International eDiscovery: Have Data, Will Travel. Not from THIS Country
When global companies are faced with litigation, they must be aware of and adhere to strict standards of data collection that vary from country to country. This session will provide a brief overview of the privacy laws of China, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK and how these laws impact companies undertaking eDiscovery exercises or responding to regulatory investigations that originated in the US.
Our speakers will provide analysis on recent decisions that involved collecting data in multiple countries and how the collection, preservation and review affected the case strategy.
Finally, steps corporations can take to reduce the risks and cost associated with international data collection will be examined.
- Intro to the webinar with an overview of what we’ll be discussing –Jon Fowler
- Beginning the process: How do you prep your clients to be prepared for an International investigation, how do they prepare? Tips o preservation? What should they look for? What are best practices? –Dave Stanton & Jay Yelton
- The government response: What is the government looking for in these cases? What are some key differences in requirements between the case being domestic or international? David Shonka
- The collection details: How is the data collected? Tips on what to watch out for. From the trenches – stories from prior collections. Jon Fowler & Johnny Lee
- Managing the coordination of efforts: How to manage the data in multiple locations? How is data handled in countries with strict data privacy laws? How do you get the appropriate information to the appropriate people? Nicole Boehler
- Recent trends and lessons learned: Dave Stanton & Jay Yelton
- Question & Answer session
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- Legal Officers
- In-House Counsel
- International Counsel
- Ethics and Compliance Executives
- FCPA Securities and Corporate Governance Attorneys
- Regulatory Specialists Senior Management
- Chief Information Officers
- Computer Forensic Specialists
- E-discovery Lawyers
- Privacy & Data Management Officers
- Records & Information Directors/Managers
- Litigation Officers
- Litigation Support Specialists
- Compliance, Risk and IT Managers
Jonathan Fowler is Director of First Advantage’s Digital Forensics practice in the United States. In that capacity, he conducts complex digital forensic investigations and electronic discovery projects, and also has managerial oversight of all forensic investigations taking place within the United States. Additionally, he is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the firm’s Washington, DC office and has direct supervisory responsibility for all forensic personnel in the New York and Washington, DC offices. He regularly consults with clients to manage all facets of both computer forensic investigations (such as theft of intellectual property, data breaches, etc.), and electronic discovery projects encompassing such types of matters as FCPA investigations and Second Requests.
Mr. Fowler has been court-qualified as an expert witness in the field of computer forensics, providing expert testimony for matters in both Federal and state courts; and, is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University teaching the capstone seminar in the graduate program in Computer Forensics. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Digital & Multimedia Section, InfraGard, and the Ethics Committee for the Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists.
Jonathan Fowler is Director of First Advantage’s Digital Forensics practice in the United States. In that capacity, he conducts complex …
David C. Shonka is the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. He oversees the work of the General Counsel’s Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Policy Studies units, and the work of the agency’s FOIA program, its employment counsel, and its Energy Counsel. He also chairs the agency’s E-Discovery Steering Committee.
Mr. Shonka frequently speaks on e-discovery topics, addressing issues that relate to government investigations, cross-border transfers of data, information management, privacy, data security, cloud computing, and the use of social media in litigation. He has also been an instructor in numerous trial advocacy courses. Besides being an active trial level and appellate litigator, Mr. Shonka advises the Commission and senior managers on legal and policy issues; and has represented the Commission in several international programs. Before joining the FTC as a staff attorney, Mr. Shonka was an associate in a Washington D.C. law firm and a litigator in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.
David C. Shonka is the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. He oversees the work of the …
B. Jay Yelton, III is a principal with 25 years of litigation experience. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including commercial, business tort, antitrust, products liability, and employment litigation. He has substantial experience, both on a regional and national level, in class actions and civil enforcement actions initiated by federal and state regulatory agencies. Jay serves as the leader of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery + Records Management Team, which specializes in the development and implementation of records management programs, litigation readiness plans and pro-active discovery strategies. Jay regularly conducts educational and training seminars on e-discovery and records management topics for in-house legal and IT departments, bar and trade associations and state and local municipalities. He has also written for and been quoted in numerous state and national publications on e-discovery and records management topics. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the Commercial Litigation Section, as well as the Commercial Litigation Section of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Jay received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago where he was Executive Editor of the Loyola Law Journal, and received his B.A. degree, with honors, from Michigan State University, majoring in business administration.
B. Jay Yelton, III is a principal with 25 years of litigation experience. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters, …
Mr. Stanton is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s national Litigation Practice section. He advises public and private companies about compliance, investigations and litigation, focusing on information issues and registered entities. Mr. Stanton has significant experience in all aspects of information management law and e-discovery, and is well-versed in the latest technologies needed to implement effective and comprehensive enterprise-wide programs. He serves as national e-discovery counsel for clients, working closely with in-house counsel and IT professionals, service providers and outside trial teams, to ensure e-discovery process is cost-effective and complies with the rules of civil procedure. He also regularly advises clients on information governance, records retention and disposition, as well as litigation readiness programs and litigation hold procedures. Mr. Stanton also oversees the firm’s nationwide Litigation Support Department, and facilitates Pillsbury’s electronic discovery activities across all offices.
Mr. Stanton is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s national Litigation Practice section. He advises public and private companies …
Johnny Lee is a Managing Director and Practice Leader in the Forensic Technology Services practice at Grant Thornton. He specializes in data analytics, computer forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations and civil litigation, and he provides advisory services to organizations working to address complex data governance and information management issues. <p></p>
<p> Johnny is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on issues involving eDiscovery, Records and Information Management, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology. He has delivered solutions in both the public and private sector on the effective mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk to Law Firms; General Counsel; Boards of Directors; Audit Committees; and Chief Financial, Compliance, and Operations executives</p>
<p> Johnny received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Emory University. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2000, where he retains an active law license.</p>
Johnny Lee is a Managing Director and Practice Leader in the Forensic Technology Services practice at Grant Thornton. He specializes …
Ms. Boehler is an American attorney who has successfully assisted clients in the defense of complex civil and criminal legal matters throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The holder of a European Master’s in Law & Economics, she has also counseled clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia in the successful implementation of complex national and international laws and regulations, as well as legal risk management policies and programs.<p></p>
<p> She has over ten years of personal experience in the preparation of cases for judge and jury trials in products liability and other matters in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including considerable experience in U.S. and international discovery and e-discovery coordination and management. She has defended a wide range of products internationally, including motor vehicles, aircraft, power tools, and machinery.</p>
<p> Ms. Boehler also has extensive experience in, among other things, setting-up and managing international litigation coordination programs and providing design-stage legal advice focused on minimizing corporate and personal client regulatory and safety-related civil and criminal liability risks.</p>
<p> Ms. Boehler also advises clients in contract formation and represents clients in contract disputes in the U.S., Europe and Asia. She has assisted European clients in establishing and growing their business in the U.S. and Asia, with an eye to reducing risk and maximizing returns.</p>
Ms. Boehler is an American attorney who has successfully assisted clients in the defense of complex civil and criminal legal …
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About First Advantage Litigation Consulting
First Advantage Litigation Consulting is an international eDiscovery and managed review provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, second requests, and internal and external investigations. The company supports law firms and corporations with cost-effective, end-to-end litigation services that include data collection, computer forensics, expert testimony, multi-lingual and on-site data processing, hosting and document review. Safe Harbor certified, the company can deploy its services rapidly and efficiently to clients anywhere in the world from offices and data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visitwww.fadvlit.com
About Federal Trade Commission
About Miller Canfield
Miller Canfield is a full service global law firm offering businesses, governments and individuals a broad array of integrated legal services in over 55 areas. The firm has a network of 320 lawyers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. Our Firm’s Electronic Discovery + Records Management team includes more than 20 lawyers, legal assistants, IT specialists and document clerks, and they spend at least 80% of their time on discovery and records management matters and for most, this is their full time passion. For the last 15+ years, our Electronic Discovery + Records Management team has been assisting Fortune 500 corporations, governmental agencies and other organizations design and defend effective discovery plans and to implement and manage those discovery plans from start to finish. For more information, visit www.millercanfield.com/electronicdiscovery.
About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors. With offices in the world’s major financial and technology centers, we counsel clients on all aspects of global transactions and litigation. The firm’s Privacy, Data Security & Information Use team is recognized by Chambers Global as one of the world’s foremost privacy and information law practices. Our lawyers work with companies of all sizes to address privacy requirements, needs and issues in a way that balances thorough compliance with operational flexibility.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. The member firms of Grant Thornton help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to solve complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients. Over 31,000 Grant Thornton people, across 100 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.
About CBM International Lawyers LLP
CBM International Lawyers LLP has for more than a decade successfully managed high-exposure, cross-border litigation for numerous multinational clients. The firm specialises in cradle-to-grave legal advice, taking “lessons learned” from real world, international litigation experience and helping clients plough those considerations back into the initial product design and development processes.
The firm’s unique global litigation coordination model streamlines and makes manageable international litigation issues, prevents legal and factual misstatements during customer inquiries, criminal and government investigations and court cases, and ultimately saves clients money and protects trade secret information by eliminating duplication of legal efforts and centralising detailed product knowledge and client-specific litigation experience in a small, core group of specialist, multi-lingual lawyers.