Vice President, Altep Inc

Warren Kruse

Vice President, Altep Inc

Warren Kruse is a Vice President with Altep Inc., a national provider of e-discovery and computer forensic services. He has spent the last twenty-five years working in law enforcement and as a consultant, globally supporting law firms and corporations with incident response, computer forensics and eDiscovery and co-author of Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials.

- Served as the expert for AMD in AMD vs. Intel antitrust litigation.
- Testified as a Computer Forensic Expert for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 21st, 2008 in the SEC vs. vFinance Investment Inc. matter.
-Named an independent Court expert in the NetJapan, Inc., et al. v. StorageCraft Technology Corporation matter.
- Led a team of computer forensic experts in a three year engagement in support of a fraud investigation task force at the world’s largest international cooperative organization.
- Conducted the computer and network forensics in the billion dollar "Comtraid" theft of Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets, for which he received the High Tech Crime Investigation Association’s 2001 Case of the Year Award.
- Led the investigation in a reported intrusion and reported theft of over 55,000 customer records
Court-appointed Expert for IP investigation case in Japan
Conducted forensics in support of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) investigations in Saudi Arabia, Cairo and Hong Kong
- Conducted ITC investigations in Japan.
- Expert witness in the case In re Tyson Foods, Inc. Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation, No. 4:07-CV-01854-CDL (M.D. Ga.)
Provided an affidavit in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of Electronically Stored Information, which was subsequently cited in the Manual For State Trial Courts Regarding Electronic Discovery Cost-Allocation, prepared by the Joint e-Discovery Subcommittee of The Association of The Bar of the City of New York

Specialties:The diverse range of matters he has assisted with includes theft of trade secrets, Wikileaks investigations, misappropriation of intellectual property, breach of contract, internal employment disputes, fraud investigations, and wage and hour class actions.
Warren is a frequent lecturer on computer forensics, incident response, and cybercrime. He has lectured internationally for groups including: SANS, MIS Institute, Certified Fraud Examiners, ISSA, HTCIA, IR Italy, e