Gregory L Fordham
CPA, CIA, CCE, Sec+, MCP, Live, Stego
Gregory L Fordham
Greg Fordham heads CDI's Atlanta, GA office and is a very knowledgeable expert and consultant with more than 30 years experience in the fields of government contracts, computer forensics, e-discovery, and computer security. Prior to 2001 he provided these services solely to government contractors. Since 2001 even non-government contractors have benefited from his expertise in computer forensics, computer security and e-discovery. (see, Description of Selected Engagements to learn about some of Greg's projects)
Greg is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on subjects related to his areas of expertise. In fact, he has authored more than 70 articles that have appeared in publications like:
- University of Richmond, Journal of Law and Technology;
- Bureau of National Affairs, Federal Contracts Report;
- Bureau of National Affairs, Digital Discovery and E-Evidence;
- American Bar Association, The Procurement Lawyer;
- American Bar Association, Expert Witness;
- Aspen Legal Publishing, Construction Law Update;
- Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, The Clause;
- Martindale Hubbell, Counsel to Counsel Labor and Employment Law Alert; and
- National Contact Management Association, Contract Management to name a few.
He is also a frequent presenter at various seminars that have been sponsored by different sections of the American Bar Association, chapters of various professional organizations, and at seminars offered by the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services. In fact, for the last several years he has earned the distinguished faculty badge presented by Lorman Education Services to those faculty members receiving good evaluations from seminar attendees.
He has been accepted as an expert and testified more than 20 times in various Federal and State courts as well as in arbitrations. His appearances have involved depositions, trial and pre-trial hearings on matters ranging from less than $1 million to more than $1 billion. More than half of his testifying experiences have involved claims of misappropriated trade secrets.
Greg is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has also added several professional certifications reflecting his computer forensic expertise like the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) by the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Security Plus (SEC+) Certified by the Computer Technology Industry Association, a Certified Steganography Investigator by Wetstone Technologies, Inc. and a Certified Live Investigator by Wetstone Technologies, Inc.
In addition to his technical prowess in forensic accounting, computer forensics and e-discovery, he is highly skilled with advanced technology. He has programmed in more than a dozen languages and has used those skills to create custom software applications that interrogate the evidence and marshal the facts to uncover trends or events that might otherwise have gone unrealized as a result of their obscurity or the difficulty in uncovering them.
Greg founded Celestial Defense in 2012. Prior to that Greg servied government contractors at K&F Consulting which he co-founded in 1991 and where he headed the computer forensic and e-discovery practices and co-chaired the government contracting practice that involved both forensic and management consulting projects..