Discussion and Solution Focus for 2013:
Information governance / Data Analytics in Law & Compliance /
Cloud Challenge / Social Media Data Privacy / Forensic Investigation

Awaiting CPD points from Law Society Hong Kong

18th June 2013
Information Governance | litigation | Preservation | Technical labs


MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: When Jurisdictions Collide

When Mayer Brown was asked by their client to assist on a complex cross-border matter, the challenges of one of the jurisdictions involved were already apparent: a regulator with a readily demonstrated stern attitude to data export, a US court without any sympathy, a dataset with mixed languages, some of which may or may not already have been exported to the US in the legitimate course of business, no local e-Discovery support, and a tight impending deadline. FTI Consulting was asked to provide technology and consulting support to a short-fuse, on-shore review.

Then on December 18th, the US court moved the deadline from the end of January to January 4th. With the holiday season pending, the volume of data for review discovered onsite increased 100-fold and hundreds of thousands of hardcopy documents were added, with a limited number of qualified local lawyers available to conduct the review. The clock was ticking....

In this presentation, Richard Tollan of Mayer Brown and Richard Kershaw of FTI Consulting will discuss how complex legal challenges are beyond mere e-Discovery software features, and the value of a collaborative legal technology strategy.


Information Governance

A) How to build your information governance (IG) business case
Our expert panel will discuss practical steps, tips and tools for people to build a compelling business case to kick-start or accelerate IG initiatives within your organization including:

  • Reviewing information governance trigger events
  • Lifting IG IQ about the cost and value of unstructured data
  • Selling IG to other stakeholders
  • Early wins that get people on the same page

Tamir Sigal, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, RSD

B) The convergence of eDiscovery and information governance
Join our session on the convergence of eDiscovery and information governance looking at the past, present and the future.

  • How will eDiscovery practice change to focus on information governance in the next 5 years?
  • What will clients expect from their in-house counsel, law firms and litigation support partners? 
  • What role does technology play in advancing information governance within your organisation?
  • How can legal professionals lead their clients and colleagues to the best outcomes?

Shane Jansz, NUIX


Tea Breaks


Preserving and Admitting Cross Border Electronic Store Information

In this session, the panellist will explore pragmatic, successful approaches to navigating the foreign eDiscovery journey and explore Asia different jurisdictional issues from both a data protection and a regulatory perspective. The panel will also discuss U.S. rules of evidence and foreign data protection laws to offer into evidence and/or challenge non-U.S. ESI.

Kate Chan, Director, Kroll Ontrack
Peter Bullock, Partner, Pinsent Mason


“Better safe than sorry”

Investigations & Data Retention Strategies
Not all cases are related to fraud. Carried our internal investigation can be sensitive. eDiscovery tools can also be used as an annual corporate fraud or corruption prevention audit. This session will explores

  • How to solve suspicious  cases internally or working closely with expert investigators that have eDiscovery experience to simplifies the process of collecting vast amounts of paper and electronically stored information during internal investigations.
  • Implement policies that regulate the production of ESI

(M) Jason Velasco, CEO, eDJ Group
Steve Couling, Director of International Sales, kCura
Lisa Thompson, Foreign Lawyer, Sidley Austin
Victor Ko
, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Ltd


Networking Lunch (Invitation only)

Workshops 2.00 – 3.30
Workshop 1 (Labs) Workshop 2 (Seminar)

Workshop for In-house lawyers, Compliance and Information security: Litigation, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations – What to do? And how you should proceed

  • Best Practices of Legal Hold Management
  • Identification during eDiscovery project
  • Information Management Strategies

This workshop, we will prepare laptops for you to have hands on practical exercise using an eDiscovery tool. This session is highly recommended for legal, Compliance and IT team.

Alan Watkins, Clearwell Systems 

Workshop for lawyers: Nuts and bolts of Digital Forensic Evidence (1.5 hours course)

This workshop will examine the world of digital forensics and its underlying technology to help lawyers learn to better present and challenge forensic evidence. The panel will discuss when forensics are truly needed and will explore defensible, cost-effective techniques to preserve evidence, cutting through the jargon to explain the fundamentals of modern digital forensics simply and straightforwardly. The session will address common errors such as confusing slack and unallocated space, and differentiating between backups, ghosting, and forensic imaging. Finally, our experts will analyse cutting-edge issues surrounding data on mobile devices and cross-examination of computer forensic examiners.


Richard Kershaw, Managing Director FTI Technology
Workshops 3.30 – 5.00
Workshop 3 (Demonstration) Workshop 4 (Seminar)

Introduction to Nuix: Workshop for eDiscovery practitioners

Lawyers, whether in-house or external, need eDiscovery solutions that are easy to implement and manage. Nuix's powerful analytical and investigative technologies enable you to quickly and precisely identify the key facts upon which you can make sound legal decisions, irrespective of the volume or complexity of the data. These capabilities combine to reduce the cost of eDiscovery.

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create and open existing cases in Nuix
  • Ingest unstructured data with the appropriate settings to suit the original data
  • Explore and analyze the ingested data in a meaningful way for the task at hand
  • Use several methods to search and cull data
  • Manage exceptions and duplicates in your data
  • Produce reports and export data

For an optimal classroom environment, the workshop is limited to a small group. The first 20 participants to sign up to the workshop will receive a complimentary Nuix license so you can put the knowledge into action.

Please note, the Nuix license expires on July 31, 2013.

Dave Graham, Senior Solutions Manager - Asia Pacific, Nuix

Navigating the Complexities of E-Discovery in Patent Litigation

Patent cases usually involve large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) and a patent case can derive from several areas within a particular company.

The process of obtaining a patent requires companies to produce and maintain large amounts of data. Additionally, discoverable ESI related to a patent may stretch back many years or subject to previous lawsuits. n many instances, in-house lawyers must not only sift through the dense technical documentation generated by a company’s engineering or manufacturing team, but also review material produced by the other divisions.

This session, the panellist will discuss how to streamline ESI production, best practices to work with other division and reduce the cost of eDiscovery

Kate Chan, Director, Kroll Ontrack
Jay Chiu, Head IP and Litigation, Asia, Goodwin Procter


Cocktail Reception

Dusk till Dawn
G/F, Hang Shun Mansion, 76 Jaffe Road, WanChai, Hong Kong

19th June 2013
Compliance | Data Retention | Forensic Investigation


Regulatory Compliance: Online Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Do you consider yourself a compliance policy expert?
  • When regulators, lawyers or auditors come to call, what matters most is how to extract up-to-date relevant data, are you prepare?
  • Dodd Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Fatca, Anti-money laundering, KYC, Due Diligence: How do you track it all?

With these rules, information and changes afoot, your company must ensure that all relevant information remains compliant and accessible, As you review your archiving strategy, ask yourself:

  • Does your firm’s archived data comply with upcoming changes to privacy, disclosure and data-breach laws require in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions?
  • If your company had to fulfil an audit or legal discovery request, could you demonstrate a continuous chain of custody throughout the entire process, what about offsite facility?

This session is highly recommended for legal, Compliance and IT team

Paul Taylor, Managing Director, Consilio - A First Advantage Company
Micky Lo, Head of Information Security Regional Services at Deutsche Bank
Allen Ting, President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Hong Kong Chapter


Case Study: The Dynamics of Multi-lingual E-Discovery and Predictive Coding for cross border legal cases.

Predictive Coding technology is being utilized increasingly as part of the normal course of eDiscovery projects and are becoming a bigger part of international litigation. Multi-lingual projects can easily escalate out of control and over-budget without the proper management.  This panel will discuss the complexities of multi-lingual eDiscovery and how to apply the predictive coding techniques to search for relevant data in a cost effective manner.  The panel also discuss techniques to identify different languages and how to apply the proper workflow to minimize the risks of missing relevant electronically stored information (ESI).

(M) Jason Velasco, CEO, eDJ Group
Atsuzo Tomii, Head of IP, Ricoh


Tea Breaks


IT Governance, Information Security  & Data Privacy in Cloud:  Data in Social Media and Cloud

Do you know where your data is?  Managing cross border data privacy and subpoena compliance issues in the age of cloud based storage.

As social media gains a foothold in all communications; most people are using the platform for both business and personal use. Cloud servers can be spread across many jurisdictions in Asia and so be subject to panoply of sovereign rules regarding data privacy, cooperation with regulators, subpoena compliance and more.   

This session will explore the standard of attorney “competence,” confidentiality issues, problems affecting the attorney-client privilege, using social media for investigations, locator platforms and other recent advancements.

Legal speaker:
Gabriela Kennedy
, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Technical Speakers:
Frank Yam, Chairman & CEO – Focus Strategic Group Limited, Former VP of ISACA International
Ricci Ieong, Principal Consultant, eWalker Consulting Limited


Integrating Forensic Investigation into eDiscovery

The legal process of Discovery constantly and in 2006 with the introduction of rules specifically dealing with electronically stored information (ESI), creating the process of eDiscovery. The application of forensic investigation technique to the eDiscovery process can help both legal and technical professionals meet the goals of preserving and collecting data in a manner that is legally defensible and forensically sound.

Alan Jeffries, Managing Director, D3Forensics Limited

End of Conference

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