Performed forensic investigations in various criminal matters
involving computer hacking and possession of child pornography.
I have served as a technical expert in a large number of computer
related legal matters since 1986. My clients consisted of individuals
as well as small, medium and large companies, a hospital and government
agencies. Approximately two-thirds of these have been plaintiffs
and the remainder defendants. Most cases involved performance
litigation and intellectual property litigation issues. However,
there have also been matters involving collection, malpractice,
employment, taxation, a motor vehicle accident, and a criminal
matter. In performance litigation matters, I represented both
vendors and vendees. Fifty-percent of all matters settled prior
to trial, all under conditions favorable to my clients; thirty-percent
of all matters required testimony. All non-pending matters resulted
either in my client receiving payment or paying considerably less
than originally anticipated. Most matters required generation
of a technical report.
Relevant Matters (incomplete listing)
- Represented a software vendor that produces insurance industry
software in dispute with an insurance company that sought to purchase
Year 2000 compliant software. I testified at trial in Federal
Court in Connecticut. Jury awarded large sum to my client and
also awarded attorney and expert fees. This is the first Y2K-related
litigation to ever be decided by a jury.
- Represented a manufacturer of swimming pools that purchased defective
and incomplete software package where the software manufacturer
refused to provide necessary support. Year 2000 compliance issues
are involved in this dispute.
- Represented a large distribution warehouse that purchased defective
and incomplete software.
- Represented a public accounting firm that sold software to a client
claiming inadequacies in said software.
- Represented a medical office software manufacturer and hardware
OEM in litigation with several foreign entities including a computer
hardware manufacturer in a matter concerning non-performance and
negligent manufacture of the computer hardware.
- Represented a software vendor in arbitration with a customer claiming
that software delivered was inadequate. I was engaged by the vendor's
- Represented a large financial organization litigating with a large
computer company that developed electronic tax filing and refund
anticipation loan software that did not perform adequately. Efforts
resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement in favor of my client.
- Represented a small hardware and software vendor litigating with
two customers. In both cases, customers claimed that software
provided by vendor was inadequate. Both matters settled due to
- Represented a large candy manufacturer in dispute with a large
- Represented a distributor of beauty salon products in dispute
with a computer service bureau. Computer operations directly contributed
to bankruptcy of distributor. Efforts resulted in settlement of
dispute favorable to my client.
- Represented an automobile dealership in dispute with a major hardware/software
- Represented municipal agency in dispute with a computer service
- Represented a vendor in the business of computerizing medical
practices in dispute with one of its clients.
- Represented a government agency litigating with a hardware/software
vendor in Federal Court. Litigation consulting performed for the
Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey. Efforts
resulted in settlement of the dispute favorable to my client.
- Represented a major software vendor believing that a former employee
had engaged in software piracy and that a software product marketed
by another vendor was the subject of said piracy. Based upon my
investigation, a lawsuit was filed against both the vendor and
said former employee. Upon submission of my certification, the
adversary parties immediately agreed to a permanent injunction
restricting them from engaging in further marketing and distribution
of the software. A third party counterclaim regarding copyright
infringement and other intellectual property issues settled.
- Represented another major software vendor in arbitration of a
software intellectual property dispute. My client, which was the
defendant accused of copying plaintiffs' software and of unfair
marketing practices, prevailed on all issues that were the subject
of my investigation and testimony.
- Represented a software vendor in dispute with a municipality who
sought to secure source code for a computer system licensed to
the municipality. Efforts resulted in a favorable outcome to the
vendor at trial.
- Represented a software vendor in dispute with former employees
alleging theft of copyright software and unfair competition. Efforts
resulted in a settlement favorable to vendor.
- Represented a financial consulting firm alleging theft of software
and other trade secret information by a service bureau. Efforts
resulted in settlement of dispute favorable to client.
- Represented an employee of the State of New Jersey for seventeen
years who was dismissed from his position because of alleged improper
use of State computer facilities. My investigation revealed that
his use was reasonable and proper. Matter settled immediately
prior to trial. My client was permitted to resume employment with
- Provided assistance to the State of Maryland Office of the Attorney
General in enforcing sales, use and property taxation of software
vendors. The State was involved in litigation with a major hardware/software
manufacturer which claimed that its software was not taxable under
the statute. Developed definitions and methodology to determine
taxability issues. Due to my efforts, this matter settled in favor
of the State of Maryland.
- Represented a motorist involved in a motor vehicle accident where
the injured party owns a computer company and claimed business
losses due to medical problems arising from the accident. I was
engaged by the defendant's insurance company. Due to my testimony
at trial, adverse party was not awarded any damages for economic