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

Kate Chan
Kate Chan
Director
Kroll Ontrack
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Steve Couling
Steve Couling
Director of International Sales
kCura

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Steve joined kCura in 2012 as Director of International Sales.  In this role, he is responsible for managing enterprise accounts outside of North America and Canada, which include corporations, law firms, and government agencies with on-premises installations of Relativity.  Prior to kCura, he was the head of global sales for LDM Global, a London-based legal technology service provider specialising in e-disclosure projects worldwide.  From 2005 to 2009, Steve served as a U.K. sales manager for Toshiba.  Steve's background in global technology sales and managed services has provided him with an understanding of customer technology needs and issues across numerous jurisdictions.  Steve received a bachelor's degree in architecture and building management from Nottingham Trent University.

Richard Kershaw
Richard Kershaw
Managing Director
FTI Technology
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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.

Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
Managing Director
Consilio - A First Advantage Company

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Paul Taylor is the Managing Director in Hong Kong at Consilio and is responsible for all activities in the Asia Pacific region. He serves as the driving force behind the growth of the company in the region.

Paul specializes in managing large-scale electronic evidence matters, and is frequently called upon to produce written reports on his findings. Over the past fifteen years he has testified as an expert witness in Computer Forensics in multiple jurisdictions and has also acted as a Court Appointed Third Party Computer Forensic Expert. He regularly advises and educates attorneys and information-technology professionals on best practices and principles of Computer Forensics; the effect of data protection law on international data collection, preservation, and discovery; and the role of modern Computer Forensics in fraud investigations. In his ten years at Consilio, he has conducted work in the United States, United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore.

Prior to Consilio, Paul founded the Computer Forensic Unit for the Companies Investigation Branch of the UK government. He was a member of that government’s Forensic Computing Group, which was responsible for the development of the original standard operating procedures regarding electronic evidence.

Paul is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific Chapter and holds a BSc from Aberdeen University, a Masters from Lancaster University, and has completed postgraduate forensic computing courses at Cranfield University.

Alan Watkins
Alan Watkins
Clearwell Systems

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Alan Watkins has worked for law firms and companies, bridging the gap between legal and IT for12 years. Prior to joining Clearwell 2 years ago, Alan worked as a Senior Analyst for Latham and Watkins for the European and Middle Eastern Offices. Alan is a technical expert in the area of legal software, and his predominant role with Symantec is to position customers for success with their understanding of the Clearwell eDiscovery platform.

He has expertise in the area of how Clearwell capabilities relate to archiving, and improve the management of data. Alan regularly consults with the Fortune 1000 and law firms alike to teach them best practices for internal investigations, law suits, and regulatory matters. Alan’s role is global with particular concentration in the Asia Pacific region, but has also worked extensively in the United Kingdom and United States.

Peter Bullock
Jay C. Chiu
Head IP and Litigation, Asia
Goodwin Procter
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Jay Chiu is a counsel in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation and includes general intellectual property counseling. Mr. Chiu joined Goodwin Procter in 2012.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Chiu has patent litigation experience representing diverse technology clients, including computer, semiconductor, liquid crystal display, optical storage, software and telecommunication companies. He has handled various litigation matters in the U.S. District Courts in Texas, Delaware, California, Wisconsin and New York and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Chiu’s litigation success includes several complete defense victories for one of the largest liquid crystal display manufacturers after trial and summary judgment, and defense victories for a number of computer manufacturers on summary judgment. He has also helped clients develop offensive and defensive patent strategies by providing opinions of counsel and managing their patent portfolios.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Chiu was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings LLP.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Chiu is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Brian G
Brian G. Burke
Counsel
Shearman & Sterling

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Brian Burke is a Counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s litigation practice based in Hong Kong.  He regularly advises multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals in all stages of complex litigation, investigations, class actions and regulatory proceedings.  As a fluent Mandarin speaker, Mr. Burke focuses in particular on advising Chinese corporations and multinationals with operations or subsidiaries in China in the areas of shareholder litigation, FCPA/anti-corruption, antitrust, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and other regulatory and investigative matters.

Mr. Burke has appeared before federal and state judges and U.S. regulators on securities, antirust, white-collar and other complex litigation and regulatory matters, including representing companies in multi-jurisdictional investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. He has also taken and defended depositions of Mandarin-speaking witnesses in the United States and Hong Kong and has prepared dozens of witnesses for trial and grand jury testimony.  Mr. Burke frequently provides training on issues commonly encountered in cross-border litigation and regulatory proceedings, with a particular focus on U.S.-Asia matters.

Mr. Burke is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

Tamir Sigal
Tamir Sigal
Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
RSD
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Tamir Sigal is the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at RSD, a leading provider of information governance software solutions. He has over 16 years of experience in governance, enterprise archiving, document management, records management, and regulatory affairs. He has worked with dozens of global organizations on various topics such as compliance, archiving strategies, eDiscovery requirements, and information governance. 

Before joining RSD, Tamir held senior level positions at Aris Global and Mobius Management Systems.  Tamir earned a Bachelor Science degree in Marketing from the University at Buffalo and has presented at numerous industry events as well as other company related conferences and seminars.

Tamir Sigal
Kate Paslin
Associate General Counsel
AccessData
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Kate Paslin joined AccessData Group as Assistant General Counsel following its merger with Summation Litigation Technologies.  A former litigator, Kate supports numerous teams within AccessData to ensure a product offering that meets both the practical needs of the litigation community and regional legal requirements in electronic discovery.  From AccessData’s London office, Kate spearheads educational efforts and market outreach for the international legal community and supplements her internal role with frequent writing and presentations on the impact of electronic information on disclosure practices and the increasing sophistication of legal technologies.

Prior to joining AccessData Group, Kate frequently used litigation software as a practicing attorney in both California and Texas.  Her litigation background includes maritime and admiralty work, securities litigation, corporate fraud and misrepresentation, anti-trust and environmental-toxic tort litigation.  Kate received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Simon Whitburn
Simon Whitburn
Senior Vice President - International
AccessData
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Simon Whitburn Joined AccessData in September 2008 as the International Sales Director covering every aspect of business outside of the United States. Simon has spent the last 10 years of his career in Security, Forensics and eDiscovery with McAfee, F5 and Guidance Software. Simon has been instrumental in developing the international AccessData team and markets ensuring that AccessData understands the needs, challenges and demands of the customers whether in Law Enforcement, Government or Corporation, in APAC, EMEA or the Americas.  Simon has recently been promoted to Vice President due to the huge growth in the International market.

Henry Tsui
Henry Tsui
Director
Meiya Pico Information Co.,Ltd.
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The first EnCase Certified Examiner and Instructor, also the first Access Data Certified Examiner in China mainland. Henry instructed about ten EnCase CF training classes, designed Meiya Certified Examiner (MCE) program, and has been providing technical service for law enforcement agencies in China for over four years.

Introduced EnCase Computer Forensics Training Courses in 2008, Meiya Pico became the first Guidance Authorized Training Partner in China. Henry took charge of EnCase training localization project (Simplified Chinese version for EnCase CF, Student & Instructor manuals), and opened the first localized EnCase CF1 class in Chinese in 2008.

Specialties:
Computer Forensic Investigator & Instructor of China.

Michael Lew

Michael Lew
Director, Head of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery Stone Forest
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Michael Lew is currently the head of Digital Forensics and E-Discovery at Stone Forest Corporate Advisory. He is an avid legal technologist with more than 12 years of experience and expertise in all phases of the E-Discovery process. Michael has worked with a set of Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, Rajah & Tann, KPMG and Deloitte and has been involved in numerous litigation support, digital forensic examination and regulatory compliance investigation. During the course of his career, Michael works closely with law firms, courts, arbitration centres and government agencies in the area of case management and legal technology advisory. His past experiences include setting up of a LPO centre in Southeast Asia that processed millions of discoverable documents for International clients. In recent years, he has been involved in sizable E-Discovery managed review projects based in China and around the Region. He is a frequent trainer and speaker in the field of E-Discovery and has provided expert testimony in some notable E-Discovery cases in Singapore and in Malaysia.

Alex Scott
Alex Scott
Fraud Risk Director at Philips

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Michael W. Vella
Michael W. Vella
Partner, Jones Day

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Maggie Qiu

Maggie Qiu
APAC Regional Program Manager of Global Financial Crimes, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Helen Tong
Helen Tong
Senior Investigation Manager
Coca-Cola
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