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Ralph C. Losey

Ralph C. Losey

National eDiscovery Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C., USA


Ralph C. Losey is a Shareholder in the Orlando office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves as the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel, and Chair of the Electronic Discovery Practice Group. He has served for years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida’s College of Law, teaching e-discovery. He is also the founder of the Electronic Discovery Best Practices group (EDBP.com), and author of five books on Electronic Discovery and over five hundred articles on law and technology. Mr. Losey is a frequent speaker at e-discovery conferences and CLE’s around the world. He is also a leading contributor in the field of legal search, including recent landmark decisions on the use of predictive coding. For more information about Ralph, please go to his Jackson Lewis profile at http://www.jacksonlewis.com/people.php?PeopleID=1621.

Markus Hartung

Markus Hartung

Director, Bucerius Law School, Germany


Markus Hartung is a lawyer and mediator. He is director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He has a broad experience in managing law firms: In 1999, he was elected as Managing Partner of Oppenhoff & Rädler, the predecessor firm of Linklaters in Germany. During his tenure, he oversaw the merger with Linklaters and served as the Managing Partner of Linklaters in Germany from 2001-2008 and as member of the Global Executive Committee of Linklaters. At the CLP, he focuses on legal market research and is responsible for the conception of educational and continuing education programs (Management and Leadership) for legal professionals. His special expertise lies in market development and trends, management and strategic leadership as well as corporate governance of law firms, combined with the regulatory requirements of various legal markets. Since 2007 he is member of the Committee on Professional Regulation of the German Bar Association, chairing this committee since January 2011. As a lawyer he focuses on conflict management, regulatory issues and professional indemnity issues. In addition, he advises law firms in strategy and management questions and coaches partners in management functions. He is a regular conference-speaker on leadership, management topics and professional ethics and has written numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. He is co-editor and author of “Wegerich/Hartung: Der Rechtsmarkt in Deutschland” (“The Legal Market in Germany”) which came to the market in early 2014 and has developed into a standard reference for the German legal market.  Recently he dealt with the future of international law firms in a widely acknowledged book “Leaders in Legal Business (Ed. Stephen McGarry).

 

Chris Dale

Chris Dale

The e-Disclosure Information Project 


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 is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. 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.

Stephen K. Henn, Esq.

Stephen K. Henn, Esq.

CEO, UBIC


Steve Henn is a seasoned C-suite business leader with a wealth of industry knowledge, business insight, and a strong drive for success. He is experienced in legal technology and service companies, possessing a blend of market vision and superior tactical, analytical and people skills. He is also experienced in strategic planning, finance, and operations with a track record of significant revenue growth, market development, and cost control. Mr. Henn recently served as President and CEO of eMag Solutions, Ltd., a leader in data management and e-Discovery where he led efforts to redefine their product suite. Mr. Henn holds a J.D. from The University of Connecticut School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago.

Hon. Judge Andrew J. Peck

Hon. Judge Andrew J. Peck

U.S. Magistrate Judge, New York


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. 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. Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012- ). Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from 1978-1995. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference and the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News. Judge Peck's key e-discovery opinions: Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 287 F R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (Peck, M.J.) (predictive coding), aff'd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012); William A. Gross Constr. Assocs., Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 256 F.R.D. 134 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (Peck, M.J.) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (Peck, M.J.) (spoliation & adverse inference instruction), aff'd, 2007 WL 1518632 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2007); Anti- Monopoly, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 94 Civ. 2120, 1995 WL 649934 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 1995) (Peck, M.J.).

Christian Zeunert

Christian Zeunert

Executive Director, UBS AG


Christian is an Executive Director of UBS AG and Global eDiscovery Counsel.  He and his team work to manage the efficient and complete retrieval, review, and production of materials in internal investigations, regulatory investigations and litigation for all business divisions. He is also responsible for coordination with Information Governance, IT, privacy and cross border electronic data, and confidentiality management within the context of eDiscovery.Christian is a member of Sedona's Working Group 6 Steering Committee and part of the Senior Editor team for the Sedona International Principles. He is a well-known speaker, who has authored several articles on eDiscovery and Data Protection such as in The Sedona Conference Journal® and a chapter in the first German-language eDiscovery book. Christian is also founding member of the Swiss eDiscovery and Investigation Association (SeDIV e.V.) for Swiss corporate counsel.

Johan ten Houten

Johan ten Houten

Senior Manager, Fraud Compliance & Analytics, Deloitte


Johan ten Houten has been involved in all aspects of computers and information security since he can remember. Johan studied electrical engineering at the Delft University of Technology. During this period Johan got involved with computer viruses and created in 1987 one of the first anti-virus programs. With this knowledge he acquired an apprenticeship in 1992 at the CRI (Central Criminal Intelligence Agency of the Dutch police). That training period increased his interest in technology and computer investigation further. Beginning 2005 Johan joined Deloitte where he took up his its old passion for IT Forensics. Johan leads the research and development of the IT forensic laboratory of and the teams doing the forensic cases. He has designed and built the Discovery Lab and heads a large team of investigators and developers. Johan is responsible for Financial Crime Analytics. Together with his team he helps organisations detect, monitor, investigate and prevent fraud, bribery or corruption.

Jeffrey Guttman, Esq.

Jeffrey Guttman, Esq.

Vice President, Managed Review Services, UBIC


As the Director of Managed Review Operations, Jeffrey Guttman heads up an experienced team of Attorney Project Managers, Team Leads, and Recruiters that is focused on augmenting well developed review processes with enabling technologies in order to reduce overall cost and risk for our clients. Working directly with in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, and review attorneys, Jeff is responsible for directly managing review teams to ensure an efficient and quality document review takes place. Jeff has over 15 years of experience driving process improvements in diverse organizations, including air-medical helicopter companies and various teams of attorneys. Over the last seven years he has worked on a variety of complex and time sensitive litigations. Jeff has direct experience managing document reviews from the first level through to the creation of the privilege logs. Jeff helped managed one of the largest pharmaceutical document reviews in United States history.  He has further managed a wide variety of document reviews including general business, DOJ Second Request, patent infringement, and government investigations.

Charles Robson

Charles Robson

Head of Investigations, TNT


An English Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Charles is TNT Global Head of Investigations. Charles is responsible for directing investigations into integrity related concerns which pose a significant risk to TNT. This includes investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption, conflicts of interest, money laundering and other serious breaches of TNT’s Business Principles. Alongside investigations, TNT Investigations has an important Anti-Fraud and Misconduct assurance role in TNT - working alongside TNT’s Internal Audit function, TNT Investigations utilises it expertise to both: assess the design and effectiveness of TNT’s Anti-Fraud and Misconduct framework; and, to perform risk-based audits focusing on TNT’s key fraud and misconduct risks. Prior to TNT, Charles spent nine  years in senior Fraud and Corruption Investigation / Risk Management senior consultancy roles including five years as a Senior Manager, in EY Amsterdam, Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services, two years a Director of KPMG Forensic in the Middle East and more recently, Charles was EMEA Managing Director, for K2 Intelligence in London. Whilst with EY, Charles spent six months on secondment to Philips, where he was their Global Head of Fraud and Security reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor. Prior to working in consultancy roles, Charles spent six years in TNT’s Corporate Audit Services department. During this time, amongst other things, he was Senior Audit Manager responsible for TNT’s former Logistics and Freight Forwarding Division and later as Head of Specialist Audit Services, his responsibilities included IT audit, project audit and fraud investigations.

Andrew Haslam

Andrew Haslam

Consultant, Allvision


Andrew Haslam, from Allvision Computing (www.allvision.co.uk), is the UK's leading independent litigation support consultant, who since 1997 has provided specialist legal IT advice and Electronic Data Disclosure (EDD) strategy to the UK’s top law firms. Andrew started his professional career serving 12 years in the British Army where he acquired an IT degree and an abiding interest in how computing can help people work more efficiently. He then spent a decade delivering document management solutions to clients in the Military, Central Government and Pharmaceutical sectors. From early 2004, Andrew has been at the forefront of developments in EDD, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading consultants in this field, speaking at many conferences and authoring a series of white papers on EDD and Litigation Readiness. He has an on-going part time role as the manager of a Litigation Support team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, as well as providing practical and strategic EDD support to top 100 firms including; BLP, RPC, Bird & Bird, Geldards, Hugh James, SJ Berwin, Clyde & Co, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Thomas Eggar, Heath Buckeridge, Pinsent Masons and Curtis Davis Garrard.

Steven Whitaker

Steven Whitaker

Former Senior Master


After being appointed a Master of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2002 Steven Whitaker served as the Senior Master of the Senior Courts Queen’s Bench Division from October 2007 to February 2014. He also took on the ancient ceremonial role of the Queen’s Remembrancer. In his role of Senior Master, he was responsible in particular for case management of group and heavy multi-party litigation, and for foreign process. He served as the Central Authority for the Hague Convention and the EU Regulations on service and taking of evidence. He served as a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee from 2002 to 2008, and chaired the working party of that committee which drafted Practice Direction 31B with respect to handling of e-disclosure and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire for use by parties to enhance practical understanding and foster cooperation in the electronic disclosure process. He also chaired the subcommittee that re-wrote the Civil Procedure Rule on service of process and documents. He 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 was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003. He assisted Lord Justice Rupert Jackson in the development of the electronic disclosure aspects of the April 2013 Jackson Reforms. Senior Master Whitaker authored the seminal e-disclosure decision in Goodale & Ors v The Ministry of Justice & Ors [2009] EWHC B41 (QB) (05 November 2009), the first case in which the draft Electronic Documents Questionnaire was used by parties and expressed the importance of a staged approach toward electronic disclosure to avoid running up unnecessary and disproportionate costs, and explained how this can be done. In 2013 he authored the training materials on edisclosure for English High Court Judges. He was a General Editor of Sweet and Maxwell's "Civil Procedure" (The White Book) and Chief Advisory Editor of LexisNexis' "Atkins Court Forms" until his retirement from the bench. Senior Master Whitaker attended Churchill College Cambridge and the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple (1968-1975). He is a member of, and was a Bencher of, the Middle Temple (2010-2014).From 1975 to 2002 he was a Barrister specialising in landlord and tenant law and professional negligence. From 2002 to 2007 he served as a Master of the Supreme Court Queen’s Bench Division responsible for the specialist list for asbestos litigation. He is an international speaker on e-disclosure and case management of complex claims.

Bas Sluijsmans

Bas Sluijsmans

Senior Manager, Deloitte Forensics & Dispute Services

 


Bas is a senior manager in the Deloitte Analytics & Discovery practice and responsible for international Discovery projects out of the Discovery Center of Excellence in the Netherlands. Prior to working for Deloitte, Bas spent over 6 years working in (international) law enforcement and intelligence as well as several years at a Big 4 firm where he successfully established the Computer Forensics and Discovery services practice for Belgium and the Netherlands. Bas has over 11 years of experience in computer forensics, cyber incident response, discovery and investigations and is a (guest) lecturer as well as frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on these subjects.

 

Ann Hemming

Ann Hemming

Director, ACH Legal Consultancy


Ann has over 30 years experience in Knowledge management and Learning and Development roles. She is a regular speaker and contributor to journals on KM ad L&D topics. Ann has very strong technology and project management skills and quite unique experience in both in-house roles and as a supplier of solutions. She has helped law firms and publishers develop effective strategies for growth and development and has a very practical commercial outlook, based on her experience of product development and sales as well as strategic consultancy. Some of Ann's specialities include Development and implementation of KM and L&D strategies, assisting firms develop strategic talent management and succession planning programs Project management of KM and L&D initiatives. She also advises publishers on product development and user adoption. Ann is involved in the development of effective SharePoint portals and KM solutions as well as the development of effective online learning strategies and delivery of in house and commercial webinar/e-learning. She develops e-learning products, advice on implementations of blended learning strategies.

 

Jim Carden

Jim Carden

Director, Forensic Services, UBIC


As a senior-level computer forensics executive with years of experience, Jim Carden is extensively trained in computer crime investigations and computer forensic examinations, and certified by the California Department of Justice. He offers comprehensive knowledge of criminal investigations, alongside legal and investigative savvy at the local, state, and federal levels. Carden has also provided expert testimony in computer investigations and forensics, and maintains top secret (TS/SCI) security clearance with both the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. As a computer forensics, digital evidence instructor, with the High Tech Crime Institute Inc. (HTCI), Carden worked with a group that offered a full range of services to meet local, state, and federal law enforcement needs. There, he served as a computer forensics and data exploitation instructor for its NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Training and Education Program (NSTEP), and also familiarized SOF operators with the process of triaging and processing captured digital materials in the support of targeting and evidence-based operations. Carden’s law enforcement and military service experience includes working as a detective and lead computer investigator with the Fairfield Police Department. In this capacity, he launched its Computer Crime Investigations program and served as the department’s lead computer crimes investigator. He was awarded the California Police Officer Standards Training (POST) Advanced Certification as a computer crimes investigator by the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and recognized by the department for his high level of training in computer forensics.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Managing Legal Consultant, Legal Technologies


Robert Jones is the manager of Kroll Ontrack’s team of Legal Consultants in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Robert advises lawyers and their clients on the management of evidence and the use of technology in litigation, investigations and other matters. Robert provides consultancy that assists clients in the interrogation and management of document intensive cases. This often includes advising on implications of the services associated with disclosure exercises, and scoping multi-regional projects. Robert advises clients on strategies and techniques to help lawyers deploy technology effectively and responsibly and fulfil their goals. Robert’s clients include law firms, corporate counsel and government agencies. He is called upon for his significant depth, variety and volume of experience and is often consulted on the practicalities surrounding the management, processing and review of electronic evidence. Prior to joining Kroll Ontrack, Robert worked for over five years within a Top 100 internaional law firm managing disclosure projects for large scale litigation cases. His work involved managing teams of legal professionals and delivering effective solutions to maximise the efficiency of one of the firm’s busiest litigation teams.

Jonathan Maas

Jonathan Maas

Senior Director, Huron Legal


Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in litigation support and the use of technology in litigation. He started his career at Lovells as a fee-earner in 1982, moving to their IT department in 1989 from where he set up and managed their litigation support team. He moved to Simmons & Simmons in 1994 as their first litigation support manager. In early 1999 he set up his own litigation support consultancy before rejoining Simmons & Simmons in late 2000 as litigation support consultant and editor of www.elexica.com, the firm's award-winning web site. He joined DLA Piper in 2006, from where he worked on some of the largest and most complex cases in the UK and internationally. In 2010 Jonathan joined EY's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team based in London. In April 2014 Jonathan moved to the Huron Consulting Group in London, from where he continues to deliver exceptional client services. Jonathan is a highly regarded individual in the industry, recognised in the Global Tech Leaders Top 100 for his "integrity in litigation support and standards work", and regularly speaks at international conferences. He is a founding member of LiST and was part of the working groups that drafted LiST's Data Exchange Protocol, Practice Direction for the use of IT in Civil Proceedings, the Technology Questionnaires and Disclosure Statement (Form N265). He was a member of Her Majesty's Courts Service/legal profession group on business and IT development and was a consultant editor on electronic disclosure for Malek and Matthews on Disclosure (Third Edition - Sweet & Maxwell). Jonathan was recognised as a legal "technology specialist" in Legalease's 2007 Legal 500 directory. Jonathan has been on the General Council of the Society for Computers and Law, chairman of their London Group and secretary of their Litigation Support Interest Group. He was also a founding member of the Department for Constitutional Affairs' IT and the Courts Stakeholder Group.

Mattias Aggeler

Mattias Aggeler

Partner, Swiss FTS


Mattias Aggeler had worked for several years in the area Forensic Technologies for a renowned international audit- and consulting firm in Switzerland. In this position he was part of various client projects in different industries, e.g. financial institutions, industrial groups and national agencies. During his projects he gained thorough know-how in the areas of digital forensics and E-Discovery. Based on the international context of his experience he especially acquired knowhow in specific national data protection laws.

Frank Staelens

Frank Staelens

President, European Institute of Fraud Auditors


Frank Staelens is the President of the European Instittute of Fraud Auditors (EIFA), the professional organization for fraud auditors in Europe. Frank likes to position himself as a data analytics investigator. He specialises in advising organisations on the best possible and most cost effective use of today's advanced technolgies to improve risk management and fraud detection capabilties. Frank is a certified fraud examiner, a registered fraud auditor, a certified security advisor and a certfied mediator in commercial affairs. 

Evert-Jan Lammers

Evert-Jan Lammers

Partner, EBBEN Partners, Belgium


Evert-Jan is an economist, chartered accountant and registered fraud auditor by training. He is President (2014-2017) of the Institute of Fraud Auditors, the national professional federation of fraud auditors in Belgium. Furthermore he is an Executive professor at Antwerp Management School in the Masterclass Fraud Auditing program Here he was Academic Director 2014-2015. He is also a board member at Transparency International and European Rating House, both in Belgium. EBBEN is an independent provider of integrity consulting, legal and forensic audit services. Prior to setting-up EBBEN in 2004 Evert-Jan worked at KPMG first in the audit practice in the Netherlands and France (1985-1996) and then as country leader forensic and integrity services in Belgium (1997-2004). Evert-Jan’s professional passion lies in the areas of integrity management, financial risk management and forensic auditing. He is a regular conference speaker on these topics  and has written numerous articles and also a few books in these domains. He is author of a.o. the book “Forensic auditing in België” (Kluwer, 2013) and co-author of a.o. the book “Strafrecht in de onderneming” (Intersentia, 2015). (‘criminal law in the company’). Finally he has been editor of the “Institute of Fraud Auditors Newsletter” 2005-2011. 

Jeane A. Thomas

Jeane A. Thomas

Partner, Crowell & Moring


Jeane A. Thomas is Co-Chair of Crowell & Moring’s E-Discovery and Information Management Practice and a partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group. In her role with the E-Discovery practice, Ms. Thomas has managed many types of E-Discovery matters in both government investigations and private litigation.  She regularly counsels clients on Information Governance issues, including the development and application of effective information management policies, legal hold practices, and E-Discovery response plans.  Ms. Thomas is a participating member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.  She is also a member of the Advisory Board and Faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Institute for E-Discovery.  She regularly speaks and writes on U.S. and transnational E-Discovery issues, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with a focus on European regulation (CIPP/E). Ms. Thomas has been recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers USA in the fields of E-Discovery and Antitrust.

Sally Trivino

Sally Trivino

Director, PwC Belgium


Sally is a director at PwC Belgium where she leads the Forensic Technology Services (FTS) department and the Data Analytics group. The Forensic IT team provides digital investigation techniques such as e-discovery, forensic data mining and cyber forensic services for clients facing litigation, arbitration or general regulatory compliance and other crisis management challenges like fraud investigations. The Forensic Technology department combines commercial, legal/regulatory and in-depth IT technical skills. This includes data analysis & data mining, e-discovery & computer forensic, software asset management and cyber forensics. Sally has led and performed projects for both public as private sector clients with challenges in the area of fraud, anti-trust, corruption, IP infringements, data protection & data privacy breaches and incident response. Sally has built a specific expertise in advanced data analytics techniques.

Dimitar Bobev

Dimitar Bobev

Partner, Forexus


Dimitar is a partner at Forexus with a strong background in the field of eDiscovery and IT Forensics, where he has worked for the past 8 years. Before co-founding Forexus, Dimitar worked as a Senior Manager at Deloitte Switzerland, where he was responsible for large international eDiscovery cases, IT forensic investigations and the further development of the Swiss forensic technology practice. Previously to Deloitte, Dimitar worked as IT security consultant for financial institutions. There he implemented firewalls, data leakage prevention & protection systems and performed security audits and penetration tests. Dimitar has also supported the foundation of the Swiss eDiscovery and Investigation Association (SeDIV e.V.) for Swiss corporate counsel.

Bart Van Besien

Bart Van Besien

Attorney, Sirius Legal


Bart works as an attorney for the Belgian law firm Sirius Legal, a boutique law firm specialised in IP, IT, and internet law. Before joining Sirius Legal, Bart has worked as an attorney for two renowned international law firms in Belgium and as an in-house counsel for a leading cloud services company in Dublin, Ireland. He obtained master's degrees in Belgian law, EU law and contemporary history. In 2013, Bart was a visiting researcher at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (University of California, Berkeley Law School). Bart mainly practices in copyright law, trademark law, privacy and data protection law, media law, telecom law, advertising law, and law and the arts. 

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron

Partner, Neil Cameron Consulting Group


Neil Cameron is one of the leading law firm technology consultants. The Lawyer magazine said he was “named by many consultants as one of the best around”, and held to be “recognised as among the leading experts”.  Originally a barrister he worked for LexisNexis and Allen & Overy before joining KPMG Management Consulting in 1986. In 1994 he left KPMG to set up his own independent consultancy which now has a team of four legal IT professionals with a broad range of experience. Neil and his team have advised hundreds of law firms of various sizes throughout the globe about technology projects including IT strategies and reviews, and the procurement and implementation of all kinds of systems.  He writes regular articles and Blogs on his Web site, as well as for a range of legal journals; and for over 25 years has been a frequent speaker at International Bar Association and other conferences and seminars on legal technology issues.

Steve Couling

Steve Couling

Director of International Sales, kCura


Steve joined kCura in 2012 as Director of International Sales.  In this role, he is responsible for managing international sales 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.

Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall

Director, Navigant


Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience in eDisclosure and computer forensics, specialising in advising businesses and legal teams on all aspects relating to data driven events including relevant data identification and preservation, forensic collections, eDiscovery, business application management, managed review and productions. He has worked across a range of sectors including financial services, energy, healthcare, construction, consumer goods, defence contracting, manufacturing, mining and technology. Jonathan has particular experience assisting multi-national businesses in meeting their eDisclosure obligations whilst adhering to local data privacy and protection regulations during cross-border discovery exercises.

Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon

Head of Information and Evidence, International Criminal Court


Mark Dillon is the Head of Information and Evidence at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He leads a team of 17 and is responsible for managing, protecting, and processing all the electronic evidence submitted to the Court. Prior to joining the ICC,  Mark spent a number of years working on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Omagh Bombing Inquest, in Northern Ireland, .  He also spent two years at the Harold Shipman Inquiry in Manchester. Mark is the Chairman of the Hague Justice Portal and frequently speaks on the subject of the ICC and electronic evidence management. He has also written several articles and book chapters.

Mark Powell

Mark Powell

Partner, White & Case


Mark has been advising clients on competition law issues for over 25 years. His practice has a particular focus on the interface between competition law and sector-specific regulatory requirements, in such areas as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, the media and transport. Clients benefit from his considerable experience handling regulatory clearance for complex mergers and acquisitions. His work on a recent merger was so persuasive that it resulted in the European Commission clearing it in a Phase II proceeding- the first time that it had cleared such a deal, having previously prohibited it. In addition, Mark has developed a significant track record representing and advising clients involved in cartel investigations, in areas including nucleotides, synthetic rubber, candle wax, calcium carbide, power cables, financial services and automotive parts. Executive Partner of the Brussels office and Regional Section Head, EMEA Competition, he has helped clients to make successful appeals to the European Commission regarding matters ranging from infringement decisions to the re-negotiation of fines. Based in Brussels and London, he is able to advise international clients on both European and UK market investigation and merger cases. Mark was singled out for recognition in the first edition of Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. He has been described by clients in The Legal 500 EMEA as "very knowledgeable with a pragmatic and commercial approach… [and] a convincing style and self-confidence which… is very persuasive." Chambers has noted that clients value Mark as "a charismatic lawyer with terrific business sense" who is "practical and savvy" and "enjoyable, hard-working and client-friendly".

Andreas Von Bonin

Andreas Von Bonin

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Andreas is a partner in our antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Brussels office.  His practice focuses on European competition law spanning merger control and joint venture cases, antitrust compliance and investigations of anti-competitive behaviour, as well as competition litigation before the EU Courts.  Andreas also specialises in EU State aid and regulatory procedures, including in the context of privatisations, with a focus on regulated sectors such as banking & finance, transport & logistics and telecoms & media. Additionally, Andreas is the partner in charge of our Brussels-based EU regulatory and public affairs practice, which advises a range of clients from across different sectors of the economy at the interface of law, politics and business.  He obtained his law degree and doctoral law degree (Dr jur) from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and an LLM from Columbia University Law School (USA).  He is a member of the Cologne and Brussels bars. Andreas is trilingual in German, English and French. Andreas’ European and German competition law practices are recognised in leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Legal 500, the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Juve Handbuch.

David Hull

David Hull

Partner, Van Bael & Bellis


David Hull is a partner in the Brussels office. David’s practice focuses on EU competition law. He has a wide range of experience as a competition lawyer, having started practicing in Brussels in 1984. He specializes in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg. Notable cases include: Lundbeck (“reverse payment” patent settlements); Ryanair (appeal of Commission decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (landmark case on legal privilege) and Bitumen (appeal of cartel decision). David has deep experience in the life sciences sector. He has successfully represented leading life science companies in major EU investigations and regularly advises them on life cycle management issues, European parallel trade and distribution issues (including co-marketing and co-promotion agreements), collaboration arrangements, IP licensing and mergers. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on competition law matters. David Hull speaks English and French.

Nigel Murray

Nigel Murray

Independent Legal Technology Consultant


Nigel has been at the forefront of the litigation support and eDisclosure industry in the UK since 1991. He managed the first eDisclosure project to go before a UK court in the early 2000’s and has helped facilitate the development of the industry within the major law firms in the UK, mainland Europe and the Middle East. Nigel was founder and Managing Director of TRILANTIC, the first UK-based eDisclosure company. Some of his prominent work in Europe included advising a German bank on its strategy for the collection and processing of all documentation required for current and potential litigation. He also managed the collection and processing of several million paper documents for legal review for a Norwegian pharmaceutical company facing intellectual property litigation in the United States. Nigel is a frequent speaker at both public events around the world and training sessions within law firms and corporations.

Magnus Becher

Magnus Becher

Enterprise Sales Manager, kCura


Magnus joined kCura in 2014 to work within the Enterprise Sales team across EMEA. In this role, he is responsible for sales to corporations, law firms, and government agencies with on-premises installations of Relativity. Prior to kCura, Magnus had a role in new business sales and account management covering financial services in German speaking countries for Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader. His background in the diverse aspects of sales and business development has provided him with an understanding of customer technology needs and issues across numerous jurisdictions. Magnus received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of East London. Magnus originates from Germany, and is fluent in both German and English.

Loren Harper

Loren Harper

Head of eDiscovery Solutions, Simmons & Simmons LLP


Loren oversees the day to day services and support offered by the eDiscovery Solutions department at Simmons & Simmons.  Loren is Litigation Support professional with over 10 years of in-house experience at international firms in both Australia and the UK.  She is legally qualified and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW.  Loren is responsible for delivering a suite of services to the firm including managing and overseeing the life cycle of electronic disclosure projects, investigations and the efficient and sophisticated use of technology to support the projects.   Loren has extensive experience in the management of large, multi-jurisdictional, complex and high profile document collation, management and review exercises.  Loren has been instrumental in the creative use of Relativity at the firm and has a solid understanding of the value that the tool is able to provide in a wide range of disputes and investigations.

Jerko Burić

Jerko Burić

Forensics Consultant, INsig2


Jerko graduated at the Department for Forensic Sciences on Crime Scene Investigation. After one year he left to the United Kingdom, where he accepted the offer from Coventry University and achieved an MSc in Forensic Computing. He was one of best students and also gained the “British Computer Society Prize” for best research. During his studies he obtained an ACE certificate, and is working towards both the CEH and CHFI certificates. Jerko is currently employed as a consultant in the digital forensics department in INsig2.

Janet Day

Janet Day

IT Director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP


Janet has worked in the board sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’.  After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice looking at technology services (in their widest sense) for legal firms.  She joined BLP about 16 years ago – initially as a consultant but later as their IT Director with a wide range of responsibilities.  She normally says ‘if it plugs into an electric socket and does not make coffee it belongs to me!’  She is responsible for technology in its broadest sense, including ecommerce activities, knowledge management services and the building and infrastructure.  In 2005 Janet won the BCS award for IT Director of the Year. The team have won many awards including Computing magazine’s Best Places to work in IT in 2007.  Janet won IT Director of the Year at the Lawyers awards in 2008 and at the 2009 Legal Technology Awards Janet won the City/national - IT Director of the Year. In 2011 she was given the award for the Greatest Contribution to Legal Technology. In 2013 she was listed as one of the 20 most influential IT Directors in legal technology in Europe. Janet established The Adelaide Group a women in business networking group in 1997 - the first speaker and honorary President is Cherie Blair.  The group now has over 1000 members and holds regular events listening to high profile women speakers. Janet is a member of the London First advisory board, and under their auspices also mentors a senior policeman.  She is Chairman of Governors  of a local preparatory school.  She is on the Board of Roehampton University.  She was the Regional Vice President of the International Legal Technology Association for the EMEA region and now sits on the global board.

Jude Dugan

Jude Dugan

Head of eDiscovery Team, International Criminal Court


Jude Dugan set up and leads the ICC Prosecutor's eDiscovery team.  A position he has held for the past18 months. A native of Seattle,  he has worked in the eDiscovery industry, in the United States,  for seven years.  Following his masters degree at Queens University Belfast,  he began his career as an audio reviewer in the Enron investigation,  eventually serving as lead project manager on over 200 separate investigations. In a decade of rapid innovation,  Dugan has been a systems administrator for CaseMap, Trial Director, Concordance, Clearwell, Ringtail, Relativity and Nuix. He is currently working on a project to find alternative solutions to big data problems in eDiscovery beyond predictive coding such as formal social network analysis, mixed-language natural language processing and advanced information retrieval methodologies.

Davorka Foit

Davorka Foit

Consultant, INsig2


Davorka Foit is a consultant in the INsig2 forensic department. She is responsible for client education and for the exploration and development of forensic tools. Her areas of expertise include digital forensics in general, with special emphasis and experience in work with software and tools from the eminent companies in the field of digital forensics: Guidance Software, Cellebrite, DFLabs, Microsystemation, Amped, and BluBear. She holds several respectable certificates of which it should be noted EnCE by Guidance Software. She is familiar with Windows, MacOS, UNIX administration and tools development, networks, network management, and systems and network security. She has a remarkable knowledge of programming languages. Davorka holds a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology.

Rachel Baiden

Rachel Baiden

Technology Training Manager, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP


Rachel Baiden is the global Technology Training Manager for Squire Patton Boggs and has 17 years’ experience in the technology training industry.  Rachel is one of the founding members of LTC4 and serves on the board of directors. LTC4™ Core Competencies maximise the use of a firm’s technology to support the practice of law through industry standard core competencies and certification. As a non-profit organization, LTC4 has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements. The coalition has developed two distinct certification paths – one for lawyers and one for support staff – that benefits all law firms by having commonly recognised industry standard. Rachel prides herself on finding new and innovative ways to revolutionize the delivery of training to ensure lawyers are using technology in the most efficient way. Recently Rachel successfully managed the Technology Training team on a rollout of a global document management system, using a blended learning approach. The programme consisted of  eLearning and a virtual classroom with break-out labs so individuals could undertake practical hands on tasks. This is a revolutionary approach to the legal technology training arena. Rachel is  an active member of the IT Training Managers and Professional Services eLearning Forum – a group of like-minded professionals from a wide variety and size of law firms, which meets quarterly to share experience and to discuss ideas and innovations within training.

Major Baisden

Major Baisden

President, Iris Data Services


Major Baisden is the founder and President of Iris Data Services. Under his leadership, Iris was named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest–growing private companies in America. Major is recognized as an industry expert in electronic discovery and litigation technologies, having worked in the industry for over 14 years. A highly sought-after speaker on electronic discovery best practice and discovery strategies, he has written several articles on the subject. Major also consults with law firms regarding internal eDiscovery practice management as it relates to the structure, efficiency, cost and billing practices of practice support departments.

Jack Bond

Jack Bond

Director, Client Solutions, QuisLex


Jack is currently a director of client solutions at QuisLex. He has been working in litigation for almost 25 years, carries a wealth of experience and is a highly respected Litigation Support Manager within the City. He has been involved in eDisclosure since its inception and constantly keeps himself abreast of the latest technology. He has worked on a wide range of commercial disputes including group litigation, multi-jurisdictional and high value claims. Jack has been involved in a number of high profile claims including Royal Dutch/Shell, Michael Jackson v Abdulla Al Khalifa, VTB Capital, Fortum Power, R+V Versicherung, the Hillsborough disaster and the Piper Alpha Oil Rig disaster. He is a long standing member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology Group)

Adam Palmer

Adam Palmer

Director, International Government Affairs, FireEye


Adam Palmer manages global cybersecurity policy and government affairs for FireEye. He is based in Munich, Germany. Adam began his career as a US Navy JAG Officer focusing on cybercrime prosecution. He also worked as the legal director of the largest internet crimes against children center in the US. Adam later created major anti-cybersecurity programme's at both Symantec and the first cybersecurity programme for the .ORG Internet domain (3rd largest global domain)  His work at .ORG was cited as a major cybersecurity success by industry groups. Most recently, Adam spent 2 years at the United Nations establishing the UN Global Programme against Cybercrime. In this capacity, he established ant-cybercrime training programmes in East Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Adam has over 15 years global experience advising senior government officials on cybersecurity and cybercrime related issues. He has published numerous articles on cybersecurity and holds graduate advanced degrees in both law and business. He is also a CISSP/CIPP certified security and privacy expert.

Gregory P. Bufithis

Gregory P. Bufithis

Managing Director, eTERA Europe


Gregory Bufithis has lived and worked for the last 11 years in Brussels and Paris and has managed multiple e-discovery projects across Europe. He assists law firms and corporate legal departments with the legal, administrative and related aspects of document review, legal staffing, electronic discovery, and litigation support from the eTERA Europe offices in Brussels, London and Paris. Greg is also the founder/chairman of The Project Counsel Group (based in Paris) which assists corporations and law firms throughout the world recruit across the entire legal jobs ecosystem: lawyers, paralegals, translators, data analysts, legal support personnel, etc.  The Group also covers a broad range of technology and media events which are reported on its websites and Youtube site. He has written numerous articles about European legal issues on his blog. An intellectual property lawyer with a specialty in digital media, he has undertaken such projects as the commercialization of an intellectual property portfolio, the management of an EU transfer pricing investigation, and managing responses to a DG COMP investigation involving intellectual property and competition policy. After three years on Wall Street as a commodities trader and then as an M&A analyst, he pursued a law degree and received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College, and a Licence en langues et civilizations étrangères (premier degré) from the Universitè de Paris, Sorbonne.

Bernard Taverne

Bernard Taverne

Partner, Lean Legal


Bernard Taverne is the founder of Lean Legal. Lean Legal supports law firms to adapt themselves to the law firm of the future. The leading principles here are “client insight is key to understand what is the value for the client" and  "firstly control the  processes, secondly improve in a controlled way". Bernard is convinced & passionate about the Lean & digital opportunities in the new (client) reality for law firms. To  offer a better client value and at the same time a more cost effectiveness delivery in the practice of law. Bernard has gained his Operational Excellence & Lean experience in the professional services industry; in various roles with a focus on changemanagement and with various employers Fortis, ABN AMRO, Accenture, Aegon; in the Netherlands and abroad (China). Bernard was program manager of Aegon's Lean journey "to get closer to the customer", right from the start in 2006; this was one of the first Lean deployments in the Insurance industry in the Netherlands. Bernard holds a degree in Business Law (Leiden University, Netherlands).

Jan Holmes

Jan Holmes

Head of IT Training, Clyde & Co LLP


Jan is Head of IT Training at Clyde & Co, a law firm that has grown rapidly during her time there, currently having over 40 offices worldwide. The IT Training Team has expanded with the size of the firm and now has 9 trainers based in the UK, Middle/Far East and America. Working closely with the Business Services Manager at Clyde & Co Jan put in place a SuperUser structure in two UK offices, whereby SuperUsers are trained up and paid to provide additional support to their colleagues. This is a model Jan has subsequently given lectures on, and is now widening at Clyde & Co with SuperUsers being recruited in all UK offices and plans are afoot to expand the model/structure to all offices globally. Jan is an active member of the IT Training Managers' Forum, comprising a group of like-minded professionals from a wide variety and size of law firms, which meets quarterly to share experience and to discuss ideas and innovations within training. Jan is one of the founder members of LTC4™. LTC4™ Core Competencies maximise the use of a firm’s technology to support the practice of law through industry standard core competencies and certification. As a non-profit organization, LTC4 has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements. The coalition has developed two distinct certification paths - one for lawyers and another for support staff – that benefit all law firms by having a commonly recognised industry standard for each audience.

Angelique J.M. Koopman

Angelique J.M. Koopman

Partner, Cooney


Angelique is a partner at Coney in the audit and consultancy practice. At Coney people share a passion for data analytics. Innovation, transparency, sharing knowledge and courage are the core values of Coney. The application of data analytics and process mining in the context of auditing and identifying behavioral risks has Angelique Koopman’s interest. Her motivation is a drive for innovation by exploring the use of current technological possibilities. Besides her work as a partner at Coney, she is carrying out a PhD research for Tilburg University. Her research focuses on the application of process mining to strengthen internal control in the context of continuous monitoring and auditing or put in other words ‘How process mining (re)designs the audit’. In her presentation Angelique is going to demonstrate a process mining tool and how it can be used to detect behavioral risks.

Ken Polotan

Ken Polotan

CEO, MK8


Ken Polotan is the CEO at MK8, a Digital Strategy and Transformation advisory and consulting services firm based in NYC and Sarasota, FL.  As a creative technologist, he’s successful at helping clients create positive business outcomes by putting the customer front and center and by leveraging disruptive technologies to enhance overall stakeholder engagement. Formerly with Accenture and Gartner, Ken is an expert at the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance digital information infrastructures and services for Global 500 companies. At Dewey/LeBoeuf, he pioneered the creation of an independent Litigation Support and eDiscovery practice, which has since become a law firm standard. Ken sits as President of the Board for Ripple Africa (UK and USA), a non-profit organization providing educational opportunities and community development services in Malawi, Africa.

Danièle Roussel

Danièle Roussel

Director, PRIC-ATMS 


Danièle Roussel has 37 years of experience in the Banking sector. Out of which 29 in American Banks (Manufacturers Hanover Bank Belgium and Citibank Belgium/France) and 8 years with Fortis Bank (France and Belgium – The Netherlands). She spent 29 years in internal control and audit and 8 years in several operational and support functions. Had the chance to work in Belgium, the Netherlands and France and to conduct audit missions in Turkey and in Portugal. Danièle created a brand new fraud investigation unit during her banking career and worked in close collaboration with the Belgian and French Authorities. In January 2009, she created a small management consultancy company (PRIC-ATMS SPRL) around internal control and audit as well as risk management. This was an opportunity to create and/or animate training sessions in the domains of audit, internal control, compliance, fraud and quality in both the private and public sectors. As an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Belgium), Danièle carries out some of their training sessions. Elected four times at the IIA Board (1998-2000/2000-2002/2004-2006/2010-2012). Since then, she works for IIA (Belgium) as a volunteer and participates in their Education Committee, Redaction Committee and Quality Assessment Committee. During her professional stay in France, she was a member of a Task Force at the IFACI (“Institut Français des Auditeurs et des Contrôleurs Internes”) around the theme “Audit in an Evolving and Changing World” (2000-2001). In April 2009, the IIA Belgium accredited Danièle in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation. 

Maxim Chuprunov

Maxim Chuprunov

CEO, Riscomp


Maxim Chuprunov, CPA, CISA, CRISC is the author of the book “Auditing and GRC automation in SAP environment” and CEO of Riscomp, consultancy specialized on automation of GRC processes. He worked for KMPG in Munich and in Boston in IT Advisory and information Risk Management areas. At Schenker AG, Maxim Chuprunov was implementing SAP ERP – based financial processes and joined later the Center of Expertise Financials and Compliance with SAP AG. He did pioneering work in numerous projects implementing SAP GRC Solution and was taking part in tests and software design. He has founded Riscomp GmbH in 2010.

Jorge Carrillo

Jorge Carrillo

Independent Consultant


Jorge Carrillo, PhD. is an experienced certified professional in the areas of Security (CISSP, CISM), Privacy (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT), Compliance (CISA, CRISC) and Project Management (PRINCE2 , PMI-ACP) in a variety of Industries in the private sector in Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic. With 15 years of professional experience, Jorge has been helping organizations in assessing, designing, implementing, or improving IT processes to be compliant with a variety of regulatory, security, and privacy requirements. In addition, he is an active guest Lecturer at several universities - sharing good practices and methodologies in Digital Forensics, Privacy by Design and Agile. 

 

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