Mark W. Heaphy

Mark is a nationally recognized outsourcing lawyer and is Chair of the firm’s Outsourcing and Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the India Practice Group, where he counsels clients in complex international transactions related to outsourcing, software, robotics, and the cloud.

Mark has significant expertise in all aspects of sourcing and procurement, from the initial RFP through implementation, go-live, and beyond. Clients rely on Mark to help them structure and negotiate complex commercial relationships and outsourcing strategies throughout the world.

He has worked on hundreds of sole-sourced and competitively bid transactions, including business process and information outsourcing, robotics and digital automation, software development and licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and distribution and cross-border technology transfers. Mark also helps clients navigate the complex web of global privacy and security regulations and mitigate cyber threats and related data security challenges.

Mark is regularly honored in Best Lawyers in America for technology law and is ranked nationally by Chambers USA. He frequently lectures on outsourcing, licensing, and privacy issues and also served as an adjunct professor at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac School of Law for more than a decade, where he taught intellectual property, computer law, and the law of cyberspace.

Mark earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, his M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in Philosophy and International Relations from the College of William and Mary.

Education

– University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 1996)

– Yale University  (M.A., 1993)

– College of William & Mary  (B.A., 1990)

* Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

– Connecticut

Memberships and Affiliations

– American Bar Association

* International Law and Practice Section

* Intellectual Property Law Section

* Science and Technology Section

– Connecticut Bar Association

– International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Brooks Hilliard

Brooks Hilliard is an experienced consultant, computer industry executive and software developer.  In his international consulting practice, he has been engaged more than 200 times by clients seeking to select and implement new business computer systems (including hardware, software, networking, computer services, etc.) and/or needing  assistance in dealing with major information and communications technology decisions.

He has been engaged nationwide more than 100 times as a testifying and/or consulting expert in computer technology related cases by counsel on all sides of computer related disputes (including customers, vendors, implementers, patent holders, alleged patent infringers, former employers, current employers, etc.).  He has testified in Federal and state courts, including extensive courtroom and AAA arbitration hearing testimony throughout the United States and overseas. His areas of expertise include disputes related to:

– Systems and software non-performance, including computer systems and software defects (ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.), including systems implementation issues.
– Patent, trade secret and copyright (intellectual property) litigation related to business-oriented systems and software.
– Software licensing and systems contracting.
– Computer forensics (eDiscovery) and data tampering.
– Other information technology matters, including those relating to computer crime, regulation, governmental procurement, and tax issues.

Mr. Hilliard has worked as a computer and management consultant since the 1980s, and has executive level experience in software development, project management, and computer/software sales and marketing. A graduate of MIT and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Hilliard is one of fewer than 15 consultants in the world to have earned designation as both a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Computing Professional (CCP).

He is a member of the IEEE, the Forensic Expert Witness Association and the Independent Computer Consultants Association, and is a published author and a professional speaker.

Testifying Experience

Brooks Hilliard has testified more than 50 times in federal and state litigation, as well as AAA arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution. He has completed more than 100 expert witness engagements in 30+ states. His expert witness engagements have included courtroom and deposition testimony in lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations and formal governmental hearings

Peer Recognition

Brooks Hilliard has been a featured speaker for the Compagnie Nationale des Experts Judiciaires en Gestion d’Entreprise in Paris, France, as well as (on multiple occasions) the Institute of Management Consultants – USA at its annual meetings in Reno, Nevada.