DTI is able to provide certified and skilled discovery professionals to manage any project to the desired result—beyond client expectations.
Experienced leaders find the right solution for each project. No matter the scope or size, our expert project managers guide each task to meet deadlines while effectively staying within budget. From litigation support to discovery—both onsite and offsite—DTI can manage projects to achieve client goals.
FORENSICS AND EXPERT SERVICES
Having handled hundreds of state and federal litigation cases, we work with proven technologies and have set the standard for a methodical and defensible approach to collecting, preserving, and analyzing data. The DTI process has been adopted as industry best practice. Our experienced teams of Certified Computer Examiners (CCE) gather important data even if it has been damaged or is difficult to find—information that can be the difference between winning and losing your organization’s case and reputation. The comprehensive forensic team at DTI ensures the secure preservation of the most sensitive data using repeatable and defensible processes. We know each case or matter has its own unique objectives and goals. At DTI, we have the knowledge and experience to construct custom processes to fit the specific needs of client projects. Our teams know the common issues faced by clients and will identify and fortify any vulnerable areas in your organization’s case.
Computer Forensics Analysis
Forensic analysis protocols involve much more than a solid set of keywords. There is often much more to consider when successfully reviewing client computer evidence and being properly prepared to counter your opponent’s analysis. Whether it’s analysis of your organization’s data or review of an opponent’s data, expert analysis will help you avoid surprises and stay informed.
Computer Forensics Consulting
Getting involved early in a case gives DTI experts the opportunity to help you avoid the problems that may impact your organization’s case as you approach trial. We can help you collect and preserve your data, however, our true value is our ability to assist with client evidence and strategy from early investigation through trial.
The DTI team of data acquisition experts has extensive experience planning and executing successful preservation and collection of even very large and complex data sets. Effective data collection can enhance your organization’s readiness and give you an edge in litigation.
We know each case or matter has its own unique objectives and goals. At DTI, we have the knowledge and experience to construct custom processes to fit the specific needs of your project. Our teams know the common issues faced by clients and will identify and fortify any vulnerable areas in your case.
The computer forensics consulting team at DTI understands the stakes and issues regarding today’s litigation and security environment when data breaches occur. The forensics consulting team is experienced in working with in-house IT and security teams to evaluate a data breach, investigate the scope of the compromise and perform the analysis to answer the important questions legal counsel will need to respond. The stakes are highest when an incident involves protected information. When an organization suspects that a breach has occurred, DTI can advise on notification obligations, preparing for potential litigation, and advising on remediation efforts.
Expert testimony at depositions and trial is among the most challenging and rewarding work that we do. DTI experts are experienced at working closely with the litigation team and in preparing the results of analysis for proper presentation to a judge and/or jury and defending that work at deposition.
Technical Deposition Consulting
Lawyers are not necessarily technologists. DTI experts have extensive experience in assisting the execution of technical depositions of opposing witnesses and experts. Asking the right question is particularly important with a technical witness. Subtle differences in technical terms, semantics, understanding the relevant technology, and interpreting the results of computer forensic analysis all contribute to effective technical depositions.
Enterprise Archive and Legacy Media
Cost-effective analysis and processing of backup tapes, legacy storage arrays, modern enterprise server environments, electronic mail servers, and a suite of other media and computing devices require a flexible approach based on tried and true forensic protocols. DTI experts excel at crafting the proper forensic protocols for dealing with even the most difficult data sets.
COLLECTIONS, PROCESSING, AND HOSTING
Effective data collection is the first and primary process in building credibility for your organization’s case. Our teams of collection experts gather, investigate, and map all relevant data for each individual matter. Making use of our expertise early on will structure your legal project to avoid future issues—saving you time and preventing future costs. Obtaining all useful information is crucial, and we won’t miss a thing.
We have the strength and support to process the largest, most complex collections of electronic legal evidence. Industry-leading technology enables us to scan and process multiple terabytes of data daily.
Every project is different and comes with its own needs and requirements. We have a variety of review platforms to choose from and possess more Relativity experience and users than anyone else in the industry. Our multiple, award-winning, processing platforms customize the best strategy for your organization’s case. Whether providing our services, or just hosting the platform, we are here to assist you every step of the way. DTI offers the following hosting services:
Kcura Relativity® Features comprehensive review and repository functionality on a single platform; powerful reporting and tracking capabilities; an intuitive and easy-to-use interface so teams can begin working with little training; and advanced configuration capabilities to accommodate automation of multi-pass review workflows. To facilitate cost effective, technology-assisted review workflow, DTI heavily implements the Relativity Application Ecosystem.
Relativity Analytics Allows review teams to accelerate review and follow an investigative pattern of thought by identifying conceptual relationships between documents.
Equivio Near-Duplicates and Email Threads Creates a seamless, easy-to-use solution for eDiscovery processing and review with proven technology for grouping near-duplicates and email threads that is fully embedded within Relativity.
Clearwell Facilitates management of all eDiscovery matters with a single, easy-to-use application. Clearwell, long a leader in early case assessment solutions, now offers Transparent Predictive Coding. Review teams achieve highly accurate results with minimal input, significantly reducing review time and cost.
iConectnxt & iConect Xera Accommodates both review and repository functionality throughout the lifecycle of the project. Enabling customized review workflows allows for review of both native electronic files and images. Ideal for use as a long-term repository for trial and deposition preparation, it connects the experts to the data you need to succeed.
MANAGED DOCUMENT REVIEW
DTI Managed Review teams operate as a seamless extension of our client’s legal department, and we offer service and support through all stages of the discovery lifecycle. Collecting, organizing, and preparing information is essential and can prevent damage to your organization’s case. We can assist you every step of the way to ensure the best results in any scenario.
No matter is too big or complex for our extensive network of veteran project managers, review managers, and review professionals. From relevance review to predictive coding, we have the reach and experience to produce under any deadline in a turnkey capacity. DTI specializes in highly complex projects that may require foreign language fluency, deep technical/specialized knowledge, and global coordination.
Elite teams of veteran review professionals serve our clients with full review reports, detailed privilege logs, or any other matter to simplify your review process. Our document review services are provided on-site at client locations, remotely, and all through our highly secure network of owned and operated Knowledge and Document Review Centers.
Confidence in Your Process
- We can analyze your current discovery process to ensure its effectiveness and completion.
- Our consultants collaborate with your organization’s legal team to design a process tailored to meet your goals.
- Knowing where to find your data is vital for discovery. We can help your team identify and prioritize information across your organization.
Manage Risk and Cost
- Receiving relevant data early on allows us to turn the important, necessary tasks of our client’s discovery procedure into strategic actions that gain leverage.
- We can help develop an effective search strategy—which can be the most significant component for controlling your cost and discovery risk.
- Increase the efficiency of your review attorneys and cut costs by using the case facts and analysis-based evidence profiles to organize review assignments and workflow.
Our network of Knowledge and Document Review Centers allows us to reach our clients wherever they are. Whether in our secure facilities or on-site at any location, we have the flexibility to meet your organization’s needs.
TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED REVIEW
Predictive coding technology helps to review and organize your documents faster and more accurately— boosting your project’s productivity.
World-Class Service. Local Commitment
DTI data centers provide state-of-the-art technology and are ISO/IEC 27001:2005 compliant and Safe Harbor certified, reflecting our commitment to industry-leading security. Experienced discovery and technology professionals use proven data reduction strategies including filtering, de-duplication, and early case assessment to minimize processing and review costs.
Regional Technology Centers in key geographic markets serve as processing hubs, maintaining strict security and production standards. Local facilities in major markets nationwide offer the agility to handle smaller data sets or expedited projects. Tested processes, proven standards, and superior project management practices are consistent across locations – ensuring uniform quality across all delivery points.
Suggestions for Successful Reviews:
- Use a review manager that understands technology assisted review.
- Use blind sampling to measure progress and avoid reviewer bias.
- Apply technology assisted review before culling with search terms.
- Use second pass linear review.
Much of today’s litigation support focuses on digital evidence, but DTI recognizes that not all discovery happens strictly within the confines of electronic data. We value this and extend the same high-quality support for paper-based discovery as we do in the digital realm. Our consistent processes and best practices are standardized, so regardless of where your firm is working with DTI, you can be assured that our commitment to excellence and efficiency are constant.
No need to talk to several companies for your discovery—we do it all. We can handle your paper-based discovery as well as the electronic, which gives you less to worry about.
PROFESSIONAL eDISCOVERY EDUCATION
DTI sets new standards in litigation support and offers invaluable knowledge and skills to our clients through LitWorks™, our wholly owned training company.
Unlock the skills to advance your team.
LitWorks™ is the legal industry’s premier provider of formal training courses for litigation support professionals. Our team of experts research and develop best practices, then pass on these tools to enhance your skills and production. Whether participants are new to the litigation support industry or just working to advance their career, our courses will strengthen their knowledge in basic principles and leading technologies.
In our programs, students encounter both everyday and specialized litigation responsibilities, and then are taught our proven strategies to fulfill them successfully. Our courses are targeted to specific roles and offer helpful training on how to excel in their position.
Our LitWorks™ training programs include:
- Certified Professional Litigation Support Training- Students gain the skills needed to effectively review a case, assess its needs and make comprehensive recommendations on how best to manage that case from start to finish.
- Certified Litigation Support Manager Training- This class is offered to litigation support supervisors, managers, and directors who want to build their departments to compete in today’s litigation environment.
- Certified Litigation Support Project Manager Training- Primarily for experienced litigation professionals, this course is focused on improving project management skills in today’s fast-paced, high-risk litigation environment.
Advance your expertise on your schedule— No traveling. No time out of office.
We provide convenient, web-based team training programs for both large and small litigation support teams. These effective online courses are designed to focus on the most important principles to each class. Participants in the course are able to apply valuable principles and methods to augment their team’s already existing workflow.
To learn more, visit www.LitWorks.net.
Discovery from the InsideOut
InsideOut Discovery delivers a fully integrated legal and technology managed service for corporate legal departments. InsideOut was created by a team of former in-house lawyers and technologists, who designed the solution to provide a dedicated and scalable discovery team for legal departments. InsideOut clients receive the benefits of a fully turnkey discovery team that acts as an extension of the legal department, without incurring the head count and capital expenditures typically required if a company built such a team internally.
Importantly, InsideOut's client teams are headed by seasoned discovery attorneys who work daily with outside law firms on all types of matters to ensure that the company's discovery protocols and processes are followed. Clients rely on the InsideOut solution to significantly reduce both their legal and technology spend during discovery. Based upon several years of tracking client costs, InsideOut typically delivers 50% - 75% cost savings as compared to other non-managed service solutions in the legal market.