Forensic Expert Witness Association’s Annual Conference May 20, 2016

Forensic Expert Witness Association’s Annual Conference May 20, 2016

The Forensic Expert Witness Association’s Annual Conference will take place in San Francisco on May 20-21, 2016. The Forensic Expert Witness Association’s Annual Conference is a national event that brings together a large and diverse group of professionals from across the country who share common goals related to forensic consulting and expert witness services in all fields of discipline.

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Computer Security Expert Witness To Testify At Congressional Hearing On Encryption

Computer Security Expert Witness To Testify At Congressional Hearing On Encryption

Computer security expert witness Professor Susan Landau is scheduled to testify at the US Congressional hearing on encryption issues. The hearing, entitled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy,” will examine encryption technology in light of public safety and national security. Dr. Landau is a Professor of Cybersecurity Policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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The Expert Witness Challenge

The Expert Witness Challenge

Researching the education and work experience of an expert  is a crucial step in challenging an expert witness. Certifications, licenses, publications, and social media need to be investigated as well. Litigators also examine the relevance between an expert witness’ prior experience and the needs presented by a particular dispute. In 5 Methods of Impeaching a […]

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Jail Operations Expert Witness & Tulsa County Lawsuit

Jail Operations Expert Witness & Tulsa County Lawsuit

Jail related court cases require experts with experience in jail operations, jail facilities, and criminal justice. Jail operations expert witness Jeffrey Eiser testified in a civil rights lawsuit against the Tulsa County Jail. The plaintiff named former Sheriff Stanley Glanz and former Detention Officer Seth Bowers as defendants, alleging she was sexual assaulted while in the Tulsa jail’s medical unit.

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Environmental Expert & Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

Environmental Expert & Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

The Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Independent Expert Scientific Advisory Panel will investigate the well failure at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage facility. The panel will include Dean Baker, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health; Chief, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Baker is an expert in clinical occupational and environmental medicine, epidemiology, and children’s environmental health. The three month long gas leak caused the relocation of thousands of residents in the San Fernando Valley, CA, neighborhood of Porter Ranch.

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Cell Phone Technology Expert Testifies in RICO Trial

Cell Phone Technology Expert Testifies in RICO Trial

Technology experts are called upon to report and testify on data retrieved from cellular communications as well as computers. Cell phone technology expert witness Supervisor Special Agent Jason Warren testified for the prosecution in the federal RICO trial related to the slaying of Waynesboro, Virginia, reserve police Capt. Kevin Quick. A member of the FBI Cellular Analysis Survey Team, the expert described how cellphones are used to track a user’s location.

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Securities Fraud Experts & Morgan Stanley $2.6B Penalty

Securities Fraud Experts & Morgan Stanley $2.6B Penalty

Securities fraud expert witnesses may consult and testify on the illegal process of convincing others to make investments in the stock market based on false information. These cases may involve mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, as well as other types of securities and investments. The Justice Department today announced that Morgan Stanley will pay a $2.6B penalty to resolve claims related to Morgan Stanley’s marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities. Morgan Stanley acknowledged in writing that it failed to disclose critical information to prospective investors about the quality of the mortgage loans underlying its RMBS and about its due diligence practices. Investors, including federally insured financial institutions, suffered billions of dollars in losses from investing in RMBS issued by Morgan Stanley in 2006 and 2007.

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Forensic Accounting Expert Witness Testifies In High Profile Art Forgery Trial

Forensic Accounting Expert Witness Testifies In High Profile Art Forgery Trial

Forensic accounting expert witness Roger Siefert testified on behalf of Domenico and Eleanore De Sole in the fraud case against art gallery Knoedler & Co. and its past president Ann Freedman. Once New York’s oldest art gallery, the business closed its doors in 2011 after being accused of selling fake paintings. The De Soles have been seeking $25 million from Ms. Freedman and Knoedler & Co.

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Construction Safety Expert Witnesses & NYC Crane Collapse

Construction Safety Expert Witnesses & NYC Crane Collapse

What areas may construction safety expert witnesses consult on? These experts are trained in accident reconstruction, building code compliance, general contractor standards, building sites, OSHA regulation, and related matters. Due to the perpetual movement of heavy machinery and heavy objects in the construction industry, there is a constant danger to workers and passersby.

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Land Use Expert Witness In Verizon Wireless Case

Land Use Expert Witness In Verizon Wireless Case

Verizon Wireless has filed a lawsuit against the Freehold Township, New Jersey, Zoning Board of Adjustment after the town denied an application to construct a cellular communications tower on property at Route 537. A communications expert witness testified during hearings that Verizon is designing the 4G network in order to provide service in areas with gaps in network coverage. Verizon claims the zoning board’s December 10, 2015 denial of a use variance was without legal basis.

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