Providing Expert Digital Forensic Neutral and Special Master Services For Over 19 Years

ELIJAH Provides Trusted Digital Forensic Neutral and Special Master Services to Efficiently Facilitate Data Collection, Investigation and Production

Businesses and law firms increasingly are utilizing computer forensic neutrals and special masters to advance the collective interest of all parties in efficient collection, analysis and/or remediation of sensitive data. ELIJAH has extensive experience serving as a forensic neutral and special master, both by agreement of the parties and through court appointments.

One use case for forensic neutrals and special masters is to increase litigation efficiency. Rather than multiple parties all retaining their own digital forensic experts, using ELIJAH can help reduce overhead and promote efficiency both through providing a mechanism for cost sharing, and by facilitating agreements to reasonable protocols. Parties increasingly are recognizing that not every aspect of a litigation matter needs to be adversarial, and that employing third-parties to facilitate discovery can streamline the process and reduce needless expense.

Another use case for forensic neutrals and special masters involves matters of such sensitivity or that are so adversarial that establishing a buffer between the parties’ respective forensic experts is the most reasonable solution to move litigation forward. ELIJAH is adept at implementing instructions from all parties’ experts and counsel, ensuring that measures to safeguard data confidentiality while meeting discovery obligations successfully are facilitated. As a neutral expert, ELIJAH often is able to bring a level of professional detachment to heated disputes, reducing tension and facilitating restoration of eroded trust.

Digital Forensic Neutral and Special Master Services

For nearly 20 years, ELIJAH has provided expert digital forensic neutral and special master services. These services can include:

  • Consulting regarding creation of appropriate forensic protocols
  • Facilitating resolution of disputes regarding electronically stored information
  • Forensic data collection of electronic storage devices and accounts
  • Evaluation of potentially confidential and privileged materials
  • Digital forensic analysis of active and deleted data
  • Providing a review platform to facilitate the efficient sharing and review of ESI 
  • Issuing reports and providing associated testimony regarding our process and findings

No Case is Too Big – or Too Small

ELIJAH has the scale to support the largest digital forensic neutral and special master engagements. We have an over 19-year track record of success in large-scale, bet-the-company disputes. When you need the highest level of responsiveness and expertise, our focused approach is second-to-none.

Although we routinely work on large disputes, many are under the mistaken impression that digital forensic neutrals and special masters are not affordable in small cases. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, facilitating cooperation often can streamline discovery and reduce unnecessary costs.

ELIJAH Brings Unique Insights to Forensic Neutral and Special Master Engagements

ELIJAH offers a depth and diversity of experience that uniquely qualifies us to provide digital forensic neutral and special master services. Our CEO and founder is a former Am Law 100 litigation partner with 30 years of experience interfacing between technologists, legal professionals, and C-Suite personnel. ELIJAH further employs an array of experts with diverse educational and professional training in law, computer science, accounting, and many other fields, who can solve even the most complex investigative issues. We also embraces cultural diversity, with a team of forensic examiners that reflects our nation’s diversity and can bring different perspectives to problem-solving. Combining critical thinking skills, diverse perspectives, and in-depth technical knowledge, ELIJAH sees the full picture where others see only pieces of the puzzle.

Why Clients Choose ELIJAH for Digital Forensic Neutral and Special Master Engagements

ELIJAH’s corporate culture is rooted in confidentiality, integrity, and expertise. The Silicon Review recognized that commitment in naming ELIJAH as one of the 50 most trustworthy companies in the United States. Over the years, ELIJAH has received numerous industry recognitions for its award-winning digital forensics, eDiscovery, cybersecurity and information technology expertise.

Experienced. Responsive. Trusted. Wise. These are some of the most frequent adjectives clients use to describe ELIJAH.

Finally, longevity matters. We started providing expert digital forensic services four years before the iPhone was invented. We have seen competitors emerge, grow, acquire, divest, and collapse. Some hire huge sales forces, over-promise, and under-deliver, requiring never-ending investments in sales and marketing to find new prospects. ELIJAH has stood the test of time, growing and thriving based almost entirely on repeat business and client referrals. You can trust ELIJAH to deliver on our slogan Better Evidence, Clearly, because we would not still be here otherwise.


Do You Really Have Extensive Digital Forensic Neutral and Special Master Experience?

Absolutely! We have served in these roles both on an agreed and appointed basis for over 19  years, working with some of the largest law firms and organizations, along with individuals and small to mid-sized enterprises.

Where do you work?

ELIJAH has offices nationwide to support client needs. We also can perform almost all digital forensic neutral and special master services remotely. Geography rarely is an impediment to ELIJAH performing any of our services, whether digital forensics, eDiscovery, or cybersecurity and information technology.

You Mentioned Both Computer Forensics and Digital Forensics. Are they different?

Not really. Computer forensics is an older term for the profession. As the diversity of electronic storage devices and accounts grew, most have accepted digital forensics as a more inclusive, accurate term, but many use the two interchangeably.

Is ELIJAH Good at What it Does?

Absolutely, we wouldn’t have lasted for over 19 years otherwise! Our team has earned  numerous industry recognitions for best-in-class service offerings, and The Silicon Review named ELIJAH as one of the 50 most trustworthy companies in the United States. Our team has testified extensively in federal and state courts, and have a mile-long list of industry certifications and credentials.

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