Peterborough, NH (PressExposure) July 29, 2009 -- Tarsus Online Mediaâs http://www.LegalTechbase.com, the worldâs most comprehensive online directory of litigation technologies, today announced the premier of its new conference, the Roadmap to Litigation Readiness which is being held on December 10th and 11th, 2009 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The conference website is:
âThis is the first conference of its kind that actually educates in-house counsel and directors/managers of Information Technology (IT) and provides them with the necessary information to implement their own Litigation Readiness/Preparedness planâ said LTB Editor-In-Chief, Julie Laboe. Fear of the unknown has been the tool used by those who constantly bombard companies with articles, seminars and/or CLEs warning you to be âLitigation Readyâ or face the consequences. RD Whitney, CEO of Tarsus Online Media said, âthere is a real need for unbiased information around a rapidly developing area and by bringing colleagues together we can help companies take control of their own destiny.â
The Roadmap to Litigation Readiness conference is designed for in-house counsel and IT directors/managers. Before implementing a successful Litigation Readiness plan, both IT and in-house counsel need to have a general understanding of each otherâs respective roles. This conference will help participants both gain the insight they need to evaluate and implement an effective Litigation Readiness plan.
Speaker and Conference Chair, Dave Chiulli is the of Director of Information Technologies (IT) for NMB Technologies Corporation (Minebea), NMB (USA), and New Hampshire Ball Bearings (NHBB). Mr. Chiulli has worked for NHBB since 1981, and has worked with Minebeaâs world-wide IT organization since 1986.
About four years ago, Mr. Chiulli, NHBB In-House Counsel, and the Vice President of Operations formed a committee to tackle the issues that evolving technology and mobility present in business. A couple of members of the IT department were sent out to attend a class on computer forensics and imaging using a laptop they had selected from a recently departed employee. During the class they discovered (to their dismay) that this long-trusted employee, who had recently moved to a competitor, had misappropriated trade secrets over a fairly long period of time. Once the case was brought to court, it was found that a great deal of spoliation also took place on the part of the ex-employee and others to âcover their tracksâ.
Speaker, Joshua R. Hochbergâs practice focuses on individual and corporate white collar defense, internal investigations, and compliance. Mr. Hochberg has represented public officials in corruption investigations, and CEOs of major domestic and foreign corporations in accounting fraud and FCPA investigations. He has also counseled corporations in their negotiation of settlements with the Department of Justice.
Prior to joining McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Mr. Hochberg helped lead the Department of Justiceâs response to the wave of accounting scandals that followed the collapse of Enron Corp. in 2001. Working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he negotiated major global settlements of accounting fraud matters. He assembled and supervised high profile Task Forces including as Acting United States Attorney for the Enron investigation. He is highly experienced with evaluating the Department of Justice's expectations for corporate voluntary disclosures, corporate cooperation, and the use of monitors to ensure compliance with the terms of settlements.
Pamela Metrione is a Director in the Compliance and Corporate Governance Practice at HighQuest Partners. She has worked with U.S. and multinational clients, helping them in the assessment and development of records management and e-discovery policies and procedures, and the development of infrastructure for effective records management. She has also worked with both industrial and financial services companies such as Affiliated Managers Corporation, Mitsui, First Marblehead, Sumitomo, Toyota, and others on a range of governance and compliance projects including ethics policies and procedures, public crisis and emergency planning, business continuity and controls identification and assessment. Prior to joining HighQuest, Pam was Director of Records Management at Prudential, and helped steer the firm through one of the largest records hold order projects in the industry.
William (Bil) Kellermann, Esq. is the electronic discovery manager at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. In this capacity, he oversees the firm's Electronic Data Operations Center (eDoc), working with litigation attorneys, clients' in-house counsel and IT departments to effectively manage all aspects of client data as evidence associated with a matter. Bil is a frequent speaker on e-discovery topics.
With the tremendous amount of âin-the-trenchesâ experience our speakers bring to the conference, attendees will walk away with the understanding necessary to judge their own litigation readiness, implement their own Litigation Readiness program supported by working samples of Risk Assessments, Retention & Destructions Policies, Employee Acknowledgements, and cycles for updating policies and reminding employees of their duties and code of ethics, along with the continued support from panel members and group peers through the private, online community, LitigationReadinessNetwork.com. All information provided in âLaymanâs termsâ so they can understand it - making it possible for them to reduce and mitigate their own risk. âThis conference empowers companies to replace fear with action, instead of dolling out thousands of dollars to the first self-proclaimed expert that comes alongâ said Julie Laboe, Editor-In-Chief.
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