Deloitte Discovery solutions

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Discovery & Digital Forensics

Connecting the dots for your investigation

Deloitte understands that our clients face many different types of discovery and digital forensic matters. To help them address these potential challenges, our Discovery and Digital Forensics practice offers a full range of services across the forensic, discovery, and investigative lifecycles.

Deloitte Discovery solutions

How we can help

Whether tasked with preserving data from thousands of mobile devices, or improving the efficiency of document review through the application of machine learning, we combine the highly specialized skills of our people, our commitment to technological advancement, and the Deloitte Global network to provide deeper insights and smarter, more efficient solutions. As a result, we help our clients better control and mitigate risk during discovery.

Our Deloitte-owned state-of-the-art Electronic Discovery Solutions Center—the centerpiece of our data collection, processing, and hosting capabilities—provides clients with the security, scalability, and technical support that our clients' sensitive data requires.

With a focus on minimizing disruption and working closely with clients to understand their needs, our team helps organizations of all sizes and across all industries to be stronger and more confident throughout the dispute process.

Our discovery services

Deloitte Discovery has been providing eDiscovery services to corporate legal and IT departments, their outside counsel, and government agencies for more than 20 years. Our primary objective is to help our clients address the complexities associated with eDiscovery and information governance through the delivery of a comprehensive set of services and solutions. Our discovery services include:

  • Electronic discovery
  • Document review services
  • Dynamic review
  • Mobile device discovery
  • Computer forensics
  • Cloud discovery
  • Litigation and eDiscovery readiness
  • Discovery analytics
  • Structured data assistance
  • Artificial intelligence enabled contract management

Electronic discovery

Deloitte Discovery professionals provide services to assist with the complex electronic discovery challenges you face using our state-of-the-art facilities and technology. We collaborate with you to assist with the preservation, collection, processing, hosting, and production of data subject to discovery.

These integrated services are provided at our Electronic Discovery Solutions Center (EDSC), in regional eDiscovery centers around the world and through our field professionals at client sites.

Document review services

Deloitte’s Document Review Services team assists you organization and your legal counsel by helping to improve the overall document review process. Our focus is on streamlining the review, improving accuracy, and creating cost savings through leading practices and workflows such as, pre- and post-processing data culling, the use of predictive coding and other analytics, and providing real-time reporting. In addition, we can provide consultative support to your outside counsel regarding quality control workflows, privilege logs, and document chronologies and synopses.

Dynamic Review

Deloitte’s Dynamic Review is a managed document review service that employs a layered approach of filtering, analytics, text categorization (“predictive coding”), and validation to inform decision-making. You and your counsel can use this analytic tool set and process to make better, more informed document review decisions. With Dynamic Review, we can help you better organize and prioritize reviews, enhance quality control, further reduce the document population, and allocate resources more effectively.

Dynamic Review is technology agnostic; therefore, you are not required to purchase any additional technology or leave their existing review platforms to take advantage of Deloitte’s capabilities.

In combination with our Document Review service offering, we act as an extension of your team, dedicated to helping you address your challenges through our focus on an effective outcome.

Mobile device discovery

Deloitte Discovery’s experienced computer forensics professionals help you extract, preserve, and analyze the critical information from mobile devices, including smart-phones, tablets, and Global Positioning System devices, while maintaining/preserving data authenticity. Due to the rapidly changing mobile field, the ability to extract data and the type of data that can be extracted changes based on the device type and model. We use industry standard tools and techniques to extract and preserve the data from these devices. From the resulting image or extraction, we can produce a corresponding discovery load file containing the extracted mobile device data including the corresponding meta-data. This enables mobile device data to be loaded and reviewed with traditional data using standard discovery tools.

Computer forensics

Deloitte Discovery’s experienced computer forensics professionals can help you find the critical information that you need by collecting, preserving, and harvesting data from mobile devices, computer systems, servers, cloud systems and back-up media, while maintaining/preserving data authenticity and chain of custody. We can also conduct advanced digital forensics analysis on networks, RAM memory, mobile devices, and video. We also offer advanced decryption services, advanced file and system recovery, and forensic tape analysis and recovery.

Cloud discovery

Deloitte Discovery has extensive experience in forensic analysis, preservation, and collection of cloud-based data. The cloud discovery stack is tightly integrated into the state-of-the-art Deloitte Discovery ecosystem, enabling one broad platform where cloud and traditional data converge in a single environment. This enables us to offer consistent processes, evidence
handling, tools, and quality control for most data sources. Our experience extends from the most frequently used cloud mail and storage platforms to social media and regulatory compliance archives.

Litigation and eDiscovery readiness

Deloitte Discovery’s professionals assist corporate law departments with the assessment, strategic design, and implementation of their eDiscovery programs, addressing people, process and technology. Specifically, we can help you address policies and procedures related to legal holds, preservation, acquisition, electronic discovery readiness, and records management. These services are designed to help address how corporate law departments manage spend, mitigate risk, and improve effectiveness.

Discovery analytics

Deloitte Discovery employs advanced analytics and reporting solutions that are designed to help reduce the risks and costs associated with electronic discovery. We leverage advanced analytics and statistical techniques to both inform you about document populations that require review and to evaluate the use of cost-saving technologies. You receive the benefits of analytic technology through approachable, easy-to-understand scoring methods, prioritizations, and visual analyses. Increasingly, discovery analytics are used to help address information governance issues such as defensible disposition and integration challenges between unstructured data and structured data. The combination of statistical, text, and database analyses provide deeper insights into relevant data at a lower cost with more accuracy.

Structured data support

Deloitte Discovery performs research and analysis that goes beyond the standardized search criteria found on common eDiscovery platforms. We work closely with you and industry specialists to extract and analyze structured data from disparate systems and link that data to unstructured data. We leverage experience and leading-edge technologies to create rule- sets and predictive models designed to provide clarity on complex, data-intensive cases.

Additionally, we provide you with customized reporting through the analysis of text and structured data to provide a more transparent view and ultimately a better understanding of the matter.

Artificial intelligence enabled contract management

Deloitte’s artificial intelligence-enabled contract management services helps you build, review, and manage a contract lifecycle framework that helps sustain and secure your business interests, while bringing efficiency into the process. We can help you identify key contracts faster to better facilitate the enforcement of your rights, renegotiate contracts, and identify potential areas of lost revenue or stranded costs.

More information?

Want to know more about Deloitte Discovery solutions? Please contact Mark Hoekstra on +31653978745.

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Baldwin Kramer

Baldwin Kramer

Partner

Baldwin is a Financial Advisory partner at Deloitte the Netherlands. Baldwin specializes in the smart use of technology to assist clients solve complex business issues while he recognizes that human b... More

Mark Hoekstra

Mark Hoekstra

Partner

Mark specializes in the use of technology to assist clients solve complex business issues while he recognizes that human behaviour is usually causing these issues. He leads the Deloitte Forensic & Fin... More