Joseph is a managing director at Duff & Phelps, leading the global e-discovery, forensic technology and cybersecurity practice. Joseph’s practice focuses on the many facets of litigation support including computer forensics, e-discovery, information security, governance and investigative support.
Prior to working at Duff & Phelps, Joseph was president and co-founder of Harvester Forensics Ltd. Prior to starting Harvester, Joseph was a vice president at KPMG; he is also a 16-year veteran police officer specialising in technology investigations.
Joseph has testified at all levels of court proceedings and has been qualified as an expert witness on a number of occasions in both criminal and civil matters.
Joseph has extensive experience working on complex litigation and competition matters. He has worked on several engagements involving tobacco litigation, securities litigation, class actions, healthcare litigation, pharma cases, IP theft, cartel investigations and other complex matters.
Joseph has authored many articles on topics related to e-discovery, computer forensics and information security. His articles have appeared in a number of different publications.
Outside Duff & Phelps, Joseph has taught and developed data forensic, e-discovery, information security and investigative courses and lectured at university, college and professional levels. Joseph has instructed crown attorneys and civil litigators on technological evidence on a number of occasions.
He holds a number of professional certifications; he is a certified forensic computer examiner and a certified electronic evidence collection specialist. He is also a past president of the High Tech Crimes Investigators Association.
Joseph has a master’s degree in management, and holds a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
WWL says: Joseph Coltson is an “exceptional” practitioner who “does not stop until the job is done”.
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