DA's Expert Witness Blocked From Goldman IP Theft Trial

By Stewart Bishop (April 14, 2015, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A New York judge on Tuesday took the "extraordinary remedy" of blocking a district attorney from having his expert testify in the trial of a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer accused of stealing source code for the firm's high frequency trading platform, saying it would unfairly prejudice the defense.

New York Supreme Court Judge Daniel Conviser said the government cannot call on Stroz Friedberg LLP forensics expert Spencer Lynch to testify in the second criminal trial against Sergey Aleynikov either as an expert or as a witness of fact, since the defense hasn't had the opportunity to counter with an...

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