Electronic Discovery, otherwise know as e-Discovery or EDD, relates to locating responsive documents that are part of electronically stored information (ESI). The role of an electronic discovery expert or e-Discovery expert is to help bridge the gap between lawyers and information technology.
The changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) in December of 2006 mandate that discovery is to include electronic evidence as part of the discovery process (e-discovery). The inclusion of electronic document discovery within the federal courts addresses the pervasive use of computers in both corporate and personal environments. With approximately 90% of all new documents being stored electronically, electronic discovery or e-Discovery should be considered for all legal cases.
The FRCP states that electronic discovery or e-Discovery must commence immediately upon filing of an action. Each party should retain a qualified electronic discovery expert prior to commencement of trial to assist with the multitude of e-Discovery issues, especially for those that fall within complex litigation.
The scope of e-Discovery encompasses all electronic communication including e-mail and instant messaging. Electronic discovery also encompasses other electronically stored information including electronic documents residing on network servers, work and personal computers as well as other electronic devices that include cell phones, Blackberry, iPod, and PDA devices.
Data Triage Technologies' experts are versed in the simple networks found in small companies as well as the complex networks of large domestic and international Corporations. DTT provides assistance in structuring a protocol for preservation of electronically stored information necessary for e-Discovery. Beyond preservation of electronically stored information, DTT can establish a repository of all emails and digital files, as well extract responsive documents during the electronic discovery phase of a trial. DTT's experts are based in Los Angeles, CA and provide services including Expert Testimony throughout the United States.
The experts at Data Triage Technologies are extensively trained with respect to wide variety of e-mail servers, network file servers, operating systems, PDAs,and other devices. In preparation for litigation it is crucial to build a team of experts who have in-depth knowledge of computer forensics and complex networks to provide the best in forensic analysis and electronic litigation support.
- Computer Forensics Expert: Defense, Plaintiff, and Court-appointed Neutral
- Computer Expert Witness – Rebuttal
- Draft Protocol for Electronic Discovery
- Create Repository
- Unlock/Search Password Protected and Encrypted Files
- Demonstrate Evidence of Spoilation, (Tampering with electronic files, file deletion)
- Mitigate Allegations of Spoilation
- Demonstrate/Prove Transfer or Dissemination of Proprietary Data
- Reconstruct Files, Emails, Activity Logs
- Reconstruct Internet History
- Reconstruct Phone Logs/ Text Message Logs
- Construct a Timeline of Events
- Locate Assets via Restoration of Accounting Software (QuickBooks, TurboTax)