In the matter of U.S. ex rel. Melan Davis and Brad Davis v. Erik Prince, et al., a qui tam action against the private military contractor Blackwater, DisputeSoft assisted the prosecution in preparing a protocol for searching computers and networks for electronically stored information.

    The case centered on allegations that Blackwater overbilled government contracts for protective services for American diplomats and civilians abroad. Based on deposition testimony of former Blackwater employees, the prosecution believed that relevant electronically stored information had not been produced by the defendants.

    DisputeSoft developed a search methodology designed to examine multiple computers and network servers for responsive material while protecting privileged and non-relevant information from disclosure. DisputeSoft electronic discovery expert Hunter Jones provided an affidavit detailing this approach that was filed with the prosecution’s motion to compel.

    G. Hunter Jones

    Managing Director & Forensic Examiner

    Hunter Jones has over 40 years of experience as a systems engineer, working in IT consulting and computer system development. As a systems developer, he is intimately familiar with the internals of computer systems, both operating systems and application programs. As a certified computer forensics specialist (EnCase Certified Examiner and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner), Hunter has established credentials in the fields of computer forensics and electronic discovery. Hunter also has deep knowledge of computer forensics as it relates disputes concerning medical malpractice, video files, patent infringement, and internet misconduct.

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