…Overcoming hurdles in Cross-Border disputes or investigations and a practical look at the new electronic documents questionnaire…
LONDON – Wednesday 4th May 2011 – First Advantage Litigation Consulting, the global expert in computer forensics and e-discovery for corporations and the legal profession, has announced that two of its key executives will be speaking at IQPC’s 6th Annual Information Retention and e-Disclosure Management Summit, at The Brewery, London, May 2011.
First Advantage Litigation Consulting will be hosting a workshop entitled “Understanding and overcoming hurdles in cross-border disputes or investigation” on Monday 9th May and participating in an industry expert panel debate about the purpose and practical use of the new Electronic Documents Questionnaire on Wednesday 11th May. Both sessions are targeted at providing practical advice and raising awareness amongst in-house Counsel, private practice solicitors and individuals involved in the fields of Compliance, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, or individuals responsible for managing e-Disclosure processes.
09:00 - 12:00pm Monday 9th May 2011: Workshop on “Understanding and overcoming hurdles in cross-border disputes or investigation”
In a three hour workshop Drew Macaulay, Director of Business Development and Jérôme Torres Lozano, Business Director from First Advantage Litigation Consulting will provide vital information and know-how to assist legal teams and their clients in preparing for disputes or investigations in countries such as France, Germany, Japan and China. The workshop will cover topics including the common legal, technical and cultural obstacles to an effective information retrieval and review exercise, and a practical, common-sense approach to mitigating that risk through a variety of solutions and a preparation framework.
3:30 – 4:15pm Wednesday 11th May 2011: The ESI Questionnaire
Drew Macaulay, Director of Business Development, First Advantage Litigation Consulting will be speaking alongside Chris Dale, Director, e-Disclosure Information Project, and Vince Neicho, Litigation Support Manager, Allen & Overy. The panel will look at the new ESI Questionnaire and discuss its overarching purpose and its practical applications. This panel will also discuss if “having a look through the email” is a reasonable search and provide the audience with a step-by-step guide to completion.
Drew Macaulay, Director of Business Development at First Advantage Litigation Consulting, commented, “Litigation and regulatory matters in today’s globalised business environment can involve information gathering, review and disclosure exercises across multiple jurisdictions. Responding to disclosure or regulatory production obligations in these circumstances comes with an array of legal, cultural and social hurdles. Our workshop aims to address these concerns and help participants gain a clearer understanding of the key issues involved and how best to manage the process.
The panel debate will also provide much needed practical guidance on the use of the new Questionnaire in everyday e-Disclosure projects from two of the people who helped to put it together. With the introduction of this questionnaire potentially relevant data is no longer just the email and some hard copy documents. Information contained in deleted documents, databases and other communication devices such as iPhones will also have to be considered, so we will be looking at how you would go about it.”
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About Drew Macaulay
Drew Macaulay is a Director of Business Development at First Advantage Litigation Consulting, a global expert in computer forensics and e-Disclosure for corporations and the legal profession. Drew is based in First Advantage’s London office and specialises in the scoping and planning of new projects across the EU, and advising clients on the practical applications of technology to aid compliance with the relevant procedural rules. He has worked in the litigation support industry for over six years and has extensive experience of the use of technology in litigation, arbitration, regulatory investigation and criminal justice matters.
About Jérôme Torres Lozano
Jérôme Torres Lozano is a Business Director at First Advantage Litigation Consulting. As the head of its European Project Management team, Jérôme is responsible for managing all aspects of complex engagements, including Electronic Disclosure projects handled entirely on the client’s premises, acting as a liaison between law firms, clients and their IT departments and contributing to the development priorities of Global RPM®, First Advantage’s on-line review platform.
About First Advantage Litigation Consulting
First Advantage Litigation Consulting is a global e-disclosure and computer forensics provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, HSR Second Requests, and internal and external investigations. First Advantage supports the legal profession and corporations providing professional and cost-efficient end-to-end litigation services. Key disciplines include:
Computer Forensics: First Advantage employs more than 30 computer forensics experts and consultant worldwide. All its collection tools and protocols are all court-tested and use defensible methodologies
E-Disclosure: First Advantage will help identify what data is important and map out a plan to collect, analyse, process, search and review electronic and paper-based documents, in any language, in any jurisdiction
On-site Processing and Hosting: First Advantage deploys its processing and hosting technology at client sites across the globe, when data cannot leave a specific location due to privacy laws, corporate confidentiality and/or other jurisdictional concerns.
Safe Harbor certified, the company can deploy its services rapidly and efficiently to clients anywhere in the world from offices and data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
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