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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.

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

Managing Director, INsig2


Goran Oparnica, B.Sc. in Computer science, is a managing director of INsig2, a leading European company in the field of digital evidence and digital forensic education. INsig2 has 10 years of experience in educating both lawyers and police investigators in different aspects of digital evidence and digital forensic investigations. Mr. Oparnica oversees a team that plans and develops content for different educational programs for lawyers as well as for digital forensic practitioners. Since its establishment in 2004, INsig2’s experts have trained students, both lawyers and investigators from more or less every European country. This makes INsig2 a unique company in the Europe. Mr. Oparnica holds the CPP designation by ASIS international and CISM designation by ISACA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Maas

Jonathan Maas

Senior Director, Huron Legal


Jonathan Maas is a Senior Director for Huron Legal and is based in the London office. Jonathan has more than 30 years of legal industry experience. He works closely with leadership to oversee discovery services in our London office, drive the optimization of European business performance, and support operational excellence within the business. Over the course of his career Jonathan has worked on many challenging and significant global matters, both in hard copy and electronic form, with some of the world’s largest clients. He has formed and led countless review teams, in a variety of locations and countries.

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.

Liljana Selinšek

Liljana Selinšek

Criminal law expert, Independent consultant


Liljana Selinšek is a criminal law expert, focused primarily on the fight against cybercrime, anti-corruption and economic crime. Liljana graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia). In postgraduate education she received her Master’s degree in the field of financial criminal law and after that she successfully defended her Doctoral thesis on economic criminal law. She has also passed the Slovenian State Bar Exam. Liljana served as the Assistant Professor for criminal law, criminal procedure law and economic criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Maribor (Slovenia) till 2010. While working in the academic sphere  Liljana focused an important part of her research work on the fight against cybercrime (especially on legal aspects of digital forensics, electronic evidences and related questions). Liljana then worked in the office of the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia (i.e. Slovenian data protection authority), and in 2011 she took over the duties of Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) a  central anti-corruption authority in Republic of Slovenia). Whilst a member of the CPC’s panel Liljana was one of the decision makers in all matters of content that fell within the competence of the CPC. Liljana has written several books and more than 100 scientific and expert papers on the field of criminal law, including on questions related to electronic evidence. To see more about Liljana, you can visit her personal web-page: www.selinsek.eu.

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.

Umar Yasin

Umar Yasin

Director, QuisLex


Umar has particular experience and expertise in financial services disputes, construction disputes and offshore disputes, as well as internal and regulatory investigations. Umar is responsible for leading and building relationships with QuisLex’s corporate clients and law firms across EMEA and is based from QuisLex’s London office. He works closely with his colleagues in Hyderabad, Chicago and New York to deliver effective and innovative solutions for clients. Called to the Bar in March 2008 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Umar then spent his first few years working at Thomson Reuters Legal, followed by over two years at CCL, where he dealt mainly with regulatory investigations and complex discovery exercises. Umar has worked on a number of high-profile regulatory investigations and complex commercial disputes, working with clients on both UK and multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as in offshore courts such as the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands. 

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.

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

 

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