2011 Speakers Included:

Howard Sklar
Howard Sklar
Senior Corporate Counsel
Recommind, Inc.
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Howard Sklar is Senior Corporate Counsel at Recommind, Inc.  Prior to joining Recommind, Howard was Global Trade and Anti-Corruption Strategist with Hewlett-Packard Co.  At HP, Howard was in charge of the company’s global anti-corruption compliance program.  Howard also was counsel to the Global Trade division, giving relevant business units advice on compliance with US sanctions.  Before HP, Howard was the first-ever Global Anti-Corruption Leader at American Express, and a Vice President in the Compliance & Ethics division there.  Howard designed and ran the anti-corruption compliance function virtually from the ground up.  Howard was also the chief of compliance for three operating divisions comprising 22,000 employees in 40 countries.  Before going in-house, Howard served 12 years as a prosecutor and regulator, first as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY, where he developed a specialty in computer crime investigation, and then as a senior enforcement attorney in the Branch of Internet Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Howard has lectured on the FCPA both nationally and internationally.

Chris Dale
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.

Eddie Sheehy
Eddie Sheehy
CEO
Nuix
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Eddie Sheehy has been the CEO of Nuix since 2006 and has overseen the commercialization of the company’s eDiscovery and electronic investigation software following seven years of research and development in Australia.

Developed in collaboration with federal intelligence and security/regulatory agencies as well as legal and litigation support firms, Nuix software offers the world’s fast and most comprehensive eDiscovery and email investigation software. Eddie has been instrumental in helping Nuix secure government and commercial customers in over 20 countries across the world, including all of the major corporate regulators, advisory firms and corporations.

Born and educated in Ireland, Eddie has 18 years’ experience in finance and technology management. Eddie holds a Bachelor degree in commerce and a Masters degree in finance from the University of Cork (Ireland). Eddie is on the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals.

Michael D. Lee
Michael D. Lee
Director
International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR)
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As a head of AAA/ICDR’s Asia office in Singapore, Mr. Lee is in charge of the Association’s Asia region operation including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and many more. Primarily, Mr. Lee oversees the entire operation of the Association’s Asian office and leads the Association’s efforts in cultivating ties and developing business opportunities.

Mr. Lee is a NY attorney with LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University Law School in Sweden and J.D. degree from St. Thomas University Law School in Florida.  Mr. Lee is also serving as a co-Chair of Legal Committee for AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Singapore.
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The Hon. David J. Waxse
United States Magistrate Judge
U.S Courthouse
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Dave Waxse is a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas having been appointed in 1999 and reappointed in 2007. Judge Waxse received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas and his J.D. degree from Columbia University. 

Prior to his appointment as a Magistrate Judge he was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon of Kansas City, Missouri, where his practice was concentrated in employment law and litigation.  In addition, he mediated cases for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Judge Waxse was a past chair and a member of the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications [the state judicial disciplinary organization] from 1992-1999.  During their existence, he was a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee and the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.  He was a member of the Kansas Justice Commission established by the Kansas Supreme Court to implement the Citizens’ Justice Initiative review of the state justice system.

He is a Past-President of the Kansas Bar Association and as a KBA delegate to the ABA House of Delegates was a member of the Board of Governors of the KBA from 1988 -2008. He is a member of the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court and is a Past-President of the Inn. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Judicial Division), Johnson County Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Wyandotte County Bar Association and Federal Magistrate Judge’s Association.  Judge Waxse is Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the Judicial Division of the ABA and a member of the ethics committee of the Judicial Division. He is also a fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. 

He is also an Observer to The Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6). He has been a lecturer in law at the University of Kansas School of Law and has made presentations on electronic discovery and other topics in programs presented by the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Defense Research Institute, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Washburn Law School, Georgetown Law School, and various other organizations.

In addition, prior to becoming a judge he was a member of the national boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Judicature Society. He is still a member of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee of AJS

Richard Kershaw
Richard Kershaw
Asia Managing Director
Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
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Richard Kershaw is the Asia Managing Director for Catalyst Repository Systems. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996. Mr Kershaw is a recognised expert in designing data forensic strategies for by-jurisdiction data protection legislation and blocking statutes, and technical and procedural handling of Asian language data in complex legal review. He has successfully led litigation, arbitration and investigation matters throughout China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Richard is the sitting President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific chapter. Teaching credentials include US University of Virginia Law School on cross-border e-discovery, UK University of Glamorgan MSc (Computer Forensics) and US National College of District Attorneys on computer evidence. He has provided CLE and CPD accredited courses for numerous local and international law firms in Japan and Greater China on computer forensics and e-discovery.

He has spoken on data forensic issues at organizations and conferences ranging from the Hong Kong e-Discovery conference, the Japan LexisNexis e-discovery conference, the HTCIA, International Bankers Association, Information Systems Security Association, the Hong Kong and Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce Law Committees, the Beijing anti-corruption conference, and the Asia Pacific Information Security Summit.

Scott Warren
Scott 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.

Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Partner
Herbert Smith LLP
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Gareth leads the Hong Kong commercial litigation team, as well as being responsible for the Asian insurance practice.  He has had wide experience in disputes work, including cases concerning commercial contracts, shareholders' disputes, derivative actions, negligence actions, financial products mis-selling insolvency, fraud, banking cases, cases concerning bonds, structured products and other derivatives, defamation proceedings, product liability, employment and restraint of trade.  These proceedings often require urgent applications for interim injunctions.  Gareth's experience also covers arbitration and mediation work.  He has also handled cross-border regulatory, corruption and criminal investigations and coroner's inquests.

Gareth is one of our risk management partners and is the relevant person for Hong Kong office money laundering reports.

Gareth has also advised clients on all aspects of international insurance and reinsurance law and practice, both contentious and non-contentious, including professional indemnity, directors' and officers', business interruption, trade credit, bankers' blanket bond, errors and omissions, product liability, construction all risk, property and general liability insurance, as well as all forms of reinsurance and alternative risk transfer.  He has handled claims against all manner of insureds, including lawyers, accountants, banks, financial advisers, engineers, constructors, architects, manufacturers, suppliers, publishers etc.

Gareth has contributed to a number of publications.  He is a co-author of Hong Kong Civil Procedure, Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong - Insurance, Chitty on Contracts (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Law of Insurance.  He also regularly gives lectures to fellow lawyers and industry bodies on a wide range of topics.

Yeong Zee Kin
Yeong Zee Kin
Senior Assistant Registrar & CIO
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.
Georgia Dawson
Georgia Dawson
Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Georgia Dawson is a senior associate in the firm’s dispute resolution group and a member of its commercial disputes team. Her experience covers a broad range of disputes in the banking and financial services, government, energy and telecommunications sectors arising from commercial and financial contracts and fraud.

Georgia’s recent work has focused on international civil and criminal fraud proceedings and associated satellite litigation dealing with matters such as freezing injunctions and asset tracing. This has included acting for the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) on the multi-jurisdictional litigation against HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah concerning misappropriation of funds from the BIA and for a number of financial institutions over a criminal investigation in Italy concerning an alleged fraud.

Georgia holds a degree in government and history and a first-class degree in law from the University of Sydney. She also holds a master of philosophy in international relations from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Chevening and University scholar. Georgia is admitted to practise in England, is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia and has recently passed the Hong Kong Overseas Lawyer Qualification Exam.
Dmitri Hubbard
Dmitri Hubbard
Executive 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.

Susan Munro
Susan Munro
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Susan Munro is a Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and a member of the International Department based in the firm’s Beijing office.

Ms. Munro has more than twelve years experience advising financial institutions, multinational companies and investment funds on China-related business and investment matters. She regularly assists clients with China market entry and exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments. Ms. Munro has extensive experience of working with foreign financial institutions in China, including foreign insurers and reinsurers, and with multinational companies operating in the chemicals, energy, semiconductor and software industries.

Ms. Munro has conducted numerous China-related U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and earnings management investigations, and regularly assists clients with development and implementation of compliance policies tailored for China. She has been active in Hong Kong and China related arbitrations for more than 15 years and has represented clients in disputes before various international arbitration commissions, including the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), the ICC and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), among others. She is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission. Ms. Munro also regularly advises clients on cross-border litigation involving Hong Kong, China, the UK and other jurisdictions.

Ms. Munro was educated in England and Hong Kong. After graduating in Chinese, she pursued post-graduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai as a British Council Scholar and is fluent in Putonghua. She trained at the Inns of Court School of Law, London, and was called to the Bar of England & Wales and to the Bar of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, where she practiced as a barrister in the Hong Kong courts. Before joining Steptoe, Ms. Munro worked for a large US law firm in Shanghai for ten years. She is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and is licensed by the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China as a Registered Foreign Lawyer.

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Wilson Huo
Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm
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Wilson is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm based in the firm’s Beijing headquarters. He received his LL.B. degree from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing in 1994 and an LL. M. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in the United States in 2001. He was licensed to practice in the PRC in 1996. Prior to joining Zhong Lun as a partner, Wilson worked in prestigious PRC and American law firms as senior associate for a number of years. He is fluent in using English as working language. His practice focus includes FDI, M&A, trust financing and banking matters, and cross-border arbitration and commercial litigation. Wilson is an arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), an arbitrator of the International Dispute Resolution Center (ICDR) of American Arbitration Association (AAA), and an arbitrator of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He is recommended in the dispute resolution area by Chambers with high ranking.

Naoki Iguchi
Naoki Iguchi
Partner
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
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Naoki Iguchi practices in the areas of Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Unfair Competition, Copyright; Focusing on litigation practice) Litigation, Other Dispute Resolutions, and Chinese Laws. Mr. Iguchi has represented many multi-national clients (i.e., American, British, European, Taiwanese, South Korean, and Chinese) and domestic clients in a wide range of civil litigations before Japanese courts and other dispute resolution practice, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property cases, multi-jurisdictional litigation and international commercial arbitration. He also has sufficient experience in counseling and dispute avoiding advice for multi-national and domestic clients. Mr. Iguchi has lectured in various countries on Japanese law and has also published in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, dispute resolution, corporate and anti-trust matters.

John Choong
John Choong
Senior Associate with the International Arbitration Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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John Choong is a Senior Associate with the International Arbitration Group, based in Hong Kong. He practices in all areas of dispute resolution, specialising in China-related and cross-border disputes, especially arbitration. He has practised for over 9 years with international firms in Hong Kong and Singapore, during which he has been involved in several billion-dollar plus Asian arbitrations. 

John’s matters have involved much of Asia (including Hong Kong, the PRC, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, England, Mongolia, the US, Guam and Jersey), and included arbitrations under the major rules and litigations up to the UK Privy Council. 

John is admitted in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Singapore.  He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Hong Kong and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.  John is a founding member of the HK45 arbitration group and is a Country Rapporteur (Singapore) on the ICC New York Convention Task Force. 

He has lectured and written widely on arbitration, most recently as General Editor (with Romesh Weeramantry) of the Arbitration Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011).  John speaks Mandarin and English.

Geofrey L Master
Geofrey L Master
Partner
Mayer Brown JSM
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Geof is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Business & Technology Sourcing (BTS) practice and leads the BTS practice in Asia.  He has broad experience in sourcing transactions, including the outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and services as well as of business processes. His experience in the area of information technology procurement and outsourcing transactions includes transactions involving infrastructure, applications maintenance, development and support, network management, telecommunications services, and help desk functions, as well as implementation and integration of major enterprise applications and systems. His experience in the outsourcing of business processes includes outsourcing human resources, finance and accounting, procurement, customer relationship management, and other business functions.  

Geof has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, health care,  consumer products, telecommunications, advertising and publishing, airline, manufacturing, chemical, energy, information technology, mining and natural resources, as well as governmental entities. His clients have ranged from start-up enterprises to national and global firms.  He has worked with clients in all geographies.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2001, Geof worked for over 10 years for Electronic Data Systems Corporation in various senior legal capacities, including five years as international general counsel with responsibility for all legal support requirements of EDS' non-US business.

Geof has been praised for his "incredible speed and accuracy" (Chambers USA 2010) and his "excellent business sense - his business judgment is as valuable on points as his legal judgment, so when it comes to negotiations, he always meets the other side's arguments head-on" (Chambers USA 2007). It has also been said of him that he is “in tune with commercial realities on the ground (Chambers USA 2008), and "can so instantly and confidently win clients' trust while at the same time driving totally hard bargains by charming the other side" (Chambers USA 2006).

Education

  • New York University, LLM, Taxation, 1983
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1979; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review
  • University of Texas, Austin, MPA, 1979
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BA, with high honors, 1975; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Hong Kong, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • New York, 1980
  • Texas, 1980
Dane Chamorro
Dane Chamorro
Director – Asia Pacific
Global Risk Analysis
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Dane Chamorro is Director for Global Risk Analysis Asia Pacific of Control Risks responsible for a team of ten analysts and consultants across the region.  Prior to his current role Dane was Managing Director of Control Risks’ North Asia territory covering Greater China, Korea and Mongolia from 2007-10 and before that the head of the China investigative practice.

Dane is a former US diplomatic officer and trade representative who has lived in Asia for 20 years. Prior to joining Control Risks, he ran his own investigative consultancy based in Singapore and worked as Regional Government Programs Manager (Asia Pacific) for the Swiss group Societe Generale de Surveillance developing anti-corruption and tax evasion programs in South and South East Asia. He also worked as a strategic consultant for the Hong Kong office of Chicago’s Technomic Consultants where he managed investigative consultancy projects in China for multinational clients.

Before becoming a consultant, Dane worked in government relations for the world’s largest nuclear fuel trading firm and was heavily involved in public affairs work with the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, lobbying both the US and Chinese governments on issues of concern to the business community.  In this role he capitalised on his former career as a US diplomat and trade representative where he was a specialist in overseas Chinese affairs.

Dane is an honours graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the US Army Intelligence School, and did two years of graduate research on comparative Asian political-economy and security issues at the University of California. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, as well as a regular regional columnist on issues of business risk.

Mike Brown
Mike Brown
Market Director, Legal Technologies, Europe
Control Risk
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Mike Brown is Market Director for Legal Technologies in Europe. An expert in e-discovery software and services, Mike works with organisations based in Europe or which have offices or significant assets in the region.

Mike is responsible for assisting clients in all aspects of preparing for, and responding to, investigations and litigation. This entails the provision of expertise and services to address the complexity of managing data protection/privacy issues in different jurisdictions across Europe, particularly when dealing with US-based requests for data. This includes consultation on:

  • Compliance planning
  • Policy analysis including email usage and litigation hold
  • Cross border e-discovery
  • Data mapping and identification
  • Early case assessment
  • Forensic data collection and analysis
  • Electronic and hard copy data processing and filtering
  • Document review and analysis
  • Document production

Mike has a long and successful track record in the legal technologies industry, from both a law firm and service provider perspective. Mike’s experience crosses industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical, defence, infrastructure, energy, technology, automotive and telecommunications, as well as public inquiries. Projects include Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) investigations; EU competition investigations; and requests for data from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Prior to joining Control Risks Mike worked for Epiq Systems, where he was a founder member of Epiq’s European business and led its sales efforts in the UK. Latterly, Mike was responsible for international business development with a focus on continental Europe, having established a base in Brussels. Prior to Epiq, Mike worked at Linklaters, as a buyer and user of eDiscovery services in London and New York.

Mike is a regular speaker at legal conferences and an author in relevant industry media. He graduated with a BA in Business Information Systems from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Managing Director – Technology
FTI Consulting
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David Bowie is a Managing Director of FTI Consulting, based in Sydney, Australia and leads Technology's consulting practice in this region. He has over 16 years’ experience across the legal and technology markets. David's previous experience includes technology business development, project management, litigation consulting, electronic discovery, electronic courtrooms and deal room implementations.

Prior to joining FTI, David successfully worked within three top tier law firms in Australia as well as working as a technology consultant to the legal industry. He has been involved in providing technology solutions for significant corporate deals within the Australian market, as well as being involved in large multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation proceedings.

David has extensive experience with the Ringtail suite of products, electronic discovery and computer forensic workflow tools, together with experience in managing the significant IT infrastructure to deliver these solutions.

David is highly experienced in governing policies, procedures and controls across high value $multi-million projects and multiple concurrent project assignments.

David's client base includes 18 of the Top 20 Au stralian law firms and significant State and Federal Government departments.
Veeral Gosalia
Veeral Gosalia
Senior Managing Director – Technology
FTI Consulting
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VeeralGosalia is a senior managing director in the Electronic Evidence Consulting group of FTI’s Technology practice and is based in New York. Mr. Gosalia’s areas of expertise include data extraction, data analysis, computer forensics and e-discovery. He has assisted attorneys and corporations in understanding the issues surrounding electronic evidence, including the acquisition, analysis and production of data. His industry experience includes the health care, consumer and industrial goods, entertainment, biotech, food retail and service, hospitality and insurance sectors.

Mr. Gosalia has extensive computer forensics experience. He has assisted on matters related to the forensic acquisition and examination of computer systems, e-mail and various types of computer media. He has acquired several hundred computer images and coordinated seizure efforts across the world. Additionally Mr. Gosalia has experience dealing with EU data privacy issues in regards to performing computer acquisitions and tape restorations. Select experience in this area includes serving as an expert witness and providing an expert report in matters related to evidence destruction and theft, spoliation and chain of custody issues.

Mr. Gosalia has extensive data extraction and analysis experience. In this capacity, he specializes in the extraction of data from a variety of database systems and accounting packages to provide rapid access for analysis. He has built databases and developed processes to detect fraud in insurance claim filings, accounting data and financial transactions. He has also developed automated procedures to electronically identify preference payments in relation to bankruptcies. Select experience in this area includes the analysis of 1.6 million electronic medical claims for insurance abuse.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Gosalia worked at Deloitte &Touche in the Dispute Consulting Technology practice. There he assisted with the development of a national practice technology infrastructure. Prior to that, he was a computer consultant at Baruch Computing and Technology Center where he diagnosed and repaired hardware, software and networking issues for the entire campus.
Benjamin Hughes
Benjamin Hughes
Co-chair of the international dispute resolution practice group
Shin & Kim
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Benjamin Hughes is co-chair of the international dispute resolution practice group at Shin & Kim.  He has extensive experience as counsel in international arbitrations in Asia, Europe and the United States, and under the rules of all major arbitral institutions as well as ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.  Mr. Hughes is chair of the International Advisory Committee of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), and is listed as an arbitrator with the KCAB, CIETAC, HKIAC and WIPO, among others.  He was named as a leading individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 in the field of dispute resolution.  Prior to joining Shin & Kim, Mr. Hughes practiced federal appellate litigation and international arbitration at Shearman & Sterling in San Francisco and Singapore.  Mr. Hughes read law at Seoul National University (in Korean) and at New York University.  He is fluent in English, Korean and Spanish.

Browning E. Marean
Browning E. Marean
Partner
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.

Mr. Marean also specializes in complex business litigation, technology matters, knowledge management and professional responsibility.  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.

Mr. Marean joined the firm (then Gray Cary Ames & Frye) in 1969.  He is a member of DLA Piper’s Technology Committee, as well as a member of the Sedona Conference.  He also is on the San Diego County Bar Association Ethics Committee and an emeritus member of the California State Bar Law Practice Management Committee, a member of the ABA Tech Show Board, and the EDRM group.

Mr. Marean is Co-author of “Electronic Discovery and Records Management Guide, Rules, Checklists and Forms” 2010 edition published by Thomson West, and “Conducting Discovery in an Electronic World: Electronic Data and Discovery” published in California Civil Discovery Practice.

Mr. Marean received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He is admitted to practice in California and Texas.

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Steve Tunstall
Head of Corporate Risk Management
Cathay Pacific Airways
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Employed by Cathay Pacific Airways in charge of corporate risk (risk, legal, compliance and insurance) for the group which includes three airlines, catering, ground handling and a laundry business. He also provides specialist support to the rest of the Swire group.

Steve is a risk and business management expert with over twenty years experience in running companies and helping them change - often in challenging circumstances. He has held the post of managing director or equivalent for four companies in four countries. With experience in a dozen countries in Asia as well as the EU, Africa and the USA he brings a broad based approach to the management of both risk and opportunities.

Richard Tollan
Richard Tollan
Partner
Mayer Brown JSM
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Richard Tollan is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on insolvency and fraud matters. He advises liquidators and other insolvency practitioners on matters of insolvency law and the legal aspects of issues arising in the management of insolvent estates; advises other office-holders appointed by regulatory bodies to manage various types of regulatory administrations and related misfeasance investigations; and advises creditors in respect of their rights and claims in an insolvency environment and other estate administrations. 

He also advises banks and other parties with respect to fraud and management of large scale litigation to recover the proceeds of fraud. He advises on investigations into corporate mismanagement prior to insolvency; ICAC and SFC investigations; anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing matters; investigations conducted in respect of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also advises banks on matters of banking law and insolvency litigation and  identity theft fraud. 

Richard is a former Detective Inspector in the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police running multi-jurisdictional investigations into serious fraud.  According toAsia Pacific Legal 500 (2007-09), Richard is described as "fantastic," "contentious specialist" and "very personable." Richard has been nominated as a Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer in the 21st/2011 Edition of the IFLR1000. He is also a Recommended Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook in 2008 and the PLC Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbookin 2007.

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Kate Chan
Director of Business Development, Legal Technologies, Asia Pacific
Kroll Ontrack
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Lui Sieh Lui Sieh
Business Director
CloudWorks Ltd
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Lui Sieh is a commercially focused IT and Project Management Executive with over 15 years of business, IT, project management, and consulting experience from technology startup companies in Silicon Valley to Fortune 100 companies in the US and Asia. He is a recognized thought leader and a resourceful executive focused on delivering business and technology change through pragmatic innovations. Lui’s areas of expertise is in aligning business and IT change as a CIO advisor and realizing business transformations deployed through cloud computing technologies.

Lui Sieh co-founded CloudWorks Ltd and is serving as its Business Director. CloudWorks is a HK incorporated business providing CIO advisory services and system integration services of cloud computing solutions. CloudWorks also developing its own PaaS and SaaS solutions for the cloud and mobile computing space.

Previously at British American Tobacco, Lui led functional IT and PMO teams delivering complex business and IT projects and change management. He provided vision, strategy, and leadership across the business across Greater China Region and APAC. His responsibilities included developing high performing teams, introduce new ways of working, and establishing operational excellence.