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Mobile Device Forensics

Mobile Device Forensics

Mobile devices are used to create and save a wide variety of information such as text messages, emails, contacts, photos, calendars, multi-media messages, web browsing information, location information, and social networking. The pervasiveness of mobile device use in the normal course of business has continued to expand along with the prevalence of mobile device data admitted as key evidence in litigation. To combat this growing challenge, BlackStone’s Forensic Group has been uniquely positioned with the best mobile device preservation and investigation software, as well as the certified individuals to execute our industry leading procedures. With our advanced mobile data analytics we can help you get to the bottom of a case before a significant investment is made in the litigation.


At BlackStone, we use the mobile device forensics technology, Cellebrite. Cellebrite is the industry leading technology offering the most advanced services on the market. With constant updates the software constantly strives to keep up with advancements in mobile device technology. In addition to its robust preservation capabilities it is able to visually map data, highlighting relationships and identifying custodian relationships. This allows BlackStone to provide detailed, yet understandable, reports to our clients at a remarkable pace.

Mobile Devices

  • iOS Devices (iPhones & iPads)
  • PDA Devices
  • Blackberries
  • Android (Samsung Galaxy, Motorola, etc)
  • Window’s Phone (Nokia Lumia)
  • GPS Devices


  • Apps data
  • Passwords
  • Emails
  • Call history
  • Text messages
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Media files
  • GPS location information
  • Deleted data, etc.


The ability to quickly deploy a defensible collection team or solution is critical to successful case management. BlackStone has extensive experience managing mobile device collections throughout the United States, Eastern Asia, India, and Western Europe. Each device and collection is completely unique and requires an experienced team of project managers and forensics experts. Extracted mobile data synchronizes seamlessly into Blackstone’s streamlined E-Discovery workflow; never missing a beat during typical transition phases.


Timeline and Relationships Analysis

Mobile Device Forensics

Perhaps the most useful aspect of mobile forensics is the ability to connect relationship and timeline analysis. Using mobile forensics, Blackstone can study timeline analysis, relationship analysis, location analysis, malware detection and link analysis for multiple devices. If the device is locked, we can bypass pattern lock, password and pin from select android, iOS, and windows devices. With this technology, and our established processes, we can create visual representations and detailed reports without delay from conventional road blocks.


K&L Gates

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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."