Services & Solutions

Computer Forensics

E-Discovery

The primary purpose of Computer Forensics is to examine digital media with the goal of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing, and presenting facts pertaining to the electronically stored information (ESI). Computer Forensics is a vital aspect of Electronic Discovery. The ability to quickly deploy a customized and defensible collection solution is critical to successful case management. Our customized solutions not only pertain to all forms of collections, but services elements relating to Early Case Assessment, forensic consulting, and a multitude of services spanning all BlackStone departments. Our seamless digital forensics team leverages all necessary resources to execute our clients’ forensic electronic discovery requests.

Diverse Device Capabilities

The digital world is constantly changing and updating to the latest and greatest device. As a result, BlackStone has gone to great measures to purchase the most current and cutting edge forensic tools. With unparalleled capabilities our team can defensibly collect from a very diverse range of devises and document management platforms.

  • PC laptop and desktop
  • Network Servers
  • Mac/Apple Products
  • Mobile Phones & Tablets
  • External Storage Devices
  • Cloud Email
  • Cloud Based Document Repositories
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Document Management Platforms (i.e. SharePoint)
  • GPS Devices
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Customized Collection Capabilities

Experience matters. BlackStone forensic agents and project managers combine to have over 20 years of forensic collection experience. Utilizing best practices and scalable approaches we customize collection to meet the scope of the matter as well as the clients’ schedule and budgetary constraints. Swiftly obtain forensically sound acquisitions from a wide array of computers and networks

  • Experts with integrated computer forensic solutions FTK & EnCase
  • Comprehensive encryption support
  • Extensive file system, file type and email support
  • All-encompassing index and binary searching
  • Remote data acquisitions
  • Full forensic images on-site
  • Robust infrastructure that can be scaled to any size collection
  • Court vetted defensible preservation software
  • Draft expert reports with supporting documentation
  • Draft declarations with supporting documentation
  • Expert testimony
  • Experience managing forensic collections throughout the United States, Eastern Asia, India, and Western Europe.
  • Comprehensive project management able to handle any collection. From one custodian collections to simultaneous multi-location on-site forensic collections.
  • Social media collection
  • Preservation of Skype, G-Chat, Instant Message

Defensibility

Paramount to all other objectives is providing a defensible solution. That means from the onslaught of our engagement we will strive to customize and present the best course of action that will meet the most stringent requirements. We understand that the level of scrutiny is variable per each particular matter. Out project management has tremendous skill in identifying the appropriate solutions that are proportional to the matter scope. This also means taking into account each custodian’s schedule, normal business operations, confidentiality sensitivity, budget, and collection logistics. Best practices not only involve advanced solutions, but also require sound documentation. Our forensic and project management groups keep detailed records of custodian and non-custodial collections, investigations, promotion to processing for review, and all decisions in between. These records can be provided for client reference at any point during a matter lifecycle.

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K&L Gates

"Cost is never an issue when dealing with BlackStone, they are always focused on the smartest way to solve a problem..."

Partner, K&L Gates
Morgan Lewis

"The Blackstone team has been an invaluable extension of our litigation teams for many years. [The BlackStone Team] always take a personal interest in our work and deliver a quality product within the confines of our demanding deadlines. The Blackstone team has assisted us with document collections, discovery matters and trial preparation.  Blackstone is an excellent eDiscovery partner for us."

Stephen Gillen, Morgan Lewis
Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley

"As a longtime client, I rely on BlackStone Discovery for their comprehensive eDiscovery support services. BlackStone has the technical understanding and experienced project management to support our diverse needs. Whether it's forensic collection, early case assessment, ESI processing, hosting, or general litigation support I would highly recommend the BlackStone Discovery team."

Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner

"I have always been impressed with Blackstone's response times and the care they take to address my ediscovery issues in the most practical and efficient way possible. I have recommended colleagues to Blackstone and have received positive feedback relative to the work Blackstone has performed."

Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner
DLA Piper

"The BlackStone team took the time to fully understand our requirements for discovery and was able to come up with a custom solution to our needs. They have been nothing but professional and provided us with the some of the most powerful tools in the industry to get our data culling, tagging, filtering, and conversions done quickly and efficiently"

Senior Attorney, DLA Piper
Perkins Coie LLP

"I rely upon Blackstone because they are always ready to provide prompt, thorough, and cost efficient support. They also have the knowledge and experience to advise even our largest clients how to best tackle the clients' discovery issues."

Daniel Shvodian, Perkins Coie LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

"I've used BlackStone for years now and have nothing but the best results. From the collections to the production, the professionals at BlackStone knew exactly what they were doing and kept us in the loop throughout every phase of the project. Knowing that you are putting yourself in the hands of such professionals puts a huge weight of my shoulders and lets me focus on other parts of my business."