What is WCCT?
Digital transformation is apparent in the legal and regulatory compliance arena. Lawyers, Head of Compliance and Risk professionals are witnessing the rise in regulation technology, machine learning, digital disruptions that involve legal management, due diligence, investigations & data governance. There are tools and techniques being developed every day to enhance our operation and meet regulatory requirements.
White Collar Crime Tech is designed to explore the digital arena within legal, compliance, risk and litigation market. In the next few years, digital transformation is changing traditional ways of providing legal services. White Collar Crime Tech focuses on topics that include technology that streamline fraud investigations, artificial intelligence, machine learning, latest eDiscovery best practices, data analytics and cyber legal risk.
White Collar Crime Tech will take place at various cities around the world where New York will be the first event. These exclusive and multi-sectoral sessions bring together multi-national companies, governments and financial services. The aim is to unite key decision makers to address, debate, share ideas, raise awareness and deep dive around current pressing issues in the global white-collar crime and compliance community.
White Collar Crime Technology Leaders
KrolLDiscovery is the new global brand for the legal technology offerings of Kroll Ontrack and LDiscovery. The KrolLDiscovery brand recognizes the combined global strength of the Kroll Ontrack and LDiscovery brands and demonstrates a strong commitment to help law firms, corporations, government agencies and consumers solve complex data challenges. KrolLDiscovery, with approximately 1,300 employees in 43 locations across 19 countries, is a global leader in delivering best-in-class eDiscovery, information governance, digital forensics and data recovery solutions to support the litigation, regulatory compliance, internal investigation needs of our clients. For more information, please visit www.ediscovery.com
MWE China Law Offices
The MWE China Data Center provides a unique combination of sophisticated legal and technical services to guide clients by leveraging digital information and evidence through smarter approaches, cutting edge technology, and close cooperation with clients’ internal resources. Our seasoned legal professionals have years of experience in this area and an extensive set of skills to handle all aspects of identifying, collecting, processing, and analyzing electronically stored information for urgent crises that raise the most sensitive and important issues facing companies in China.
As attorneys locally licensed to practice law in China, members of the MWE China Data Center are uniquely situated to conduct legal analysis and fully engage in all legal matters. As a law firm, MWE China’s duty of confidentiality and legal ethics rules shield our clients’ data and protect confidential and sensitive information. As a trusted advisor, our greatest successes have come through closely working with our clients to fully leverage insights from discovery reviews and seamlessly integrate our knowledge and analysis into other key legal services led by the broader MWE China team.
Oversight Insights On Demand™ is a web-based Artificial Intelligence solution that automates spending program compliance by comprehensively analyzing expense report, purchase card, and accounts payable transactions to identify fraud, non-compliant purchases, and wasteful spending. Through visibility into the interaction between policy and behavior, Oversight offers opportunities for ongoing improvement, and helps organizations transform how they are managing risks in their spending programs. Oversight makes a difference within the companies it serves, and has the experience to prove it, analyzing over $2 trillion in expenditures annually at Fortune Global 5000 companies and government agencies. Oversight’s solution is strengthened by partnerships with Concur, Mastercard, Oracle, SAP, and TSYS.
For more information visit www.oversightsystems.com.
Inventus is a global eDiscovery management practice focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with the discovery process through the effective use of leading technology. For over 25 years, Inventus has been at the forefront of discovery services and has worked with corporations, law firms and government agencies to develop a deep understanding of their needs. A truly global organization with headquarters in both Chicago and London, Inventus has offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia where they have supported review in over 35 languages. Inventus is also a Relativity Best-in-Service Orange partner. Please visit www.inventus.com for more information.
A leader in Corporate Discovery Management, NightOwl Discovery helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery, investigations and data analysis objectives. NightOwl helps enterprise customers maximize investments in people, process and technology. NightOwl provides a comprehensive and global discovery offering that spans the entire EDRM for customers in the US, EU and APAC. Please contact email@example.com or visit www.nightowldiscovery.com for more information. NightOwl Discovery – Now you’re ready.
Vice President, Thought Leadership
Tom Barce, Vice President of Thought Leadership, KrolLDiscovery.
Tom brings over 20 years of experience in directing and managing information governance, electronic discovery, and litigation support initiatives. He delivers strategic vision, consultative services, and project management expertise. He has extensive experience in helping corporations and law firms manage their data-driven risks and objectives, by effectively leveraging their important information; responding to complex electronic discovery demands in numerous litigation, regulatory, and cyber matters; selecting and implementing strategic technology; leveraging analytics and predictive coding; coordinating discovery in multi-party litigation; evaluating and overseeing third party service providers; and conducting large and complex data migrations from disparate systems. He has assisted clients across a wide variety of industries both domestically and internationally, including communications, energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and technology.
Tom has frequently written articles, conducted educational courses and spoken at conferences related to his areas of expertise. He has a particular passion for on-going thought leadership, development of innovative solutions to help client clients glean more value and predictability from their data, mitigate risks, bring efficiencies to the discovery process, simplify complex problems, and identify critical issues early. He is intimately familiar with all phases of the information governance and electronic discovery lifecycles from content creation, use and storage, records retention and disposition, and identification of potentially relevant data; through data collection, analysis, processing, review, quality control, and production. He also holds many years of experience in leveraging workflows and data analytics technologies such as predictive coding, statistical sampling, concept clustering, concept search and other technology-enabled solutions to enhance data analysis and electronic discovery.
Equity Partner of MWE, Partner-in-Charge
MWE China Data Center
Leon C.G. Liu focuses his practice on white-collar crime, government and internal investigations, data security and data privacy, corporate governance, anti-corruption and antitrust, export control and regulatory compliance. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including health care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy, environmental, automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, and agriculture.
As a highly regarded lawyer and pioneer in his field of practice, Leon has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. His cases not only demonstrate success achieved on behalf of clients, but also the innovation needed to achieve optimum results.
Patrick Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Oversight Systems
Patrick Taylor is an authority in the convergence of business analytics, information security and the implementation of technology to boost organizational performance. Patrick recognized that most IT-security and financial-system controls focus on user access and role management, but don’t address how to convert ERP, CRM and other financial transaction resources into plain-language, actionable insights. After speaking with executives from across the country, Patrick launched Oversight Systems to pioneer the concepts and technology for continuous transaction analytics.
As a thought leader in predictive business analytics, Patrick has spoken at a wide variety of conferences. He has held leading positions at Internet Security Systems (ISS) and Symantec as well as ORACLE, Red Brick Systems, GO, Air2Web and Fast-Talk. Patrick has a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
US Director of Forensics
Jerry Bui is the US Director of Forensics for Inventus. Mr. Bui has over 15 years of experience working for top-tier consulting firms and providing services in digital forensics, eDiscovery and data analytics. He has delivered both reactive and proactive solutions for large multinational corporations at a global scale, specializing in automated risk assessments, risk-based audits, compliance monitoring, and investigative analytics. Mr. Bui’s clients have spanned various industries, including pharmaceutical life sciences, medical device, healthcare, food safety, and technology.
Director, Client Advisory Group
Michael Perelman is the Director of NightOwl Discovery’s Client Advisory Group, where he advises clients on matters involving digital forensics and investigations. In addition to focusing on evidence found on mobile devices, Michael advises clients on technologies for the preservation and collection of digital evidence. Prior to joining NightOwl, Michael was the Director of Prudential’s high Tech Investigations Unit where he spent five years investigating matters involving the theft of intellectual property, privacy breaches, fraud, and internal misconduct.
Michael holds an M.S. in Forensic Computing from John Jay College as well as EnCE, EnCEP and GASF certifications. Michael is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (AFCE) and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
Director of Product
Kohki Yamaguchi, Director of Product, DataVisor
Kohki has spent the last 10 years leading product and marketing for technology companies
including Adobe, Origami Logic, and Efficient Frontier. His past work has focused on applying
big data analytics and machine learning to solve real-world problems for enterprise companies.
Judge David Waxse
Retired Magistrate Judge
United States District Court, Kansas
Judge David Waxse
Dave Waxse is a 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.
Director of Cyber Crime/Acting Deputy Director of Refund Crimes
Jarod Koopman was recently named the Cyber Crime Director for IRS-Criminal Investigation in 2016. In this role, Jarod will establish a new investigative 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.
Section Chief, eDiscovery
New York State Office of the Attorney General
As eDiscovery Section Chief for the New York Attorney General, Lee leads eDiscovery efforts and advises legal teams and clients agencies on legal, technical and project management aspects of discovery in both affirmative and defensive matters. Lee leads a team of 10 professionals across two offices who provide internal services. Lee has over two decades of experience in the domains of legal technology, eDiscovery and EDRM. He previously served as Of Counsel and Director of Practicing Technologies at AM100 law firms. He has also served as an Independent Consultant to some of the most renowned organizations in the world advising them on choice of technology, budgeting and best practices. He is adept at planning, budgeting, and conducting legal discovery projects from collection through review. His thorough knowledge in all aspects of EDRM and eDiscovery allows him to gauge the intricacies and impediments of a review ahead of time and allows him to design and plan workflows, processes and timelines that achieve the best possible results for the client, both in terms of costs and quality. Lee previously served as COO and managing director of an offshore legal outsourcing startup and, before that, Assistant Vice President at a leading New York City based legal process outsourcing (LPO) company, where he was responsible for guiding India based teams of 150+ attorneys, advising outside and corporate counsel on e-discovery strategy, drafting document review protocols, designing training programs and conduct training on case specific issues, US legal concepts, e-discovery, review databases and MS office tools. He also increased employee satisfaction in a fast growing organization and developed people at all skill levels. Lee has been the speaker at various conferences and author of several articles published in Law Technology News and ACC Docket.
Scott W. Bauguess
SEC Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Scott W. Bauguess
Scott W. Bauguess
SEC Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director,
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Dr. Bauguess is the SEC’s Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA).
Dr. Bauguess oversees the Division’s risk assessment and data-driven, predictive analytics development, designed to detect fraud and misconduct in the Commission’s investigation and examination programs, specifically in the areas of corporate issuers, broker- dealers, and asset managers. He directs the Commission’s economic analyses in recommendations to the Commission to enact federal rules related to corporate disclosure and governance, accounting standards, structured finance, and OTC derivatives. His service also includes the business management of the SEC’s Tips, Complaints, and Referral (TCR) system, which was launched in 2010 to accelerate the detection of market misconduct.
Dr. Bauguess joined the SEC in 2007 from Texas Tech University where he was on faculty in the College of Business, and taught graduate courses in corporate financial policy at George Washington University. Dr. Bauguess received his Ph.D. in Finance from Arizona State University in 2004. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and prior to his doctoral studies spent six years working as an engineer in the high tech industry.
Michael F. Savicki
Vice President, Compliance & Risk
American Express Global Business Travel
Michael F. Savicki
Michael F. Savicki is the Vice President, Compliance & Risk – The Americas for American Express Global Business Travel, where he is responsible for all areas of Compliance and Risk regional disciplines. Previously, he served as Senior Attorney – Compliance & Corporate Services for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., secondee counsel for Deutsche Bank’s Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Group, senior litigation associate for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and as a Law Clerk for the Staff Attorneys’ Office of the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Savicki is a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York State Bars.
Baker & Hostetler
James Sherer is a Partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where he chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups. James assists with oversight of discovery and Electronically Stored Information issues for firm clients. James is also tasked with “deep dive” technological and case law-related assignments for omnibus motions and case strategy. James’s work and scholarship focuses on litigation; discovery management processes; enterprise risk management; records and information governance; data privacy, security, and bank secrecy; technology integration issues; artificial intelligence; and related merger and acquisition diligence.
James holds an MBA, his CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, and FIP data privacy professional credentials, the CIP and IGP information governance designations, and the CEDS eDiscovery specialist credential. James is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association EDiscovery Committee as well as the New York eDiscovery Counsel Roundtable. James is admitted to practice in New York, Washington DC, and Michigan.
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 it’s development, it’s use & it’s 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.
Andre De Castro
CEO and Founder
Blockchains of Things, Inc.
Andre De Castro
Andre De Castro is CEO and founder of Blockchains of Things, Inc, a company that has the enterprise-class blockchain product, Catenis™. Catenis Enterprise offers a web services layer for rapid Bitcoin blockchain integration, to simplify and accelerate secure global peer-to-peer edge device messaging, digital asset control, and recording of immutable data. Mr. De Castro is a well-versed software engineer, project manager, advisor and consultant for blockchain, security, and the IoT sector. As a founding member of The Open Source Financial Developers Association (OSFDA), he advises companies in the Fintech space, and also runs Cryptocircles – a New York City based meetup group where he advises the community about blockchain technology and crypto currency concepts. He is an avid speaker at Blockchain and IoT events and has been a policy influencer; in 2013 he worked with the federal government’s FinCEN division in creating more clarity on crypto currency policies. To this day, he is solely credited for the Jan 30th, 2014 administrative ruling on software development and investment activities, opening up greater avenues for well-established corporations and startups to conduct crypto currency business in the USA.
Most recently, Andre was a guest on NASDAQ TV, as well as a keynote speaker at the Blockchain Summit in Beijing, The Blockchain Conference in Las Vegas, Canaccord Genuity’s Annual Growth Conference in Boston, 2nd Annual IoT Security Summit, IAB Ad Operations Summit, Quantech Distributed Ledger Technology Conference, and Blockchain World Congress in NYC.
Stuart focuses his practice exclusively in the area of electronic discovery. Stuart relies on and blends his technology skills, litigation experience, and subject matter knowledge to provide focused guidance on eDiscovery matters. Stuart is a sought-after consultant counseling his clients to meet the increasingly demanding regulatory and legal requirements of eDiscovery. His involvement ranges from developing strategies for proportional and effective preservation strategies, data harvesting and computer forensics, leveraging analytics to create efficiencies during review, to addressing “meet and confer” obligations, ESI protocols and the creation of offensive strategies to unearth discovery abuses.
Stuart is a proficient and proactive leader who partners with firm attorneys and clients to implement defensible and repeatable workflows for internal or government investigations, due diligence reviews, administrative processes, arbitration, and criminal and civil litigation. He often interfaces with client senior executives, chief officers and information technology professionals to adapt and carry out appropriate eDiscovery strategies uniquely tailored for the client and underlying matter.
Prior to joining the firm, Stuart directed the eDiscovery team at an AmLaw 200 firm. Working with more than 500 attorneys across 16 remote locations, he served as the primary point of contact for the legal teams eDiscovery needs. Stuart previously served as the litigation technology support manager for the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There, he was a member of the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys’ E-Discovery Working Group and chair of the Litigation Technology sub-group. This group was charged with developing eDiscovery recommendations and guidelines for all of the nation’s ninety-four judicial districts.
After graduating from law school, Stuart was an associate at Cozen O’Connor, where he practiced environmental law and managed the discovery databases in support of a multibillion-dollar subrogation recovery lawsuit against the individuals, entities, and nations involved in financing Al-Qaeda, seeking to hold them accountable for the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Stuart earned his bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College where he completed international studies in Austria and Israel. His baccalaureate there was on how the judicial selection process was utilized by the Pennsylvania legislature in judicial reform measures. Stuart earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University and his LL.M. of Environmental Law from Golden Gate University, School of Law. His thesis discussed the consequences to no regulation of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Stuart is a certified by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.
Kirill Bensonoff is a successful entrepreneur with multiple exists, blockchain investor, product manager at Kaseya and partner at Caviar, pioneering a dual-purpose token and crowdfunding platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. He bought his first Bitcoin in 2013 and has participated in dozens of token generating events. As a graduate from the Entrepreneurial Masters program at MIT, he has served as both an advisor and angel investor in over 20 different companies. Kirill is a member of Young Entrepreneur’s Council and co-hosts the Boston Crypto Meetup series. He has been published or quoted in national business, blockchain and technology media, including Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Bitcoin Magazine and CoinTelegraph, among many others.
Chief Compliance Officer
China CITIC Bank International
Andrew McAdams is currently the Chief Compliance Officer/Head of Compliance for CNCBI, New York Branch. Andrew got his start working as a consultant for Promontory Financial Group. At Promontory Andrew worked developing BSA risk models in both the U.S. and China, gaining a strong appreciation for understanding the regulatory environment in which we work. He also worked on information security issues, particularly access rights for a large technology and information provider in New York City. Wanting to get in the nitty gritty of working for a bank, he moved to Bank of China, NY Branch. Andrew was responsible for implementing projects related to Heightened Standards, including data governance controls. Most recently he has led the initiative to establish controls for allowing international transference of data. In his “spare” time, he has co-developed two training modules for ACAMS (sanctions and KYC), enjoys drafting policies and procedures, and rock climbs.
Sandi A. Turnipseed
Vice President, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer
CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., New York Branch
Sandi A. Turnipseed
Ms. Sandi A. Turnipseed has served in the capacity of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer for CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., New York Branch since January 2015. Sandi has 12 years of compliance experience, focusing on BSA/AML & OFAC while employed by such entities including foreign branch offices, trust banks, broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and commodity futures brokers.
Prior to joining CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., New York Branch, Ms. Turnipseed was the Compliance Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (USA), where she oversaw the Bank’s BSA/AML and OFAC Compliance Programs. In addition, she has held compliance roles at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Prudential Financial, Inc. and CIBC World Markets Corp. Before transitioning to the compliance industry, Sandi was employed by the US Attorney’s Office, SDNY, as a paralegal within the Securities & Fraud Task Force Division, where she was heavily involved in white collar crime criminal cases.
Ms. Turnipseed is a graduate of Vermont Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she received her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degrees, respectively. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), and NYC Chapter of ACAMS.
Yodi S. Hailemariam
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Yodi S. Hailemariam
Yodi S. Hailemariam focuses her practice on U.S. and cross-border information governance, data privacy, cybersecurity and electronic discovery relating to complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, antitrust second requests, internal and governmental investigations and ongoing regulatory compliance obligations. Yodi has experience in a wide range of industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, intellectual property, and financial services.
A frequent author, speaker, and panelist on “all things data,” Yodi counsels companies regarding information and records management, document preservation, data privacy and security, and international regulatory compliance. Yodi is also experienced in leveraging data analytics to achieve better, more efficient, and more cost-effective results for clients.
Yodi has extensive experience advising on cross-border data issues, particularly with respect to Asia, and she took an active role in developing the first digital discovery platform in China to be designed, operated, and staffed by PRC-licensed lawyers. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Yodi worked at one of the “Big Four” Japanese law firms in Tokyo, Japan.
Yodi is committed to doing pro bono work, particularly for homeless and low-income clients. While in law school, Yodi interned for the Honorable Harriet O’Neill at the Supreme Court of Texas.
Anthony S. Dell, JD, LLM
Compliance By Design LLC
Anthony S. Dell, JD, LLM
Anthony S. Dell, JD, LLM
Founder, Compliance By Design LLC Anthony S. Dell is an attorney and is the founder of Compliance By Design, LLC, an independent consultancy specializing in tech-savvy compliance strategies across the full spectrum of financial services, including cryptoasset-related businesses and organizations. He is a recognized thought leader, speaking regularly at conferences and seminars, and training Legal and Compliance groups how to run their functions like a business. Adjacent to his consulting business and law practice, he serves as an Advisory Board Member and Chair of the Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable for Integra Ledger, a blockchain-based technology platform for legal professionals and services. Mr. Dell is also Community Partner for the Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, area for FinTech Connector, a global community of regional cohorts that connects FinTech entrepreneurs and start-ups with thought leaders and subject matter experts in financial services. Mr. Dell’s most recent in-house position was Partner and Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Ares Management (NYSE:ARES), a leading global alternative asset manager.
He was the firm’s Global Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Global Data Privacy Officer, and Global Anti-Corruption Officer. Before joining Ares, Mr. Dell served as Chief Compliance Officer of Russell Investments and prior to his tenure at Russell Investments, he served in various roles at Fidelity Investments and other financial services organizations, building multi-disciplinary leadership experience in legal, compliance, risk management, technology, institutional relationship management, and product development. Mr. Dell holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Boston College, a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University School of Law, an LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University Law School, and a Certificate in FinTech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an attorney admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 99 licenses. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, and the Open Compliance & Ethics Group Organization.
Executive Counsel, Discovery
General Electric Company
Farrah Pepper is the first to fill the role of Executive Counsel – Discovery at GE. Farrah is an accomplished and passionate attorney with deep expertise in litigation, investigations, electronic discovery, legal technology, data lifecycle management, and information governance. She is a trusted advisor and leader who is experienced at building in-house and law firm teams to solve business challenges, create enterprise value and reduce risk.
At GE, Farrah created and leads the GE Discovery COE (Center of Excellence) and works closely with cross-functional teams across the company to develop strategy and policy related to the full spectrum of the life cycle of discovery and data management, including preservation, collection, processing, search/TAR, analysis, review, and production.
The GE Discovery COE team has been recognized with a number of industry awards for its innovative approach and ability to drive dramatic savings, efficiencies and risk reduction, including the 2017 Analytics 50, 2017 Corporate E-Discovery Hero, 2016 ACC Value Champion and 2015 LTN Innovation Award. Farrah has been named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, a two-time Top eDiscovery Counsel by First Chair, an Emerging Leader by DiversityMBA Magazine and a Hero of Simplification by GE’s CEO.
Director, Global Practice Services
Catherine “Cat” Casey, is the director of Global Practice Support (GPS) based out of Gibson Dunn’s New York office. She specializes in eDiscovery, data analytics and information governance and cybersecurity. Cat has over a decade of experience assisting clients with the complex eDiscovery and forensic needs that arise from litigation, expansive regulation and complex contractual relationships. She leads a global team comprised of knowledgeable and experienced practitioners in the areas of electronic discovery, data privacy and information governance. Cat has over a decade of experience assisting clients with the complex eDiscovery and Computer Forensic needs that arise from litigation, expansive regulation and complex contractual relationships. Her experience includes large complex litigation, HSR Second Requests, FCPA, AML, market manipulation cases, Antitrust enforcement actions, government and internal investigations. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Cat was a leader in the Forensic Technology Practices for PwC. She also led the North American division of an international eDiscovery and contract analytics firm, built out the antitrust forensic technology practice and served as the national subject matter expert on eDiscovery for KPMG. Cat graduated cum laude from Harvard University and attended Pepperdine School of Law.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel Legal and Regulatory Proceedings
Marla Crawford is a graduate of Duke University and a magna cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. Marla is currently a Vice President, Associate General Counsel in the Litigation Group of the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs where she has diverse responsibilities, including managing the Firm’s global e-discovery efforts, managing civil litigation and regulatory matters, and advising on issues of law and technology. She practiced law at Jones Day for 25 years, specializing in the discovery phase of litigation. She has worked on securities law, product liability, commercial, bankruptcy and employment law cases concentrating on electronic discovery issues. Marla’s expertise involves counseling corporations with respect to the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic information. Marla is a regular speaker on electronic discovery issues.
Robertis apartnerin theNew YorkofficeofMorrison Mahoney. Hispractices focusesoncybersecurity, privacyanddataprotection,providingadvisoryservicesrelatingtocompliancewithfederalandstatelaws (e.g.,HIPAA,HITECH,GLBA,COPPAand theFTCA.);developmentofbestpractices,policiesandstandards to help ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations; creation of written information security programs, data breach incident response plans, data security policies, third-party vendoragreementsandemployeeandseniorexecutivelevelcybersecurity anddataprotectiontraining; navigation of applicable federal and state breach notification laws; corporate governance and integrity policiesrelatingtothedevelopmentandimplementationofcybersecurityanddataprotectionprograms, aswellasservicesrelatingtocyberincidentprevention,detection,mitigation,remediationandresponses toadministrativeenforcementinquiriesandactionsresultingfromcyber-events. Robert’scybersecurity practice also includes representing clients in litigation arising from cyber-incidents. He also provides counselconcerningcyberinsuranceandrelatedunderwritingandcoverageissues. In addition, Robert concentrates in insurance fraud law, including assisting and advising insurance companiesindetecting,deterring,preventingandprosecutingmedicalmillsformedtoexploitNewYork StateandotherstateNo-Faultlaws.Hehasrepresentedinsurersindozensofaffirmativerecoveryand/or declaratory judgment actions, filed in federal and state courts, to recoup money paid to medical clinics and healthcare providers that operated under illegal corporate structures, were fraudulently incorporated,engaged inillegal self-referraland kickback schemes,billed formedical services thatwere never rendered, the performance of unnecessary diagnostic testing and treatment and/or that were otherwise engaged in fraudulent billing practices. As part of his insurance fraud practice, he provides advisoryservicesandassistsinthedevelopmentofinsurancefraudprogramsthatcomplywithapplicable laws and regulations. With respect to issues arising under the New York State No-fault law, Robert provides the firm’s clients with coverage opinions and prepares responses to regulatory inquiries and administrativeactions. Robert authored and co-authored numerous articles on insurance fraud. He has also lectured before national and international organizations concerning insurance fraud issues, including the International AssociationofSpecialInvestigationsUnit(IASIU)andNewJerseySpecialInvestigativeAssociations(NJSIA). Inaddition,hehasparticipatedininsurancefraudworkshops,trainedinsuranceclaimsandinvestigative personnel and has been invited to speak before a number of insurance focus groups, roundtable gatherings, blue-ribbon panels and executive meetings. He is counsel to the New York Alliance Against InsuranceFraud(NYAAIF).
Head of Investigations
Standard Chartered Bank
Evan Weitz currently serves as the Head of Investigations for Standard Chartered Bank where he oversees all anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions investigations for the Bank in the Americas.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Evan spent over a decade as a prosecutor serving as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Atlanta, New Jersey and New York City. As an AUSA, Evan handled a wide array of financial prosecutions with a special emphasis on complex money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and asset forfeiture prosecutions. For his work in United States v. HSBC Holdings plc, Evan received both the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (the highest award given by the Department of Justice – Criminal Division) and the Department of Homeland Security Director’s Award for Meritorious Service. Evan was also named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators for his work on United States v. Saddle River Valley Bank.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Evan spent several years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Evan is a graduate of both the Emory University School of Law and Rutgers College.
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.
Manager, eDiscovery &
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Anthony Mullins currently serves at the oldest law firm in West Virginia, Spilman Thomas & Battle, as Manager of eDiscovery & Practice Support contributing over 13 years of experience in the legal, eDiscovery & technology fields to this renowned firm with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic basin. Managing Spilman’s Litigation support department, Anthony oversees the strategic planning and vision for the firm with regards to eDiscovery and managed review services. Administration of human and technology resources, both inside the firm and with external vendors, is an integral part of regular responsibilities. He previously held the positions of Litigation Support Project Manager at Weinberg Wheeler LLC based in Atlanta and Litigation Technology Specialist at the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney LLP based in Minneapolis. He has worked at small, medium and large law firms as well as in entrepreneurial and consultative positions. He works regularly with legal teams, information technology staff and clients to provide effective and efficient solutions in the ESI and practice support arena. Anthony attended the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he earned a J.D. degree. He is passionate about empowering others to achieve success and thoroughly enjoys teaching and collaborating on eDiscovery and other litigation & practice support challenges.
Vice President, US Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
Ellen Lafferty has been the US Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at HSBC since January 2017 and is also a member of the Advisory Board for Compliance Programs at Fordham University School of Law. Ellen joined HSBC from Deutsche Bank, where she was the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption for five plus years, during which time she was primarily responsible for establishing and implementing a dedicated anti-bribery and corruption program for the Americas. Prior to her time at Deutsche Bank, Ellen was a litigation attorney in private practice for eleven years at two different international law firms. Ellen specialized in complex commercial litigation and also advised clients on FCPA and OFAC sanctions issues.
Ellen received her B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. She received her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics. Ellen lives in New Jersey with her husband and three young sons.