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COMPUTER FORENSIC Minnesota, Twin cities, solo, law practice, computer forensics, digital forensics, mobile forensics, digital evidence specialists, litigation support, electronic discovery, hard drive recovery, disk recovery, data recovery service, litigation hold, legal hold, preservation memo, Motion to Image, discovery request, recover deleted files, crashed drive recovery, expert witness, FTK, computer crime, data recovery, forensic analysis, cybercrime, computer security, security audits, Sarbanes-Oxley, Graham-Leachy, computer consulting, computer crime response, Web Tracer, WebTracer, SilentRunner, steganography, background checks, internal investigations, insider threat, due diligence, domestic relations, divorce, marital dissolution, fraud investigations, corporate espionage, embezzlement, infrastructure protection, private investigations, electronic data preservation, electronic analysis, intellectual property, audit trail, cyber security, harassment, identity theft, affidavit, deposition, infiltration, forensic examiner, forensic examination, accounting fraud, assurance, attack, audit, behavioral science, civil proceedings, computer consultant, computer crime consulting, computer crime investigation, computer evidence, computer evidence consulting, computer expert, computer forensic analysis, computer forensic science, computer forensics services, computer fraud, computer security consulting, consultancy, consultant, consultation, consulting, corporate investigations, copyright, court, crime, criminal cases, cyber terrorism, cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, Cyberspace, data analysis services, data discovery, data extraction, data restoration, Data security discovery, database, deleted files, denial of service attack, digital discovery, digital evidence, Digital legal discovery, Digital media law Discovery, electronic, electronic evidence, analysis, electronic evidence discovery, Electronic forensics, Electronic legal discovery, Electronic records fraud, email, e-mail, E-mail crime, E-mail evidence, employee malfeasance, employment litigation, EnCase, EnCase Certified, EnCE, encryption, Evidence Collection, Evidence recovery, Forensic computer consultant, Forensics, fraud, Hard drive, hidden data, hidden files, high tech crime investigations, homeland defense, homeland security, interview, information security, Intellectual property litigation, Internet law, investigation, investigator, law, litigation data recovery, litigation support services, lost data, measure, media recovery, misappropriation, network security, password cracking, proprietary information, recovery, Risk management, seizure, spoofing, Technical Experts, technology consultant, Testify, testimony, threat assessment, theft, trade secret, website audit, witness, wiretapping, metadata, EDD, eDiscovery, e-discovery, inadvertent disclosure, unintentional disclosure, attorney client privilege, work produce privilege, fraud exception, CFCE, MCSE, CSOXP, CHFI, C|HFI, GCFA, CISSP, EnCase, EnCE, CCE, Denver, Colorado, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN, forensic, data, computer, computer support, legal technology, security, digital, cyber crime, IP trace, imaging, restoration, PGP, hacker, hacking, expert, legal, technology, network, networking, lawyer, attorney, electronic, database, business network consulting, IT Department, IT solutions, outsourcing, Microsoft Certified, technology solution, server, support, on-site, onsite, firewall, anti-virus, backup, archival, tech support, workstation, NT, Windows 2003, Windows 7, XP, UNIX, trial exhibit, charts, graphs, timelines, Trial Director, Sanction, Verdict, audio forensics, audio editing, digial audio, digital audio workstation, image touchup, image touch-up, retouching, photographs, image manipulation, PhotoShop, audio-visual, word count, CM/ECF, CM-ECF, File and Serve, File & Serve I am an experienced digital forensics examiner with expertise in corporate fraud, labor disputes, domestic relations, child pornography, the Adam Walsh Act, electronic discovery, the work product doctrine, and the attorney client privilege. I have been involved in legal field for the last 12 years and information technology —namely, software engineering, regulatory compliance, and information security— for the last 16 years. I have been certified since 2006 on the LexisNexis CaseMap suite. Although I am not an attorney, I am a jurisdoctorate candidate, and have been retained to conduct legal research and draft appellate briefs by practicing attorneys.  I am available to serve not only as a digital forensics examiner, but also as an expert witness and court-appointed third-party neutral.  I have extensive experience in litigation, including electronic discovery, the Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Civil Procedure, motions practice, pre-trial practice, and appellate practice.[1]  I first moved to Minnesota in 2003 to accept a position as a software and information security analyst with a large financial institution. Since 2005, I have been the proprietor of Attorney Client Privilege, LLC, a digital forensics and information security firm in the Twin Cities area.   I have authored scores of articles and presented several CLEs on the topics of digital forensics technology & e-discovery best practices, information security, and legal IT, and am the most prolific blog contributor to the MSBA’s Computer & Technology Law Section ( In January, 2011, I was elected as an officer to the board of the Minnesota chapter of the HTCIA. I am a contributing blog author for Although I do not perform computer helpdesk services (e.g., network troubleshooting and installation, virus removal, etc.), I offer information security services to law firms and corporations, 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), and have the experience necessary to help my lawyer clients meet the dynamic challenges of digital forensics, electronic discovery, data breaches, and child pornography cases. Education Ongoing CLEs, technical courses and seminars, and BCA-sponsored criminal justice training & education William Howard Taft University, Witkin School of Law (Santa Ana, CA): 2008 – present, GPA 3.04  (2010-11 academic year) Century College (White Bear Lake, MN): 2008-10 / computer forensics occupational certificate, GPA 4.0 Bethel University (St. Paul, MN): 2007-08 / general studies, GPA 4.0 William Mitchell College of Law (via MetroState University, St. Paul, MN): summer 2008, GPA 3.8 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. Professional Organizations Council member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer & Technology Law Section 2d Vice President, High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)* Computer Forensics Advisory Committee, Century College (Minnesota) Investigative Sciences for Law Enforcement Technology (ISLET) Advisory Committee California Bar Association (law student) Colorado Bar Association (associate member, 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   Presentations · 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, December, 2010) · Regulatory Compliance in the Software Development Lifecycle (Twin Cities Rational Users Group Conference, winter 2010) · Computer Forensics for the Litigator (Hamline Law School, spring 2010) · LexisNexis® CaseMap® Case Intake for Paralegals (Hamline Law School, spring 2010) · panelist, Consumer Perspectives on Alternative Legal Services, hosted by HALT (fall 2009) Articles/Commentary Collaborating with a Digital Forensics Expert: Ultimate Tag Team or Disastrous Duo, Volume 38, Issue 1 of the William Mitchell Law Review (January. 2012) Minnesota State Bar Association Computer & Technology Law Section blog (since 2007), blog contributing author Featured in the March 9, 2012 Minnesota Lawyer article, "Cloud Control: Feeling at Ease with Online Files." (registration required) [1] All services provided that are legal in nature are available only to and under the direct supervision of attorneys licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the work is to be performed. Contact Information Please send email inquiries to or call 508-361-2018.