Electronic discovery (also e-discovery or ediscovery) refers to discovery in litigation or government investigations which deals with the exchange of information in electronic format (often referred to as electronically stored information or ESI). These data are subject to local rules and agreed-upon processes, and are often reviewed for privilege and relevance before being turned over to opposing counsel.
Data are identified as potentially relevant by attorneys and placed on legal hold. Evidence is then extracted and analyzed using digital forensic procedures, and is reviewed using a document review platform. Documents can be reviewed either as native files or after a conversion to PDF or TIFF form. A document review platform is useful for its ability to aggregate and search large quantities of ESI.
The effort to comply to an eDiscovery request is often time-consuming and expensive due to the volume of information and records created and stored in electronic form, typically throughout the enterprise in an unstructured manner.
We are well equipped to assist you in every stage of the eDiscovery process. Our investigators and consultants have served as experts in some of the largest eDiscovery cases and will assist you in the same manner.
Locating potential sources of ESI and determining its scope and depth.
Ensuring that ESI is protected against inappropriate alteration or destruction.
Gathering ESI for further use in the electronic discovery process.
Reducing the volume of ESI, deduplicating results, and converting it to forms suitable for review and analysis by counsel.
Reviewing ESI for relevance and privilege.
Evaluating ESI for content, including key patterns, topics, and people.
Delivering ESI to others in appropriate formats while using appropriate delivery solutions.
Types of Cases
Theft of Intellectual Property, such as trade secrets, programming code, files and programs
Copyright, Trademark and Royalty Violations
Hard Drive, Network, eMail and Smartphone cases
Wrongful Termination, Harassment and other Sensitive Employee Matters
Know What You Are Looking For If Possible
Meet Requirements For Good Faith Response to Document Requests
Minimize Disruption to Business During Collection
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