Counsel vs. Console: The top 5 tough document control, compliance and eDiscovery questions you should be asking your IT team (before it's too late)
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
As corporate environments become increasingly regulated and litigious, document control, compliance, and eDiscovery are crucial tools for all inside counsel. If handled properly, such systems can dramatically assist in defense. Yet if IT is left to their own devices and purchase based purely on lowest cost or checkbox comparisons performed by technical staff, you may discover that your eDiscovery is falling short.
Here is where Proofpoint can help. Proopoint is a leader in cloud-based eDiscovery, archiving, and governance for email, Sharepoint, and documents used by leading organizations such as USDA, Sub-Zero Wolf, and Wedbush Securities as key elements of their defense readiness.
Join this live, interactive webcast and hear from General Counsel Michael Yang and Robert Cruz as they raise and discuss the top five toughest questions you should be asking your IT staff, before it’s too late.
- Michael Yang
- General Counsel and Secretary
- Proofpoint, Inc.
Michael oversees the company's worldwide legal and compliance matters and regularly discusses matters of eDiscovery, litigation readiness, data protection, security and compliance with Proofpoint's customers and partners. Prior to Proofpoint, he was Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable business to thrive in the cloud. At VMware, Michael established the Corporate legal function and managed the Products and Technology legal group, including its litigation and compliance function, during the company's growth from 2004 to 2010. Among other in-house roles, he was Associate General Counsel at Software.com and Openwave, both of which enabled service providers to generate revenues from cloud-based email, mobile internet and app-store services. He began his legal career as an intellectual property attorney in the Los Angeles offices of Baker Hostetler. He has an A.B in government from Cornell University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
- Robert Cruz
- Director of Archiving and Governance
- Proofpoint, Inc.
Robert A. Cruz is Senior Director of Archiving and Governance for Proofpoint, Inc., a leading security-as-a service provider. Mr. Cruz leverages more than 20 years of Silicon Valley experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction. Prior to Proofpoint, Mr. Cruz was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Electronic Evidence Discovery, a major provider of eDiscovery services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cruz served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at FileNet/IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Cruz holds an MBA degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.