Expert No. 2578
2002-present. Founder and now Director of Digital Forensics for Firm that emphasizes computer forensics, eDiscovery and fact-finding in support of complex litigation or referral for prosecution. Representative clients include law firms, state and local government, high-tech firms, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions and school districts. Cases have included investigation of fraud, theft of intellectual property, computer crimes, employee misconduct, sexual harassment, environmental litigation and defense of complex fraud. Extensive experience in obtaining and analyzing computer forensic evidence. Experience as an expert witness and court-approved expert in multiple state and Federal jurisdictions as well as the International Trade Commission.
Perry-Smith LLP, 2001-2002,
Senior Director, Litigation Support and Investigative Services Group. Led the Litigation Support and Investigative Services practice area for Sacramento’s largest regional accounting firm. Supported attorneys in civil and criminal litigation involving clients from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, aerospace, banking, education, real estate and government.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1986-2001.
1996-2001, Supervisory Special Agent for the White Collar Crime and Computer Crimes Squad. Conducted and oversaw the investigation of white collar crime and computer crimes. Achieved successful prosecutions in the areas of Securities Fraud, Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, Intellectual Property Rights, Computer Crimes and Bankruptcy Fraud. Oversaw the largest Intellectual Property Rights case in the FBI. Supervised the FBI Computer Forensics Team (CART). Supervised an international investigation of a series of computer intrusions into financial institutions, resulting in the arrest and conviction of those involved.
1994-1996, Supervisory Special Agent for the Rapid Start Team. At FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C., managed a team of professionals responsible for the on-site management of major cases and crisis worldwide on over 50 cases at venues from the White House to the Oklahoma City bombing command post. Led a project to develop an automated litigation support package for complex white-collar cases. Assisted with implementing automated analysis for Innocent Images project.
1986-1994, Special Agent. While assigned as Special Agent, Washington D.C. field office, was the case agent an investigation of an international multi-billion dollar bank fraud (BCCI). Oversaw a team of agents and financial analysts responsible for gathering relevant evidence and tracing proceeds. Conducted investigation and asset tracking throughout the US, England, the Cayman Islands and Abu Dhabi.
As Assistant Division Counsel, provided legal advice and instruction in criminal, civil, and employment law areas. Reviewed affidavits for search warrants and court orders.
Delaware Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 1986. Prosecuted criminal cases and successfully briefed and argued an appeal.
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice/Pre-Law, Bowling Green State University, 1982.
Ohio State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1986.
National Moot Court Team member, advancing to the national level.
Access Certified Examiner (ACE) certification for Computer Forensics and Decryption.
Certified in Physical and Logical Analysis of cell phones and mobile devices.
Four months training at the FBI Academy, including courses in White Collar Crime.
50 Hour Certified Fraud Examination course, including investigation, computer crime, law and accounting. Received CFE Certification.
Advanced White-Collar Crime courses during tenure with the FBI.
One week Computer Crimes course for FBI Supervisors.
Advanced Computer Forensics training, including Windows Registry analysis and Mac OS forensics.
Network Forensics and Cell Phone Forensics training.
FBI Computer Security class.
FBI class for Supervisory Special Agents over Computer Crimes investigations.
Continuing Legal Education Instructor, Computer Forensics for Attorneys.
Frequent guest and consultant to media on crime and computer forensics matters.
Legal Instructor for the National Business Institute.
FBI Instructor for International Law Enforcement Training Academy in Budapest.
Member of the Ohio Bar (inactive status).
Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Federal Courts, State Courts, FINRA, California Office of Administrative Hearings,
International Trade Commission.
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