Corporate Officers

The Founders of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. 


Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information technology and information security firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and has been in private practice ever since, now concentrating exclusively in electronic evidence law. Ms. Nelson was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013-June 2014, is now the President of the Fairfax Law Foundation, a past President of the Fairfax Bar Association, a Director and the Treasurer of the Fairfax Law Foundation and serves as a member of ARMA’s E-Discovery Advisory Group. She is the current Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Education Board and a former Chair of its Publishing Board. She serves on the ABA’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and on its Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. From 2012-2014, she served on the ABA's House of Delegates. She is also a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW and serves on the Virginia State Bar Governing Council and on its Executive Committee, on its Standing Committee on Budget and Finance, on its Technology Committee, and is the former Chair of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. The Virginia Supreme Court appointed her to the Statewide E-Filing Committee beginning in 2010. She is a member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1, Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is a member the Virginia Women’s Attorneys Association and the Northern Virginia Chapter of Women in E-Discovery.

She is a co-author of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (American Bar Association, 2012), The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (American Bar Association, 2006) and Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (American Bar Association, 2006), as well as The 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (American Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). She is also a co-author of How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (ABA, 2009). 

Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of two Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” and “Digital Detectives.”

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She is a frequent author and speaker on information security, information technology and electronic evidence. To arrange a presentation for a law firm, corporation or other entity, please contact Ms. Nelson at

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John W. Simek 

Vice President

John W. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a nationally known testifying expert in the area of digital forensics.

Mr. Simek holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University. After forming Sensei, he ended his 20+ year affiliation with Mobil Oil Corporation, where he served as a senior technologist designing and troubleshooting Mobil’s networks throughout the western hemisphere. Mr. Simek has in-depth experience with network troubleshooting, hardware and software implementations, systems integration, and logistical and financial expertise in a wide range of computer engineering designs and solutions. He has an extensive knowledge of multi-protocol environments and a diverse range of networking technologies. 

He is the co-author of numerous books published by the ABA and co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series "Digital Detectives."

In addition to his EnCase Certification (EnCE), Mr. Simek is a Certified Handheld Examiner, Certified Novell Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, NT Certified Independent Professional, and a Certified Internetwork Professional. He is also a member of the High Tech Crime Network and of the International Information Systems Forensics Association as well as the American Bar Association. John has also been a member of the Planning Board for the American Bar Association's TECHSHOW and a past member of the Boyd-Graves Conference Subcommittee on Electronic Evidence.

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If you wish to contact John Simek by e-mail, you may do so at