Xcera Consulting / Benjamin T. Wilson has the Expertise You Need The business world has permanently changed during the past decade when it comes to written documents. For example, on June 30, 2000, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) was signed into law giving legal effect to electronically signed documents, even though they are not on paper, thus literae sine chartae, literally “written records, documents, deeds, etc., without paper.” Not only are contracts executed without ever having been printed on paper, but now document discovery in litigation involves searching through gigabytes of data rather than sifting through paper. This paradigm shift from paper to bits and bytes has left many businessmen and lawyers trying to catch up. Xcera, and its principal consultant Ben Wilson, have nearly 20 years of experience dealing with computers and the law. We put this know-how to work every day, ensuring the delivery of dedicated, responsive and quality service to our clients.
Xcera's founder and principal consultant, Benjamin T. Wilson, began working with computers as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He continued his interest in computers throughout law school and into public and private law practice. Having worked as a litigator and a transaction attorney, he has the broad-based legal experience necessary to give clients useful advice when it comes to computer issues that involve the law. Mr. Wilson has worked as in-house counsel at a Certification Authority where he has consulted on e-commerce matters involving Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and implementations of digital certificate technology. Mr. Wilson’s clients have also included numerous other groups who are interested in making e-business work, like healthcare organizations, application service providers (ASPs), and of course, businesses engaged in e-commerce.
Mr. Wilson is past Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Information Security Committee and has been editor of several ABA publications. He is also Chair of the Utah State Bar Cyberlaw Committee and a Section Councilmember of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law.
Mr. Wilson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Utah in 1987 with an Honors degree in Economics, and from the University of Utah College of Law in 1990 with a Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Wilson received his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE + Internet) accreditation in 1999 and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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