Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics

Expert Witnesses and Consultants

For most organizations, having a robust cybersecurity and computer forensics framework in place is critical, central to safeguarding its tangible and intangible assets. The rise of digital technology and the need for companies to react quickly and effectively in the face of cyber threats preoccupy the C-suite to a degree unimaginable even a few years ago. While data breaches cause reputational and brand harm to companies, they also can severely harm individuals whose personal and sensitive information may have been unlawfully disclosed.

Cybersecurity experts and computer forensics experts are two sides of the same coin: cybersecurity experts implement and maintain robust information security systems, while computer forensics experts or data breach experts will deal with a breach after the fact, working to recover lost or stolen data and trying to understand how the breach occurred.

Expertise for Every Eventuality

Opportunities for legal pitfalls abound in this area. The Federal Trade Commission may bring enforcement actions against organizations that fail to implement “reasonable security” to protect consumer privacy. In the area of intellectual property, the open-source culture in cybersecurity has reduced the overall amount of commercial litigation related to licensing, but patent infringement cases are proliferating. This is because of several salient factors: the patent security market segment is growing, and new market entrants are aggressively challenging existing patents even as they unknowingly violate patents that have been around for many years and are only now being asserted. Trade secret misappropriation cases are also escalating, as a company’s trade secrets – business information about customers, employees, finances, sales, and marketing efforts – are particularly vulnerable to cyber threats. Recent reports by data companies, including Verizon, show that approximately half of all manufacturing company data breaches are of intellectual property for competitive, rather than espionage, purposes.

Our world-class expert witnesses have degrees in such areas as Cybersecurity, Information Security, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Science.

We have placed patent expert witnesses who have testified as network security experts for antivirus detection software, downloadable security profiles, abstract protection systems and security systems related to airport security and for scanning content. We have identified damages expert witnesses to evaluate damages to companies because of cyber attacks, and specifically opine on the value of deleted data and lost revenue for shutting down and rebuilding websites. We have worked on cases that required us to identify information security experts and intellectual property experts to evaluate the reasonableness of precautions taken to protect company trade secret information.

As just a small sampling, our experts can provide expert testimony in the following areas:

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
  • Economic Espionage Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  • Homeland Security Act of 2002
  • Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930
  • US Transportation and Security Administration
  • Enterprise risk management and vulnerability assessments
  • Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin technology
  • Blockchain technology
  • Malware, phishing, and viruses

A sampling of our computer forensics and technology security case studies and expert interviews showcases the breadth and depth of our experts’ proficiency.

CASE STUDY

Mobile device power
for patent litigation

Attorneys at a top-ranked AmLaw firm needed an expert in mobile device power management to defend against the claims of patent infringement against their client, a leading smartphone manufacturer.

data screen

CASE STUDY

Healthcare IT expert
for IPR defense

An Amlaw 100 firm needed an expert in healthcare information technology when a large healthcare technology company filed a petition for an inter partes review to challenge the validity of their client’s patent.

Vaccine development expert

CASE STUDY

Computerized pharma expert
for Hatch-Waxman litigations

Attorneys defending a multinational pharmaceutical company specialized in generic drugs against two Hatch-Waxman litigations needed an expert in computerized pharmaceutical drug distribution programs.

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Prior art in electronic security
patent litigation

Utilizing the right industry expert can have a game-changing impact on patent litigation. We spoke with one of our experts about the dynamics and potential outcomes when determining the ideal expertise and range of experience of an expert.

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What current in semiconductors,
can patent law keep pace?

To find out more about the future of semiconductors and computing, we asked Dr. Stanley Shanfield to provide some insight into increased computing power and the challenges this continual innovation presents to intellectual property law.

CASE STUDY

Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expert
for false claims suit

Attorneys representing the US government in a False Claims Act suit needed an expert that had experience with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consult on the materiality of billing practices by a home health agency.

How We Can Help You

Unlike other companies who search for experts through stale databases, we work in lockstep with our clients to identify the precise expert you seek, even if only one exists. Our researchers know the industry’s elites and dig deep into the science to identify the proverbial “needle in a haystack” authority you need. Our entire methodology is founded on probing your expectations, thoroughly understanding your problem, framing the right questions to the right experts, and persistence seasoned by years of experience in this business. And as your case and needs evolve, we proactively anticipate that, too.

We succeed at locating knowledgeable experts with deep experience in the cybersecurity and computer forensics arena because of our experience, our team of researchers who are themselves often Ph.D. scientists and our exacting search methodologies honed over 20-years in business. You will not find the technical expertise of our research department in any other expert placement firm. Our team and our process is unparalleled for successfully matching your perfect expert.

The criteria we use to evaluate experts include, but are not limited to:

  • Your stated needs
  • Academic background and certifications
  • Industry experience and professional background
  • Location and travel limitations
  • Experience in legal proceedings
  • Qualifications of the opposition witnesses
  • Potential conflicts of interest
  • Fees

Our team of Ph.D. and J.D. researchers have years of experience in their disciplines and are consummately poised to identify experts who can fill the niche you need.

Whether you’re seeking a computer forensics expert to testify on cryptocurrency transactions, or an expert to testify in an ITC Section 337 investigation regarding patent infringement or trade secret misappropriation in the cybersecurity realm, our team has the technical understanding and extensive network to locate the perfect expert to suit your requirements.