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THOMAS PULLEN J.D., M.C.P

 

PROFILE

Certified computer forensic analyst with over 22 years experience advising executives, law firms, small businesses, corporations and government agencies on network security and computer forensics.

REPRESENTATIVE RECENT FORENSIC WORK

Examined 4 cell phone Cellebrite and IEF reports in sex trafficking case brought by FBI task force, and testified at trial. Certified as expert in computer forensics by Judge James Cohn for the Southern District of Florida.

United States v. Leon Roberts (11th Cir. 2017)

Examined 22 Cellebrite reports in gang-related case brought by FBI task force “Operation Million Dollar Phone”
and reviewed electronic discovery including Title III wiretaps and videos.

United States v. Francois St Louis (11th Cir. 2017)

Examined 3 hard drives using IEF and EnCase Forensic in Shareaza CP case brought by Homeland Security.

United States v. Jorge Hector Ruiz (11th Cir. 2017)

Examined hard drive and exported non-contraband images for family in Limewire CP case brought by Homeland Security using EnCase v7.

United States v. Mohammed Ziauddin (11th Cir. 2016)

Analyzed hard drive using Magnet Forensics Axiom and IEF in Ares file-sharing CP case brought by United States Secret Service.

United States v. Emanuel Perez Gonzalez (11th Cir. 2016)

Examined hard drives and Torrential Downpour using IEF and EnCase v7 in Bittorrent CP case brought by FBI.

United States v. Michael Picur (11th Cir. 2016)

Examined hard drive and multiple USB drives in TOR network CP image case brought by FBI via Interpol using EnCase v7 and IEF.

United States v. Jose Goldar (11th Cir. 2016)

Examined iPhone 5 and reviewed forensic examinations performed by Pembroke Pines Police Department and United States Secret Service in criminal case brought by Pembroke Pines Police Department involving sexual battery of a minor.

Florida v. Keturah Gibson (15th Cir. Fla 2016)

Performed forensic exam of hard drive in TOR network CP image case brought by FBI using EnCase v7 and IEF.

United States v. Jason Morganstern (11th Cir. 2015)

Analyzed digital evidence including IP address information and email headers in Florida civil case involving defamation and international wire fraud using FTK and EnCase v7. Certified as expert in area of computer forensics by Circuit Court Judge Antonio E. Marin prior to testifying as expert witness.

Marcelo Cordeiro v. Focus Investment Advisors, LLC (11th Cir. 2015)

Performed forensic examination of digital evidence in Federal wire case alleging issuance of fraudulent diplomas using FTK, IEF, and EnCase v7.

United States v. Brett Loebel (2d Cir. 2015)

Examined Facebook business records and IP address information in Florida RICO case.

United States v. Alioth Salas (11th Cir. 2015)

Examined hard drive using EnCase v7 and Internet Evidence Finder in CP file-sharing case involving U.S. State Department employee brought by FBI.

United States v. Peter Myers (11th Cir. 2015)

Examined hard drive using EnCase v7 and Internet Evidence finder in CP file-sharing case brought by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Florida v. Carlos Curiel (15th Cir. Fla 2015)

Analyzed Facebook business records and cell phone evidence in Florida murder case. Certified as expert in area of computer forensics by Circuit Court Judge Ellen Venzer prior to testifying as expert witness.

Florida v. Gantt Quirri (11th Cir. Fla 2015)

Examined hard drive in CP file-sharing case brought by FBI using Ares Decrypter and Internet Evidence Finder.

United States v. Ralph Alpizar (11th Cir. 2015)

Examined hard drive in CP file-sharing case brought by U.S. Secret Service using Ares Decrypter and Internet Evidence Finder.

United States v. Adrian Escobar (11th Cir. 2015)

Examined IP address and financial record evidence in tax fraud case brought by IRS.

United States v. Marvin Dubuisson (11th Cir. 2015)

Made forensically precise copy of hard drive involved in taxpayer identity fraud charges, extracted customer lists, and performed forensic search for victim names using FTK, EnCase, and Forensic Explorer.

United States v. Eldridge Nichols (11th Cir. 2014)

Analyzed hard drive from DOJ with 69 separate disk images, studied and organized evidence, and processed for keywords related to defendant in Medicare fraud case using specialized forensic software.

United States v. Tiffany Foster (11th Cir. 2014)

Analyzed, searched, and organized hundreds of thousands of emails in Lexis Concordance format in criminal case charging extensive wire fraud in South Florida.

United States v. Maria Haydee Luzula & Juan Alejandro Rodriguez Cuya (11th Cir. 2014)

Analyzed a Samsung Galaxy mobile device in criminal case charging drug trafficking brought by U.S. Immigra- tions and Customs Enforcement.

United States v. Kellysha Hood (11th Cir. 2013)

Analyzed mobile device involved in case charging narcotics smuggling brought by DEA.

United States v. Bernal-Peña (11th Cir. 2013)

Analyzed thousands of emails in Lexis Concordance format in criminal case charging extensive call center wire fraud in South Florida.

United States v. Daniel Carrasco & Federico Martin Goya (11th Cir. 2013)

Examined multiple computers containing contraband images in case involving CP file-sharing brought by Department of Homeland Security.

United States v. Emanuel Diaz (11th Cir. 2012)

Analyzed FTK images of workstations and servers and search related emails in criminal case charging wire fraud and SEC violations.

United States v. James C. Howard III (11th Cir. 2012)

Performed forensic evaluation of iPhone data and FBI C.A.R.T. reports in criminal case concerning trafficking of a minor in South Florida

United States v. Fred Quinton Collins (11th Cir. 2011)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

OWNER, INFORMATIKA LLC; CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA — 2006-PRESENT

Owner of boutique technology consulting firm, advising a variety of clients nationwide; expert in digital forensics, data backup and recovery, file encryption, computer/network security and intrusion prevention.

FORENSIC EVIDENCE SPECIALIST, CLAIMS VERIFICATION, INC.; DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA — 2004

Created computerized, digital platform for nationwide private investigation agency that met admissibility stan- dards for evidence including audio/video surveillance copied to and stored in streaming media server, using re- verse-engineered  digital timestamps and watermarks encoded in video from original tape.

CERTIFIED LEGAL INTERN, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER; MIAMI, FLORIDA — 2004

Assigned as legal intern to assist Public Defender, Major Felonies, Judge Julio Jimenez’ courtroom.

Negotiated pleas with State Attorneys, interviewed inmates, argued motions. Arranged complicated multi-jurisdic- tional plea agreement to concurrently satisfy defendant’s outstanding charges in several Florida counties.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR, UNIVERSO ONLINE; MIAMI, FLORIDA — 2000-2002

Managed all technology in local Miami branch of Latin America’s largest Internet Service Provider. Created and managed inter-office WAN connections.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR, STARMEDIA NETWORK; MIAMI, FLORIDA — 1998-2000

System Administrator for local office of the first Latin American Internet media company. Designed and imple- mented network and data security standards.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR, YOUNG & RUBICAM; MIAMI, FLORIDA — 1997-1998

System Administrator for Latin American Headquarters of global advertising agency. Managed over 300 desktops and dozens of servers on WAN.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR, BURSON-MARSTELLER; MIAMI, FLORIDA — 1996-1997

Assisted System Administrator at world’s largest public relations agency. Supported servers, desktop, email and antivirus platforms.

EDUCATION

 

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida — J.D. 2004                       Honors: CALI Award

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York — B.A. Philosophy 1995                                Honors: Dean’s List

CERTIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, AND AFFILIATIONS

 

Magnet Forensics IEF Essentials Training

Guidance Software Training Passport 2015

Guidance Software Computer Forensics I and II

Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference (Myrtle Beach, S.C. 2015)

Registered Apple Developer

Microsoft Certified Professional

Ontrack Data Recovery Certified Partner

Rackspace Silver Partner

Mimecast Partner

Fluent in Spanish