More and more people, plaintiffs and defendants alike, leave their electronic fingerprints on the Internet. Web-based email stored by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can be a fruitful source of smoking gun evidence. Popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com (reinvented Hotmail), GoDaddy, even the classic AOL Mail, yield impeachment opportunities at trial and give you a clear advantage in court or arbitration.
The Stored Communication Act (SCA) governs how attorneys like you may obtain email evidence from ISPs. Federal and state case law in recent years has significantly limited the use of SCA by civil litigants and criminal defense attorneys. Instead of serving subpoenas we forensically collect discoverable evidence direct from the cloud operated by ISPs like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Charter, CenturyLink, Frontier, Mediacom, Midco, etc. We also extract mobile devices and computers used to access email in the cloud. We process it for you and harvest email addresses, messages, attachments, and headers. Headers contain Internet Protocol (IP) addresses we use to trace the route the message took through the Internet. We also keyword search emails to discover personally identifiable information (PII) and privileged attorney-client communications and work product. Working together with you we produce relevant and compelling web mail evidence for court.
Many of your corporate clients, large and small, continue to leverage corporate email servers like Microsoft Exchange. Increasingly these server environments too are migrating to the cloud with productivity and security benefits for users. We use powerful cloud forensic tools to collect email, attachments, calendars, contacts, tasks, and other electronically stored information from both Microsoft Office 365 and Google G-Suite.