Investigation

Cornerstone has a proven history of providing expert investigative services to the legal profession and the business community since our creation.  Investigations are handled on a timely basis with the utmost discretion and complete confidentiality. As part of a worldwide network of former FBI agents specializing in a variety of disciplines, we are able to set up small or large-scale investigations both quickly and effectively. Each investigation that we encounter is unique and demands a careful assessment by our investigators. Based on the assessment, Cornerstone will develop a comprehensive investigative plan to meet our clients needs and objectives. We tailor each investigation to meet the requirements of our clients. Cornerstone maintains a close client working relationship and we are committed to our project completion dates because our client’s decisions rely on us providing a timely work product. 

Many of the investigations that we perform pertain to legal issues. There are laws that dictate how evidence is collected which may be introduced in court to prove a case.  It is imperative that evidence is collected, recorded and preserved in a lawful manner that makes it admissible in court. Our staff includes experienced investigators familiar with all phases of collecting evidence, collecting witness statements and proper documentation.  Cornerstone is skilled at accessing data retrieved through cutting edge database searches, state-of-the-art methods as well as on-site record review when needed. Investigations are completed efficiently and in a cost effective way to assist the bottom line of the businesses.  All of our staff fully understands our commitment to produce a quality product for our clients.

Methods & Techniques

Cornerstone possesses a comprehensive understanding of appropriate investigative methods and techniques and we are familiar with the use, as well as the limitations, of electronic surveillance equipment, and the performance of various records checks and database searches. Whether your request requires a review of public database searches, physical surveillance, polygraph examinations or a technical or electronic countermeasures sweep, Cornerstone is prepared to meet your needs.  Additionally, through our partnerships with qualified examiners, members of our team are also knowledgeable of computer systems and understand computer forensics.

Cornerstone can provide litigation support to law firms involved in actions that require the need for sophisticated investigative strategies and techniques. Cornerstone will either support or help avert litigious actions.  We can assist in providing services that can discover facts vital to litigation strategy. We provide cost-efficient investigations by identifying reliable sources of information to conducting sensitive undercover operations.  Successful litigation demands uncompromising evidence which can be acquired during these discreet undercover operations. Our team of professionals are skilled in conducting undercover operations, locating, interviewing or gathering information and conducting assessments on potential witnesses. We can assist in investigating the merits of claims and allegations material to a case, and help find pre-disposition facts to ensure productive discovery. Our investigators are able to provide credible testimony based on their investigative actions.

Cornerstone can provide investigative resources for:
•    Product Liability Investigations
•    Civil Litigation Support and Trial Preparation
•    Identification & Location of Witnesses, Background Checks & Interviews
•    Pre-Employment Background Checks/Investigations
•    Domestic and International Asset Searches
•    Interviews and statements
•    Physical Surveillance:
----- Undercover Support
----- Logging of Routine Activities and Schedules
----- Hidden Transmitters
----- Other Electronic “Bugs”
----- Covert CCTV

•    Public Record Searches – Computer Database and In Person
•    Polygraph Examinations
•    Surveillance
•    Acccident Investigations / Reconstruction of Accident
•    Electronic Data Recovery and imaging of computer files and email