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Judge David Waxse
Dave Waxse is a Retired United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas having been appointed in 1999 and reappointed in 2007. Judge Waxse received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1967 and his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1970.
He is a Past-President of the Kansas Bar Association and as a KBA delegate to the ABA House of Delegates was a member of the Board of Governors of the KBA from 1988 -2008. He is a member of the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court and is a Past-President of the Inn. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Judicial Division), Johnson County Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Wyandotte County Bar Association and Federal Magistrate Judge’s Association. Judge Waxse is past Chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges of the Judicial Division of the ABA and a member of the ethics committee of the Judicial Division. He is currently the Chair of the Judicial Division of the ABA. He is also a fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.
He is also an Observer to The Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6). He has been a lecturer in law at the University of Kansas School of Law and has made presentations on electronic discovery and other topics in programs presented by the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Defense Research Institute, the Federal Judicial Center, the Practising Law Institute, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Washburn Law School, Georgetown Law School, and various other organizations. His is the author of “Do I Really Have To Do That? Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures and Electronic Information‚”10 Rich .J.L. & Tech. 50 (2004)‚ “Cooperation–What is it and Why Do It? 18 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 8 (2012), “Experts on Computer-Assisted-Review: Why Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Should Apply to Their Use” 52 Washburn L.J. 207 (2013), “Advancing The Goals of a ‘Just, Speedy and Inexpensive’ Determination of Every Action: The Recent Changes to The District of Kansas Guidelines for Cases Involving Electronically Stored Information,” 26 Regent U. L. Rev. 111 (2013), “Clawback Orders” American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 37 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 567 ( 2014)
In addition, prior to becoming a judge he was a member of the national boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Judicature Society. He is currently a member of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee of AJS and a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Humanities Council.
Judge David Waxse
Retired, United States Magistrate Judge
United States District Court, Kansas City, Kansas
Judge Andrew Peck
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. Judge Peck is co-chair of the S.D.N.Y.-E.D.N.Y. Local Rules Committee, and a member of the Second Circuit Federal-State Judicial Council.
Judge Peck graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was an Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Judge Peck is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors (2012 to Present).
Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then-Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was a litigator 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. Judge Peck also is a judicial observer to the Legaltech Educational Advisory Board (2015 to present). He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News, the 2013 Judicial Leadership Award by the Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”), and honored by the American Lawyer as a Judicial E Discovery Innovator (in Top 50 Innovators of the Last 50 Years).
Judge Peck’s key e-discovery opinions: Hyles v. New York City, 10 Civ. 3119, 2016 WL 4077114 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2016)(requesting party cannot force responding party to use TAR); Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., 14 Civ. 3042, 2015 WL 4367250 (S.D.N.Y. July 15, 2015) (appointing TAR Special Master); Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., 306 F.R.D. 125 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) (black letter law that responding party can use TAR); Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (first judical decision approving use of predictive coding aka TAR), 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) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (possession, custody or control; 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).
In his spare time, Judge Peck is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and other Sherlock Holmes societies. Judge Peck also has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. (“MWA”), which awards the Edgar® Award each year for the best works in the mystery field, and currently is a member of the MWA New York Chapter Board of Directors.
Judge Andrew Peck
United States Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York
Jarod Koopman was recently named the Cyber Crime Director for IRS-Criminal Investigation in 2016. In this role, Jarod will establish a new investigatie section within IRS-CI and look to focus priority on this emerging trend.
Previously serving as the Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office since June 2014, Jarod oversaw and directed all CI investigative activities in the state of Michigan. Under his leadership, the Detroit FO successfully produced outstanding results and efforts that garnered recognition at both the regional and national levels.
Jarod began his IRS career in 2001 as a student trainee in Rochester, New York before converting to Special Agent. In 2010, he took over as the SSA in the Rochester, New York POD and was selected for the Accelerated Senior Leadership Program (ASLP) in the following year. In 2012, he came to HQ as a Senior Analyst in Refund Crimes where he focused on Virtual Currency and Identity Theft before being selected as an ASAC for the Chicago Field Office in 2013.
Director of Cyber Crime/Acting Deputy Director of Refund Crimes
Ren Mceachern, CFE, CAMS
Supervisory Special Agent George McEachern has worked in law enforcement since 1995 and entered on duty with the FBI in 2005. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is an FBI certified subject matter expert in international corruption and has served in Tampa, Boston, and the Washington Field Office.
In 2013, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern was selected to the FBI’s International Corruption Unit where he managed the FBI’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) global investigations program and helped architect the newly formed FBI International Corruption Squads based in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Boston and New Orleans.
Currently, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern supervises the Washington Field Office International Corruption Squad with a focus on FCPA, International Money Laundering, Kleptocracy and Antitrust investigations. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Ren Mceachern CFE, CAMS
Morgan Rockwell, CEO Bitcoin Inc a company that builds products and services that utilize Bitcoin. Morgan works to bring Bitcoin to the world daily via many companies, products, partnerships, as well as his endurance from bitcoins birth through the ups & downs until today. Bitcoin has so much potential from its development, its use & its value. Morgan acts on a self prescribed responsibility to be a good representative of Bitcoin in the United States so Bitcoin has a human voice able to lead, educate, develop & bring Bitcoin into places no one ever expected it to go.
Steve is passionate about leading the battle to fight fraud. Anywhere. Anytime. Steve is a global leader in fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Over the past fifteen years Steve has developed multiple methodologies to help organizations stay ahead of the latest trends in fraud. He is the President of the San Francisco Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Currently, Steve leads the Fraud & Forensics practice at Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP and an Adjunct Professor of Fraud Examination at Golden Gate University.
He has a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Known internationally as a Fraud and Ethics “Gun for Hire”, Steve is an international speaker and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, American Banker and Fraud Magazine.
San Francisco Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Nitin is a forward-thinking, business-minded executive with rich experience as a leader, strategist, and innovator entrenched in the design and development of enterprise infrastructures and applications —including leading-edge middleware and mobility solutions for Fortune 500 companies in 20+ countries. Tenacious and customer focused, Nitin is renown for his ability to analyse opportunities, anticipate trends, and create technologies that align with operational needs, catapult profitability, and dramatically improve the end-customer experience.
In his current role as Director of IBM’s Blockchain Labs, he is responsible for instituting a body of knowledge and organizational understanding around blockchain technology and industry specific applications. His mission is building a “blockchain for enterprise” practice with client facing responsibilities and is tasked with building a new business built around industry disruption and disintermediation. Since taking this role in 2015, Nitin has:
Pioneered enterprise blockchain strategy and advised IBM decision makers, business partners, and clients, on industry disruption, emerging application and services landscape around blockchain technology;
- Devised business engagement models around blockchain technology stack, services and regulation;
- Leveraged in-depth knowledge of payment technology landscape by reaching out to peers and past payment industry connections to device use cases and business models around payments and remittances that can employ blockchain technology
- Design “blockchain for enterprise” solutions for large customers in regulated industries by working with various entities such as IBM research, large financial services industry clients, regulators and startup community. The goal was to address the fragmented blockchain landscape with existing application and transaction infrastructure.
Prior to his current role, Nitin served as the CTO for IBM’s Mobile Payments solutions and IBM Bluemix and lead our Mobile Solutions and Application Infrastructure Portfolio (WebSphere).
In his 16 years with IBM he has achieved various industry-recognized certifications, which keeps him in constant demand for technical paper presentations at internal and external conferences. The range of the topics presented by him span from software architectures to improvement of management processes. Nitin, has been focused on staying close to customers and providing IBM clients with solutions to realise their digital strategy through the adoption of our Hybrid Cloud Platform (IBM Bluemix) and our Mobile Solution (IBM MobileFirst) Portfolio.
IBM Blockchain Lab
David Woodcock represents companies, boards, and individuals in government investigations, internal investigations, and shareholder litigation. He is the former director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Officer and chair of the SEC’s Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force. David serves as the head of litigation for the Firm’s Dallas Office.
At the SEC, David was responsible for all aspects of the agency’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. He also helped create, and served as chair of, the cross-office/division Financial Reporting and Auditing Task Force, which was designed to enhance the SEC’s detection and prosecution of violations involving accounting and false financial statements. During this time, David oversaw investigations in nearly every major area of the SEC’s enforcement program, including public company disclosure and reporting; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); insider trading; and investigations of SEC registrants. He also served as a member of the Enforcement Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the SEC, David was a partner at an international law firm where his practice focused on representing boards, officers/directors, public companies, and private fund advisers in investigations and litigation involving complex securities claims.
Before attending law school, David was a certified public accountant, certified management accountant, and certified information systems auditor and practiced at two of the world’s largest accounting firms. He teaches a course on securities enforcement at Texas A&M University School of Law.
Partner, Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement
Patrick Henz, Primetals Technologies, Head of Governance US / Regional Compliance Officer Americas
Patrick Henz started his career in the Corporate Information Office and Compliance at the end of 2007, when he was responsible for the implementation of the Siemens Anti-Corruption program in Mexico and several Central American and Caribbean countries. Together with these tasks, he gained valuable insights into global Compliance programs, with a focus on Latin America. Since 2009 in his role as Compliance Officer he is responsible for an effective Compliance program; based on identification, protection, detection, response & recovery and combined with integrity, respect, passion & sustainability . With these means, he defines Compliance as pro-active function, being perceived as guardian, expert and facilitator. The focus is on information to ensure adequate behavior, not only of the human employee, but Artificial Intelligence included.
This means the regular planning and execution of Compliance Risk Assessments and further global reviews. According an effective sustainability strategy, where Compliance plays a key role, he actively promotes the idea at university workshops and conferences (including the ACI Compliance Boot-Camp 2013, ’16 and ‘17 in Houston). Doing so, he became two times President of Honor of Marcus Evans’ Latin-American Corporate Compliance Conference 2011 and 2012 in Mexico City, panelist at The Economist Mexico Summit 2015 and co-founder of the Ethics & Compliance Forum Mexico, including editor and co-author of the Ethics & Compliance Manual, published in April 2014.
Since July 2013, Patrick Henz was Compliance Officer in Siemens Industry Inc., responsible for Customer Services and Metal Technologies. Since January 2015, he is Regional Compliance Officer Americas for Primetals Technologies. Since October 2017 in addition also Head of Governance US, based in the Atlanta area.
Head of Governance US / Regional Compliance Officer Americas
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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.
The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) is a global member organization focused on financial, compliance and cyber-related crimes. Common themes include anti-money laundering, risk and compliance, sanctions, bribery, corruption, cyber security, data governance, analytics, counter terrorism, fraud, and related topics.
Organization of Legal Professionals
The OLP is an administratively independent resource recognized as an authority on standards for professional certification of individuals and organizations providing services and products to the legal industry.
Based on sound principles, The OLP standards are optimal and comprehensive criteria for organizational process and performance. They are broadly recognized, objective, and current benchmarks for certifying individuals to achieve and by which they operate.
Who Belongs to The OLP?
Members of The OLP include top level professionals: lawyers, judges, e-discovery managers, technicians, paralegals, case managers, litigation support managers, administrators, vendors, software developers, consultants, and others. The OLP invites you to sign up today! Join your colleagues in an exciting journey towards setting higher standards in the legal community. Participate in making a difference.
Women in eDiscovery
Women Empowering Women
WiE launched in 2007 and is now 28 chapters strong and growing. Each chapter hosts monthly or quarterly meetings for its members.Members are comprised of professionals within the legal industry including law firm and corporate legal attorneys, litigation support professionals, paralegals, legal IT staff, consultants, and vendors.
Each Chapter holds monthly or quarterly meetings for its members as well as social and community events. WiE also has an extensive network of partnerships and affiliations with industry-leading organizations in order to provide additional educational benefits to members.