eDiscovery Services

eDiscovery Services

Sound electronic (and physical) evidence collection and preservation is the foundation for any action and must be entirely defensible in civil/criminal, state/federal courts. Our team is one of the most prominent eDiscovery services providers, and our mission is to develop partnerships that allow organizations to control the whole process and the associated costs. LCG has leveraged our decades of criminal and civil litigation experience, developed rigorous evidence handling protocols, designed custom evidence management systems, and created comprehensive forensic imaging SOP.

While they may seem extreme to some, these measures ensure that any evidence collected by LCG or electronic media preserved by LCG is done according to industry best practices and is verifiable, repeatable, and defensible.

Defensible Preservation

For the past 15 years, LCG has played a pivotal role in some of the most significant physical and/or electronic evidence collection and handling incidents in the United States. Our experience includes many decades of experience in the successfully defended collection of innumerable pieces of digital and physical evidence and includes notable incidents such as:

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Where it Counts

When risk demands action, LCG will be the first option every time..

Transocean oil rig explosion/oil spill (2010) – LCG was responsible for the collection and electronic preservation of all digital media (computers, external media, cellular phones, blackberry devices, PDA, file servers, email, etc.), resulting in the collection and preservation of 14 Petabytes (1,400 Terabytes) of data.

Plains All American/Refugio Pipeline spill (2015) – LCG was solely responsible for the collection and electronic preservation of all digital media and electronic data sources (computers, cellular phones, emails, network shares, external storage, etc.)

Kansas City Police Department Evidence Warehouse Fire (2018) – LCG developed an evidence handling, decontamination and relocation protocol for the largest police department in Missouri. This resulted in the collection, secure transport, and relocation of over 1 million pieces of criminal evidence that underwent numerous successful court challenges by defense counsel.

What Is At Risk?

Data
Data integrity is critical to the success of any litigation case in both state and federal court. Incomplete or inaccurate digital evidence can result in an unfavorable outcome and possibly sanctions. To ensure that electronic information is collected and preserved correctly, it is essential to use a reputable eDiscovery provider with a proven track record. LCG has over two decades of experience managing and preserving data for litigation cases.

Time
Time is of the essence in any legal case. The sooner relevant information is collected and preserved, the better the legal hold. A legal hold on its own is NOT Preservation. Delays can result in data being lost or corrupted, which can be detrimental to the case. Additionally, hardware failures, viruses and other factors not typically considered can decimate the best intentions of a legal hold process. LCG understands the importance of timely data collection and preservation, and that’s what we aim to do as one of the best eDiscovery consulting firms in the nation. We have a team of professionals who are experts in their field and use the latest technologies to collect and preserve data.

Inadmissible Evidence
If potentially relevant digital evidence is not collected and preserved properly, it may be deemed inadmissible in a state or federal court. This can be detrimental to the case and may result in severe sanctions. LCG understands the importance of collecting and preserving data properly. We leverage decades of law enforcement and government experience and evidence handling standards to ensure that LCG always adheres the strictest evidence handling protocols in world.

eDiscovery FAQ

What is eDiscovery?
eDiscovery is the process of presenting evidence that is relevant to the cause at hand in litigation. It is the “electronic” portion of Discovery in litigation. Prior to the use of computers in personal and corporate applications, Discovery solely involved the collection, copying and production of documents to the opposing party and court in litigation. This process often involved dozens of bankers boxes of documents being wheeled into a courtroom by attorneys. With invention and prolific use of computers and various data storage devices the way people communicate and store information has morphed from landline phone calls to email and from typed documents stored in filing cabinets to electronic documents stored on hard drives or online.

To deal with this change the much needed Federal Rules for Civil Procedure (FRCP) were updated to include electronically stored information (ESI) into the Discovery process. Hence the term eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery). Because the court had no way to verify the authenticity of an electronic document or communication event, the FRCP required the use of a qualified Computer Forensic Expert to collect the data in a forensically sound manner and control the transfer of that data between the parties and eventually the court, in a manner that could be forensically verified and repeated by an opposing expert.

Is eDiscovery Expensive?
The expense of eDiscovery can be greatly affected by your choices. The cost of all eDiscovery professional services will clearly vary depending on the size and complexity of the case. The improper use of a Vendor to provide Processing, Hosting and Review services can become extremely expensive. These Vendor services are useful when used in document production requests but are of very little to no value on matters that require investigation into potentially nefarious activity by an individual or individuals.

This is why LCG is NOT a Vendor and DOESN’T provide Vendor related services (one of the very few in the nation). LCG knows the Vendor process produces little to no relevant investigative results and that when it is used for this purpose, eDiscovery becomes EXTREMELY expensive and the end client never gets the results they deserve.

By including LCG in the eDiscovery strategy, LCG experienced investigative experts can find the absolute best “smoking gun” evidence quickly and efficiently, while a Vendor can focus on providing the privilege review and production services that their tools were designed for.

Any company that tells you that a Vendor can produce the same level of evidentiary results that LCG is offering is unequivocally LYING. LCG could increase its annual revenue by 10x minimum just by offering these Vendor related services, but the enticement to sell those services over the investigative services would be too great and not in our client’s best interest. At LCG, we put ETHICS over profiting at the expense of our Client’s case.

Why is eDiscovery relevant to legal practice and civil procedure?
eDiscovery is relevant to legal practice and civil procedure because it helps ensure that data is collected and preserved properly. Incomplete or inaccurate digital evidence can complicate a case and make it difficult to reach a unanimous decision.
Who uses eDiscovery?
eDiscovery is used by attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals to collect and preserve data for litigation cases. Our eDiscovery solutions will save you time and money.
What is eDiscovery preservation?
eDiscovery preservation is the process of collecting and preserving data for litigation cases. Our team at LCG can forensically preserve data through onsite and/or remote imaging.
How does email discovery work?
Email discovery typically involves data collection software to collect email messages from an email server or cloud storage. Once the messages are collected, they can be processed and reviewed for relevant information.
What is ESI?
ESI stands for electronically stored information. This can include email messages, word documents, PDF files, and any other type of data that is stored electronically.
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Evidence in Action

Our investigators use tried and true, court-tested evidence collection methodologies in the defensible gathering of physical and digital evidence. Further, our experts utilize state-of-the-art technology for forensic imaging, processing, and analysis of digital evidence.

LCG utilizes multiple secure locations to store all evidentiary items and deploys physical and electronic security to maintain law enforcement level chain of custody and protect the confidential information entrusted to us.

IT Security And IT Audit IT security refers to the protection of computers and other digital devices from unauthorized access. Here at LCG we help our clients with password protection, data encryption, firewalls, and much more.

An IT audit is the process of reviewing and assessing an organization’s IT security practices. This can help identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the system. LCG staff security professionals who can conduct IT audits and help improve an organization’s IT security practices.

Digital Evidence Management

Digital evidence comes in many forms and can be found on a variety of devices, such as computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. To manage this type of evidence properly, it is important to use a reputable and experienced digital evidence management service provider.

LCG has over a decade of experience in managing digital evidence. We have a team of certified professionals who are experts in their field and use the latest technologies to manage and collect digital evidence.

IT Forensic AnalysisIT forensics analyzes data on computers and other digital devices to find evidence of a crime. This can be done through various methods, such as data collection, analysis, and recovery.

It can help detect a crime, who committed it, and what type of data was involved. Additionally, it can help prevent future crimes from occurring. LCG has a team of certified professionals, including IT forensic analysts who are experts in their field and use the latest technologies to conduct IT forensics analysis.

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Evidence Audit Services

LCG’s team has engaged in extensive physical and digital evidence collection for civil and Government/Law Enforcement matters in the United States and overseas.

Combined with our decades of criminal evidence collection, this civil evidence has led to procedures and methods designed with the most stringent chain of custody methodology, documentation, and tracking that is universally admissible in court. Beyond the primary role in the BP/Macondo Well event involving 14PB (14,000,000GB) of data that LCG was entrusted with, LCG has the esteemed honor being the ONLY company ever to be engaged by a major Metropolitan Police Department to take control over their entire warehouse of evidence (over 1 million items) following a catastrophic event. LCG assumed full chain of custody of all evidence and was fully responsible for the identification, logging, photographing, transfer (new offsite location via 2 tractor trailers per day), upacking, logging, cleaning, repacking, logging and storing of all 1,000,000+ evidence items without a single item misplaced, or misdocumented and the entire process was completed in under 90 DAYS! LCG utilized over 25 of its former law enforcement personnel who were flown in, onsite and working in under 48 hours. LCG had its process challenged in court 5 times and unquestionably won each challenge to a degree that upon the 5th challenge the court made a standing order that LCG had satisfied every possible argument and challenge to a degree that the process could no longer be challenged in future litigation.

Bottom line… LCG is the best and ONLY choice when it comes to evidence chain of custody audits. No company comes close to LCG’s experience, accuracy, and proficiency!

Types of Evidence

  • RPersonal Computers
  • REmail
  • RText/Chat
  • RSocial Media
  • RCloud Acquisitions
  • RServer Shares
  • RPhysical Evidence
  • RInterviews/Interrogations
  • RThumb Drives
  • RCell phones / Tablets
  • RUSB Storage
  • RNAS Devices
  • RHard Drives (HDD & SSD)
  • RElectronic Sensors/Systems
  • RVideo Systems
  • RInternet of Things (IOT)
  • RRFID
  • RApp Tracking Databases
  • RGovernment License Plate Tracking Database
  • RElectronic Voting Systems
  • RVoter Records
  • RVoter Documents
  • Rand much, much more…
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IT Forensic Analysis

IT forensics analyzes data on computers and other digital devices to find evidence of a crime. This can be done through various methods, such as data collection, analysis, and recovery.

It can help detect a crime, who committed it, and what type of data was involved. Additionally, it can help prevent future crimes from occurring. LCG has a team of certified professionals, including IT forensic analysts who are experts in their field and use the latest technologies to conduct IT forensics analysis.

IT Security And IT Audit

IT security refers to the protection of computers and other digital devices from unauthorized access. Here at LCG we help our clients with password protection, data encryption, firewalls, and much more.

An IT audit is the process of reviewing and assessing an organization’s IT security practices. This can help identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the system. LCG staff security professionals who can conduct IT audits and help improve an organization’s IT security practices.

FAQ Cyber Evidence Investigator

What is digital evidence investigation?
Digital evidence investigation is collecting and analyzing data from computers and other digital data sources to find evidence of a crime or activity. Our team leverages a multitude of creative techniques, many of which are never taught to non-law enforcement personnel. Simply stated, if it stores data in any way, we can forensically collect it and utilize it to answer the questions that need to be answered.
What are sources of digital evidence?
Digital evidence resides all around us. From the ATM near the office, to the cell tower connecting your mobile call, the apps on your phone that constantly track your habits and the companies that collect that data and sell it. Nearly every aspect of life in today’s technologically advanced society retains information associated with the human interaction of the person utilizing it. LCG employs experts who spent their former careers thinking outside the box and utilizing the data stored on the most unconventional devices to solve crimes. That experience can be put to use on your matter with just a phone call today!
How can we collect evidence of cybercrime?
We use several methods to collect evidence in cybercrime, such as data analysis and collection, data recovery, and reverse engineering through computer forensics.

Litigation Support

Existing Content Litigation Support

LCG has decades of experience assisting both internal and outside counsel in matters of employee misconduct. Areas include, but are not limited to: proper/limited and effective preservation; drafting forensic protocols that govern the analysis of devices; technical support in the drafting of supporting documentation for Temporary Injunction hearings, etc.

With LCG as a partner, we will be with you from the beginning stages of the investigation, pre-litigation and assist your company in investigating and recovering critical business information. And should you choose to pursue litigation, the experts at LCG have a long standing track record of dominating the competition in courtroom.

Causes of Action

Our efforts have resulted in successful outcomes for clients dealing with various types of employee and executive misconduct, HR violations, trade secret misappropriation, copyright and patent infringement, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, antitrust issues, cyber breaches, maritime incidents, tax fraud, and other financial crimes. We have worked with and opposed numerous federal agencies in the process. Many of these matters have required advanced analysis for deletion and attempted cover-up activity.

Cyber Incident Response Retainers

A cyber incident response retainer is an agreement between a company and an independent cyber security firm that provides the company with access to the firm’s expertise in the event of a cyber incident.

Cyber incidents can be costly and time-consuming to resolve. They can also harm your company’s reputation. A cyber incident response plan can help you minimize the damages caused by a cyber incident.

LCG offers retainer-based services that give you access to our team of experienced cyber security professionals. We will work with you to develop a customized incident response plan tailored to your company’s specific needs.

FAQ Litigation Support

Why is litigation support important?
Litigation support is important because it can help you win your case. The right team of experts can make all the difference in whether or not you are successful in court.
What is the role of a litigator?
A litigator is an attorney who represents clients in court. A litigator’s job is to advocate on behalf of their client and present the best possible case to the judge or jury. Oftentimes a litigator or litigation team will recognize the need to engage an eDiscovery expert for a case. eDiscovery companies are often referred to as “Vendors” because they provide vendor related services like, data Processing, Hosting and Review.
What’s the difference between a Vendor and an Expert?
Everything. LCG does NOT provide vendor services like Processing, Hosting and Review. LCG has a sole objective upon engagement. Our reputation wasn’t built on providing vendor related services, if it was we wouldn’t employ so many experienced experts. Our goal is to get to the truth and present it to the court in a manner that is beyond any reasonable doubt. Because of this approach, over 95% of LCG’s engagements end in favorable settlements for our clients without ever going to trial. LCG will quickly and accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case so that your money isn’t wasted on false hopes or attempts from an opposing expert to distract from the strong merits of the case. LCG will give you the confidence needed to settle quickly or proceed confidently in your case. LCG prefers partnerships over selling products to our clients.
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LCG Expert Witness For Legal Cases

An expert witness is a person who has specialized knowledge or skills that can be helpful in a legal case. Expert witnesses can provide testimony about their area of expertise to help the court understand a complex issue. Although expert testimony is not always necessary, it can be beneficial in cases where the subject matter is complex or technical.

There are many expert witnesses, and each has its area of expertise. Common types of expert witnesses include economists, accountants, engineers, and medical professionals. The type of expert witness you require depends on the nature of your legal case.

If you are involved in litigation that requires expert testimony around electronic data storage and computer forensics, contact LCG. We will provide a no cost review of your case and help determine if our services are right for you.

LCG is a top cyber security company that offers a variety of services, such as eDiscovery consulting, cyber incident response retainers, litigation support, and expert witness services for litigation. If you need assistance with a data centric litigation or security matter, contact LCG today.

Specialty Case Areas

Specialty case areas refer to the specific legal areas that a law firm specializes in. Specialty case areas can be either general or specific. For example, some law firms may specialize in family law, while others may specialize in personal injury law.

LCG specializes in eDiscovery and its application to the legal system. Our team of experienced experts all have extensive backgrounds in Computer Crime investigations where the standard for the burden of proof was “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”. LCG still adheres to that standard at every phase of engagement. While others merely strive to achieve the Civil Standard of “a Preponderance of Evidence” and consider that to be “good enough”, LCG believes our clients deserve the best. 51% may win a civil case but 100% will almost always guarantee it!

Our specialty case areas include:

  • Data Breach Litigation
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Unique/One of a Kind data systems
  • Evidence Tampering
  • Voter Fraud
  • Background Investigations
  • Suspect Profiling
  • Interviews/Interrogation
    Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Data Breach & Cybercrime
  • Internet Security
  • Litigation Support
  • eDiscovery Services
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LCG Discovery Experts Is One of The Best eDiscovery Consulting Firms

LCG is a leading cyber security law firm that offers a variety of services, such as managed eDiscovery services, cyber incident response retainers, litigation support, and expert witness services for legal cases. If you need assistance in any of the mentioned areas, contact us today at 832.251.6600.

At LCG, we understand the importance of cyber security. We also understand the complex laws and regulations that govern this area of law. That’s why we have a team of experienced attorneys who have dedicated their lives to this specialty area.

Who is considered an expert witness?
An expert witness is someone with specific knowledge or expertise in a particular area that can be helpful in a legal case. Expert witnesses can provide testimony related to their knowledge and expertise in order to help the court and jury better understand a case. While expert testimony is not required in every case, it can be constructive when the issue is complex or technical.
What is the role of the expert witness?
The role of the expert witness is to provide testimony about their area of expertise to help the court better understand a complex issue. Expert witnesses can also help the court determine the merit of a case.
What is an expert witness example?
A typical example of an expert witness is a police detective. A police detective can provide testimony about their investigation of a crime scene and the interviews conducted. This can be helpful to the court in making a decision.
How do you qualify as an expert witness?
To qualify as an expert witness, you must have specific knowledge or expertise in a particular area. You must also be able to provide testimony about your area of expertise that can help the court understand a complex issue. Courts also look at how the experience was gained and previous testimony/expert designations. All of LCG’s experts come from careers in law enforcement or Federal Government, specifically as members and supervisors of Computer Crimes Task Forces and have a combined history of thousands of hours of sworn testimony in hundreds of matters. LCG’s experts have NEVER been disqualified.

If you are involved in a legal case that requires expertise in cyber security, contact LCG today. We will review your case and help you decide on how best to resolve it.

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Our computer and digital forensics clients hire us because we provide honest advice, excellent customer service, and winning solutions based on experience. Contact us is the best way to find out how we can help you.