 (ICT readiness for business continuity), ISO/IEC 27050 (Electronic discovery), ISO/IEC 27040 (Storage security), ISO/IEC PAS 16248 (TLS for Storage Systems), Rec. ITU-T 3500 | ISO/IEC 17788 (Cloud computing -- Overview and vocabulary), and IEEE 1619-2018 (XTS-AES).
This expert possesses a unique set of professional credentials that include the (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, and ISSEP certifications as well as the ISACA CISA, IAPP CIPT, and CSA CCSK certifications.
This expert is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in healthcare information management, quality management, and compliance. This expert has conducted healthcare fraud and abuse coding compliance defense reviews and clinical documentation audits for healthcare organizations. This expert has worked as a compliance consultant and conducted medically necessity reviews for healthcare organizations and law, having worked on Urology specifically.
This expert is a national speaker, author and adjunct professor on the topics of health information operations, information governance, e-discovery and healthcare compliance. This expert is an active member of the Health Level Seven (HL-7) Working Group, responsible for the review and development of the Records Management and Evidentiary Support (RM-ES) profile for the design and development of the functional profile for electronic health record systems. This expert has also been an active member and contributor in AHIMA task forces and working groups related to information governance and the functional design and profile of electronic health record (EHR) systems. This expert is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the American Society for Healthcare. This expert holds an MBA, a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Health Law and Policy, and Post Baccalaureate in Clinical Informatics. This expert has provided expert witness services to both plaintiff and defense counsel.
A former federal enforcement attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white-collar defense, this expert has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on mergers and acquisitions in highly complex regulatory structures. This expert has held the Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses with FINRA. This expert also serves as a National Futures Association and FINRA arbitrator.
Prior to forming a firm, this expert was a senior vice president and chief compliance officer of a global financial services and FINRA member firm. This expert was responsible for all aspects of compliance and regulatory responsibilities for multiple registered investment advisors, mutual funds, alternative investments, and a broker-dealer. This expert focused on identifying and assessing the compliance risks of the firms, creating and implementing policies and procedures that address and allows compliance risks to be managed, and reviewing the policies and procedures to determine their continued adequacy and effectiveness.
Previously, this expert served as a senior trial attorney for a Commodity Futures Trading firm managing a team of trial attorneys, investigators and support staff in the investigation and prosecution of market manipulation, market abuse and fraud in the futures and derivatives markets, advising staff in areas of investigations, leading investigations of high profile matters, and facilitating effective engagement and collaborative work with other U.S. regulatory and prosecutorial bodies, international regulators, and exchange staff. This expert served as a liaison to the Office of General Counsel in the revision of policies and procedures pursuant to regulatory reform, including Dodd-Frank, and named to an interagency task force on the collection and retention of sensitive data.
This expert began a career in the Government Compliance, Investigations, and Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial and Business Litigation, and Digital Discovery and Records Management practice groups. This expert represented clients in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes in domestic and international jurisdictions, served as counsel to publicly and privately held companies undergoing both internal and external investigations, assisted clients in recognizing and avoiding the expanding risk of corporate criminal liability, and designing and implementing targeted corporate compliance programs. This expert was a founding member of the electronic discovery practice group and has an E-Discovery Best Practices Certification.
This expert has first-chaired trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various commercial, criminal, and collection matters.