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Innovation or Theft? Finding a Digital Forensics Expert



In the pharmaceutical industry—where the cost of innovation can exceed hundreds of millions of dollars for a single drug—details of ingredients and formulations, manufacturing processes and equipment, and marketing strategies are highly guarded trade secrets. Yet in the modern digital environment, access to trade secrets may be only a click away.

Primary Case Issue

Our client represented a pharmaceutical company intending to produce, market, and distribute a biosimilar. Another company accused them of developing their product through intelligence stolen by an insider who collected digital files related to proprietary drug development. Therefore, our client sought an expert who could recover deleted files and data from computers that had been reformatted to determine whether files had been improperly transferred or copied.

Expert Witness Requirements

  • Expertise in digital forensics
  • Experience recovering data from reformatted drives
  • Previous experience testifying at trial preferred

Expert Witness Search

A member of our research team located eight computer forensics experts within the first business day. An IMS recruiter reached out to each expert to clear conflicts and vet the experts’ credentials and experience. Profiles of eight highly qualified candidates were sent to the client. Each of these experts had more than 10 years of experience in digital forensics and held professional certifications in information security.

Expert Witness Placement

Our client selected an expert with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and independent consulting as a digital forensic investigator.

Case Results

This case settled.

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