DCF’s has extensive experience handling hundreds of client cases with each case adding to our body of knowledge. Below is a listing of the most common areas of practice that can offer insight into how DCF can support your forensic and CyberSecurity needs.
Bankruptcy | Receivership
DCF has extensive experience working bankruptcy matters and can provide a wide array of investigative and discovery services in these matters.
DCF’s forensic team can assist the trustee/receiver with “locking down” the business to investigate the finances and/or potential fraud, using digital forensics. DCF can actively assist in the electronic discovery process in the following areas
Preservation of all electronic data
HR- Employment Contract Disputes
Employment law itself is complex without even considering how Electronically Stored Information enters the picture in these possible digital evidence cases.
Fortunately, companies of all sizes rely on the use of computers in the drafting, review, printing, execution and communication surrounding contracts and the negotiation of the terms, providing DCF a rich environment to recover specific data.
Many times, critical information hinges on what was communicated outside of the four corners of the contract and still other times a critical look at whether documents have been altered becomes the center point of an investigation. For this reason, we can support your case review with the following actions:
Assist counsel with case-building and fact-finding by analyzing relevant
Authentication of evidence that counsel is intending to introduce and use to negotiate settlement
- Collecting and reporting on all copies of collected documents to provide timeline and document differential analysis
Digital forensic analysis of electronic documents to determine if changes have been made
Identifying and preserving all relevant data sources
Identifying and preserving all relevant data sources containing communication
Recovery of deleted, drafts and previous versions of contract
Preserving relevant data sources of the plaintiff to ensure that plaintiff’s house is “in order”
Prepare counsel for requesting relevant electronic evidence from defendant, relevant third parties and defendant’s witnesses
Prepare Defensible Preservation Plan to ensure that defendant’s house is “in order” and to prevent side-bar litigation surrounding the discovery ‘process’
With the proliferation of electronic data discovery on any subject, cases involving insurance claims are finding that oftentimes the information that will help prove or disprove a case is found as electronic evidence on devices affiliated with the matter.
Specifically, DCF has experience with a wide variety of electronic litigation support in insurance cases. Allow the DCF forensic team to assist you in the discovery process in the following areas”
Analyze and process electronic evidence media to recover non-privileged communication surrounding claim
Craft and defend Defensible Preservation Plan
Early Case Assessment to determine feasibility and strength of case strategies, learn relevant concepts and terms used by operatives
- Identify and Preserve relevant data sources, ensuring admissibility
- Testify as to results found
Regulatory | Compliance
As data and privacy concerns evolve in today’s business environment, so will the regulatory burdens. Regulatory agencies often have strict timelines, very broad inquiries and of course total control of the situation. Retaining DCF to assist in a response to regulatory and compliancy requests can significantly reduce the time and energy your firm may need to put forth. Let DCF perform the following forensic searches so you can focus on running the business.
- Identification and preservation of relevant electronic data sources
- Create talking points to control both the data and communication for both internal and external sources
- Quickly and cost-effectively analyze, review and produce requested information, in the form that the regulators have requested
- Using DCF in an regulatory audit ensures that internal stakeholders are insulated from claims of spoliation and to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
- Proactively establish and monitor IT controls, through a wide variety of cybersecurity auditing procedures, to prevent regulatory and compliance issues in the future
DCF actively assists organizations and individuals in civil wrongful termination matters.
We routinely work with one or both sides of these matters to help assess the merits of the case, preserve relevant data and to provide relevant evidence to support or defend the case.
In these matters, a certified computer examiner from DCF assists by:
Assisting plaintiff’s counsel with case-building and fact-finding by analyzing relevant data sources in the possession and control of plaintiff and/or plaintiff’s witnesses
- Assist in privilege and relevancy review in preparation for discovery
- Authentication of evidence that counsel is intending to introduce and use to negotiate settlement
- Identifying, preserving and collecting electronic data stored in relevant electronic data sources
- Prepare counsel for requesting relevant electronic evidence relevant third parties and defendant’s witnesses