Globalization of eDiscovery: China

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
Cost: FREE

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Please join Symantec for a webcast on how eDiscovery and data protection laws are affecting organizations in the United States and China.

Pre-trial civil discovery in Asia is markedly different than the common law countries, and requires preparation as well as specific knowledge to safely execute. In this webcast, we will cover some of the most recent cases that have highlighted eDiscovery issues and common situations where global businesses can expect to interact with international discovery issues. We will also discuss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and best practices for discovery in internal investigations.


Featured Speakers:

Vena Cheng
  • Vena Cheng
  • Of Counsel
  • Morrison & Foerster

Vena Cheng is an Of Counsel of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. Her practice focuses on white collar and government defense, antitrust and competition, complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Cheng was a senior attorney in the litigation department of a leading international law firm, where she advised a number of major China and foreign companies on a wide variety of internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, antitrust matters as well as contractual and tortious disputes.

Ms. Cheng obtained her LL.B from University of London and her P.C.LL. from University of Hong Kong. Ms. Cheng is admitted in New York, Hong Kong and England and Wales. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Todd King
  • Todd King
  • Founder & Managing Director
  • AmerAsia Law

Todd King is Founder and Managing Director of Amer Asia Law, a full service eDiscovery and law firm alliance company exclusively focused on companies and law firms involving Asia legal practices, disputes or investigations. Todd’s experience includes:
-Implementing Information Governance/Discovery practices for 135 pure Asian and 65 U.S. matters
-Working with 68% of the AMLAW 100 -Working with 75% of the American and Asian Fortune Global 100
-Working with 45% of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific law firms
-30(b)(6) discovery plan defensibility testimony on behalf of U.S. and Asia corporate clients

Todd has a Business Economics Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters Business Administration from Pepperdine University.


Allison Walton
  • Allison Walton
  • eDiscovery Counsel
  • Symantec

Allison Walton is an eDiscovery Attorney at Symantec where she is responsible for consulting with private and public organizations, their legal departments and outside counsel to develop: efficient, scalable and defensible eDiscovery processes. Her expertise focuses on efficient strategies for the archiving, collection, review and storage of email and other electronic data without sacrificing the quality of search or the defensibility of the process.

This expertisemanifests in a holistic consultative approach from both the legal and technological perspectives. Most engagements relate to information governance across an entire organization and spans considerations ranging from the management of mobile devices to defensible deletion. She educates organizations on the importance of implementing an end-to-end archiving solution across electronic discovery reference model (EDRM) to drive down costs, improve efficiency and minimize legal risk.

Walton’sprofessional experience reaches across a wide spectrum of legal support businesses which arms her with the knowledge to develop comprehensive strategies and to understand the concerns corporations are facing with regard to electronically stored information) ESI and its explosive and unorganizednature in relation to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).

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