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David S. Capelli, Certified Forensic Examiner
dcapelli@pvlforensics.com (email)

Summary & Background

Over twenty five years of technical experience in all areas of technology including: forensics, software design, application development & deployment, end-user training, support, managed services, configuration of all aspects of hardware and software including workstations, LANs, WANs, & VPNs.

• Fully trained and certified in the field of computer forensics

o Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)
o AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)
o Cellebrite UFED Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA)
o Cellebrite UFED Certified Logical Operator (CCLO)
o Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
o Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner (DFCP)

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• Endorsed by The Expert Institute, New York, NY – Trusted Expert in Computer Forensics, Dec 2013

• Conducted countless examinations and investigations with cases involving intellectual property, trade secret theft, fraud, financial theft, employee and employer misconduct, network intrusions, email analysis, divorce, child custody, stalking, and missing persons.

• Sound understanding of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, the Federal Rules of Evidence regarding digital media, security and privacy laws, HIPAA regulations, chain of custody, and evidence handling. Extensive experience in preparation of Chain of Custody forms, evidence worksheets, forensic examination reports, affidavits and declarations.

• Use of various court-accepted forensic hardware and software including imaging equipment, write-blockers, forensic workstations and various examination software applications.

• Conducted numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on computer forensics and e-discovery for various Bar Associations including:

    o Burlington County Bar Association
    o Camden County Bar Association
    o Gloucester County Bar Association
    o Middlesex County Bar Association
    o NJ Bar Association

    On-line CLE seminars for the following bar associations (posted on association site):

    o Bergen County Bar Association
    o Burlington County Bar Association
    o Camden County Bar Association
    o Essex County Bar Association
    o Mercer County Bar Association
    o Middlesex County Bar Association
    o Monmouth County Bar Association

• Admitted to Court as Expert Witness Involving ESI:

    o AMS National Trust Bank v. QRS Wealth Management, LLC., 09-CV-3062
    US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    o Bioclimatic Air Systems v. Global Plasma Solutions, LLC, CV09-1723-AB
    Superior Court of Chatham County, State of Georgia
    o Caruso v. Dow, FD-12-578-11C
    Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County
    o J. Rihl, Inc., v. Thomas Bofinger, et. al, 10-1005
    US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    o Provosty v. ARC Construction, LLC, 08-3671
    Civil District Court - Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana
    o Saliga v. Chemtura Corporation, 3:12CV832
    US District Court, District of Connecticut

• Extremely knowledgeable with many forensic software applications including:

    AccessData: FTK, Registry Viewer, PRTK, & Imager, Xways Forensics, OnTrack, Simple Carver, NetAnalysis, RegRipper, LinkAlyzer, Internet Evidence Finder, MetaData Assist, MetaData Miner, Win Prefetch View, Amber ABC, USBForensics, Event Log Explorer, ZRT, Cellebrite, XRY, Oxygen Forensics, BitPim, Paraben Device Seizure, Paraben P2, Paraben Email Examiner, Aid4Mail, Lost Password, ISO Buster, RAID Reconstructor & ReClaiMe RAID Recovery.
• Extremely knowledgeable with forensic hardware from industry-leading manufactures including:
    Digital Intelligence, ICS, Logicube, Tableau, & Cellebrite
Forensic Training & Continuing Education

  • ISFCE, Key Computer Systems, Brentwood, TN - Certified Computer Examiner Boot Camp, April 2007
  • ISFCE, Key Computer Systems, Brentwood, TN – Email Examinations & Investigations, Sep 2012
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT – Internet Forensics Training, July 2009
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT - MAC Forensics Training, Nov 2010
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT – Windows 7 Forensics Training, Apr 2011
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT – FTK Users Conference, May 2011, May 2012
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT – Call Detail Records & GPS Devices, June 2012
  • AccessData Corporation, Lindon, UT – Windows 8 Forensics Training, Sep 2013
  • Guidance Software, Dulles, VA – EnCase Computer Forensics I & II Training, June 2014, May 2015
  • X-Ways Software Technology AG, Cologne Germany – X-Ways Forensics Training, Dec 2011
  • Newberry Group, Columbia, MD - Cellebrite Logical and Physical Certification Training, Dec 2012
  • EC - Council, Albuquerque, NM - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Aug 2013
  • Seak, Inc., Falmouth, MA. – Expert Witness Training, June 2010
  • American College of Forensic Examiners International, Springfield, MO – CFC Training, Aug 2010
  • The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security & Law, Farmville, VA – Digital forensics publication, 2007 - present
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, Brentwood, TN – CCE List Serves, 2007 - present
Other Technical Training

  • Novell, Inc. Computer Corporation - Network Engineer Training, 1989 -1996
  • HP/Compaq – Technical & Sales Training, 1990 - 1998

Other Technical Highlights

  • Achieved Certification of Novell’s network operating system.
  • Designed, develop and test software applications for specific vertical markets
  • Completed HP/Compaq technical hardware training on all aspects of PC based equipment.
  • Complete web site design, development and deployment with Adobe products.
  • Installed and configured PCs and PC-based networks, servers, LANs, WANs, & VPNs.
  • Implemented and supervised end user-training, upgrades and help desk support.

Undergraduate & Graduate Education

  • Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA – MBA 1995
  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA – BS 1987

Professional Development & Memberships

  • Member - International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, 2007 - present
  • Member - American College of Forensic Examiners Institute , 2010 – present
  • Member - The Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists, 2011 - present
  • Notary Public – State of New Jersey, 2001 – present


E-mail: dcapelli@pvlforensics.com