Computer Forensic Services
With the rapid proliferation of digital technology, evidence sourced from digital devices is now commonly employed in civil and criminal legal proceedings. Unlike regular physical evidence, this digital evidence presents unique challenges in relation to admissibility in court and the establishment of facts. Digital evidence additionally allows for unique opportunities in establishing facts related to location, activities, timelines and communication.
How we help
We provide expert advice, opinion and investigative services in relation to computer forensics and digital evidence matters:
- Assist in identifying potentially relevant evidence
- Obtaining computer, network, and mobile phone oriented evidence in manner that is admissible in court
- Execution of search orders (formerly Anton Piller Orders)
- Analysis and investigation of data
- Identification of facts
- Assurance of reliability of evidence
- Preparation of expert reports
- Opinion on and validation of third party expert reports and evidence
The role of an expert witness is to assist the court in finding facts where the questions at hand are of a technical nature, not easily understood by the layperson. It is vital that the expert witness is appropriately qualified, credible and reliable.
Dr Schatz is one of the most highly qualified expert witnesses in his field. His strength lies in his ability to take complex technical situations and translate them into easily understood and credible testimony. This is facilitated by his deep technical knowledge in the area of forensic computer science. Dr Schatz is consistent, independent and direct, providing testimony upon which all parties and the court can rely.
Electronic Discovery & Disclosure
The vast majority of information and records are now created and stored in digital format. Discovery now encompasses new information mediums such as word processing documents, emails, voice messages, SMS, etc. Additional new sources of information now have bearing: water cooler gossip now is committed to email and call records are stored in company phone systems in forms that are very difficult to erase.
Discovery is now burdened with far larger sets of potential evidence in a wide variety of digital formats, making it difficult to identify relevant documents.
How we help
We provide expert advice, opinion and litigation support in responding to and preparation of discovery matters involving electronic evidence:
- Strategic advice on employment of document protocols
- Assist in identifying potentially relevant records
- Targeted collection of electronic records and documents
- Development of defensible search strategies
- Rapid culling of data prior to legal review
- Conversion of data to more useable media formats (i.e. tape, database)