We found an expert with a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering who was a computer engineer and consultant with a focus on data storage architecture. Having worked in the data storage industry from its nascence and having been a research fellow and instructor of Electrical and Computer engineering, his expertise was firmly in the data storage industry. As a result, he had relationships with many of the top data storage providers. Well-respected in his field, he had written many publications on the topic of data storage. Finally, he had served as an expert witness several times with deposition and trial experience. The case was settled favorably with a large financial settlement in the plaintiff’s favor.