Information technology expert witness candidates typically have a PhD and extensive experience in computer science, information technology, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and/or software engineering. An information technology expert witness needs to not only have technical expertise but should also possess the ability to explain technology and electronic evidence to lay people, such as judges and jurors. In high-profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. The chosen expert witness may be a member of an industry organization such as the IEEE or CompTIA.
An information technology expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secret dispute. A computer forensics expert or digital forensics expert can determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has sourced expert witnesses for include:
In a litigation support scenario, an information technology expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert report preparation, computer forensic analysis, claim charts, and related consulting activities. In addition, the law firm team may seek a professional engineer specializing in information systems technology for pre-litigation consulting work.
Leading law firms consider Cahn Litigation Services the service provider of choice when it comes to locating expert witnesses that can support information technology matters. The firm has many years of experience providing expert candidates with just the right balance of technical expertise and testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services knows Information Technology expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.