Learn more about our forensic and dispute services and financial advisory services.
The corporate environment is becoming increasingly litigious, with both local and multi-national disputes now commonplace. Fraud, conflicts of interest, corporate code-of-conduct violations, regulatory non-compliance, and other business misdemeanors are unfortunate realities that can negatively affect earnings and drain productivity and company morale.
Deloitte Forensic helps its clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. We use our global network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues. And we deliver the proactive advice clients need to reduce the risk of future problems.
Deloitte Forensic includes:
Analytic & forensic technology
Huge volumes of business data are nothing new. But the ways data can hurt you these days — well, that’s a different story. In an age when companies can rise or fall in a single lost email or a well-disguised trail, the way your organization manages ever-growing mountains of data can make the difference between a good day at the office and sheer disaster. You only get one chance to do it right.
Our analytics and forensic technology practice helps companies understand their data sources to assist them in making critical business decisions. When crisis strikes, we can investigate, gather and analyze all evidence needed to support or refute allegations. Our professionals are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge methodologies that enable them to apply their extensive experience in forensics, investigations, finance and law enforcement to deliver best-in-class computer forensics, data analytics and e-discovery solutions.
With the proliferation of electronic data, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to identify the documents required to comply with regulatory requests, conduct investigations or resolve business disputes. As a leading provider of electronic discovery services in Canada, we offer a full end-to-end solution for clients, from collection, through document review, to the final production of documents
We work on a variety of matters, including:
- Civil litigation
- Class actions
- Competition Bureau inquiries, including responses to Requests For Information (RFIs) and Supplemental Information Requests (SIRs)
- Corporate investigations
- Freedom of Information Requests for government and quasi-governmental organizations
Our professionals use a robust methodology to enhance the work of our document review teams while minimizing costs. Our discovery processes are supported by state-of the-art technology infrastructure that ensures the proper preservation, collection, identification, review, analysis and production of documents. Our goal is to help companies with their complete discovery needs, so that they can get back to business.
Since class action legislation was first passed by Quebec in 1978, all but one Canadian province has enacted similar forms of statutes – and the litigation risks to organizations have never been greater. Over the past decade there has been a steady rise in class action filings in Canada, including secondary market, price fixing, product recall, employment and pension cases, many of which have come on the heels of U.S. litigation and regulatory investigations.
Deloitte’s national presence, interdisciplinary approach, and technological expertise can assist litigators, corporate counsel, mediators, arbitrators, insurers and judges throughout every phase of a class action. We offer the knowledge and relevant experience that’s critical to securities, banking, insurance, brokerages, medical devices, pharmaceutical, product liability, overtime and competition law claims.
Our integrated class action services include:
Preservation of electronic evidence – the rapidly evolving world of electronic data, cloud computing, portable storage devices, instant messaging and social media, has had a profound impact on the risks inherent with collecting and hosting digital evidence. Our experienced practitioners have the technical expertise to navigate through the complexity of electronic evidence and find the key data for effectively litigating your class action.
Investigation - the complex business issues that arise during class action and mass tort litigation warrant the skilled interviewing and document review techniques employed by certified forensic investigators. Our investigations team can help the judiciary and counsel review the evidence and resolve class action disputes.
Data analytics – with increasing amounts of data compiled on potential claimants, our ability to mine electronic data and profile the identifiable class becomes a critical component in determining the size and characteristics of the class population.
Loss modeling and scenario development – loss estimation is the key to evaluating risk. We can quantify the damages associated with class action claims to enable counsel to develop litigation strategies, prepare for discovery motions, and evaluate potential resolution alternatives.
Voluntary compensation plans – dealing directly with claimants and offering restitution can help preempt a lengthy dispute and spare an organization’s brand reputation. We can help develop a compensation plan that remediates potential class action exposure and reduces litigation risk.
Claims administration – the media profile and class member sensitivities that accompany class action settlements requires the dedicated focus of a proven court appointed administrator. Our experienced team routinely evaluate claimant eligibility and determine benefit entitlements within court mandated deadlines.
Expert witness testimony – qualified, independent expert witnesses and non-testifying experts represent valuable allies when preparing for and delivering oral arguments. Throughout all phases of a class action, we can help you educate courts and judges on litigation issues requiring functional knowledge and deep industry experience.