FCDE Foundation

Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Foundation
Board of Directors

Executive Director – Sean Hoar


Sean Hoar is a partner in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Sean Hoar, CISSP, GISP, CIPP/US, has extensive experience managing responses to digital crises and effectively marshalling resources to contain and remediate information security incidents. He served as the lead cyber attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon where he was the point of contact for the FBI, Secret Service, and Homeland Security in system intrusions and other digital crime emergencies. He now counsels businesses on best practices in information privacy and data security, and countering cybersecurity threats. He also facilitates incident response planning and risk assessments, and manages responses to data breaches.

As a veteran security and privacy attorney and an accomplished litigator prosecuting cybercrime, identity theft, Internet fraud, and other matters for the U.S. Department of Justice, Sean managed compliance with the Fourth Amendment, the Stored Communications Act, and other constitutional and regulatory frameworks for federal law enforcement. He trained federal investigators and prosecutors about the acquisition and use of digital evidence, and he trained foreign officials, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, about anti-terrorism and cybercrime awareness. He currently teaches courses in cybercrime and privacy law and serves as the executive director of the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Foundation. A frequent author and speaker on privacy and security matters, Sean has received numerous accolades from the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, and the DEA throughout his career.


President – Donna Maddux

Donna Maddux

Donna Maddux served as a prosecutor with the Oregon Department of Justice from 2003 – 2012.  From 2004 – 2007, she was one of two prosecutors assigned to the Tobacco Tax Crimes Task Force (TCTF).  At TCTF, Donna prosecuted tobacco tax evasion cases, including complex multi-defendant racketeering cases and cases against illegally operating internet cigarette sellers.  As the Attorney in Charge of the Department’s Organized Crime Section from 2007 – 2009, Donna supervised a unit that investigated and prosecuted all forms of financial fraud, drug crimes, internet crimes against children and public corruption.  From 2009 – 2012, Donna worked as a prosecutor with the Department’s Medicaid Fraud Unit.  Donna’s Medicaid Fraud work focused on the investigation and prosecution of home care worker fraud and related crimes against state agencies, including food stamp fraud, housing fraud, and Oregon state tax crimes.

In September 2012, Donna accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud Unit of the Portland office.  She is responsible for the prosecution of a wide range of fraud cases.

Donna provides training to law enforcement and related groups on request and has served on the planning committee for the Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence Conference since 2004.

Donna received her law degree in 2002 from the Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland.



Board Member – Elizabeth LaFave

Elizabeth La Fave has been a member and supporter of the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference since 2013. She previously worked for Nordstrom Inc. as a Senior Investigator for 11 years where she investigated internal & external cases that involved multiple types of fraud.

In 2017, Elizabeth joined the Bank Protection & Investigations unit at Umpqua Bank where she continues to use her knowledge and skills to help assist customers and the Bank with fraud prevention and investigation. Elizabeth has recently taken on the roll as Secretary for the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Foundation.


Board Member – Rachel Royston, CFE

Rachel Royston is an Enforcement Investigator with the State of Oregon, Division of Financial Regulation. Prior to joining the Division, she spent three years as a Tax Auditor for the Oregon Department of Revenue and four years with the Oregon Department of Justice. Rachel received her undergraduate degree in Accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Rachel is a member of several multi-agency law enforcement fraud workgroups. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.



Board Member – Doug Prince

Doug Prince is a Deputy District Attorney at the Marion County DA’s Office. Although he has prosecuted all types of offenses from misdemeanors to murders, he has handled mostly major fraud, property and arson cases since he came to Marion County in 2007. Having been a Deputy D.A. since 1995, he has also worked in Yamhill and Linn Counties.

Doug is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and also studied Computer Science at De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California.



Board Member – Shiori Gold

 Shiori Gold is a paralegal at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section of the Civil Enforcement Division. She regularly works with local, state and federal agencies to assist in Elder Fraud and Data Breach complaints and investigations.

Shiori began her career with the Oregon Department of Justice in 2008, starting at the Criminal Justice Division, Organized Crimes Section, and subsequently worked in Trial Division, Special Litigations Unit, prior to moving to her current position in 2016.

Shiori received her master’s degree in 2003 for Japanese History from Columbia University in New York City and a law degree in 2006 from the Lewis & Clark School of Law in Portland.



Board Member – Michael Korcek, CFCE

Michael Korcek began his career in law enforcement as a police cadet after graduating from high school.  He became an officer with the Ontario (California) Police Department in 1990 and transitioned to the Salem Police Department in 1995.  From 1998 to 2017, Michael worked as a detective and was assigned to investigate financial crimes in 2002.  During that time he was a member of the Hazardous Device Team and obtained his certification as a computer forensic examiner.  

 In 2017, Michael began working for the Oregon Department of Justice, Criminal Division as a Criminal Financial Investigator.  He administers the Oregon Financial Inquiry Network (OFIN) that assists law enforcement with locating financial accounts in criminal investigations.  He has enjoyed working some great cases that were only made possible with network contacts that fostered information sharing between law enforcement, financial institutions and retail businesses.  Michael is married and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and dogs.



Board Member – Brian Shaw, CFCE

Brian Shaw began his law enforcement career in 2003 as a Police Officer with the Salem Police Department.  Brian has worked as a detective since 2014, and primarily investigates financial crimes.  In 2017 Brian added computer and digital evidence forensics to his job description.  He is certified as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.  Brian administers the South Willamette Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT).





Board Member – Colin Benson

Colin Benson has been a member of the Oregon State Bar Association since 1998. He has worked in a variety of areas before becoming a prosecutor in Douglas County Oregon in 2002.  In Douglas County he had a general caseload until 2009 when he was assigned to serve as counsel for the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT).  He worked with DINT until 2014 when he joined the Oregon Department of Justice.  Currently, Colin works in the Criminal Justice Division in the Organized Crime Section.  Sean is also assigned to represent the Criminal Intelligence Unit.