Understanding remote collections for e-discovery: Benefits, pitfalls and use cases

While cost is a key factor for the increase in remote collection deployments, there are a number of other advantages to remote collection

Traditionally, the collection phase of electronic discovery has been handled by experts on site in order to make a forensic copy of potentially relevant data. But with travel costs, a decreasing number of employees resident in main offices, and a continued focus on hitting deadlines, legal teams are leveraging “remote collections” to reduce cost and increase project velocity.

Remote collection is a method of collecting data where the forensic expert charged with handling the collection is not physically located at the data source. There are typically three approaches for executing a remote collection:

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Daniel Roffman

Daniel E. Roffman is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology segment and is based in Chicago. Mr. Roffman has more than eight years of experience...

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Erik Hammerquist

Erik Hammerquist is a Senior Director of the Computer Forensics segment of FTI Consulting’s Technology practice and is based in Los Angeles.

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Jim Scarazzo

Jim Scarazzo is a director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Washington, D.C.

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