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Hon. Andrew J. Peck
U.S. Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York
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Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. His practice in commercial litigation emphasized entertainment and intellectual property (copyright and trademark) litigation. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal.

David C. Shonka
Principal Deputy General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
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Mr. David C. Shonka heads the FTC's E-Discovery Steering Committee. He oversees the Office of the General Counsel's Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Policy Studies units, as well as the agency's FOIA, employer-employee and Energy Counsel functions. Mr. Shonka has spoken at numerous E-Discovery conferences, both in the United States and abroad, and has been an instructor in deposition, trial, and motion practice courses. Besides having been an active litigator, Mr. Shonka has advised the Commission on the entire range of legal and policy issues that have come before it; and he has represented the Commission in several international programs.

Christopher To
Executive Director
Construction Industry Council
(Council Member of Hong Kong
International Arbitration Centre)

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Christopher To is currently the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council and was previously Secretary General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He holds Adjunct Professorships from a variety of academic institutions and is involved with educational reform and governance of such institutions. He is a member of various learned societies and actively participates as a Committee Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association. Christopher is also involved in a variety of Boards and Companies ranging from Engineering, IT, and Research and Development.

Browning E. Marean
Senior Counsel and Co-chair of the
Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group

DLA Piper (US) LLP
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Browning E. Marean is Senior Counsel in DLA Piper's San Diego office, and is one of the worldwide leaders of the firm's e-discovery task force. He advises firm clients about best practices for the preservation of electronic data to avoid litigation risks and to meet the other challenges of e-discovery in a cost effective manner. He is co-chair of the firm's Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group. He is a frequent and an internationally known teacher and lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, computer technology, matter management, knowledge management, risk and decision analysis and legal ethics issues.

Scott Nonaka
O' Melveny and Myers LLP
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Scott Nonaka leads the international dispute resolution practice in O'Melveny & Myers' Tokyo office. Scott litigates a broad range of high stakes commercial disputes in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. In addition, he serves as counsel and arbitrator in complex international arbitrations worldwide. Scott also conducts internal corporate investigations and represents clients in connection with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice investigations. Scott is admitted to practice in New York and California, and he is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan. Scott holds an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Dmitri Hubbard
Business Development Director APAC
Epiq Systems
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Dmitri M A Hubbard, Director of Asia-Pacific e-discovery services for Epiq Systems, is a lawyer by background. He has been developing technology solutions to law firms and corporations for the last thirteen years throughout Australasia, Asia and the UK. He is a frequent HK CPD speaker for legal and risk management topics, and has lectured in contract, tort, employment, commercial law, criminal law and evidence across all three Hong Kong law schools. A prolific publisher of articles and books on Hong Kong law and social issues, he envisages in the next two years many parts of Asia will be on the cusp of large process reforms in the electronic discovery and regulatory areas.

Yeong Zee Kin
Senior Assistant Registrar
Supreme Court of Singapore
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Yeong Zee Kin commenced his career as Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers where he prosecuted inter alia computer and white collar crimes He has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience in electronic evidence, digital forensics and investigatory powers. He was also appointed an Assistant Director, Computer & Information Systems Department of the Attorney-General's Chambers. He was subsequently appointed an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court and its CIO, before he eventually left for a stint in private practice. He is presently trying to develop the area of electronic discovery in Singapore.

Chris Dale
Founder & Consultant
the e-Disclosure Information Project
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Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

Simon Clarke
Allen & Overy LLP
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Simon Clarke is a partner of the Hong Kong office of Allen & Overy. Simon has been conducting commercial litigation and managing legal teams in multi-jurisdictional actions based out of Hong Kong for over 15 years. His practice focuses on special situations - complex disputes of significant financial or reputational risk. His emphasis is on clients in banking and financial services. Simon regularly acts for banks and securities brokerages, market intermediaries and professional service providers in connection with disputes and regulatory investigations pursued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission.

Menachem M. Hasofer
Mayer Brown JSM
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Mr. Hasofer has been a joint author of "International Issues" chapter in  Electronic Discovery Deskbook, published by Practising Law Institute. His expertise is in litigation, arbitration and mediation, with an emphasis on handling document-intensive cases. He advises companies on records retention and management, including storage and retrieval of electronically stored information and e-discovery as well as on construction insurance claims and contractor insolvency.

Vince Neicho
Litigation Support Specialist
Allen & Overy LLP
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Mr. Neicho is a recognised expert in the field of e-disclosure and document management. He has over 34 years of experience at Allen & Overy and is responsible for document management across the litigation department. On a global basis, he is actively involved in advising clients on disclosure obligations, preservation, retrieval and organisation of their documents and data to facilitate reviews for disclosure and investigatory purposes. He also has vast experience on the execution of Search and Seize Orders. Vince is a founder member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology) Group and has a particular interest in the development of e-disclosure and the use of electronic documents and the consequent challenges posed to the litigator, both in England and Wales and globally.

Scott A. Warren
Regional Managing Director for Legal Technologies Asia Pacific
Kroll Ontrack Inc.
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Scott Warren is regional managing director for Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies organization in Asia Pacific. In this capacity, Mr. Warren is responsible for Kroll Ontrack's computer forensics, discovery services and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) consulting product and service offerings in the region. Previously, Mr. Warren was managing director and head of office for Kroll in Japan, where he provided business intelligence & investigations expertise for corporate clients and government agencies, and specialized in computer forensics, electronic discovery, protecting intellectual property and anti-cyber crime efforts.

John Tredennick
Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
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John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, which provides secure, web-based software to help corporations and their counsel manage electronic discovery and work together on complex legal and regulatory matters.

Prior to founding Catalyst, Tredennick was a nationally-known trial lawyer and litigation partner with Holland & Hart in Denver. Active in the American Bar Association, Tredennick was chair of the Law Practice Management Section and served as editor-in-chief of Law Practice Management Magazine. He also founded and edited the ABA's successful Web Magazines: Law Practice Today and Law Technology Today.

Widely recognized as a legal technology pioneer, Tredennick has written or edited five books and countless articles on legal technology and has spoken to lawyers and legal professionals on four continents. He recently taught a course on global e-discovery at the University of Virginia Law School.

Hilton Chan
Centinel Limited
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Dr. CHAN has extensive experience and training in the field of computer crime investigation and digital forensics much gained during some twenty years of service in the Hong Kong Police Force from which he retired in 2008 at the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police. During his early police career Dr. CHAN proved himself to be a capable criminal investigator before joining the Criminal Intelligence Bureau where he first started to design secure Information Systems and implement knowledge management using various analytical tools. Dr. Chan is also one of the founding members of the Information Security and Forensics Society.

Richard Kershaw
Asia Managing Director
Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
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Richard is the Asia Managing Director for Catalyst Repository Systems. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996. Since then he has successfully led forensic data management assignments in arbitration, litigation, and regulatory investigations in Asia, India and Saudi Arabia. Richard is a recognised expert in designing data forensic strategies for by-jurisdiction data protection legislation and blocking statutes, and the technical and procedural handling of Asian language data in complex review.

Richard is the sitting president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific Chapter.

Master Whitaker
Senior Master, Queen's Bench Division
the Queen's Remembrancer, UK
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Master Whitaker is the Senior Master of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in the Queen's Bench Division, the Queen's Remembrancer and a former barrister. Amongst his other duties he manages the specialist list for mesothelioma and other asbestos related claims at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. He was one of the judicial members of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of England and Wales from 2002 - 08 and was also a member of one of the judicial advisory groups advising the Secretary of State on the use of IT in the Civil and Family Courts. He is the Honorary President of LiST. He was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003 and is a member of the Senior Editorial Board of the White Book. He is the Central Authority for England and Wales under the Hague Conventions on Service and the Taking of Evidence. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on e-disclosure the Civil Procedure Reforms and on the management of asbestos related claims.