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Daniel E. Roffman

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 312 252 9377
  • F: +1 312 759 8119
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    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
    • T: +1 312 759 8100
    • F: +1 312 759 8119
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Daniel Roffman is a Managing Director at FTI in the Computer Forensics practice of the Technology segment. Mr. Roffman is an expert in computer forensics, eDiscovery, and cyber investigations.

For the past ten years, Mr. Roffman has provided computer forensic and eDiscovery consulting services to corporations around the globe in support of litigation and investigations. He has provided oral and written testimony in both civil and criminal matters in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Roffman currently supervises FTI’s computer forensic labs and staff in Chicago and New York. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Roffman worked in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. 

In 2016, Mr. Roffman testified before Judge Guzman (U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois) regarding the misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of a global industrial technology provider. Amongst other things, Mr. Roffman testified about the employee’s transfer of trade secrets over VPN and USB devices. Mr. Roffman’s testimony led to a favorable ruling for FTI’s client.  

In 2013, Mr. Roffman testified before Judge Kendall (U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois) regarding the author of fraudulent financial documents supplied by a seller seeking to inflate the $9 million dollar sale price of her business. Mr. Roffman also provided expert testimony on the authenticity of fabricated emails that supported the fraudulent financial statements.

In 2011, Mr. Roffman led an investigation into the theft of trade secrets by a financial analyst at a Chicago-based hedge fund who attempted to cover-up his theft by disposing hard drives in a sanitary canal. FTI later recovered six hard drives underwater and found the client’s trade secrets on them. Mr. Roffman presented his findings to FBI agents, leading to the arrest of two former employees. In 2014, both pled guilty to federal charges. Mr. Roffman provided an affidavit for their sentencing.

In 2011, Mr. Roffman worked with a team of FTI investigators appointed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to be the independent monitor for PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker website. Mr. Roffman developed technology that checked the location of PokerStars’ players to ensure compliance with PokerStars’ agreement with the U.S. Government. He also led a team that covertly tested PokerStars’ security measures. FTI’s compliance reports to the DOJ helped pave the way for PokerStars’ to settle their case with the U.S. Government.

In 2010, Mr. Roffman was appointed by Judge Pierce (Circuit Court of Cook County) as an expert in computer forensics and eDiscovery. Mr. Roffman reported to the court about alterations made to emails during discovery on a real estate dispute.

During his time at FTI, Mr. Roffman has spoken at numerous conferences and training seminars on computer forensics, data security, social media collections and trade secrets theft. He has also authored whitepapers and articles on these topics.

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