As of June 1, 2024, Vestige Digital Investigations is part of ArcherHall, a leading digital forensics, 
e-discovery, and cybersecurity service provider. The Vestige team that you know and trust will
continue to serve you at ArcherHall. Our expanded team, capabilities, and infrastructure will allow
us to serve you and your clients even better.

Employment Relations

Employment Relations

We actively work with one or both sides of Employment Relations matters to help assess the merits of the case, preserve relevant data and to provide relevant evidence to support or defend the case with the use of digital forensic examination IT services. The volume of matters and our broad on-going experience assisting in Employment Relations matters continue to provide deep value to our clients resulting in successful outcomes for these matters.

How we assist Plaintiffs in Employment Relations matters

Since we are neutral experts, almost 50% of the Employment Relations matters we’re involved in, Vestige has been hired by the plaintiff. In these matters, Vestige assists by:

  • Preserving relevant data sources of the plaintiff to ensure that plaintiff’s house is “in order”
  • Assisting plaintiff’s counsel with case-building and fact-finding by analyzing relevant data sources in the possession and control of plaintiff and/or plaintiff’s witnesses
  • Authentication of evidence that counsel is intending to introduce and use to negotiate settlement
  • Prepare counsel for requesting relevant electronic evidence from defendant, relevant third parties and defendant’s witnesses
  • Attendance at 26(f) conference or similarly designed conference
  • Prepare counsel for 30(b) deposition cross-examination
  • Assess defendant’s litigation hold response and sufficiency of preservation, collection and analysis phases of discovery
  • Assist plaintiff with review of data received in electronic discovery

How we assist Defendants in Employment Relations matters

And of course the other 50% of the time we assist defendants by:

  • Identifying, preserving and collecting electronic data stored in relevant electronic data sources
  • Prepare Defensible Preservation Plan to ensure that defendant’s house is “in order” and to prevent side-bar litigation surrounding the discovery ‘process’
  • Establish iron-clad Litigation Hold
  • Assist defendant’s counsel with case-building and fact-finding by analyzing relevant data sources in the possession and control of the defendant and/or defendant’s witnesses
  • Identifying relevant electronic data which the plaintiff may have and prepare counsel for requesting such data
  • Advise defending counsel and/or analyze plaintiff’s systems surrounding spoliation issues which affect defendant’s ability to defend its case
  • Attendance at 26(f) conference or similarly designed conference
  • Provide case-building expertise to assist defendant’s counsel with obtaining the facts early on in the matter to allow counsel and client to resolve case strategy issues, evaluate settlement options and to properly price the matter
  • Assist in privilege and relevancy review in preparation for discovery
  • Prepare relevant, responsive and non-privileged electronic evidence for production to plaintiff

Contact Us today to discuss how Vestige can assist with your Employment Relations matter.