Director of International Sales
Steve joined kCura in 2012 as Director of International Sales. In this role, he is responsible for managing enterprise accounts outside of North America and Canada, which include corporations, law firms, and government agencies with on-premises installations of Relativity. Prior to kCura, he was the head of global sales for LDM Global, a London-based legal technology service provider specialising in e-disclosure projects worldwide. From 2005 to 2009, Steve served as a U.K. sales manager for Toshiba. Steve's background in global technology sales and managed services has provided him with an understanding of customer technology needs and issues across numerous jurisdictions. Steve received a bachelor's degree in architecture and building management from Nottingham Trent University.
Richard Kershaw is a managing director and leader in the Technology practice of FTI Consulting, based in Hong Kong. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the region for over 15 years. Mr. Kershaw is an expert in data forensic strategies and the processing of Asian languages in complex legal reviews.
Mr. Kershaw’s experience includes securities and intellectual property litigation, labour disputes and investigations by Hong Kong, US, and EU regulators for clients in a broad range of industries, including finance, automotive, logistics, electronics, construction and mining. He designed the culling strategy under China’s state secrecy laws for a US class action litigation, the review of three million Chinese documents for a Hong Kong-based arbitration, and served as discovery expert for a Japanese multinational on a global antitrust investigation.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kershaw established the Asia businesses of a US e-Discovery hosting company, managing the staff and operations of the firm’s Tokyo data centre. Before that, he founded the China technology practice for a New York-listed consulting company. He started his career with a regional risk and investigations company, based in Tokyo.
Mr. Kershaw is a former High Technology Crime Investigation Association chapter president. He has taught on electronic evidence at the University of Virginia, the University of Glamorgan, Chinese University Hong Kong, and the United States National College of District Attorneys.
Mr. Kershaw holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a First on the University of London postgraduate Japanese diploma course. He is a certified BS 7799 Lead Auditor (Information Security). Mr. Kershaw speaks English and Japanese.
Shane Jansz has more than 14 years experience working in e-Discovery and information management of unstructured data. His technical and implementation services background has helped him bridge the gap between organisations’ business, IT and legal divisions to improve their business processes for governance, electronic discovery and forensic purposes.
As VP Sales - Asia-Pacific for Nuix since January 2010, Shane has been responsible for establishing relationships with customers, partners and resellers, as well as building sales and support capabilities throughout the region. Prior to joining Nuix, Shane was Chief Technology Officer – Asia Pacific at AXS-One, where he managed sales engineers and professional services staff while building his own sales region.
Alan Watkins has worked for law firms and companies, bridging the gap between legal and IT for12 years. Prior to joining Clearwell 2 years ago, Alan worked as a Senior Analyst for Latham and Watkins for the European and Middle Eastern Offices. Alan is a technical expert in the area of legal software, and his predominant role with Symantec is to position customers for success with their understanding of the Clearwell eDiscovery platform.
He has expertise in the area of how Clearwell capabilities relate to archiving, and improve the management of data. Alan regularly consults with the Fortune 1000 and law firms alike to teach them best practices for internal investigations, law suits, and regulatory matters. Alan’s role is global with particular concentration in the Asia Pacific region, but has also worked extensively in the United Kingdom and United States.
|Jay C. Chiu
Head IP and Litigation, Asia
Jay Chiu is a counsel in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation and includes general intellectual property counseling. Mr. Chiu joined Goodwin Procter in 2012.WORK FOR CLIENTS
Mr. Chiu has patent litigation experience representing diverse technology clients, including computer, semiconductor, liquid crystal display, optical storage, software and telecommunication companies. He has handled various litigation matters in the U.S. District Courts in Texas, Delaware, California, Wisconsin and New York and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Chiu’s litigation success includes several complete defense victories for one of the largest liquid crystal display manufacturers after trial and summary judgment, and defense victories for a number of computer manufacturers on summary judgment. He has also helped clients develop offensive and defensive patent strategies by providing opinions of counsel and managing their patent portfolios.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Chiu was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings LLP.BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Mr. Chiu is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Ernst & Young Advisory Services Ltd
Victor is a Senior Manager of Ernst & Young’s Forensic Technology & Discovery Services in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. For the past nine years Victor has worked in the computer forensic industries in Asia Pacific. He has worked in Ernst & Young for four years. Prior to join the firm, he has also worked in another Big 4 consultancy for five years. He is an experienced computer forensic examiner, skilled in data recovery, analysis, e-discovery and litigation support.
He has worked with the Ernst & Young international teams in Far East Asia as part of global data collection exercises and investigations. Victor is a trained forensic examiner and provides computer forensic support in Asia. Victor is a Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Computer Information Forensics Investigator (CIFI). He is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific Chapter.
David has over 10 years’ experience working for some of the UK’s largest law firms as well as litigation support vendors. Working as a technical solution provider and as a project manager has given David a great insight into strategy for rapid early case assessment, as well as planning and executing large eDiscovery document reviews.
Since joining Nuix, David has worked a dual role as a solutions consultant, providing assistance to law enforcement agencies, consultancy firms, Law firms as well as corporate clients. David is also responsible for all Nuix technical training across Asia-Pac, providing hands on training in collection, indexing, culling, searching and rapid review for large multi-terabyte projects.
Consilio - A First Advantage Company
Paul Taylor is the Managing Director in Hong Kong at Consilio and is responsible for all activities in the Asia Pacific region. He serves as the driving force behind the growth of the company in the region.
Paul specializes in managing large-scale electronic evidence matters, and is frequently called upon to produce written reports on his findings. Over the past fifteen years he has testified as an expert witness in Computer Forensics in multiple jurisdictions and has also acted as a Court Appointed Third Party Computer Forensic Expert. He regularly advises and educates attorneys and information-technology professionals on best practices and principles of Computer Forensics; the effect of data protection law on international data collection, preservation, and discovery; and the role of modern Computer Forensics in fraud investigations. In his ten years at Consilio, he has conducted work in the United States, United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore.
Prior to Consilio, Paul founded the Computer Forensic Unit for the Companies Investigation Branch of the UK government. He was a member of that government’s Forensic Computing Group, which was responsible for the development of the original standard operating procedures regarding electronic evidence.
Paul is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific Chapter and holds a BSc from Aberdeen University, a Masters from Lancaster University, and has completed postgraduate forensic computing courses at Cranfield University.
Alan Jeffries is the Managing Director at D3 Forensics [Digital] [Data][Discovery] a company located in Hong Kong but with a regional reach. D3 Forensics provides legal professionals, regulatory agencies, corporations and individuals with pertinent digital evidence that is harvested using forensically sound methodologies which are both repeatable, and defensible.
Prior to founding D3 Forensics Mr. Jeffries was the Head of Technical Services for a US based company focusing on crises management & corporate turnaround services managing a team of forensic investigators situated throughout the Asia pacific region. Prior to that Mr. Jeffries held a regional role with a Hong Kong based company specializing in computer forensics & digital investigations. Mr. Jeffries arrived in Hong Kong in 1992 and soon after started his career with a global risk and investigations company headquartered in New York setting up the first commercial digital forensics laboratory in Hong Kong in 1996. The first to offer Mobile device Forensics in 2010, and opened the first dedicated Mac Forensics Lab in 2011.
Mr. Jeffries is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) since 1997 and was on the founding committee of the HTCIA Asia Pacific Chapter 2005 holding the position of President 2005-2007. Mr. Jeffries Is a member of Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and holds the EnCe and CISSP designations.
Peter Bullock is a Partner with international law firm Pinsent Masons. Peter’s background is in risk management and litigation, for clients in the IT and telecommunications sectors. He has acted in numerous disputes for hardware manufacturers, suppliers of software systems, government bodies using IT systems and in relation to outsourcing.
His practice involves a wide range of technology work, from IT infrastructure procurements to e-commerce and Cloud related projects.
He leads Pinsent Masons Technology and Disputes practices in Asia Pacific. The team also deals with IT mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, licensing and all aspects of intellectual property.
With a wide network of offices and associates in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, Pinsent Masons is one of the leading legal advisers to the TMT sector.
Partner, Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Group, Hogan Lovells, Hong Kong
Gabriela Kennedy is a partner in the IPMT Group of Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong. She leads the data protection/privacy practice of the firm in Asia.
Gabriela has advised extensively on data protection issues in Hong Kong, in particular in relation to large outsource projects, and business process outsourcing focusing on the cross-border transfer of data and regulatory compliance for various industry sectors. She has also handled a number of complaints filed with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong for breaches of the data protection legislation and has advised on data protection issues on a pan-Asian basis in the context of mergers of multinational companies. She has conducted extensive data audits for a number of multi-national companies and has drafted privacy policies and manuals for Asia for these companies. She has also conducted data protection training for many clients.
Gabriela sits of on the boards of a number of companies, namely, ITechLaw the premier association for technology lawyers; HKUST R&D Corporation Ltd, the business arm of HKUST; the Hong Kong International Literary Festival; and the International Women's Forum (Hong Kong chapter).
She has contributed chapters to a number of books, has authored over 200 articles on specialist subjects (data protection, IP, IT and telecoms). She co-authored the Hong Kong Halsbury Copyright Law. She the Asia editor of CTLR and contributes a regular Asia-Pacific column focusing mainly on privacy issues to Computer Law Security Report. She is a regular speaker at the International Association of Privacy Professionals events. She speaks a number of European languages.
- Conducting data audits for a number of multi-national companies in the retail sector, telecoms industry and energy/oil sector and drafting new policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new legislation in Hong Kong
- Advising a European bank in relation to a data breach in Hong Kong
- Advising a major Hong Kong retailer in relation to a complaint filed against them by a customer based on allegations of unfair and excessive collection of data
- Advising a number of luxury brands in relation to their data collection practices for their loyalty programmes
- Advising a well-known Japanese video game company in relation to a data security breach
- Advising a major oil company in relation to a complaint filed with the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong, relating to is loyalty programme
- Advising a famous social-media company in relation to its data protection policies in Asia
- Advising a major tobacco company in relation to data protection issues stemming from the outsourcing of its payroll functions in Asia
- Advising a number of US and European banks in relation to the processing of customer data in Asia
- Advising a major UK insurance company in relation to data protection issues stemming from the transfer of its business in Asia
- Drafting a data protection and privacy manual for a US insurance company setting up operations in Asia
- Advising a private equity house in relation to data protection issues stemming from reporting of employee private investments in compliance with financial regulatory provisions in Asia
Mayer Brown JSM
Richard Tollan is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on insolvency and fraud matters. He advises liquidators and other insolvency practitioners on matters of insolvency law and the legal aspects of issues arising in the management of insolvent estates; advises other office-holders appointed by regulatory bodies to manage various types of regulatory administrations and related misfeasance investigations; and advises creditors in respect of their rights and claims in an insolvency environment and other estate administrations.
He also advises banks and other parties with respect to fraud and management of large scale litigation to recover the proceeds of fraud. He advises on investigations into corporate mismanagement prior to insolvency; ICAC and SFC investigations; anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing matters; investigations conducted in respect of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also advises banks on matters of banking law and insolvency litigation and identity theft fraud.
Richard is an accredited Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is also a former Detective Inspector in the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police running multi-jurisdictional investigations into serious fraud.
According to Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2007-09), Richard is described as "fantastic," "contentious specialist" and "very personable". Richard has been nominated as a Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer in the 21st/2011 Edition of the IFLR1000. He is also a Recommended Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook in 2008 and the PLC Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook in 2007.
LISA THOMPSON is an associate in the litigation team in Sidley’s Hong Kong office. Her practice focuses on advising client's of their regulatory and compliance risks across multiple jurisdictions. This includes conducting risk assessments; drafting, reviewing and implementing compliance programs, including raid policies; training employees on regulatory risks; reviewing transactions to ensure compliance with regulations; and conducting investigations into allegations of bribery related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, procurement issues, trade controls, and economic sanctions.
While Lisa has represented client across various business sectors, she has a wide breath of experience working on matters in the life sciences sector. Her experience includes conducting due diligence on the distribution chain of multinational clients in the life sciences sector, drafting regional and local compliance programs that take into account the IFPMA and local implementing codes, reviewing clinical trial agreements for trials in the Asia / South east Asia regions, and advising on issues concerning clinical trails and continued drug access. In addition, Lisa has worked on matters involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the purchase of controlled substances.
Prior to joining Sidley, Lisa worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. focusing on white collar crime, with an emphasis on the corporate defence of criminal and regulatory matters. Her practice involved conducting internal investigations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, compliance program reviews and assisting in representing clients in both formal and informal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition to her compliance and regulatory background, Lisa has experience in tax controversy and litigation as well as the tax aspects of financial products. She has represented businesses and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service and local U.S. state taxing authorities. Additionally, she had advised banks and financial institutions on the tax aspects of various structured finance and capital markets products, as well as on certain aspects of the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Jason Velasco is an electronic discovery industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in electronic discovery issues and forensic investigations. During Mr. Velasco’s tenure as one of the founders of Renew Data Corp, Vice-President of Client Services at Merrill Corporation, and Director in the Forensic Technology practice at KPMG, he conducted more than 350 computer forensic examinations for civil litigators and companies. Mr. Velasco is a leading computer forensic specialist providing expert witness services related to electronic evidence topics and data preservation issues, especially in spoliation matters. Mr. Velasco has also conducted more than 700 CLE courses on topics such as eDiscovery, document retention, preservation archiving, collection methodologies, email archiving and compliance, effective communication with IT, and the technical aspects of electronic evidence.
President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Hong Kong Chapter
"Allen is the Head of Compliance of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”), responsible for overseeing the compliance and enforcement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Prior to joining the PCPD in 2006, Allen was a Senior Investigator with the Operations Department of the Independent Commission Against Corruption where he had led a number of high profile corruption and fraud investigations.
Allen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s degree in Security Management.
Allen is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Currently, he is the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Hong Kong Chapter."
eWalker Consulting Limited
Ricci IEONG, CISSP, CISA, CEH, F.ISFS, ISSAP, ISSMP, M.Phil, MA
Mr. Ieong has over 15 years of industry experience in the Information Technology Industry as well as more than 13 years of experience in IT Security area specialized in Security Risk Assessment, IT Audit, Ethical Hacking & Penetration Test, Smart Card & Biometrics System deployment and Computer Forensics Investigation. He currently serves as Principal Consultant of eWalker Consulting Ltd.
He has worked for HP and founded the first HP e-Security Center (also known as Penetration Test Center) in Hong Kong. He has led and conducted over 100 security assessments, IT Security Audits, penetration tests and incident handling services for HKSAR government departments, banks and multinational organization in Hong Kong throughout these years. He is one of the founding instructors in the first diploma and graduate diploma course in computer security and forensics investigation recognized by HKSAR law enforcement team. In year 2002, Mr. Ieong was invited by HKSAR government HK Police Force to courtroom as the first expert witness in HK Computer Crime Investigation.
He recently founded the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau local chapter and participated as council member. He has conducted over 5 technical IT security training and workshop on cloud computing security recently in 2010. Besides, he has been invited to provide cloud security awareness training to general public audience.
Head of Information Security Regional Services
Over 20 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.
Specialties: Information and resilience risk management skills, technical architecture, IT service delivery, Data Center Operation Management, IT products engineering, people management, IT regulation, six sigma project management, negotiation and influence skills, IT process re-engineering.
Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
Tamir Sigal is the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at RSD, a leading provider of information governance software solutions. He has over 16 years of experience in governance, enterprise archiving, document management, records management, and regulatory affairs. He has worked with dozens of global organizations on various topics such as compliance, archiving strategies, eDiscovery requirements, and information governance.
Before joining RSD, Tamir held senior level positions at Aris Global and Mobius Management Systems. Tamir earned a Bachelor Science degree in Marketing from the University at Buffalo and has presented at numerous industry events as well as other company related conferences and seminars.
Chairman & CEO - Focus Strategic Group Limited, Former VP of ISACA International
Mr. Yam started his professional career in international auditing and information security in 1984. He has held management positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, and a number of multinational corporations, including several leading international financial institutions. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Focus Strategic Group Limited, a consulting firm providing Business and Technology advisory services, with special focus on Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, internal auditing, IT auditing, risk anagement and IT system implementations. Mr. Yam is also the Managing Director of Handshake Networking Limited, which provides comprehensive network and security services. He has been very active in professional and community services and served in leadership role of numerous local and international professional bodies. Most notably, he served as the International Vice President of ISACA International and the IT Governance Institute from 2004-2009, President of ISACA China Hong Kong Chapter from 1996-1998, Chairperson of Hong Kong Computer Soceity’s Information Security Specialist Group from 2002-2011, and was a Founder of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He currently serves as Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors Hong Kong.
Mr. Yam has been an adjunct professor and part-time lecturer for universities in China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, and Australia, and is a frequent article contributor to several professional journals. He is a very popular speaker of a wide variety of topics at seminars and conferences for professional organisations and government agencies, including the INTERPOL and the Asian Development Bank. In recent years, Mr. Yam has been focusing on promoting the awareness and best practices of Corporate Governance, IT Governance, Risk Management and Controls, Frauds, as well as the COSO and COBIT frameworks, in the Asia Pacific Region.
Mr. Yam was the recipient of numerous awards for his contribution to the profession, including the prestigious International Best Speaker Award by ISACA International.
Head of IP
Atsuzo Tomii, who works for Licensing Group, Intellectual Property Licensing Department,
Legal & Intellectual Property Division for RICOH COMPANY, LTD., joined the company in
2007. He has been involved with license related services as well as cross border Intellectual Property Litigation in his department and coordinated with Japanese as well
as international law firms to select eDiscovery vendors.
In the LegalTech NY 2013, he presented the difficulty in handling Asian languages with his solution when a Japanese company faces cross border litigation.
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