IT Tools and Techniques - Panel Discussion - Chapter 15 - Electronic Disclosure in International Arbitration
About the Moderator:
MARK YACANO is a Partner and manages the Discovery Solutions Practice at the national law firm of Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum.
About the Panelists:
DAVID J. HOWELL is Co-Chair of the Global International Arbitration practice of Fulbright & Jaworski and acts as counsel and advocate in complex international arbitrations of commercial, investment and construction disputes. He has practiced in London, Dubai and Singapore and is a Fellow of the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong Institutes of Arbitrators.
ASHLEY B. WATSON is General Counsel of Attenex and is a recognized industry expert on corporate e-discovery deployments. Prior to joining Attenex she served as senior litigation counsel in BellSouth's Complex Litigation Group where she acted as lead counsel on the company's most significant litigation and developed BellSouth's process for preserving documents and handling electronic discovery.
THOMAS W. AVERY is the Head of Operations for Aon's Electronic Discovery group and has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech investigations and law enforcement.
JERRY F. BARBANEL is an Executive Vice President of Aon Consulting's Financial Advisory and Litigation Consulting Services practice. He serves on the electronic discovery working groups of the Sedona Conference and is an advisory board member of Societas Advocatorum, an anti-corruption organization.
STEPHEN D. WHETSTONE is Vice President of Stratify, Inc., a leading electronic discovery service provider, and was formerly a Litigation Partner at Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and a former litigator at Skadden where he specialized in securities, patent and e-discovery matters.
JONATHAN SACHS is an Ontrack Discovery legal consultant for Kroll Ontrack in New York City. In this position, Mr. Sachs is responsible for consulting and advising corporations, law firms and government agencies on various electronic evidence and discovery issues.
Originally from Electronic Disclosure in International Arbitration
MR. HOWELL: This next session will focus on IT side aspects and we have a good selection of cutting-edge IT providers in this area. This session is going to be led by Mark Yacano who is the partner who manages the Discovery Solutions Practice at the firm of Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum. He established the practice in 1999. It specializes in electronic document management and advises a number of Fortune 500 companies.
And on the panel we have Jerry Barbanel, who is an Executive Vice-President of Aon and head of their litigation consulting services. He also focuses on electronic discovery and high-tech investigations. He is a certified public accountant and previously served as Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. We also have Tom Avery who is head of operations at Aon with over twenty years of experience of high-tech investigations, law enforcement and training. His particular area of expertise is computer forensics and he has experience in a range of civil and criminal matters. He has authored a book entitled “Criminal Investigations, Technology Crimes and Forensics.” Ashley Watson was formerly senior litigation counsel at BellSouth and she is now Vice-President and General Counsel of Attenex, one of the leading IT providers in this area.
Steven Whetstone is Vice-President of Stratify, another leading IT provider. He was formerly a litigation partner at Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault.
And, finally, Jonathan Sachs of Kroll Ontrack Discovery. He is a legal consultant with Kroll Ontrack and is based in New York, advising multinationals on electronic evidence and discovery issues. He was formerly a litigation associate with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. So we have a wide array of IT talent and expertise.