In the Knowledge Age, the “electronic trail” has replaced the “paper trail” for investigations. With increasing frequency, evidence in the form of emails, “deleted” files and other electronic formats can reveal behavior related to violations of the FCPA.
Our eDiscovery Team has extensive experience working with some of the country’s largest law firms on complex cases. These same skills are vital to the investigatory stage of a FCPA investigation.
WHEN YOU NEED eDISCOVERY
When initial investigations indicate that computers may have been used to communicate about or create documents on, the areas in question in a FCPA investigation. Using UHY Advisors’ Computer Forensics Team ensures that the work is done in a manner which adheres to the standards of evidence that are admissible in a court of law.
WHEN YOU NEED DIGITAL FORENSICS
Once areas or individuals are identified, obtaining all digital information off hard drives and other electronic devices to uncover what they are up to could be important. This will mean flying somewhere internationally in short notice to get data before it is destroyed. Responsiveness will be very important. Our folks have begun to evaluate the needs of such an international venture.
Typical Digital Forensic Services Include:
- The location and identification of deleted, altered, or password protected information and the recovery of hidden or deleted e-mails, pictures, and documents
- Extraction and analysis of discrete data from PDA devices, cell phones, USB-connected thumb drives or other similar devices
- eDiscovery Data Handling and organization – managing and organizing data into discernable patterns among parties suspected of FCPA violations is usually a significant task. Identifying where international data could be stored early on is very important so that as individuals are identified, e-mails and other data from that person can be found and seized quickly.
- This could also include a central compilation of information from the Technology investigation in a way that the attorneys can review and it can be presented to the authorities.
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