In our digital and increasingly borderless world, vast quantities of electronic data are created, transferred, or stored on company-owned servers, mobile devices, archival platforms, proprietary databases, and inactive legacy systems. Often, this data is stored in multiple jurisdictions, with varying rules and requirements. Many of the laws that govern the discovery process are outdated and, as a result, statutes and government expectations are in constant flux. At the same time, there are ever-more stringent penalties for mishandling personal or confidential data.
In addition, organizations worldwide continue to be confronted with litigation related to bribery and corruption, securities and financial fraud, government-contracting abuses, healthcare fraud and employee-initiated claims. During unplanned legal, regulatory, and other administrative proceedings such as these, organizations risk potentially devastating consequences if they fail to preserve, collect, and produce electronically stored information (ESI) promptly and accurately.
Effectively mitigating these risks requires continuous investment in an organization’s legal department, compliance staff, and compliance technologies, as well as working with outside service providers. Managing providers, meeting critical deadlines, and controlling costs can be challenging, and mistakes can cause irreparable damage.
We are trusted advisers—a collection of the brightest minds in eDiscovery and digital forensics. We have extensive experience assisting clients with eDiscovery and disclosure strategies, data preservation, documentation authentication, and potential spoliation. Our full suite of eDiscovery services combines people, processes, and technology to effectively manage even the most complex processes and reduce attorney costs, without compromising on quality.
Stroz Friedberg’s renowned data collection teams can be deployed quickly to virtually any global location. Worldwide we have 12 cutting-edge digital forensics laboratories and four secure eDiscovery Data centers (our data centers are SSAE16 certified) where our examiners identify, preserve, and collect relevant data to provide definitive, fact-based conclusions for our clients, their counsel, opposing counsel, and the courts. And we have a fully provisioned Mobile Processing Unit (NOMAD) that provides clients with eDiscovery capability anywhere in the world.
We bring to bear effective digital forensic and eDiscovery techniques as well as powerful technological resources for data gathering and analysis. These resources include our proprietary Stroz Discovery® processing and First Glance early case assessment technologies, along with kCura’s Relativity hosted database repository. Additionally, our Managed Services & Litigation Repository (MSLR) offers a single management resource to integrate disparate data sources, reduce costs and facilitate better decision-making, using real-time reporting on matter and data metrics. We also employ a proprietary analytics tool – Privilege Analytics – that identifies and categorizes potentially privileged documents that is compatible for review in Relativity.
When called upon to testify, we stand by our findings, offering the assurance required by regulators and the courts. With extensive experience gained during previous roles as prosecutors and litigators, we possess an intimate knowledge of what drives successful outcomes during a trial or proceeding. The skills, backgrounds, and integrity of our people, combined with our industry-leading proprietary tools, are a powerful force when getting it right matters most.