Cross-Border Investigations: Protecting the Privilege and Meeting Privacy Expectations

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 55 minutes
Recorded Date: January 29, 2019
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  • Challenges in collecting, reviewing and understanding data scattered across multiple jurisdictions
  • Ethical and cultural considerations in global investigations
  • Legal privilege in global investigations: preserving the privilege in jurisdictions where it is not recognized
  • Data privacy in global investigations: compliance with local law, including GDPR in Europe
Runtime: 55 minutes
Recorded: January 29, 2019


GDPR went into effect in May 2018. Globally, new enforcement authorities stepped forward, while companies worked to incorporate new guidance and enforcement priorities into their corporate compliance programs. In this session, we will discuss considerations and provide real-life scenarios for companies when dealing with international investigations.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on January 29th, 2019.

Provided By



Linda Johnson

Lead eDiscovery Manager

Linda Johnson is the Lead eDiscovery Manager at GlaxoSmithKline.

Adam Shoshtari

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Adam’s practice focuses on discovery and information governance. As part of Shook’s Data and Discovery Strategies group, Adam advises clients on best practices for preservation, collection, processing, review and production as part of the discovery process. He has experience in preparing and negotiating protective orders and production protocols, as well as opposing “discovery on discovery” efforts.

Adam volunteers with The Electronic Discovery Institute, a nonprofit organization that studies litigation processes and produces educational programs for the benefit of the federal and state judiciary. He spearheads EDI’s Spoliation Guide, a 50-state case survey intended to aid practitioners who need more information than they can find in a case law primer, whether to prepare for a strategy session with outside counsel or a client or a meet-and-confer with an adversary.

Adam received his JD at the Syracuse University School of Law in 2017.

Jack Thompson

Senior Manager, eDiscovery & Legal Operations
Sanofi US

Leveraging knowledge and experience of project management and business operations analysis to lead strategic programs and enterprise process improvement for professional services and category management projects. Demonstrate passion for organization, constructive ability for interaction and team building, and professional integrity to lead excellence development for client requirements and organizational goals.

He has a history of successfully driving and delivering business process improvement programs, change management, and solution implementation projects resulting in 75-90% increase in workflow efficiency and over $300MM in cumulative cost savings without compromising quality for maximum potential growth and profitability.

Michael Russell

Lean Leader - Legal Operations
Intersoll Rand

For 25 years, Michael has managed teams and designed systems to continually improve legal operational efficiency and profitability. He is a frequently referenced author and speaker firmly entrenched at the intersection of law practice, technological innovation, and business process expertise in legal service delivery, where he  is currently lead operations and process excellence for Ingersoll Rand's Global Legal Department.

Michael's journey also includes advising the visionary Clearspire New Law start-up along with nearly 15 years as Director, Strategic Legal Technology for Liberty Mutual Insurance Enterprise Legal Services transforming a corporate legal department of ~2,000 professionals across 70 locations with $1B managed legal spend.

Early in his career as a customer-centric technical strategist, he  focused on infrastructure and knowledge management delivery while serving as IT Director for two large Kansas City firms, Spencer Fane and Wallace Saunders, as well as working as a regional technologist for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and database vendor Informix (IBM) technical support & quality assurance organizations.

Michael is certified in multiple practices & technologies, including Lean Six Sigma, Cisco, Citrix, eDiscovery (Relativity), Documentum, iManage, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle, Tableau & more. I joined the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section in 1995, recognized as a Law Department Champion in 2011 through an ILTA Distinguished Peer Award, and has enjoyed active involvement with the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), and serves as faculty for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) LegalOps annual symposium and section steering committee.

Michael also has extensive professional experience planning and producing live events, including concert sound design, audio engineering, stage lighting, various multimedia audio-visual technologies and tour management logistics.

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