Computer Forensics

Elluma Discovery offers over 10 years of expertise in the field of computer forensics. We believe that an integrated approach to computer forensics and electronic discovery provides for superior results and cost efficiencies requiring less time and resources. Elluma Discovery utilized advanced technologies and techniques from both disciplines to provide our clients with a more insightful look into their data such as emails, documents and important events.

Founded in 2002 in Los Angeles, California, Elluma Discovery provides a wealth of experience in litigation and trial support. Our experts have testified in multiple venues in both Federal and State Courts.

Our Computer Forensics Services

We employ a variety of strategies to perform comprehensive computer forensic analysis, data recovery and consultation on a expert level:

  • Professional Services

    We employ a team of certified certified expert witnesses and provide the following professional services for clients seeking expert level consultation:

    Strategic consulting
    We provide case consultation and strategy to help best direct your case. We provide direction on discovery and production demands, Rule 26(f) meet and confer assistance, hold letters, data processing, deposition preparation, witness preparation, archived data and general consulting as it relates to electronically stored information.

    Expert Witness Services
    Our computer forensic forensic expert witnesses have testified in Federal and State courts in numerous civil and state cases on a wide variety of computer and data issues. We have extensive experience in complex and difficult matters.

    Expert Rebuttal
    Elluma Discovery’s forensic experts can provide an in-depth analysis of opposing experts’ opinions and reports. We also prepare and educate attorneys to prepare for depositions of opposing experts (and percipient witnesses).

    Timeline Analysis
    Events taken from a computer out of context often do not tell a complete story. We offer timeline analysis which can provide a chronology of activity on a computer to help put important events in context. Provided in graphical form, timeline analysis can help piece together a story of what really occurred.
  • Technical Services

    Our specialized array of equipment and certified team of forensic analysts provides us with the expertise and capability to perform the following forensic services in the technical arena:

    Financial information extraction
    When financial information is stored on a computer, Elluma can extract and convert data into a format that can be utilized by a forensic accountant. We work with common formats used by small and medium sized businesses such as QuickBooks, and Quicken.

    Data processing and search
    To enable rapid information identification, Elluma utilizes high speed indexing and processing servers to quickly locate facts and data relevant to a case. Our processing engine allows us to dramatically cut down on human search and review time creating efficiencies and reducing costs.

    Cell phone forensics
    iPhones and other cell phones are becoming increasingly common sources of eDiscovery in litigation. Elluma Discovery can recover deleted text messages, emails, contacts, photos and other kinds of data from most common mobile devices.

    Password cracking
    We provide password cracking for many common file types such QuickBooks, Adobe Acrobat files and Microsoft Office files such as Word and Excel documents.
  • Analysis

    We are equipped and staffed to perform forensic analysis of data in many forms wherever it lives.

    Our digital forensic analysts have worked in hundreds of cases involving commercial litigation, employment matters, intellectual property and trade secrets, FINRA and securities litigation, criminal defense, breach of contract, and many other issues.

    Our forensic data analysis capabilities are extensive and include:

    Data recovery
    When data has been deleted from a hard drive, often it is possible to recover important data such as emails, documents or photos. Our digital forensic services can often recover information in cases even when the hard drive has failed.

    USB device analysis
    In matters involving trade secrets, Elluma can search for and determine if USB drives or thumb drives have been inserted into a computer and if information has been copied.

    Internet browsing history
    We can analyze websites that have been visited, and recover artifacts such as email, documents and create a timeline of website visits.

    Video recovery and analysis
    Elluma Discovery has expertise extracting, recovering and analyzing video from a variety of sources such as DVR surveillance systems, computers and cell phones.

    Database forensics
    Elluma Discovery provides database forensics which can be used to compare different databases in trade secrets matters or get a timeline of activities and events with a database. We are experts with all common database formats and programs such as SQL, Access, Goldmine, and SalesLogix.