With over fourteen years of experience in the IT profession, Tom Ashley has a diverse background in both government and the private sector. At Quandary Peak Research, he specializes in utilizing analytic procedures to generate expert reports on various software-related issues, including copyright and patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and software implementation failure. He employs structured data analytics to forensically analyze project schedule delays, assess software performance, and conduct data-based comparisons of program source code and user interfaces to identify potential instances of copying.
Before serving as an expert witness, Tom pursued a JD at the American University Washington College of Law while working full-time at the NIH’s Center for Information Technology. Following law school, Tom interned at an immigration defense law firm, where he researched and drafted appellate briefs for cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he earned a B.A. in Computer Science, cum laude, from Carleton College.