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Client Successes

Using remote collection to collect dispersed data

The Challenge

A government investigation required collection from a corporation’s 15 different sites across the country. The data needed to be acquired from approximately 30 devices at each location without notifying the custodian. Some of the data was also encrypted.

The Solution


Legility used five Remote Governance and Collection (RGC) units to image more than 450 devices to quickly respond to a government inquiry. The data needed to be acquired from 30 devices at each location without notifying the custodian. 

The process, launch and execution included:

Installing remote collection behind client firewalls;

Working directly with on-site client IT teams;

Shipping remote governance and collection units after outside counsel concluded custodian interviews;

Critically speedy data decryption;

Web-based training for client IT personnel for performing collections and servicing remote governance and collection drives.

The Legility Team

Our secure data solutions center enables our forensic team to quickly, securely recover and examine electronically stored information (ESI). Our forensic experts maintain comprehensive chain of custody records and provide detailed reports on every action taken, ensuring the evidence produced is validated and defensible. We are also available to testify to our findings in court or through prepared affidavits.


Legility collected at close to 30 TB of data from more than 450 custodians located in 15 offices across the country. Using RGC instead of traditional on-site collection saved the client time and money normally spent on travel. Accelerating the process was also critical in order to achieve a quick response to a huge government inquiry. While the size of this project could have been intimidating, the RGC units simplified collection to save time and money, and more importantly, fulfilled the government’s inquiry as quickly as possible. 

Client saved time and money, and fulfilled the government's inquiry on time.


Remote custodians


The right people, process and technology deliver the right results.

About the author


Legility, a leading provider of technology-enabled legal services, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. The company has more than 1,000 lawyers, engineers, consultants, technology and data specialists, and operational experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. Legility helps its clients improve operational efficiency. By combining people, processes, and technology, Legility offers innovative and bundled solutions that align with how the legal market is increasingly looking to engage.

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