Avoid legal surprises. Preparing for litigation is a strenuous endeavor, one made even more troublesome by the potential for “bombshell” items of information that could derail a case that is months in the making. Ashtree’s litigation support services aid attorneys in averting costly legal errors by bringing to light crucial information regarding individuals and assets in a particular case.
Enlisting experts with experience in intelligence-based analysis makes the difference when screening defendants, expert/adversarial witnesses, or other concerned parties. Our analysts contribute investigation services at each juncture of a case, from pre-trial to post-judgement. Ashtree’s investigative team will use state-of-the-art eDiscovery tools and specialised open web research to uncover any pertinent information. Our team has supported some of the world’s largest law firms in an array of cases including corporate espionage, internal fraud, and regulatory compliance.
Our team assists clients in tracking down critical evidence through discreet and timely investigations that provide an edge in court, or prevent trial altogether. Fact finding investigations can identify and locate potential witnesses, screen possible jurors, and uncover impeachment information on opposing witnesses.
We thoroughly vet witnesses to determine compliance with regulators and screen them for any red flag activity that could call their evidence into question. Our analysts pour through global databases of criminal records, sanctions, politically exposed persons, and legal cases to discover impeachment information on adversarial or friendly witnesses. We also conduct research into witness’ professional affiliations and backgrounds to anticipate future testimony.
Analysts uncover concealed or undisclosed real estate, vehicle, or monetary assets in the pre-trial or post-judgment phases of a case. Our team also accesses bankruptcy, judgment, and lien records that may be relevant to clients’ litigation strategy. In the past, we’ve also used social media monitoring tools to find evidence of extravagant spending or fraud.
Our team is proficient in critical languages including Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Farsi, Pashto, among others, and has conducted over 10,000 investigations in more than 105 countries. Our analysts are familiar with overseas public records and media sources, and strive to uncover information during the legal research process that would otherwise remain hidden through English-language research.