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E-Discovery for Investigations and Criminal Matters

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: February 02, 2017
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  • Investigations in Criminal, Civil, and Corporate Matters
  • Judges
  • Prosecutors
  • Law Firms and Corporate Counsel
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded: February 2nd, 2017


Traditionally, e-discovery has been a part of complex commercial litigation, but as electronically stored information becomes a ubiquitous part of everyday life, the frontiers of e-discovery are expanding to new areas of law and corporate governance. These areas include the expanded use of e-discovery in investigations and criminal matters. Join us for this session as speakers from government and private practice discuss these growing fields in e-discovery.

This program was recorded on February 2nd, 2017.

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Stan Simpson

Senior Counsel
The World Bank

Stan Simpson is the Senior Counsel at The World Bank. He is a former counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. Stan also served as Senior Trial Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Counsel at the US Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges.

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Hon. Ronald W. Sharpe

United States Attorney
District of Virgin Islands

Ronald W. Sharpe was nominated to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands by President Barack Obama on March 9, 2011. He was then confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in on July 6, 2011.

Prior to his Presidential appointment, Mr. Sharpe served as the court-appointed United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, having been appointed by District Court Chief Judge Curtis V. Gomez on September 7, 2009.

The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations and supervising the prosecution of all federal crimes and civil cases in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorney also is responsible for the collection of debts owed to the federal government which are administratively uncollectible.

Mr. Sharpe joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of the Virgin Islands in November 2008, as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Sharpe served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where he investigated and prosecuted a variety of criminal matters, including narcotics trafficking, illegal firearms, violent crimes and financial offenses. While in the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C., he served as a Senior AUSA in both the Homicide and the Fraud and Public Corruption Sections and argued numerous cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Sharpe has also served as a trial advocacy instructor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C., the George Washington University Law School and the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT).

Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Sharpe began his legal career as an associate at the law firm Jones Day in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Sharpe is a native of Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Tulane University and Stanford Law School.

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Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

U.S District Court, Western District of Texas

President George W. Bush appointed Judge Rodriguez to the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas in 2003. He is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and was also a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery, and arbitration issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011.

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Edward J. McAndrews

Ballard Spahr LLP

Edward J. McAndrew is a counselor, investigator, and trial lawyer who helps clients navigate life in the digital world. He is co-leader of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Group.

Named a "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal, Mr. McAndrew advises clients on cybersecurity, digital privacy, cyber-incident response, social media, online speech, defamation, commercial, employment, intellectual property, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance, and enforcement matters. He also advises clients on cyber-based national security issues, as well as governmental demands for third party data and assistance in investigations. Outside of the cyber arena, he handles civil and criminal investigations, litigation, and trials in various substantive areas.

Mr. McAndrew most recently served for nearly a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and for the District of Delaware. A Cybercrime Coordinator and National Security Cyber Specialist, Mr. McAndrew has worked in every major area of technology facilitated crime, including network intrusions and cyber-attacks; digital espionage; identity and intellectual property theft; financial, government contracting, and tax fraud; money laundering; export control violations; cyberstalking; obstruction of justice; online child exploitation; narcotics and firearms trafficking; and terrorism. He has handled a multitude of high-profile, complex and sensitive investigations, trials and appeals—many involving cutting-edge legal and technological issues.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. McAndrew was a litigation partner and deputy practice group leader in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. In addition to managing a national practice group, he focused on complex civil and regulatory litigation and white collar investigations in various industries, including advertising, broadcasting, chemical, education, energy, gaming, financial services, health care, insurance, media, retail, telecommunications, and transportation.

Mr. McAndrew serves by appointment on the Delaware Supreme Court’s Commission on Law and Technology. As the leader of the Commission’s Data Security Working Group, he has developed leading practices and educational programs relating to cybersecurity and digital privacy for lawyers and legal services organizations.

He is a frequent commentator, presenter and author on legal issues related to cybersecurity, digital privacy, cybercrime, computer forensics and Internet safety.

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David Horrigan

Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director

David Horrigan is Relativity’s discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School.

David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

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