The Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis plays a central role in the Bureau’s investigation and litigation of consumer protection matters, including working with attorneys to assess case needs, managing the technological tools used to conduct investigations and litigation, and evaluating and implementing emerging technologies. The Division includes:
- Digital Forensic Unit: conducts forensic examinations of digital media to identify, collect, analyze, and preserve electronically stored information for use in court.
- E-Discovery Unit: uses technological tools to process, organize, manage, and produce electronically stored information.
- Forensic Accountants: analyze financial information to help locate assets and maximize recovery in consumer protection cases.
- Honors Paralegals: provide a wide range of assistance on consumer protection investigations, litigation, and initiatives.
- Tech Lab: provides undercover access to BCP staff and technical assistance in using innovative tools to investigate targets, detect unfair or deceptive activity, and capture evidence.
- Office of Technology Research and Investigation: conducts independent studies and investigations, identifies the consumer protection issues associated with new technologies, and provides technical expertise and training to BCP staff.
- Technology Planning: analyzes and anticipates the Bureau’s technological needs in fulfilling its consumer protection mission and helps acquire necessary technology.