IGI has decades of collective and institutional experience helping clients prevail in litigation and arbitration. IGI works closely with inside and outside counsel throughout all stages of a lawsuit: before a complaint is filed, in advance of settlement, during discovery, in trial, and on appeal. Clients count on us to collect unimpeachable evidence and to do so ethically and in compliance with the rules of professional responsibility, using proper procedures and maintaining the appropriate chain of custody.
We are typically asked to identify, locate, interview, and obtain sworn statements from potential witnesses; investigate parties to a dispute; check backgrounds of adversarial fact or expert witnesses for issues that might be used to challenge their credibility or to show bias; vet our clients’ own experts; recommend documents to be requested in discovery or questions to be posed in deposition; perform a pre-litigation asset search to evaluate the likelihood of collecting on a judgment; and locate assets and income that can be seized in satisfaction of a judgment.
IGI brings to bear an array of investigative tools and resources in litigation support investigations, including forensic accounting examination of financial records and use of computer forensics to search terabytes of data, restore deleted e-mails and computer files, or to construct a minute-by-minute or keystroke-by-keystroke chronology of a person’s computer activity at a crucial time. In our white-collar criminal defense cases, we draw on the specialized experience and expertise of our former prosecutors and law enforcement officials.