Forensic Technology & eDiscovery
We have the tools and expertise to support our clients facing a variety of complex issues when dealing with electronically stored information.
The amount of electronic data produced by companies today can be overwhelming.
As a result, organizations face a variety of complex issues when dealing with electronically stored information (ESI) as well as substantial costs in responding to regulatory or litigation-related requests.
At Teneo, we have the tools and expertise to cost-efficiently manage both small and large forensic technology and eDiscovery projects. We support our clients in a variety of matters such as litigation, arbitration, regulatory responses, digital investigations and data loss incidents.
Teneo’s global network enables us to service cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters in a time and cost-effective manner, especially in recent times when travel limitations apply.
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Our Forensic Technology Services include:
- Forensic data collection, recovery and investigations.
- eDiscovery services.
- Corporate intelligence.
Forensic Data Collection & Recovery
Digital Forensic Collections
Teneo can assist with forensically sound collections of ESI from various sources including mobile devices, laptops, servers, and cloud applications. Our practices and technologies ensure that all data is collected to an evidential standard and our involvement guarantees defensibility and neutrality. We also have the ability to perform remote data collections.
Digital Data Recovery
Our advanced forensic expertise and tools enable us to examine and verify whether digital evidence has been erased or modified, including the ability to often recover deleted data from devices. We have the capability to perform password recovery and “cracking” to gain access to otherwise password-protected and encrypted files.
Digital Forensic Investigations
We help our clients achieve faster and more efficient analysis of complex and voluminous datasets during investigations. We can provide complete forensic investigation services in relation to a wide range of requirements or challenges, including internal employee misconduct investigations and external regulatory or litigation responses. We offer remote investigation capabilities, enabling us to access and analyse a wider range of data sources regardless of physical location.
When facing pressure to identify, collect, review and disclose data, Teneo’s eDiscovery team can assist you. Our experienced team uses the latest tools and technologies to greatly reduce workload and costs, allowing our clients to focus on reviewing relevant documents, while we manage the technical challenges of the eDiscovery process. Our methods and technologies follow the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and evidentiary standards, which are repeatable and legally defensible in court.
At the beginning of every eDiscovery project, the sources of ESI that are potentially relevant to the case must be identified. In order to do this, Teneo can interview employees, such as IT personnel, who know where ESI is located and who has access to it. We can conduct data mapping and collect ESI from all available data sources.
Preservation & Collection
Once the potentially relevant ESI is identified, steps must be taken to preserve it in its current state. Teneo isolates the systems containing the ESI and use proven forensic collection tools to create a preserved forensic copy of the data. The data is then transferred to our secure forensic laboratory for further processing and analysis.
Data Processing & Culling
Liaising closely with you, we will extract, verify, and convert the data files into a searchable format before indexing and de-duplicating the data set. Following the processing phase, we will work with you on early case assessment to help identify the most applicable documents for review.
Review & Analysis
The remaining ESI is then made available in our document review platform, Relativity, allowing our clients to efficiently and easily review, code and redact documents. Techniques and analytical features can be further applied to identify any relevant documents.
Managed Document Review Services
If you require assistance in reviewing documents, Teneo can quickly and cost-efficiently deploy our dedicated review team to help you review and code documents.
Our qualified document review team is led by highly experienced review managers and consists of attorneys, subject matter experts and specialist reviewers. Foreign language review capabilities are also available for a number of languages.
Production and Document Disclosure
After the document review has been completed, Teneo will readily support you in your document disclosure. Our review platform supports all commonly court-approved production formats and allows for customized bates numbering, slip sheets and metadata fields. We can also accommodate bespoke production requirements and will therefore discuss and confirm the specific production requirements prior to each disclosure.
Teneo’s Forensic team can assist in gathering asset and market information to help clients better understand their own clients and borrowers. This enables Teneo’s clients to make informed decisions through the identification of hidden factors by performing risk-based integrity due diligence. Our team can search, collect and analyse information from both public and confidential sources.
Investigating asset ownership internationally with the aim of identifying undisclosed assets to enable recovery. Undisclosed assets located by Teneo’s Corporate Intelligence team include land and property, airplanes, boats, paintings, horses and shareholdings.
Investigations which gather information about the background, business track record, reputation and integrity of the subjects and associated key individuals. Examples include partner due diligence in a pre-contract phase for potential joint venture engagements.
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Our Style of Working
Teneo refers to Teneo Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Securities products and services are offered in the United States by Teneo Securities LLC, member of FINRA and SIPC.
Details of the entity providing services, legal and regulatory information in respect of the Teneo entity are also included in our engagement letters.
Specific information relating to our regulated entities which provide services to clients is detailed below:
|Registered Name||Legal Form||Registration Location and Reference||Registered Office||Data Protection||Regulator(s)||Professional Indemnity Insurance|
|Teneo Financial Advisory Limited||Limited Company||England & Wales, 13192958||5th Floor, 6 More London Place, London, SE1 2DA||UK - ZA920639||The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) C008873136. All insolvency practitioners are licenced by the ICAEW. ICAEW Designated Professional Body licence for a range of investment business activities.||Details of the professional indemnity insurer can be provided on request.|
|Teneo Securities LLC||Limited Liability Company||USA - Delaware||280 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017||N/A||Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) #151256. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).||Details of the professional indemnity insurer can be provided on request.|
Teneo Securities LLC’s Business Continuity Planning
Teneo Securities LLC has developed a Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”) on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our BCP.
The Firm has developed and installed a BCP in the case of any business disruption that causes the Firm to have limited or no communications with its employees or customers. Our plan anticipates two types of business disruptions, internal disruptions which affect only our Firm’s ability to do business (such as a fire in our building) and external disruptions that prevent the operation of securities markets or other firms (such as natural disasters or acts of war).
The Firm intends to stay in business during both internal and external disruptions due to the fact that the Firm employees can conduct Firm related business from alternate off-site physical locations and the Firm maintains an alternate location for the maintenance of its books and records. We anticipate that the Firm will recover from internal business disruptions within 24-48 hours. An outage due to an external business disruption may be longer and is beyond the control of the Firm. However, the Firm will endeavor to resume business as soon as it is possible for the Firm to establish business operations from alternate off-site physical locations.
The Firm’s BCP specifically addresses the following areas related to Firm operations:
- Data back-up and recovery (hard copy and electronic);
- All mission critical systems;
- Procedures to test and determine the Firm’s ability to do business (i.e., financial and operational assessments);
- Alternate communications between customers and the Firm;
- Alternate communications between the Firm and its employees;
- Alternate physical location of employees;
- Critical business constituent, bank, and counter-party impact;
- Regulatory reporting; and
- Communications with regulators.
If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact us (212) 886-1600.