PenrodEllis FDD - Certified Experts in Electronic Discovery & Computer Forensics
PenrodEllis Forensic Data Discovery (FDD) of Denver, Colorado offers a full range of Electronic Discovery solutions for attorneys representing organizations and individuals engaged in civil litigation. From identifying custodians and sources of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) to recovering relevant files, our forensic computer examiners will make every step of the eDiscovery process as efficient and simple as possible. We also seek to ensure that our clients and attorneys avoid legal sanctions for eDiscovery violations.
 
 
PenrodEllis FDD certified computer examiners are experts in e discovery and data recovery. Working closely with our clients and their attorneys, PenrodEllis FDD of Denver, Colorado collects large volumes of ESI from DED, process it, recover potentially relevant ESI and produce it. While certainly complex, electronic discovery does not have to be significantly disruptive or obstructive or normal business operations.
EARLY CASE ASSESSMENT
PenrodEllis FDD computer examiners contribute to eDiscovery Early Case Assessments. We work closely with our clients and their attorneys to:
 
Identify custodians & electronic data storage devices
 
Collect & preserve client ESI
 
Contribute to Initial Risk-Benefit Analysis
 
Assess client's ESI for relevance
 
Filter known files (called deNISTing) to eliminate unneeded data
 
Cull potentially relevant ESI for duplicates, custodians & time frame boundaries
 
Extract internal & external metadata
 
Prepare potentially relevant ESI for attorney privilege review
DOCUMENT PRODUCTION
PenrodEllis FDD computer examiners can produce the following types of ESI for eDiscovery in either native or graphic image format:
 
Client-based email messages & attachments
 
Web-based email messages
 
Office documents
 
Online chat & instant messages
 
Letters & memos
 
Spreadsheets & databases
 
Presentations & other multimedia files
 
Digital photographs & videos
 
Web pages visited by user
Electronic Discovery is both a legal and technical process. As a technical process it involves information management; the identification of custodians and sources of ESI; the use of forensic write-blocking hardware and imaging software to preserve and collect ESI; and the forensic recovery of potentially relevant computer evidence. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) below provides an excellent overview of eDiscovery phases and workflow. It provides a flexible, extensible and internationally accepted framework for the electronic discovery process.
 
The EDRM diagram represents a conceptual view of the e-discovery process, not a literal, linear or waterfall model. One may engage in some but not all of the steps outlined in the diagram, or one may elect to carry out the steps in a different order that shown here. The diagram also portrays an iterative process. One might repeat the same step numerous times, honing in on a more precise set of results. One might also cycle back to earlier steps, refining one’s approach as a better understanding of the data emerges or as the nature of the matter changes. The diagram is intended as a basis for discussion and analysis, not as a prescription for the one and only right way to approach e-discovery.
According to edrm.net, the diagram represents a conceptual view of the e-discovery process, not a literal  model. The diagram is intended as a basis for discussion and analysis, not as a prescription for the one and only right way to approach e-discovery. One may engage in some but not all of the steps outlined in the diagram, or one may elect to carry out the steps in a different order that shown here. One might repeat the same step numerous times, honing in on a more precise set of results. One might also cycle back to earlier steps, refining one’s approach as a better understanding of the data emerges or as the nature of the matter changes.
 
Electronic Discovery need not be distruptive to normal business operations or even a significant burden on employees. PenrodEllis FDD forensic computer examiners work closely with clients and attorneys prior to litigation to determine the scope of the inquiry and reduce the potential inconveniences and costs of eDiscovery. We also work deligently to ensure that neither client nor attorneys are exposed to judicial sanctions due to violations of eDiscovery rules. Sanctions in eDiscovery are increasing and PenrodEllis FDD is in a unique position to advise and assist our clients in fulfilling their obligations under the law.
 
With our offices and laboratory located in Denver, PenrodEllis FDD is easily accessible to clients in need of Electronic Discovery services in Colorado and Wyoming and only a phone call away for clients in other Western States.
 
 
PenrodEllis Forensic Data Discovery
1805 South Bellaire Street, Suite 401
Denver, Colorado 80222
(303) 691-0047