eDJ Contributor: Paul Starrett
Paul is owner and founder of Starrett Consulting, a firm that assists the legal community with case management, strategy and investigations. The firm specializes in cases involving electronic evidence. Paul is a licensed private investigator and attorney in California and has attainted the certifications of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and EnCase Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (EnCE). Paul’s twenty-five year career includes four years’ in law enforcement, twelve years’ in corporate security and four years’ in information-security engineering. More recent experience includes four years’ as an electronic discovery project manager with Iron Mountain where he managed every aspect of very large cases for AMLAW 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. Paul has also worked as an attorney specializing in business/commercial litigation and probate and trust/estate matters. His casework includes arguing one tax case all the way to California’s highest tax court and one published appellate case in the Sixth Appellate District of California. To facilitate his effectiveness in fraud, tax and trust/estate cases, Paul attained a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Paul is nationally published in the areas of interview and interrogation, electronic evidence, private investigations and e-commerce law/technology. Paul has been a member of the Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association where he was an Original Contributor to their publication, the PKI Assessment Guide and an Editorial Board Member of their Digital Evidence Guide. Paul’s speaking engagements include presentations in electronic evidence and e-discovery to annual meetings and/or to local chapters of: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), California District Attorneys’ Association (CDAA), High Tech Criminal Investigations Association (HTCIA), California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and the Professional Investigators of California (PICA). Paul enjoys mountain bike riding, traveling to the California’s deserts and wine tasting.