Notable Software has been providing expert witness support and laboratory forensics for court-related matters since 1998. Our staff includes experts (with Master's and/or Ph.D.'s), litigation support researchers (paralegals through Ph.D.'s) and forensic investigators (with Bachelor's or higher). We have been successful, for example, in assisting the negotiation of lowered sentences, dismissed charges, and out-of-court settlements. There are a range of prices that can be applied, enabling us to provide cost-effective services. Tasks have involved defense, plaintiff and court-appointed expert support in civil, criminal and municipal matters. Experts work directly with the client(s) and legal team in order to help author and respond to discovery requests, prepare filings, create litigation and appeal methodologies, provide sworn affidavits and declarations, and testify at depositions and hearings. We also have superb skills in dealing with the press in order to encourage positive media spin and sway public opinion.
Types of matters that we have handled include:
Our Forensic Investigators and Laboratory can be employed to:
- Class Action Suits
- Computer Security and Malware (viruses, misuse of services, destruction of property)
- Contraband (child pornography and other photographic, video or audio media)
- Damage and Claim Evaluations
- Election Recounts and Voting Equipment problems
- Financial Disputes and Fiduciary Ethics
- Internet-Related Child Endangerment
- Intellectual Property (copyrights and patents -- reviews and infringements)
- Legislative Initiatives
- Murder Charges
- Standards Compliance and Advocacy
- Warrantees, Fitness and Suitability for Purpose issues
- Wrongful Firing
We have experience with state and local police, the FBI's Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Notable Software, Inc. is on the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender's bid list, and we are available to handle U.S. and International matters.
- Assess Security Breaches
- Copy and Archive Computer Forensic Materials or Data
- Establish and/or Determine Chain of Custody
- Recover and Reconstruct Deleted or Damaged Files
- Work with Impounded Materials
I had a fascinating lunch this week with a woman called Rebecca Mercuri from Philadelphia, who earns her crust as a expert forensic witness on computing. She had some scary things to say. Did you know that if you had a real enemy, and he had the skills, he could remotely download child porn onto your hard drive, there to be discovered if you ever took it in for repair, or after an anonymous tip-off to the police. She also pointed out the incredible shortcomings of electronic voting which can be - and is - fiddled in dozens of different ways.
Simon Hoggart, "Just a bellow - or a roar of public rage?"
The Guardian, UK, February 10, 2007Publications:
- Challenges in Forensic Computing, (PDF) Rebecca T. Mercuri, Security Watch, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Volume 48, Number 12, December 2005.With the ubiquity of computer-based devices in everyday use, forensic techniques are increasingly being applied to a broad range of digital media and equipment, thus posing many challenges for experts as well as for those who make use of their skills. This article draws on the author's experience as a computer forensic investigator and expert witness in addressing best practices, training, certification, toolset, and laboratory issues in this rapidly expanding field.
- A Guide to Forensic Testimony, Fred Chris Smith and Rebecca Gurley Bace, Addison-Wesley, 2003. Extensively quoted in Chapter 13, "Putting it all Together: IT Expert Roles."When the Initial Interview Consists of a Phone Call: On the Sunday following the election, with the outcome of the election still unclear, Mercuri received a phone call at her New Jersey home. The caller identified himself as the attorney for Vice President Gore. Gore's legal team requested that she prepare a sworn affidavit explaining the necessity for a manual recount of the ballots cast in Florida. She was also asked to stay on standby in case the court should require that she present the affidavit in person.
If you are in need of Computer Forensic or Expert Witness services:
Contact Notable Software
Telephone: 609/587-1886 or 215/327-7105
Surface mail: P.O. Box 1166 - Dept. W, Philadelphia, PA 19105
Email: notable AT notablesoftware DOT com