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CLARK WALTON, Managing Director

Clark Walton is the principal forensics and cyber security expert for Reliance Forensics. He can be reached at, or by calling (980) 335-0710.

Walton holds a Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science Option) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Walton is a former cyber threat analyst and technical project manager for the Central Intelligence Agency, having served there from 2000 to 2005. In that role, Walton has briefed at the White House and provided written intelligence analysis to high level consumers including the Director of the FBI, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Walton is an Adjunct Professor at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC, where he has taught courses in Evidence and Cyber Crime, and has served as an Adjunct Graduate Thesis Advisor in the UNC Charlotte Department of Criminology, primarily in the area of search and seizure of mobile cellular devices.

Walton sits on the American Bar Association Advisory Committee on Law and National Security, where he has been published several times in recent years on issues dealing with the intersection of technology and national security law and data security. Walton has taught CLE courses on federal criminal computer laws and government authority for digital surveillance, and has been featured on local NPR and CBS affiliates discussing issues ranging from Facebook privacy to recent government "leak" cases. In addition, Walton has taken over 60 hours of digital forensics coursework in the past year alone.

Walton is also an accomplished attorney, having been named the American Bar Association's National Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2012-2013. He previously worked as an associate for the international law firm of Mayer Brown LLP and has served as both an assistant district attorney in Mecklenburg County, NC and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina. As a prosecutor, Walton took well over 150 matters to trial. Walton is currently counsel with the law firm of Alexander Ricks PLLC.

A more complete CV for Walton is available upon request.

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