I am an experienced digital forensics examiner with expertise in corporate fraud, labor disputes, domestic relations, child pornography, the Adam Walsh Act, The Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, electronic discovery, the work product doctrine, and the attorney client privilege. My experience is drawn from the following disciplines: law, information technology, software engineering, regulatory compliance, risk management, and information security. I am qualified to serve as a digital forensics examiner, expert witness, and court-appointed third-party neutral. I have extensive experience in litigation support, including electronic discovery, the Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Civil Procedure, motions practice, pre-trial practice, and appellate practice.
In addition, Attorney Client Privilege, LLC provides information security consulting for law firms and attorneys, including incident response, data breach prevention, network intrusion penetration testing, and security audits.
I maintain professional credentials and certifications in the areas of digital forensics (CHFI No. ECC930566), information security (CISSP No. 335034), regulatory compliance (CSOXP No. 00185), and network engineering MCSE, MCP+i, No. 977426). I have been certified since 2006 on the LexisNexis CaseMap suite.
CLEs, technical courses and seminars, and BCA-sponsored criminal justice training & education
William Howard Taft University, Witkin School of Law: 2008 – present
Century College (White Bear Lake, MN): 2008-10 / computer forensics occupational certificate
Bethel University (St. Paul, MN): 2007-08 / general studies
William Mitchell College of Law (via MetroState University, St. Paul, MN): summer 2008
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 1988-89 / Member of the Corps of Cadets, Army ROTC. Attended by way of Sul Ross full scholarship, three semesters of general studies coursework.
Minnesota State Bar Association Computer & Technology Law Section: Council member and chair of legislative subcommittee
Minnesota Ediscovery Working Group (providing editing and technical/legal commentary on four white papers, which papers will serve as a publication for best practices for Minnesota lawyers and judiciary)
BITS / Financial Services Roundtable
2d Vice President, High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)*
Computer Forensics Advisory Committee, Century College
California Bar Association (law student)
Wisconsin State Bar Association, (associate member, law student)
* withdrew from this
position in 2011 pursuant to bylaws upon making services available
for criminal defendants
Employee-owned Devices in the workplace: Legal & Technological
(Minnesota State Bar Ass’n Computer & Technology Law Section
CLE, March, 2012; Ramsey County Bar Ass'n - June 28 & December 20, 2012)
Individual Liabilities of Releasing Vulnerable Code,”
(Minnesota State Bar
Ass’n Computer & Technology Law Section CLE, fall 2011)
The Legal and
Financial Consequences of Releasing Vulnerable Software (Minneapolis
Fortify User Group Conference, September, 2011)
Digital Forensics Goes Mobile: Evidence You Need to Win in 2011 (MinnCLE
& CLE West, spring 2011)
"The 'End of Digital Forensics' or a Just a New Chapter?" (MSBA
Computer & Technology Law Section CLE, spring 2011)
Computer Forensics Goes Mobile (Ramsey County Bar Association CLE,
Regulatory Compliance in the Software Development Lifecycle
Cities Rational Users Group Conference, winter 2010)
Computer Forensics for the Litigator (Hamline Law School, spring
LexisNexis® CaseMap® Case Intake for Paralegals (Hamline Law
School, spring 2010)
panelist, Consumer Perspectives on Alternative Legal Services,
hosted by HALT (fall 2009)
I am not licensed to practice law. Therefore, all services provided that are "legal" in character are available only to and under the direct supervision of attorneys licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the work is to be performed.