Peter J. Pizzi to Lead Panel on Digital Forensics

January 12, 2020 in Firm News

Walsh Partner Peter J. Pizzi will be sharing insights and leading a panel discussion on February 25 at The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) 2020 Midyear Meeting in Pebble Beach, CA. A most timely topic as digital evidence becomes more determinative in more cases, the panel is entitled In the Moment with Digital Evidence: Ephemeral Messaging, Digital Forensics, and Deep Fakes.

As new digital technology emerges weekly, the panel will discuss how attorneys can exploit new sources of digital evidence and gain from the latest forensic techniques while confronting challenges posed by ephemeral messaging apps. These are apps which cause content, aka evidence, to disappear after transmission, such as Snapchat and Wickr. Areas to be discussed include collection and preservation challenges, spoliation, and ethics issues for attorneys advising clients reliant upon these apps. Deep Fakes, or video evidence altered to make the speaker appear to say things they never said, will also be discussed.

“The IADC mid-year meeting is always thought-provoking and I’m pleased to be a part of the program,” Pizzi said. “I look forward to learning from my colleagues and understanding the issues more deeply.” The IADC is the preeminent peer-reviewed global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.

To gather diverse viewpoints, the panel is comprised of Ovie Carroll from the U.S. Department of Justice; Heather C. Devine of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Land LLP in Toronto; and Chris Howell of Wickr in New York, NY.

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