Forensic Technology & eDiscovery
We have the tools and expertise to support our clients through a variety of complex issues as they deal 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, as well as substantial costs, when dealing with Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) and responding to regulatory or litigation-related requests.
At Teneo, we have the tools and expertise to manage both small and large digital forensic and electronic discovery projects. We support our clients in a variety of matters such as litigation, arbitration, regulatory responses, digital forensic investigations and data loss incidents.
Teneo’s global network enables us to address 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:
- Digital Forensics Data Collection, Recovery & Investigations
- Legal eDiscovery Solutions & Consulting Services
Digital Forensic Data Collection, Recovery & Investigations
Digital Forensic Collections
Teneo can assist with forensically sound collections of ESI from various sources, including mobile devices, laptops, servers and cloud applications. We utilize practices and technologies that ensure 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 also 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 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 analyze a wider range of data sources regardless of physical location.
Legal eDiscovery Solutions
Data Identification, Preservation and Collection
Our computer forensic collection specialists will work with you to identify, preserve and collect relevant material from all available data sources, including cloud and email exchange systems, mobile phone images, WhatsApp data, instant messages and internal teams chat data, audio/video files, as well as hard copy documents. We will ensure that your data is collected as quickly as possible and in a defensible manner.
Early Case Assessment and Data Processing
Utilising the advanced technology within the industry, our team of highly skilled and experienced eDiscovery professionals will be able to advise and assist with prioritising relevant data for each matter. We assist with narrowing down searches for relevant material and identify key custodians of interest during the early case assessment phase, minimising the cost to your case.
Searching, Analysis and Review Support
Using the latest technology and utilizing tools such as technology assisted review (TAR) to review and analyse large sets of data, including multilingual searches, Teneo helps you to enhance the efficiency and reduce the costs of document review exercises. Our teams are experienced in working alongside internal and external counsel, legal teams and regulators, allowing us to provide additional insight into data.
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 uses forensic collection tools to create a preserved forensic copy of the data. The data is then transferred under chain-of-custody protocols to our secure forensic laboratories 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 one of our document review platforms, such as Relativity, allowing our clients and their legal advisors to efficiently and easily review, code and redact documents. Analytical techniques and advanced features can be further applied to identify any relevant documents.
Production and Document Disclosure
After the document review has been completed, Teneo will readily support you in your document disclosure. Our team and technologies support all common 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.
We Are Independent
Our firm is free from audit conflicts, does not manage capital and our people hold trusted and enduring relationships across the whole spectrum of capital providers operating in the market. We are wholly objective, impartial and aligned with our clients’ interests.
Our Style of Working
We are hands on, practical, efficient and collaborative. Our team will work hand-in-hand with you to deliver the optimal outcome, providing you with dedicated senior advisors throughout the process.
Details of the entity providing services, legal and regulatory information in respect of the Teneo entity are also included in our engagement letters.
Teneo Financial Advisory (DIFC) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority for the provision of Advising on Financial Products or Credit and Arranging Credit or Deals in Investment services
Specific information relating to our regulated entities which provide services to clients is detailed below:
|Registration Location and Reference
|Professional Indemnity Insurance
|Teneo Financial Advisory Limited
|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
|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.