Digital Forensics & eDiscovery

Our industry-leading expertise in digital forensics and eDiscovery delivers thorough analysis and seamless solutions for data-intensive legal and investigative needs.

Digital Forensics

Data sources are growing in size and complexity every day. The rise of collaboration platforms driven by today’s hybrid working environment, like Slack and Microsoft Teams, are just one prominent example. As companies work to ensure that data preservation and security policies are adhered to in this new business world, the need to carefully consider and approach electronic collections with caution is paramount.

At Secretariat, our team will work closely with you to determine the best approach for your data preservation and analysis needs. Our experts will work with you to help scope, collect, preserve, and where necessary, analyze all relevant data in a defensible and forensically sound manner.

We have extensive experience in the identification, preservation, collection and analysis of data from an extensive range of electronic sources. Our forensic experts can defensibly collect data in person or remotely from physical, private cloud, or online repositories and websites, and prepare it for onward eDiscovery processing and hosting or detailed forensic analysis.

Our team is available to rapidly deploy either in person or remotely to ensure that any risk of data spoilation is minimized. We regularly prepare formal expert reports, and can provide expert testimony when required by our clients.

Our Digital Forensic Services

  • Data Preservation
  • Forensic Data Analysis & Recovery
  • Forensic Data Collection
  • Forensic Triage Reporting
  • Expert Testimony


The complexity, volume, and displacement of data continues to grow exponentially, accelerated by hybrid working and the advent of new technologies. When a dispute arises, data collection, processing, and disclosure become increasingly challenging. More importantly, how all of this is handled plays a fundamental role in whether a matter is a success or failure.

Secretariat’s eDiscovery team works seamlessly with clients and counsel to understand the unique data and discovery challenges of a project and develop innovative strategies tailored to individual situations. Risk mitigation, quality control, and cost effectiveness are front of mind for our team when working together, and we are adept at leveraging the latest analytics technologies to accelerate the delivery of important case facts to the right people.

Decisions regarding data preservation and collection must be made early in a matter. Just as critical is having a sound disclosure plan. Investing time with our experts up front can have a significant impact on improving both the cost efficiency and defensibility of a data collection exercise. Our consultants can employ technologies and workflows to identify relevant data at the earliest possible stage of an investigation or dispute. The team can prepare technical information to support discussions with opposing counsel, attend case management conferences, and work alongside you to complete the disclosure review document.

Our team’s extensive experience with large, complex disputes and investigations allows us to assist with a wide range of challenges, including social media data, audio and video files and transcripts, instant messaging, and multi-language datasets. We track and document data points and progress throughout a matter to ensure the defensibility of our process from data collection to production.

With the experience of addressing nearly every type of eDiscovery challenge, our team will guide you through the process and help you make sound decisions along the way.

Our eDiscovery Services

  • Advanced Text Based Analytics &
  • Machine Learning
  • Chat and Collaboration Data Analysis
  • Communications Analysis
  • Data Collection (Physical & Remote)
  • Data Processing
  • Data Scoping & Mapping
  • Data Visualization and Clustering
  • Dawn Raid Advisory
  • eDiscovery Hosting Services
  • eDiscovery Project Management & Consulting Services
  • Expert Testimony
  • Unstructured and Structured Analytics

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