Information Technology Expert Witnesses
What is an information technology expert witness?
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.
What types of cases require an information technology expert witness?
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.
Information technology expert witness case examples
Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has sourced expert witnesses for include:
- e-commerce site cybersecurity issues at an Arizona-based company,
- valuation for a telecommunications computer systems contract dispute,
- mobile devices ediscovery,
- healthcare regulatory Information disclosure,
- software applications used for a data center telecom system,
- computer software development dispute in Los Angeles,
- New York entity medical records information security,
- software design dispute resolution, and
- computer security flaws at a North Carolina financial services startup.
What litigation support work might an information technology expert witness be expected to perform?
In a litigation support scenario, an information technology expert can expect deposition and courtroom testimony, depositions, research and authoring expert reports, computer forensic analyses, 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.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an information technology expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of 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.