John B. McElhatton

Managing Director, Computer Forensics

John B. McElhatton serves as Managing Director of Computer Forensics for the Glover Group LLC. Mr. McElhatton is court-certified and qualified as an expert witness. He has decades of experience working in conjunction with the country's top computer specialists and forensic examiners.

From 1971 until 1997, Mr. McElhatton served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During the last ten (10) years of his career, he was instrumental in initiating and also served with the FBI's first Computer Analysis and Response Team, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he worked closely with U.S. Attorneys and FBI case agents in locating, retrieving, and analyzing evidence of potential federal crimes on computers and networks. The cases varied from healthcare fraud and other white collar crimes to major espionage investigations and child pornography matters. Mr. McElhatton has developed custom computer programs and utilities to assist FBI case agents in their investigations and to automate forensic computer examinations. Prior to specializing in computer forensics, Mr. McElhatton received extensive experience in general criminal, foreign counter-intelligence, and undercover investigations.

Prior to his appointment as a Special Agent with the FBI, from 1970 until 1971, Mr. McElhatton served as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1965 until 1967, Mr. McElhatton served as a Specialist with the U.S. Amy, with assignments both in the United States and Korea where he worked in the area of radio teletype communications.

Mr. McElhatton graduated from Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970.

Mr. McElhatton has received a significant amount of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, included basic counter-intelligence, numerous computer-related courses and seminars involving forensic examinations, network configurations, and expert witness testimony.

In 1996, Mr. McElhatton received training from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, in Orlando, Florida, where he received a disk operating system certificate and specialized training in all phases of preserving, extracting, and analyzing data stored on computers and networks. Mr. McElhatton has also received specialized training in relational database theory, spreadsheets, graphics, web site design and maintenance, and custom Windows programming.

Mr. McElhatton is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the FBI Agents Association, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and the High Technology Crime Investigative Association. He co-authored "Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers;" which serves as the authoritative handbook for Assistant U.S. Attorneys and FBI case agents.