Lighthouse guides clients in finding and preserving relevant information. We collect using minimally disruptive, legally defensible, and cost-effective methods. We also offer full forensic collections, forensic analysis, and consulting when those measures are necessary.
Preservation and Collections
Lighthouse offers solutions to capture electronically stored information, on-site or remotely, from all types of media. We work with our clients to develop a strategy that is cost-effective and tailored to each case. We help our clients determine the right scope and type of collection—for example, whether and how a collection might be targeted, or when a full forensic collection is necessary.
Our professionally certified collections team helps clients find and preserve relevant information and determine the scope of collection; collects with minimally disruptive, legally defensible and cost-effective methods; and offers specialized forensic services as needed. We also offer consulting on in-house collection and preservation methods, advising our clients on best practices and technology. The services we offer include the following:
- Data Collection, On-site or Remote
- Data Recovery and Analysis
- Collection Consulting
Data Recovery and Forensics Analysis
Not every project follows the flow of the EDRM. When data presents a one-off problem to retrieve, repair, or process, Lighthouse’s engineers bring ingenuity and years of experience to the challenge—turning around projects in record time.
In a recent example, our client needed to find 61,000 specific Lotus Notes documents that opposing counsel had selected for review, and, in order to find these documents, the client would have to search through a years-old backup tape index of 8.65 million records. Working with only incomplete and inconsistent metadata, our engineers created multiple complex searches and SQL queries to retrieve the documents. We received 562 GB of backup tape data on a Saturday and the documents were ready for review the following Thursday morning.
Lighthouse engineers and data specialists can recover deleted data, restore back-up tapes, repair damaged media, crack password-protected or encrypted data, image hard drives, image unallocated space, and image file slack space using our dedicated team or regional partners determined by the needs of the client. Our in-house experts and Lighthouse partners can also prepare declarations and provide expert testimony as needed. Full CV’s of our expert team can be provided on request. The specific services we offer in this area include the following:
- Expert Reports and Affidavits
- Expert Testimony and Consulting
- Password Cracking