2018 Global Discovery: International Compliance in the Cloud

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • International Cloud Outlook for 2018
  • International legal and regulatory outlook for 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation: Key provisions
  • General Data Protection Regulation: Strategy questions and best practices
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 31, 2018


With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in May, the Schrems II litigation challenging the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and standard contractual clauses, and the US Supreme Court considering the Dublin warrant dispute in United States v. Microsoft, 2018 promises to be an important year for international data law and cross-border e-discovery. With more organizations conducting e-discovery in the cloud, these developments take on even greater significance. Join us for a session examining legal and regulatory changes in store for 2018 and best practices for compliance in the cloud.

This program was recorded as part of LegalTech on January 31st, 2018.

Provided By



Meribeth Banaschik

Ernst & Young

Meribeth is an American attorney and English solicitor, living and working in Germany for the last nine years.

After working in-house and at a top German law firm, she is currently partner at EY Germany consulting on eDiscovery and GDPR solutions. With more than a decade of experience advising companies in litigation, Meribeth brings a unique perspective including first-hand experience in building an in-house e-discovery practice and team to handle complex cross-border matters.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and earned her Juris Doctor and MBA from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Steve Couling

Vice President of International

Steve Couling is the Vice President of International at Relativity.

Prior to joining Relativity, he was the VP of International at kCura starting in 2012 as Director of International Sales. In this role, he was responsible for managing international sales outside of North America and Canada, which included corporations, law firms, and government agencies with on-premises installations of Relativity.

Steve received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and building management from Nottingham Trent University.

Rachi Messing

Sr. Program Manager

Rachi is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He currently works in the Office 365 Information Protection Product Group with a concentration on how to manage corporate data repositories using analytics for compliance needs. Rachi was part of the Equivio management team and joined Microsoft through the acquisition in January 2015. His career has focused on Compliance and eDiscovery for the past 15 years and he is a frequent speaker on these topics.

Johnny Lee, MD

Management and Litigation Conslutant and Attorney
Grant Thornton LLP

Johnny Lee is a management and litigation consultant and attorney, specializing in data analytics, computer forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations and litigation. He also provides advisory services to companies working to address complex data governance and records / information management issues.

Johnny is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on issues involving eDiscovery, Records and Information Management, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology. Johnny received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2000, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, where he maintains an active law license.

He has delivered solutions in both the public and private sector on the effective mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk to Law Firms; General Counsel; Boards of Directors; Audit Committees; and Chief Financial, Compliance, and Operations executives. He has led project teams across a variety of industries, including advanced technology, software, communications, private equity / venture capital, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retail, construction, transportation, and legal.

Chris Dale

eDisclosure Information Project

Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery.

He runs the eDisclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He was a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the 2010 eDisclosure Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire.

He writes an authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and any jurisdiction which requires electronic discovery of documents.

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