Dennis Williams is a Partner of Pathway Forensics. He has over 32 years of law enforcement experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was the Director of the Greater Houston Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL), a multi-agency task force. Dennis was an FBI certified Computer Forensics Examiner and a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) with the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). He has conducted hundreds of computer forensic exams involving a variety of investigations including directing the search, capture, analysis, and litigation support of electronic evidence in the largest financial corporation collapse in Houston history. He provides expert witness services including reports and testimony.
Dennis successfully completed training as an Assessor for Digital Evidence for the American Society of Crime Lab Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and is an officer for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA). He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a licensed Private Investigation Manager in the State of Texas.
Noel is a Partner of Pathway Forensics. He has extensive experience in conducting digital forensics acquisitions and analysis on a variety of cases involving business and employment disputes, compliance with discovery requests, family law, harassment, in-house investigations for large corporations, copyright infringement and criminal cases. He also has handled large-scale e-discovery matters.
Prior to joining Pathway, Noel helped lead two initiatives to receive a distinguished laboratory accreditation given by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). This accreditation demonstrates that a computer forensics laboratory’s operating standards meet quality standards set by ASCLD/LAB. Accreditation criteria include personnel, technical procedures, equipment and physical facilities. Noel has also provided audit services to labs seeking ASCLD/LAB accreditation.
Noel has provided expert testimony by deposition, affidavit and at trial on matters involving computer forensics. Noel is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) and member of the High Technology Investigation Association (HTCIA). Noel is a licensed Private Investigator by the State of Texas.
Chris is a Partner with Pathway Forensics, where he conducts digital forensics acquisitions and analysis. Chris has played a lead technical role in major engagements involving intellectual property theft, family law, in-house investigations for large corporations and sexual harassment. He has created and established guides and procedures for various forensic products for the firm. Chris has on-site acquisition experience of various computers and mobile devices. He is the systems administrator for the firm’s forensics workstations in the evidence lab and is an integral part of the lab management team.
He also has experience with large electronic discovery matters.
Prior to joining Pathway, Chris helped plan and implement critical infrastructure systems for Sam Houston State University’s Department of Residence Life Systems. Chris is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), and is a member of the High Technology Investigation Association (HTCIA). He is also a Licensed Private Investigator by the State of Texas.