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Our multidisciplinary team of historians and researchers have expertise spanning a variety of subject matters and topics. Clients trust us for potentially responsible party (PRP) searches; state of knowledge investigations; product liability and toxic torts research; environmental/chemical usage research; corporate succession and corporate genealogy research; land use, watershed, and site histories; intellectual property investigations; government contract searches; climate change research; and slavery era disclosure and compliance research.

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HAI | Legal Case Studies

Slavery Disclosure Research
A city ordinance requires that all financial institutions disclose historical investments or profits from slavery. Client Challenge A major U.S.
Tracing Holocaust Assets
HAI | Legal investigators determine the rightful ownership of Holocaust-era looted art. Client Challenge When questions arose surrounding the rightful
Product Liability Cases
The reconstruction of the fact record is critical in product liability cases. Client Challenge In an asbestos exposure case brought
Durable Legacy: A History of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (2005) Produced for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the noted Wilmington
How do you score a touchdown when documenting “common knowledge” for a statute of limitation case? Client Challenge Counsel at
Product Liability and Asbestos Research
How do you prove a historical negative—and do so within an extremely tight legal deadline? Client Challenge Like many companies

HAI | Legal Blog Posts

On June 7, 2022, the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and all House Subcommittee Chairs,
Notes from the Field: Mapping History with Sanborn Maps
Sanborn Map of the Theater District in New York City, 1911. Click for larger image. Photo courtesy Library of Congress
Is Google Making You Fat? Tips for Conducting “Lean and Mean” Online Historical Research
The amount of online content continues to grow exponentially, making the Internet an indispensable tool in historical research. Clay Johnson,
Time and Space: Interpreting History Through GIS Mapping
GIS mapping is a powerful way to make history come to life. Combining geographic information system (GIS) data with historical
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is yet more proof of the adage “no good deed goes unpunished.” Though intended
WWII and Korean War Industrial Mobilization: History Programs and Related Records
This is a modified version of a presentation I did for the 2014 Society for History in the Federal Government

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