Gregory L Fordham
CPA, CIA, CCE, Sec+, MCP, Live, Stego
Gregory Fordham is one of the founders of K&F Consulting. He has extensive knowledge and experience that spans over 30 years in applying computer technology to business and litigation problems that have involved issues ranging from single workstations to mainframes in large distributed networks. In many of his engagements he has even development custom software applications for data analysis, project management and/or the final delivered product whether in the form of a report, opinion or end user application.
Mr. Fordham has immense knowledge of federal government contracting. Between 1987 and 2001 he worked exclusively in that field on issues involving;
- the rules and regulations governing the formation of government contracts and related preaward activities like;
- disclosure of Cost or Pricing Data under the Truth-in-Negotiations Act,
- commercial item qualifications,
- pricing strategies under negotiated cost justified contracts; and
- the rules and regulations governing the administration of government contracts such as
- cost allowability under the FAR Cost Principles and Procedures,
- cost allocation under the Cost Accounting Standards, ,
- the determination of liability, causation and quantum for the successful settlement of contract price adjustments for constructive changes and contract terminations including arcane issues like unabsorbed overhead and lost efficiency, and
- cost structure design and optimization.
In many of his government contract projects he applied his technology skills in the collection, examination and analysis of the voluminous electronic data necessary for the successful resolution of regulatory and contractual disputes.
As a result of the growing interest in computer centric litigation, since 2001 Mr. Fordham has applied his technology skills in over 200 computer forensic engagements. While some of those engagements have involved government contractors, others have not.
His post 2001 computer forensic projects have included a wide array of subject matters including:
- discovery failures and evidence spoliation;
- family law (including detection of hidden assets, infidelity or other inappropriate behavior);
- employment law (including discrimination or harassment);
- bankruptcy (including detection of hidden assets);
- product liability (assessment of software performance difficiencies);
- civil fraud (detection of fraudulent billing methods);
- construction disputes (entitlement, causation and quantum);
- trade secret issues.
In fact, about half of his computer forensic engagements have involved trade secret issues where the taking of trade secret data by a former employee and the migration of that data to the new employer was proven or disproven.
Since 2001 Mr. Fordham has testified about twenty times as an expert witness in various State and Federal courts as well as arbitrations on the subjects of electronic discovery, computer forensics and damages quantification. The matters have ranged from relatively small construction disputes of less than $1 million to large fraud cases of around $1 billion.
Mr. Fordham is a prolific writer and has been published about 60 times on the subjects of electronic discovery, computer forensics and damages quantification in publications like:
- The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology,
- the American Bar Association’s Procurement Lawyer,
- Martindale-Hubbell’s Counsel to Counsel Labor and Employment Law Alert,
- the Bureau of National Affair’s Digital Discovery,
- the Bureau of National Affair's Federal Contracts Report, and
- Aspen Legal Publishers 2007 Construction Law Update.
In addition to writing, he has also spoken at various functions and seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Contract Management Association, the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services to name a few.
Mr. Fordham earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. 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, he has had formal training in the major computer forensic analysis suites like EnCase by Guidance Software and the Forensic Toolkit (FTK) by Access Data.
For a complete listing of Mr. Fordham's work experience, published writings and testifying experience, request a copy of his Curriculum Vitae.