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May 30, 2018 – Computer Forensics: How we got to here and where we are going…

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: David A. Greetham

As a Computer Forensics expert I have been delivering investigation excellence and expert witness testimony for over 24 years. I have been at the forefront of this ever-evolving field, authoring standards that set the grounds for effective investigation and inventing tools that revolutionize the field.

Computer forensics, a branch of digital forensic science, pertains to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. Anything that can store data is subject to digital forensics including the current explosion in mobile technology use.

My passion for computer forensics began in the early 90’s as electronic evidence was becoming more prevalent in investigations.

Since those early days, I have conducted the forensic examinations of thousands of computer systems involved in data theft, Internet misuse, alleged spoliation, fraud, murder and child exploitation, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters, I have provided consulting regarding electronic evidence and expert witness testimony in cases in the Americas, Europe and Asia

At Ricoh, I lead a team of computer forensics and eDiscovery professionals. Ricoh has the first private computer forensics lab to receive the accreditation in Digital Forensics by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

Ricoh offers a spectrum of services that help corporate legal divisions and outside counsel quickly, safely, and cost-effectively manage the critical component of eDiscovery.

I have had the pleasure of giving presentations on computer forensics and eDiscovery to many law firms, corporations as well as Harvard Law School and other fine institutions and organizations.


Mr. Greetham’s presentation covers forensic collection in ediscovery and how this data has traditionally been admitted into evidence.  He further provides an overview of the December 2017 change to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 and how it fundamentally alters the admissions procedure via streamlining and acknowledging that traditional validation methods are now impractical at best and impossible at worst.

Additionally, he covers the latest Internet of Things developments in an instructional and amusing manner.  The exploding data volumes the world is experiencing and the unexpected sources from which this data is being produced are also explored.  Further, he discusses how this data is altering litigation and necessitating more creative and thoughtful consideration of the various non-traditional data sources that could be relevant for a given case.  Cautionary and insightful anecdotes are provided in an engaging fashion.


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Sponsor: Ricoh

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May 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Williams Kastner
601 Union St. Ste 4100
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Melissa Schwab