Summit Brand Protection brings to each client more than 75 years of combined criminal investigative experience, which includes volumes of formal training and hands-on proficiency in case management and judicial procedure. Summit Brand Protection employees have participated in trial preparation for a multitude of cases that required expert witness testimony involving evidence collection and investigative work targeting crimes associated with brand protection, commercial fraud, cybercrime and forensic auditing. Summit Brand Protection has positioned itself to support litigators involved in federal or state criminal matters, corporate criminal defense, intellectual property rights, corporate fraud, internal affairs, antitrust, and asset tracing.

Interviewing

Whether it’s a subject of interest or client, interviewing remains one of Summit Brand Protection’s basic functions in support of the firm’s client based needs.  Affecting a good interview is vital in realizing an intended outcome.  Preparation is perhaps the most important part of conducting a successful interview, coupled with taking detailed notes and using multiple interviewers.  Summit Brand Protection employees have been professionally trained in the art of interviewing through academia or partnerships with organizations that specialize in the field.  Each employee also has extensive practical experience conducting field interviews that have led to successful prosecution or civil action.

Surveillance

Summit Brand Protection employees have extensive training in the art of surveillance and have logged substantial hours surveilling persons of interest and entities related to federal and state investigations. Employees have extensive experience in varying forms of covert surveillance, which include typical ground and roving methods, and specialized techniques such as wire taps, undercover operations, informants, the use of sensors, pen registers, mail covers, cyber mirroring and aerial imagery.

Social Media Exploitation & Open Source Intelligence

In today’s environment, probing social media and the web for open source information on subjects or entities of interest is paramount in almost every aspect of an investigation. The internet has enabled engineers to build applications, such as Kofax, Carma, and Octatools, to quickly gather social media profiles associated with any domain which basically defines and supports the nature of the relationship between people and their increasingly pervasive digital environment. Summit Brand Protection employs several experts in this field. Exploiting social media and open source intelligence supports the firm’s ability to identify and perform pre-employment verifications, background checks on individuals and entities, skip tracing, and asset identification.

Presentation, Trial Preparation & Expert Testimony

Successful presentation and trial preparation are entirely dependent on how well an investigation was conducted and managed. Summit Brand Protection brings to each client more than 75 years of combined criminal investigative experience, which includes volumes of training and hands-on proficiency in case management and judicial procedure. Summit Brand Protection employees have participated in trial preparation for a multitude of cases that required expert witness testimony involving evidence collection and investigative work targeting crimes associated with brand protection, commercial fraud, cybercrime and forensic auditing. Summit Brand Protection has positioned itself to support litigators involved in federal or state criminal matters, corporate criminal defense, intellectual property rights, corporate fraud, internal affairs, antitrust, and asset tracing.