Widely-available digital tools have made it easier than ever for individuals to fabricate and alter digital evidence. Forensic experts and skilled trial attorneys will discuss how to spot suspicious electronic evidence; techniques for demonstrating evidence alteration or fabrication; how to leverage metadata to authenticate; and the importance of proper ESI preservation at the outset.
Partner and Founder
Robert B. Fried is the senior director and head of forensics for Consilio’s US Team, where he manages, investigates and performs digital evidence collections and examinations. Robert joined Consilio through its acquisition of Huron Legal in 2016. Prior to joining Huron Legal, Robert was a Consultant at DOAR Litigation Consulting where he provided digital evidence consulting to the firm’s clients in support of litigation discovery and investigative matters. Prior to DOAR, Robert was a Computer Crime Specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), where he developed and instructed computer forensic and investigative training courses for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Robert attained a BS and MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. Additionally, Robert holds and actively maintains the following certifications: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA). Robert is a licensed Professional Investigator in Michigan and is a licensed Private Investigator in New York.
Actuate Law, LLC
Martin T. Tully is a founding partner of Actuate Law, LLC in Chicago. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 25 years of national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Empowered by his litigation practice, Martin also advances thought-leadership in data law as the Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), as an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit Council on eDiscovery and Digital Information, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), as well as a director at-large of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Professionals (ACEDS). Martin has also published and presented extensively on the topics of e-discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, data privacy, and legal technology; is among a select group of lawyers in the world ranked for Litigation: E-Discovery & Information Governance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers® and Chambers & Partners Global®; and has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal® as being “steps ahead of his competitors” and “widely regarded for his ‘superior knowledge’ of electronic discovery and information governance.”
Data Machines Corp. (DMC)
Nick L. Strocchia is a Project Manager at Data Machines Corp. (DMC) in Virginia, where he serves as the key integrator for over 20 transition partners within the Media Forensics (MediFor) program. MediFor was created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to assess the capability of processing imagery and video integrity at scale for the United States Government and its allied partner nations seeking to stop the spread of disinformation. As a member of the DMC team, Nick brings with him an extensive background supporting the Department of Defense operational and planning communities as both a uniformed member and contractor. He has been on multiple deployments to the Middle East and beyond, serving as a crew member for surveillance aircraft, working within intelligence collection cells, and conducting information warfare. Nick is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to execute high-profile initiatives across multiple technology and management domains. He specializes in leveraging, developing, and maturing customer-driven solutions that deliver value-added capabilities for organizations of all sizes. Nick brings in-depth management and technical experience, providing innovative, bottom-up solutions that facilitate operational and mission readiness.