CHAIR PERSONS

Barry Murphy
Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy is a thought leader in all things retention – eDiscovery, records management, and content archiving.  Previously, Barry was Director of Product Marketing at Mimosa Systems, a leading content archiving and eDiscovery software.  He joined Mimosa after a highly successful stint as Principal Analyst for eDiscovery, records management, and content archiving at Forrester Research.

Barry’s past experience includes covering content management, business process management, and Web services technology as an analyst with The Delphi Group.  Prior to Delphi, Barry was a management consultant at the boutique eBusiness strategy consulting firm eMaven. In this role, he was responsible for both creating technology strategies and for managing projects to execute those strategies. Barry began his career in advertising with the DDB Needham agency.

Barry has spoken at numerous industry events, including the Forrester IT Forum, AIIM Conference & Expo, the ARMA conference, and LegalTech.  At these events, he has delivered keynotes and provided industry expertise on moderated panels.  He has been quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal, KM World, Red Herring, Computer World, and Intelligent Enterprise, and has appeared as an industry expert on outlets such as CNBC.

Barry received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.B.A from the University of Notre Dame.   He is an active member of both AIIM and ARMA.

Dmitri Hubbard
Dmitri Hubbard

Dmitri M A Hubbard, Director of Legal technology for North Asia, 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.

Scott Warren
Scott Warren

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.

Eddie
Eddie Sheehy

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.

Craig Carpenter
Craig Carpenter

Craig Carpenter, is Vice President and General Counsel at Recommind.

Mr. Carpenter has extensive experience in the eDiscovery, enterprise software and information security industries, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events like ILTA, LegalTech, the Wall Street Technology Association, ISSA, ARMA, Interop, RSA Conference, KM for Legal, CompTIA, and numerous other eDiscovery events. Mr. Carpenter is also a leading advocate with key industry groups like the Sedona Conference and the EDRM Project. Mr. Carpenter’s articles on key issues in information security, compliance, policy management, knowledge management and eDiscovery have been published in many top publications, including Information Management, Business Computing Society, EDRM Quarterly, eDiscovery Advisor, ILTA Magazine, KM World, TODAY Magazine, Processor Magazine, and DM Review. Additionally, Mr. Carpenter is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco where he teaches graduate classes on content management, digital rights management (DRM) and high tech marketing.

Mr. Carpenter began his career as a corporate litigation attorney with Ropers, Majeski, et al. Mr. Carpenter received his JD and MBA from Santa Clara University and his BA in history and political science from UCLA.

Andrew J. Dale
Andrew Dale

Mr. Andrew Dale, a partner in Orrick's Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group.  He concentrates his practice on complex contentious matters including commercial litigation, corporate investigations and international arbitration. 

In recent years, he has advised public and private multinational corporates, Hong Kong-listed companies and financial services institutions in their disputes and investigation matters across Asia, with a specific focus on PRC-related issues.  Mr. Dale  has also represented clients in international arbitrations under HKIAC, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. 

He acts in the most sensitive types of matters involving multinational corporations and understands the complexities and requirements of each step of the legal processes including e-Discovery to managing crisis communications.

Mr. Dale is admitted in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Philip Rohlik
Philip Rohlik

Philip Rohlik is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group whose practice focuses on international investigations, securities law and dispute resolution.   Mr. Rohlik’s varied practice has included representation of U.S. and multinational companies in complex litigation and investigations, with a particular focus on Asia.  He has represented clients from the financial services, pharmaceutical/health care, engineering, manufacturing, insurance and entertainment sectors in connection with white collar litigation, regulatory investigations, domestic and international arbitration and domestic litigation.  Mr. Rohlik also regularly counsels corporate clients on regulatory issues arising in the course of their business around the globe or in connection with M&A transactions.

Mr. Rohlik joined Debevoise in 2000. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2000 where he was an editor of the New York University Law Review.  Mr. Rohlik received a B.A. in French and English from St. Louis University in 1997, from which he graduated summa cum laude with Honors in 1997.   Mr. Rohlik served as a law clerk for Hon. John T. Noonan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Recent representations include:

  • A large integrated oil & gas company in a review of issues related to questionable payments in Asia and Africa.
  • A U.S.-based engineering contractor in a review of questionable payments in Asia and Africa.
  • A multi-national financial services company in a review of marketing practices in China.
  • A multi-national service corporation in a review of business practices in China.
  • The independent Compliance Committee of Siemens AG in a review of questionable payments in Asia as part of the firm’s wide-ranging investigation of allegations of corruption arising under the FCPA and similar legislation or treaty obligations from other jurisdictions.
  • A European engineering contractor in a review of questionable payments in North Africa and the Middle East.
  • A major film studio in connection with an arbitration of a licensing dispute.
  • A large health care company in an insider trading investigation.
  • A “big four” accounting firm in connection with an accounting fraud inquiry.
  • A prominent art collector in connection with disputed works of art.
  • A major insurance company in connection with multiple sales practices inquires.
  • A major insurance company in connection with securities and employment related arbitration and associated litigation.

Mr. Rohlik can be reached by telephone in the Hong Kong office at (852) 2160 9856 and by e-mail at prohlik@debevoise.com.

Jeff Lane
Jeff Lane

Jeff Lane focuses on commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

His primary practice areas include international arbitration, banking and financial services disputes, insurance, fraud and asset tracing, labor disputes, regulatory enquires and insolvency litigation. Mr. Lane has acted for a wide range of financial institutions and corporate clients, and has more than twenty years of litigation, arbitration and mediation experience in Hong Kong. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by a number of respected international legal directories, including Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

Mr. Lane specializes in corporate fraud and asset tracing, with particular expertise in carrying out complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset tracing investigations. He is the Hong Kong representative of FraudNet, the International Chamber of Commerce’s network of fraud litigation specialists.

Work Experience

Mr. Lane is admitted as a solicitor in the United Kingdom (1989), Hong Kong (1990), and Australia (1991). He has served as a member of the Civil Justice Reform, Anti-Money Laundering, Civil Litigation and Employment Law committees for the Law Society of Hong Kong and is a member of both the Law Society Professional Indemnity Claims Committee and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Lane received his LLB from the University College of Wales and his LLM from Kings College, University of London. He regularly speaks at domestic and international conferences and has written a number of published articles regarding dispute resolution, fraud and asset tracing. He is also a contributing author to the Hong Kong Civil Procedure and the FraudNet International Fraud Compendium.

Alfred Wu
Alfred Wu

Alfred Wu is a litigation special counsel in Fried Frank's Hong Kong office.  He joined the Firm in 2012.

Mr. Wu handles an extensive range of general commercial litigation and arbitration.  These disputes include corporate finance, M&A, funds, joint venture, shareholders, property and employment disputes, as well as insolvency and restructuring matters. His arbitration experience includes both domestic and international arbitration. Clients he has represented include banks, Hong Kong listed issuers, multinational corporations, funds, accountants/liquidators and high-net-worth individuals.

In addition to his general commercial dispute practice, Mr. Wu has a special focus on construction litigation and arbitration for clients which variously include government departments, statutory bodies, employers, engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors.  Mr. Wu has also represented clients in construction-related criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Another focus of Mr. Wu's practice is the representation of corporate clients, financial institutions and their directors and senior officers on various contentious regulatory matters.  He has represented clients in numerous investigations and regulatory actions/prosecutions by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Financial Reporting Council and Companies Registry.  On the international front, he has assisted US firms and US issuers in the region in undertaking internal control reviews and FCPA and SEC related investigations.

Mr. Wu is a qualified civil engineer in Ontario, Canada. 

Kelly Austin
Kelly Austin

Kelly Austin is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Hong Kong office.  Ms. Austin’s practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes.  She has extensive expertise in corporate internal investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and in creating and implementing effective compliance programs. 

Prior to her position with Gibson Dunn, Ms. Austin served as the Compliance and Litigation Counsel for General Electric in Asia.  In that role, she coordinated litigation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, government and internal investigations, and compliance matters for the GE businesses throughout the region.

Before moving to Hong Kong in 2001, Ms. Austin practiced in Washington, DC, representing individuals and entities in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts around the United States.  Her practice focused on government investigations, including a host of Congressional and Independent Counsel investigations.  She also served as general counsel to non-profit organizations, providing guidance on a variety of legal, regulatory, and strategic matters, and regularly counseled individuals on government ethics and regulatory issues. 

From 1993 to 1994, Ms. Austin served as a law clerk for The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In 2000, she served as Special Counsel to the Executive Office of the President, representing the White House in federal litigation.

Ms Austin has a BA from the University of Virginia and received her law degree from Georgetown University.  She is a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in a variety of district and appellate courts in the United States. 

Ms. Austin was named the “Best Lawyer” in the Corporate Governance category of the 2011 Asia Women in Business Law Awards.  In addition, Ms. Austin was named to Asian Legal Business’ 2010 Hot 100, which recognizes Asia “lawyers who have risen above the rest in the most challenging of years for legal markets across Asia.”
Michael Wudke
Michael Wudke

Michael Wudke, President of TransPerfect Legal Solutions Digital Forensics Division, has over 11 years of experience as a computer fraud investigator, computer forensic examiner and trainer, electronic discovery consultant and testifying expert. Mr. Wudke previously worked at LECG as the Digital Forensic Services Leader in the national Legal Technology and Analytic Consulting practice. Prior to joining LECG, Mr. Wudke was an employee of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP where he developed and led the New York electronic discovery and computer forensic practice while managing large-scale projects in support of litigation to include computer forensics, on-line data hosting and review, electronic discovery and litigation readiness consulting. While working for Guidance Software Incorporated, developer of EnCaseTM, Mr. Wudke earned his EnCase Certified Examiner certification and developed and instructed numerous courses relating to computer forensics and electronic discovery. He has extensive experience in the areas of litigation support and electronic discovery in large corporate environments utilizing enterprise forensic software and electronic file processing tools. He is also experienced in the development and operation of computer forensic laboratories. Mr. Wudke was a key individual in the development of the first Department of Energy Computer Forensic Laboratory. He was also responsible for writing and implementing the evidence handling procedures for the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP New York Computer Forensic Laboratory. Mr. Wudke has successfully conducted computer forensic examinations and recovered critical digital evidence in support of numerous federal and corporate investigations including the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme. He has also testified as an expert witness in the state of Florida civil courts. Mr. Wudke is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Sunita Mirpuri
Sunita Mirpuri

Sunita Mirpuri, Director, Citi

From a humble team of lawyers in Asia, including four in Hong Kong in 1996, Citi’s lawyer headcount has now swelled to 150, spanning 19 jurisdictions in Asia. And according to Sunita Mirpuri, Director and Counsel – Corporate Bank of Citi, Hong Kong, each lawyer has been critical in driving growth at the company’s legal department since then. An investment in the right talent translates into what Citi calls ‘the human capital’ – the most important asset for any team worth their mettle, she tells Aparna Assomull Bundro.

Allison Walton
Allison Walton

Allison Walton is an e-Discovery Attorney with Symantec Corporation.  In her role, Allison interfaces with both customers, the sales team and Symantec’s internal legal department on various e-Discovery and Information Governance issues. Allison is also an active member of the 7th Circuit Pilot e-Discovery Pilot Program and in the e-Discovery community nationwide.  She is familiar with the entire spectrum of the EDRM model and litigation consulting.  In her role, Allison consults with corporate legal departments and outside counsel to develop efficient, scalable processes and cost-saving strategies for the archiving, collection, review and storage of email and other electronic data. The solutions offered are designed to meet or exceed the requirements imposed under recent revisions to the FRE and FRCP and to minimize legal risk.

Allison's unique background has included working for and selling to a variety of private and public companies, large and small. Her various experiences share a common thread of building sales from a ground-up understanding of her clients' needs. Allison opened the Los Angeles market in 2010 for the only online review platform that can take you from Discovery to Trial, Liquid Litigation Management based in Texas.  She also worked at Applied Discovery in the Midwest with Fortune 500 clients and was formerly a Business Development Manager for CaseSight Inc., a visual case presentation firm that consults on high stakes Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Complex Commercial Litigation. She has also worked in the area of temporary and permanent legal staffing. Her experiences across a wide spectrum of legal support businesses arms her with the insight needed to craft cost-effective litigation strategies and understand fully the concerns corporations are facing with regard to ESI and its explosive and unorganized nature in relation to the FRCP.

Bram Mooij
Bram Mooij

Bram Mooij is a manager with Ernst & Young in the Forensic Technology & Discovery Services team based in Melbourne. Bram is a computer forensics and small scale digital devices (mobile devices) expert.

Bram's work experience includes Forensic Data Analyst - Electronic Crime Laboratory of the New Zealand Police where he established a mobile devices forensics ability. Prior to that, he was an Inspector with the Dutch Police as a Digital Forensic Investigator - National Crime Squad and other crime squads such as the National Fraud Squad. He was part of investigation teams involving commercial fraud, bomb blasts, plane crashes, bush fires, terrorist threats, murder and political sensitive cases.  Bram gave globally presentations about mobile device forensics and was an expert witness in many cases around Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Torsten Duwenhorst
Torsten Duwenhorst

Mr. Torsten Duwenhorst is a partner with Ernst & Young in Hong Kong. Within the Fraud Investigation & Disputes team he is leading the Forensic Technology & Discovery Services team in Greater China.

After spending a year in Beijing in 1994 as a student, Torsten returned to Greater China in 2000 where he has lived and worked since.

Following employment with Kroll Associates and Navigant Consulting in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Torsten joined Ernst & Young in 2007 were he built the forensic technology practice.

In this role he has been responsible to support the Fraud Investigation team as well as clients with forensic technology services including computer forensics, ediscovery and forensic data analytics. His team has provided assistance into:

  • Investigations into alleged IP theft
  • White collar crime investigations
  • FCPA investigations including global data collection exercises
  • Litigation support (ediscovery)
  • Proactive fraud detection including predictive data modeling
Richard Kershaw
Richard Kershaw

Richard Kershaw is a managing director and leader in the Technology practice of FTI Consulting, based in Hong Kong. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the region for over 15 years. Mr. Kershaw is an expert in data forensic strategies and the processing of Asian languages in complex legal reviews.

Mr. Kershaw’s experience includes securities and intellectual property litigation, labour disputes and investigations by Hong Kong, US, and EU regulators for clients in a broad range of industries, including finance, automotive, logistics, electronics, construction and mining. He designed the culling strategy under China’s state secrecy laws for a US class action litigation, the review of three million Chinese documents for a Hong Kong-based arbitration, and served as discovery expert for a Japanese multinational on a global antitrust investigation.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kershaw established the Asia businesses of a US e-Discovery hosting company, managing the staff and operations of the firm’s Tokyo data centre. Before that, he founded the China technology practice for a New York-listed consulting company. He started his career with a regional risk and investigations company, based in Tokyo.

Mr. Kershaw is a former High Technology Crime Investigation Association chapter president. He has taught on electronic evidence at the University of Virginia, the University of Glamorgan, Chinese University Hong Kong, and the United States National College of District Attorneys.

Mr. Kershaw holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a First on the University of London postgraduate Japanese diploma course. He is a certified BS 7799 Lead Auditor (Information Security). Mr. Kershaw speaks English and Japanese.

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Kate Chan

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Nancy Robertson

Nancy A. Robertson is vice president, Strategic Client Solutions at Kroll Ontrack. In this leadership role, Ms. Robertson is responsible for strategic clilent relationships, business solutions and market expansion of Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies business model in Asia Pacific. In Ms. Robertson’s previous roles at Kroll Ontrack, she led and evolved the overall product offerings with specific focus on the Legal Technologies product and market segments. In addition, she developed the original service delivery team consisting of highly qualified Legal Technologies Project Managers, enabling the smooth delivery of complex electronic discovery projects on an accurate, timely and consistent basis.

Ms. Robertson has over 20 years of strategy, solutions, sales, product and project management experience and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Previous work experience includes a balance of consulting and industry experience managing projects and directing teams for Control Data Corporation, Deloitte & Touche, NordicTrack, Jostens and Norstan Consulting.

Ms. Robertson has testified for the New York Attorney General's office. She has also provided grand jury testimony on several occasions, along with providing 30(b)(6) deposition testimony.

Ms. Robertson is a graduate of the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. (B.A. Finance) and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. (M.B.A.).

Rebecca Grant
Rebecca Grant

Rebecca Grant is the founder & CEO of icourts, an Australian law firm and legal technology consultancy specialising in the provision of electronic evidence management services to courts, law firms and government agencies. icourts is a law firm wholly focussed on ediscovery and the lifecycle of evidence and is an authority on managing and presenting digital evidence in ecourts.

Rebecca has a record of achievement as results oriented, energetic and passionate professional with expertise gained in high profile public inquiries and large civil litigation involving blue chip publicly listed companies. Working in the legal vertical Rebecca has managed the IT strategic direction and operational deliverables for Royal Commissions and state based Commissions of Inquiry for more than the last decade throughout Australia. A specialist in all aspects of ediscovery and court room technology; Rebecca has garnered unparalleled experience and expertise in this arena. She consults with Australian courts in various jurisdictions, advising on long term strategies for combining the delivery of court services with the latest technology to improve and refine services and regularly sits on various industry committees, including the NSW Law Society’s Legal Technology Committee which provides input and cogent policy initiatives and analysis to support the development of the legal profession. Prior to taking up the technology torch, Rebecca was a litigator in private practice for a decade.

icourts works to capitalize on the benefits of delivering legal services using technology, and in turn to use this experience to further promote the uptake of technology within the legal profession.

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