Navigating Data Privacy Restrictions in Litigations and Investigations

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: February 05, 2020
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  • Laws that conflict with US Discovery obligations
  • How US Courts resolve the conflict of laws
  • Strategies to Navigate the conflict
  • Cross-Border Discovery Workflow

Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded: February 5, 2020


From the GDPR to the CCPA to China’s State Secrets Act, law firms and corporations are increasingly confronted with irreconcilable priorities when managing data flows in litigations and investigations. Comprehensive U.S. discovery obligations often conflict with data privacy laws and blocking statutes. The intersection of these conflicting legal regimes results in expensive motion practice, delays in discovery and potential breaches of law. Fortunately, advances in technology and intelligent e-discovery workflows can significantly mitigate these pain points.

This CLE session, presented by experienced global privacy and e-discovery attorneys and technologists, will discuss how to design processes and leverage technology to remain compliant and secure while meeting the needs of the case.

This program was recorded as part of's Legalweek Conference on February 5th, 2020.

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Katharine Perekslis

Vice President, eDiscovery Project Management
TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Katharine Perekslis joined TransPerfect in 2006 and is currently the Vice President of e-discovery Project Management at TransPerfect Legal Solutions. In that capacity, Katharine oversees the global e-discovery Project Management and Hosting teams located throughout the U.S., in Canada, the E.U., Australia, and Hong Kong. She advises clients on e-discovery workflow strategy and the use of AI and advanced analytics tools in litigations and investigations. Ms. Perekslis holds a Relativity Master certification.

Prior to moving into the eDiscovery space in 2009, Katharine worked in legal translation project management at TLS’ parent company, TransPerfect Translations, where she gained valuable exposure to international litigations and brings a unique background to multilingual e-discovery.

She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in French and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Daniel S. Meyers

President, Consulting & Information Governance
TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Daniel S. Meyers, Esq., is the President of TransPerfect Legal Solutions’ Consulting & Information Governance division. Dan advises clients on e-discovery best practices and motion practice, litigation readiness plans, defensible data disposition programs, and data privacy concerns, with a particular emphasis on cross-border data transfers. Dan is certified as an E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS) and an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E/US).

Prior to joining TLS, Dan was a Commercial Litigation Partner at an Am Law 100 law firm and the Founder and Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery & Information Governance practice group.

Emily Fedeles

Chief Data Privacy Counsel
Colgate - Palmolive Company

Emily Fedeles is Chief Data Privacy Counsel for Colgate-Palmolive, where she is responsible for the company's Global Data Privacy Compliance Program. She provides advice and counsel on all data privacy and security issues as they relate to employees, vendors, and consumers, and ensures compliance with all applicable data privacy and security laws.

Prior to joining Colgate, Emily worked in the New York City; Geneva, Switzerland; and Tampa, Florida offices of two major law firms, where her practice focused on the areas of electronic discovery and discovery management processes, data privacy and security, information governance, and products liability litigation. She holds CIPP/E credentials and is a graduate of Emory Law School. Emily is an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Groups 1, 6, and 11, and regularly writes and speaks on a variety of data and privacy related topics, including on legal issues surrounding emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

James A. Sherer

Baker & Hostetler, LLP

James Sherer is a Partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where he co-chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups. James assists with oversight of discovery and Electronically Stored Information issues for firm clients. James is also tasked with “deep dive” technological and case law-related assignments for omnibus motions and case strategy. James’s work focuses on advising on merger & acquisition due diligence; information governance practices and policies for clients; and client corporate structure and business offerings regarding international data privacy requirements.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, James worked as an in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company and previously practiced litigation in New York. James holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, and FIP data privacy credentials, the CIP and IGP designations, and the CEDS eDiscovery specialist credential.

James attended the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University for his MBA in finance, and Columbia Law School. James is a member of The Sedona Conference? Working Groups One, Six and Eleven and served on the Search, Achieving Quality, and Data Privacy and Security Drafting Teams. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association EDiscovery Committee as well as the New York eDiscovery Counsel Roundtable. James writes, speaks, and lectures on ediscovery, information governance, privacy, investigation and merger and acquisition issues.

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