Electronic Discovery Expert Witnesses
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:
- Spoliation of evidence,
- digital forensics, for example, contractual disputes involving electronic discovery,
- fraud, such as fraudulent documentation.
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.
Electronic Discovery Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
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 lawyers a sense of the Electronic Discovery landscape.