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Social Media and E-Discovery CLE Offering

Schedule Your Next CLE Event With 4Discovery! Bringing electronic discovery knowledge to you… Looking for a convenient way to complete your mandatory CLE requirements? Would you like to achieve CLE credits in the convenience of your office? Concerned about compliance with rapidly changing electronic discovery technology? 4Discovery provides on-site CLE programs in the convenience of your law firm’s conference room… Who?  Any attorneys handling cases in which social media content …Read More

Need CLE Credits?

Time is running out for completing your CLE credits for this year.  Don’t wait till the last minute! Let us bring the content to you…4Discovery provides on-site CLE programs in the convenience of your firm’s conference room. Our programs are: • Free of charge • CLE certified for 1.5 hours • All materials provided:  Certificates, hand-outs & MCLE paperwork is included • Lunch and Learn format in your conference room.  …Read More

Deepwater Horizon Revisited: Computer Fraud & Abuse is One of the Few Criminal Convictions in This Case

Engineer’s Guilty Plea for Deleting Text Messages Stands Out in a Series of Not Guilty Findings In the months following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, 52 criminal counts were filed against 5 men that prosecutors believed were criminally responsible for the explosion and resulting deaths of 11 people.  Of those 52 charges, 23 were withdrawn, 23 were dismissed, and jurors acquitted on three counts.  Last week the …Read More

The FBI vs. Apple Update: Did an “IT Guy” Botch the Initial Attempts to Recover Critical Information from the Terrorist’s iPhone?

A case for not letting your client’s “IT Guy” do forensics… We are now learning that the initial attempts to recover critical evidence from the San Bernardino County terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone may have been hampered by the ill-advised response of the individuals that initially took custody of the now famous iPhone.  You may recall that the terrorist’s phone was owned by his employer, San Bernardino County.  Apparently his …Read More

Social Media eDiscovery CLE Event

Join us for a special CLE event! Social media has surpassed email as the communication vehicle of choice for millions of people. Individuals and businesses create vast amounts of online content daily, and some of this electronic evidence may be relevant to your next case. Join the experts at 4Discovery as we examine the issues related to investigating, capturing, and producing this potentially critical source of Electronically Stored Information. Is …Read More

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Friend Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years

His Crime?  Deleting His Browser History After pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in March, the friend of Boston Marathon bombers, Khairullozhon Matanov, was sentenced last week to 30 months in prison.  His crime?  “Destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer.” Yes, that is right.  Matanov was slapped with a version of an old Sarbanes-Oxley Act statute signed into …Read More

Zimmerman Case IT Director Fired: Considering using your “IT Guy” as a Computer Forensics Expert? Watch this video first!

George Zimmerman Special Prosecutor Fires IT Chief Who Raised Discovery Concerns By Jeffrey Hartman Let’s be fair.  Most IT people are competent and qualified.  Some are exceptional.  Our 4Discovery team has the opportunity to work with these capable folks on a nearly daily basis in the course of our engagements.  Most IT professionals are not, however, Computer Forensics Experts.  They just have not had the training or access to the …Read More

It’s 2012, Do You Know Where Your Mobile Devices Are?

Smart Phones Can Leave Behind an Indisputable Digital Trail They are Ubiquitous Think about it…we are with our laptops or computers for 6 or 7 hours per day, but we are with our mobile devices nearly 24 hours per day.  Everywhere we look we see people pecking away at their smart phone keypads.  It is becoming clear that Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from these devices can be a goldmine for …Read More

Email Evidence Revisited – Focus on Penn State Turns to Emails

Emails Continue to Provide a Rich Source of Relevant Electronic Evidence  Not notifying authorities “is a more humane” way to handle the incident – email authored by key player in the Penn State Scandal[1] The Background Over a decade ago, in the relatively early days of electronic discovery, my pioneering computer forensics colleagues and I were discussing how the explosion of email usage would forever change the litigation landscape as attorneys …Read More