Jonathan Langton Case Study

Jonathan Langton, Manager, Forensic Technology & Consulting, TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Jonathan (Jon) Langton is an extraordinarily accomplished academic and law enforcement professional with extensive experience in digital forensics. He began his law enforcement career in 2011 with the Lehigh County Computer Crimes Task Force in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, where he quickly rose to the position of Digital Forensic Analyst. He later went on to become a professor of criminal justice and digital forensics at DeSales University. Today, he serves as a Manager within the Forensic Technology & Consulting division at TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), a legal services firm that offers e-discovery, due diligence, forensic consulting, and more.

When Jon first started in digital forensics, criminal cases were his bread and butter, but these days, he’s more likely to find himself navigating complicated compliance matters in corporate litigation cases. Jon’s corporate cases often call for robust cloud extraction and the ability to manage vast troves of business data across multiple sources. For him and his team, Oxygen Forensics makes all the difference.

The Challenge

To be sure, criminal cases can be incredibly difficult to solve, but more often than not, a little information is all you need. One text message, a single photo, a snippet of an audio recording—these small bits of data can seal the deal on a conviction. Not so for corporate litigation cases. Jon’s team at TLS’ Forensic Technology & Consulting Department tends to handle large scale, complex data collection in support of e-discovery, a process that can generate colossal amounts of information. And when it comes to compliance matters, they’re not just investigating, they’re usually collecting data as part of a much larger inquiry. It’s not enough to find that one key piece of evidence. They have to go through everything—sometimes parsing millions of records produced by organizations with thousands of employees.

If that weren’t tricky enough, the proliferation of cloud services and “shadow IT”—the use of unsanctioned third party apps to discuss business matters—makes things even more difficult. Where business records were once limited to email format, Jon’s team now has to sift through Dropbox accounts, Google Drives, and OneDrive files. They scrutinize WeChat, GChat, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger conversations. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With nearly 15 years of experience in digital forensics, Jon has used just about every forensics software on the market, but none of them offer the versatility and powerful cloud extraction tools that he needs. Well, none except Oxygen Forensics.

The Solution

Jon’s team relies heavily on Oxygen Forensics cloud connectors to deliver results where other options only offer dead ends. Oxygen Forensics’ Cloud Extractor allows his team to perform isolated data collection operations from employees’ personal or company-owned devices—even those protected by Mobile Device Management Software—without confiscating the physical device. This has been invaluable in terms of helping his team navigate disgruntled employees and complicated international privacy laws. Meanwhile, Oxygen Forensics Cloud Extractor allows them to collect cloud data that’s pertinent to the e-discovery process without unintentionally pulling data that may be privileged or generally irrelevant. Most importantly, Oxygen Forensics’ all-in-one solution allows his team to collect the relevant data in its entirety, ensuring that his clients get what they need, every time. That’s why Oxygen Forensics is one of Jon’s preferred tools for corporate litigation.