has been a Software Engineer
for over forty years. He has taught a graduate-level engineering course, “Engineering the Software Product,” for UCLA and Loyola Marymount in addition to numerous short courses nationwide. He has authored and delivered many papers, articles, and lectures on software litigation, project management, software business issues, and computer safety.
As a forensic expert, Mr. Cosgrove has worked on numerous cases involving Recovered Computer Data, Computer System Failure, Contractual Disputes, Intellectual Property Disputes
, and other matters involving computer systems and software.
Ares of Expertise
Forensic EngineeringProject ManagementSoftware ArchitectureReal-Time/Critical SystemsHardware/Software InterfacesAviation Computer Systems (aircraft navigation systems, communication devices)Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for Distributed Enter
The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) became mandatory starting 12/01/2006. These modified rules were a response to the need to address the evolving predominance of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in most all legal proceedings.
Forensic engineering (FE) practice is affected by the increased involvement of computer technology and computer-resident evidence (80+% and rising). This has a significant impact on most forensic engineering practice specialties. Specific recommendations and guidelines are provided to assist the forensic engineer in adapting his or her practice to this technology.
For good or otherwise, the legal system has discovered the world of computers and its practitioners. Anyone opening a daily newspaper knows that litigation involving computers and software has exploded in recent years