• Forensics & Investigations



    Sandline Discovery performs data preservation, collection and analysis for both litigation and investigation projects. We specialize in dynamic content and emerging media including collaborative platforms, social media, mobile data and enterprise network communication systems.


    We collect data on-site, in the cloud or via encrypted remote collection kits. Our secure lab is just minutes from Washington, DC and our extensive network of examiners gives us global reach. The Sandline team has experience with practically all data types and devices and if we haven't collected it before, one of our partners has. Our goal is simple: use the right method and sound procedures to get what you need and exclude what you don't.


    Some recent examples of exciting forensic collection work we’ve done for our clients include:

    • On-site collection of laptop and network data in Taipei, Taiwan
    • Targeted extraction of iPhone SMS and WhatsApp messages
    • Simultaneous multi-city preservation and collection of 11+TB of data
    • Remote collection of Google email, data and documents
    • Corporate website preservation and full Facebook account extraction



    Sandline Discovery helps clients gain insight into data through a variety of investigative techniques. Our projects range from traditional eDiscovery investigations and forensics to the most unique and challenging projects in the public spotlight including corporate internal investigations, due-diligence, fraud, anti-counterfeiting, corporate espionage and criminal action.


    We gather data, interview actors, search for answers, look for the truth and communicate the results in a clear and concise manner.


    We have a safe, secure and powerful infrastructure, cutting edge forensics and analysis tools, a resourceful and experienced team and a network of partners and experts at our disposal. What questions can we help you answer?


    Some recent examples of exciting investigatory work we’ve done for our clients include:

    • Multi-lingual web analysis and translation of monitored terrorist communications
    • Analysis and timeline generation of mobile communications and geolocation data
    • Identified communications patterns through visual networks using advanced analytics tools
    • Assisting with defamation investigations for high-profile individuals

    Let's talk about what can we help you with? (571) 888-3366 // info@sandlinediscovery.com

  • Discovery Solutions

    Sandline Discovery has the right experience and all the tools to manage the complexities that make your discovery projects harder and more expensive. Our goal is to make sure eDiscovery doesn’t get in the way of your goal. With a mix of industry leading technology, custom tools, time-saving automation, and a responsive and dedicated team, we're ready to help in any we can.


    -Project Management-

    Our team works seamlessly and collaboratively as an extension of your team to assist with any aspect of your project. We have certified and experienced Relativity administrators (RCA) ready to support your review effort, provide analytics advice, arrange for certified translation of Chinese language contracts, prep your production or walk you through creating a saved search pointing to hot docs. We'll get your paper scanned and loaded, coordinate a multi-state document collection and then have one of our consultants prepare a litigation readiness assessment for you all under one roof.


    -Managed Review-

    Sandline offers comprehensive, defensible managed document review services led by highly qualified and experienced attorney review managers. We offer a traditional hourly billing model or a per-doc pricing model that brings transparency and cost predictability to the project. Our team of barred and licensed review attorneys has extensive experience conducting first-level reviews for responsiveness, relevance, confidentiality and potential privilege. We leverage analytics and AI to streamline review and QC, prioritize documents and create batching strategies to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Our team has developed a unique and proprietary review process that relies on a layered model of iterative and ongoing QC, feedback, analysis, technology, sampling and statistical modeling that offers unparalleled value and a superior review experience. Click here to read more.


    Read an article on the process published by CIO Review.


    -Data Processing and ECA-

    All data types and any volume. We use our proprietary exception management and automation tools to chew through data quickly but accurately. We'll apply cost-effective culling techniques to reduce your reviewable data set or load it all and give you access to an ECA database so you can carve it up your way.



    We offer Relativity hosting in our safe and secure, high-capacity, highly scalable and redundant data center. Our industry-leading facility is equipped with 24/7 on-site monitoring and boasts SSAE16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type II certification as well as PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITRUST compliance.


    -Review Support-

    We offer Relativity's full suite of analytics and AI at no additional cost and have certified consultants at the ready. Since it won't cost extra, we think you should thread every email review and we're happy to help with that. We can run STRs for you or give you the appropriate permission to run them yourself. We create standard and custom reports on any information available along with widgets and dashboards for access to dynamic reviewer statistics. We can even set up a data repository to house a hundred custodians' email for use in multiple litigations with privilege calls tracked in each matter and stored centrally for future litigation.



    From PDFs to legacy platforms and everything in between, we're pretty sure that we've seen it all. We've met all sorts of court-mandated ESI Protocols and produced to just about every government agency. With headquarters in Washington, DC, we've even hand delivered to a few of them.


    -Paper Discovery-

    No Problem.


    -Foreign Language Services-

    Our clients rely on us for numerous foreign language discovery services including data collection throughout Asia; foreign language document detection, processing and review; certified human translation; machine translation; and custom software development to enhance and assist with Chinese, Japanese and Korean language document review in Relativity. Have a unique foreign language review situation?


    Let's talk about your next discovery project: (571) 888-3366 // info@sandlinediscovery.com

  • Consulting Services

    At its core, Sandline Discovery is a consulting firm. We're experienced problem solvers focused on delivering clarity through service. Our forensics and eDiscovery clients appreciate and rely on our consultative approach to handling both simple and complex tasks. While we consider consulting to be an integrated part of our process, we also offer it as a standalone service.


    We can help with strategy and deliverables through any phase of the EDRM, but we also assist with one-off projects like ESI protocol development, search term development, proportionality consulting, advanced analytics strategy and execution, custodian interviews, litigation readiness and custom software development. We're ready to help you answer a single question or untangle the most complex projects you’re faced with.


    Some recent examples of successful consulting engagements include:

    • Serving as eDiscovery counsel on a technology IP case
    • Development of phased discovery plan to achieve proportionality and cost savings
    • Substantive analysis and successful challenge of incoming document productions
    • Leveraging analytics and SME review team to cull, review and produce 60K documents in 5 days


    Schedule a call with one of our Consultants: (571) 888-3366 // info@sandlinediscovery.com

  • Innovation & Integration

    Our eDiscovery team is in perpetual motion driven by an unstoppable need to solve problems, improve the process and build a better machine. When we're not laser focused on meeting client deadlines, we're making things better and faster through automation and by building custom solutions and Relativity add-ons. When we're not doing that, we're working with our strategic partners like ESIAnalyst and Litexn to integrate the best tools with our services to enhance your project experience.




    Relativity Add-ons and Enhancements

    Sandline is proud to be a Relativity Developer Partner. One of the things we love most about Relativity is that it's a platform that allows us to design, build, and integrate applications to extend its functionality. We've built dozens of add-ons and enhancements to automate a lot of what we do behind the scenes during processing and production but we've also built custom apps and scripts at the request of our clients.


    The Tracks

    Sandline's automated framework for ESI processing, reporting and exception handling. The Tracks are an evolving set of rules and automated tasks we've developed to enhance data processing, culling, classification and remediation. The result is faster processing, consistent results, better reporting, high-quality output and cost savings.


    Language Localizer

    Sandline's Language Localizer is a Relativity Application that allows a Relativity Admin to localize workspaces for any regional review team in a way that improves workflow for international Relativity users. Once added to a workspace, Layouts and Fields can all be renamed with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic or any other Unicode character set.





    ESI Analyst

    ESI Analyst empowers digital investigators and legal teams to quickly isolate and extract relevant information and actionable intelligence from a wide variety of ESI in order to speed strategy development and improve matter collaboration and communication, while reducing overall case costs. ESI Analyst offers visual representations of social media, mobile, email, SMS, GPS and other data enabling review and analysis of disparate data types in a single platform. Simple, easy to use graphical tools provide visual representations of clear and compelling stories in your data.

    • Create a timeline of key events allowing you to demonstrate a series of Actions in chronological order.
    • Use interactive charts to gain instant data insight.
    • Perform In-map review and analysis of Social Media or Transactional data using geolocation lookup data.
    • Transactional analysis of financial data for quick understanding of debits and credits in context and in conjunction with other data types.

    Contact us to find out more about ESI Analyst and to see a demo!



    Sandline's integration of Exolution and Relativity offers native Excel file redaction powered by artificial intelligence. You can quickly and easily find and redact PII, hidden content, invisible data or any other content in any cell, row, column, sheet or file. Exolution is focused on reducing the risk, time, and cost of native file review and redaction. Exolution has made the difference in Hatch Waxman/ANDA litigation, 2nd Requests (Hart Scott Rodino filings), financial investigations, FOIA requests, or any other matter involving privileged data. The integration of Exolution and Relativity offers the ability to quickly locate sensitive information and mass redact thousands of documents with just a few clicks. Automating redactions of native Excel files directly in Relativity can save countless hours and significantly reduce the cost of document review.


    Download an Exolution brochure to lean more



    Sandline’s integration of Veritone Legal and Relativity offers clients the previously unavailable ability to cost-effectively render, manage, analyze, transcribe, translate, search and redact audio and video files in near real time. It can render every second and frame of audio and video content searchable for things like faces, phrases, and sentiment. Veritone uses a multitude of cognitive engines to process audio and video media for use directly within Relativity, extending eDiscovery beyond the boundaries of text documents.


    Security Enhancements and Regulatory Compliance

    Sandline’s continued commitment to safeguarding client data includes regular assessments and upgrades of our data security standards and controls. In 2018, we significantly increased our investment in data security to include appropriate Web Application Firewall and Intrusion Detection System enhancements for HIPAA compliance as well as increased threat mitigation and network monitoring.

  • To find out more about Sandline Discovery's services, talk to one of our experts!

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    Sandline Discovery, LLC (“Sandline”), a Virginia limited liability company, is committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy is published on our website (https://www.sandlinediscovery.com) to explain our privacy practices and how your information is safeguarded. Sandline provides electronic discovery services to law firm, corporate and government clients that are parties to litigation, investigation and regulatory proceedings. All Personal Data Sandline collects, uses and transfers to the US is subject to strict privacy, confidentiality and security protocols. “Personal Data” is information relating to an individual that identifies that individual, or could reasonably be used to identify the individual, regardless of the medium involved (e.g., paper, electronic, video, or audio.)
    This Privacy Policy outlines Sandline’s collection and use of Personal Data for those who use Sandline’s website or those whose information is collected via transfer from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States for business or human resources use.
    EU-US Privacy Shield:
    Sandline complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and/or Switzerland to the United States.  Sandline has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
    Sandline notifies data subjects covered by this Privacy Policy about our privacy practices:
    •	The types of data collected 
    •	The purpose for which we collect and use Personal Data
    •	The types of third parties to which we disclose Personal Data and the purposes for disclosure
    •	The rights of Data Subjects to their data
    •	The choices and means we offer for limiting our use and disclosure of Personal Data
    •	How we enforce our obligations under the Privacy Shield
    •	How users can contact us with any inquiries or complaints
    Types of Data Collected and the Purposes of Collection:
    eDiscovery and Digital Evidence – Sandline may collect or receive user data from its clients that could include data subject names, personal and business physical addresses, personal and business e-mail addresses, personal and business telephone numbers, identification numbers, and physical, physiological, mental, economic, political, religious, cultural and social identity data. This data is collected for the purpose of legal data processing at the direction of Sandline’s clients and in accordance with contractual agreements to provide services to our clients and/or clients’ counsel.
    Personal Data Protection, Rights and Choices:
    Sandline implements strict security measures to protect Personal Data from unauthorized access. All data received, collected, processed, hosted and produced is protected with physical and electronic safeguards including dual-factor authentication, firewalls and encryption in transit and at rest. Sandline employees are trained in the proper handling of secure information and are aware of their responsibilities to protect Personal Data. To the extent necessary for such purposes, Sandline takes reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, updated, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use. Where Sandline receives Personal Data from clients, affiliates or other Controller entities in the EU or Switzerland, it will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates. Sandline processes Personal Data only in accordance with the purposes for which it was received, collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. If any changes to this privacy policy occur, we will provide individuals with the choice to opt-out or to opt-in if sensitive data is involved.
    Disclosure and Onward Transfers:
    •	Sandline processes Personal Data only in accordance with the purposes for which it was received, collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. 
    •	Sandline does not disclose, sell trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes Personal Data with third parties without your consent. 
    •	We will provide an individual opt-out choice, or opt-in for sensitive data, before we ever share your data with third parties other than our agents.
    •	Sandline uses contractors, service providers, and other third parties who provide various Information Technology services to support our business. All contractors, service providers, and other third parties are bound by contractual obligations to keep all information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
    •	Sandline may disclose Personal Data as required by court order, law, regulation or the rules of practice of a governmental or regulatory body.
    •	Sandline’s accountability for personal data that it receives in the United States under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, Sandline  remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Sandline  proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
    •	In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
    The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Sandline’s compliance with this Policy, the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework.
    Access, Escalation and Independent Recourse Mechanism for Privacy Shield Complaints:
    Pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, EU and Swiss individuals have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you in the United States. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the personal information that we hold about you. You may also correct, amend, or delete the personal information we hold about you. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data transferred to the United States under Privacy Shield, should direct their query to  privacy@sandlinediscovery.com. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
    In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Sandline commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union and/or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Sandline at:
    or via mail to: 
    Attn: Privacy Officer
    105 North Virginia Ave
    Suite 302
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    Sandline has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information or to file a complaint.  The services of the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD are provided at no cost to you.
    If your complaint involves human resources data transferred to the United States from the EU and/or Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship, and Sandline does not address it satisfactorily, Sandline commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPA Panel) and/or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, as applicable, and to comply with the advice given by the DPA panel and/or Commissioner, as applicable, with regard to such human resources data. To pursue an unresolved human resources complaint, you should contact the state or national data protection or labor authority in the appropriate jurisdiction. Contact details for the EU data protection authorities can be found at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en. Complaints related to human resources data should not be addressed to the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD. 
    If your Privacy Shield complaint cannot be resolved through the above channels, under certain conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration for some residual claims not resolved by other redress mechanisms.  See Privacy Shield Annex 1 at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction
    Sandline may amend this policy by posting a revised Policy on this site located at https://www.sandlinediscovery.com.
    This policy was updated July 8, 2019.