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Using Information to Focus Resources: When, Why, and How to Use Computer Experts

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Interhack's founder Matt Curtin and Senior Analyst Lee Ayres present Using Information to Focus Resources: When, Why and How to Use Computer Experts at the Columbus Bar Association on December 9, 2008. See the CBA Calendar of Events to register for this session.


Major litigation can result in significant cost and can also pose significant risk. The volume of electronic data produced can overwhelm a litigation team, and evidence not in traditional "document" form may remain untapped due to a lack of understanding of how it may be used.

Limited resources need to be deployed where they will be most effective. With ability to examine data in addition to the usual documents and their custodians, computer experts can help litigators understand how to use the resources available to them. How should the information be managed? How can litigators know what's really possible and defensible when a producing party claims that the information cannot be used a particular way? How do producing parties live up to their legal and ethical obligations without giving the keys to the kingdom to requesting parties?

After naming types of data that may be relevant to litigation, the presenters will discuss examples of important cases that included consulting and opinion rendered by a computer expert. These case studies will highlight the value that a computer expert can bring to a litigation team. Finally, they will discuss why, when, and how to retain and make use of a computer expert.

Schedule This Program in Your Organization

Interhack delivers presentations for CLE and CJE credit. If you would like to schedule this or another Interhack presentation in your association or law firm, please contact us for rates and availability.

About Interhack

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Interhack Corporation is a professional services firm with clients all over North America. Founded in 1997 by a team of information security researchers, Interhack accepted the mission to make global computing and communications infrastructures worthy of trust. Interhack's two practice areas, Information Assurance and Forensic Computing, support that mission.

Established in 2000, Interhack Forensic Computing helps in-house counsel, incident response teams, law enforcement agencies, and law firms establish facts that can be used in litigation or criminal prosecution.

Interhack is a supporting member of The Usenix Association. Additional information about Interhack is available at


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