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Albert Barsocchini, Esq.


Albert Barsocchini, Esq.


Albert Barsocchini is an internationally recognized expert in e-Discovery (patent litigation), international and national privacy and protection, compliance, audit and corporate investigations. He writes and lectures frequently on these topics.

In April, 2012, Albert Barsocchini joined Night Owl Discovery as Director of Strategic Consulting Services. Mr. Barsocchini will oversee the launch of Night Owl’s professional consulting group which will deliver strategic leadership relating to information governance and best practices in managing a wide range of eDiscovery challenges. NightOwl’s consulting team will help corporations craft systematic, repeatable and defensible in-house processes which optimize eDiscovery workflow and decision making processes. The team will also provide technology evaluation, implementation and management (link to Night Owl). To return to the CCE website, click the back arrow icon.

In 2004, he was Director of Professional Services at Guidance Software, where he directed all computer investigations (criminal and civil); IP theft, internal Investigation; audit & compliance (FCPA, HIPAA, SAS70, PCI, FISMA and ISO 27000) and Cyber-Security. He was Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software from 2005 - 2011.

He practiced as a litigator for more than 10 years in complex litigation cases. In addition, he served as General Counsel at the Point Foundation (publisher of Whole Earth Catalog and creator of "The Well").

Albert served as Chair of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management & Technology Section in 2000. He is a founding member of the California State Bar Cyberspace Law Committee and currently serves as a special master for the State Bar of California in the search and seizure of legally privileged and confidential matters.

Sample Public Speaking Engagements and Articles: (Please contact CCE for information on In-House MCLE Presentations)

  • Conducting e-discovery in patent litigation, California State Bar
  • International Data Privacy Issues, Ark
  • E-discovery in a Product Liability Case, Defense Research Institute
  • Preparing the 30B6 Expert Forensic Witness for Trial, HTCIA/Forbes
  • Conducting a SOX Investigation, HTCIA
  • Regulatory Compliance and Electronic Discovery, ISSA
  • Email and Ethics, California State Bar
  • The Duty to Preserve in a Large Corporate Environments, Wall Street Technology
  • The Ethics of Internal Investigations
  • Conducting an FCPA Investigation, HTCIA

Specialties: Leading international expert on E-discovery (patent litigation), Internal Investigations, International and National Data Privacy, Audit and Compliance

Albert may be contacted at

For information on Mr. Barsocchini's MCLE programs, click on the following links:
Ethical Issues in Electronic Discovery
Computer Security in the Law Office

Mr. Barsocchini also presents in-house MCLE seminars in association with CCE.

For information on Mr. Barsocchini"s MCLE Program: "INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: A Look at Proactive and Reactive Responses Using Technology and Process," (1.0 hour, DVD) click here.

For information on Mr. Barsocchini's MCLE Video Program, "INVESTIGATION AND E-DISCOVERY IN THE CLOUD (1.0)," click here.

For information on Mr. Barsocchini's MCLE Video Program, "Understanding the Selection and Preparation of the F.R.C.P. 30(b)(6) Witness in Cases Involving Electronic Discovery," click here .

To watch a free 10 minute clip of this video, click here. Only $20 Online.