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    Sandelle Sefa
    Senior Consultant

    Sandelle Sefa has extensive experience with analyzing issues and preparing expert reports for software project failure matters.

    Phone: 301.251.6313 ext. 108
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    SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

    At DisputeSoft, Sandelle has worked on cases in connection with software failure, software dependability and software delay claims. Sandelle’s case experience mostly includes source code reviews of programs written in Java. Her work on code review has included analyzing the architecture of enterprise Java applications as well as code quality and functionality.

    Furthermore, Sandelle has experience using industry-standard static analysis tools including JArchitect and SonarQube. Sandelle assists in performing issue analysis and drafting project chronologies as well as expert reports. Sandelle is currently working on several IT project failure cases involving claims of defective software, schedule delay, and poor project management, including a case before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (CFC).

    Prior to DisputeSoft, Sandelle worked for several years as an IT analyst and Business Officer specializing in software development, maintenance, problem-solving and trouble-shooting at the World Bank, where she provided daily support to over 30 climate change and carbon specialists. She also wrote and presented a paper on Software Dependability at the 2013 annual Research Day in Washington D.C.

    Representative Experience

    Kemper Corporate Services Inc. v. Computer Sciences Corporation et al.

    Nature of Suit: Software project failure matter regarding a property and casualty (P&C) policy administration and billing application
    Role: Consulting expert

    • Sandelle analyzed source code to determine whether the quality of the application delivered was acceptable by industry standards
    • Sandelle analyzed the system architecture to determine if the application could be considered an object-oriented application

    Bethesda Softworks LLC v. Behaviour Interactive., et al.

    Nature of Suit: Copyright infringement and breach of contract matter regarding a mobile video game
    Role: Consulting expert

    • Sandelle analyzed C# source code and metadata from Perforce repositories and performed comparisons of code sets for evidence of copying
    • Sandelle assisted in drafting a summary of findings provided to counsel

    Fantasy Interactive, Inc. v. HTC Corporation

    Nature of Suit: Breach of contract matter regarding a failed web development project
    Role: Consulting expert

    • Sandelle performed a code quality analysis and manual code review
    • Sandelle assisted in drafting factual findings for an expert and rebuttal report to support opinions related to code quality

    EDUCATION

    • M.S., Howard University

    Top Cases

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    DisputeSoft was engaged by Bethesda Softworks in this copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation dispute involving mobile video game software.
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    DisputeSoft was engaged by HTC Corporation in this software project failure dispute involving web design and development services.

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