Computer Expert Witness & Software Consultant
Brooks Hilliard is an experienced consultant, computer industry executive and software developer. In his international consulting practice, he has been engaged more than 200 times by clients seeking to select and implement new business computer systems (including hardware, software, networking, computer services, etc.) and/or needing assistance in dealing with major information and communications technology decisions.
He has been engaged nationwide more than 100 times as a testifying and/or consulting expert in computer technology related cases by counsel on all sides of computer related disputes (including customers, vendors, implementers, patent holders, alleged patent infringers, former employers, current employers, etc.). He has testified in Federal and state courts, including extensive courtroom and AAA arbitration hearing testimony throughout the United States and overseas. His areas of expertise include disputes related to:
- Systems and software non-performance, including computer systems and software defects (ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.), including systems implementation issues.
- Patent, trade secret and copyright (intellectual property) litigation related to business-oriented systems and software.
- Software licensing and systems contracting.
- Computer forensics (eDiscovery) and data tampering.
- Other information technology matters, including those relating to computer crime, regulation, governmental procurement, and tax issues.
Mr. Hilliard has worked as a computer and management consultant since the 1980s, and has executive level experience in software development, project management, and computer/software sales and marketing. A graduate of MIT and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Hilliard is one of fewer than 15 consultants in the world to have earned designation as both a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Computing Professional (CCP).
He is a member of the IEEE, the Forensic Expert Witness Association and the Independent Computer Consultants Association, and is a published author and a professional speaker.
Brooks Hilliard has testified more than 50 times in federal and state litigation, as well as AAA arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution. He has completed more than 100 expert witness engagements in 30+ states. His expert witness engagements have included courtroom and deposition testimony in lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations and formal governmental hearings. More Information >
Brooks Hilliard has been a featured speaker for the Compagnie Nationale des Experts Judiciaires en Gestion d’Entreprise in Paris, France, as well as (on multiple occasions) the Institute of Management Consultants – USA at its annual meetings in Reno, Nevada.