Louis Scharringhausen specializes in digital forensic and cyber investigations, assisting clients and their counsel in independently responding to allegations of fraud, abuse, misconduct, intellectual property theft, employment disputes, and non-compliance. A former federal agent, he has more than 15 years of experience conducting complex computer forensic investigations. Throughout his career, Scharringhausen has conducted data breach investigations for clients in a wide variety of industries, helping them with intrusion and data breach investigations to determine everything from the infection vector, operating malware, and affected data, and recommending remediation measures.
Mr. Scharringhausen is frequently called upon to present findings of his analyses through expert opinion reports, affidavits, declarations, and testimony in federal and state courts. In addition to his forensic investigation and expert witness experience, he has experience assisting clients in e-discovery matters through the collection, processing, and review phases. Mr. Scharringhausen is also an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), and a licensed private investigator in the State of Texas.
Additionally, Mr. Scharringhausen served as a technical editor on McGraw Hill’s 2nd edition of Hacking Exposed: Computer Forensics. He also served on an ethics panel for the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee in Miami, Florida, where he spoke about cybersecurity and data theft. Mr. Scharringhausen’s article, “Cyber Blackmail and Ransomware: Everything Old is New Again,” was featured by Law360 in June 2016.
Mr. Scharringhhausen currently serves as the Principal of Charles River Associates in Dallas. Before taking that role, he worked in management and other capacities with Renew Data Corporation, Entrada Forensics Group, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Scharringhausen is also a member of Southern Methodist University’s Security Advisory Board.
Mr. Scharringhausen is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity, data theft, e-discovery, and forensics, with multiple presentations to the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and the South Central Information Governance.