In the data-intensive financial services industry - eDiscovery is not a matter of if, but a matter of when
As financial services investigations and disputes and the release of recent reforms continue to captivate the media’s attention, one fact remains clear: developing an airtight and cost-effective eDiscovery framework continues to remain a top priority for corporate legal departments.
However, developing a defensible eDiscovery framework means first ensuring you have an enterprise-wide (and legally-led) information governance strategy in place.
One cannot work well without the other. In today’s digital world with masses of enterprise-wide data across multiple channels, the key to success is to ensure preparedness before you have to act. As you well know, this is easier said than done. Increasingly complex legislation combined with growing volumes of electronically stored information have made the process more challenging (and far more costly) than ever before.
This year, IQPC’s 3rd Annual Information Governance & eDiscovery for Financial Services forum will delve deep into this challenge - and is the one and only forum that brings together all of the industry stakeholders: in-house counsel, records managers, compliance executives, and information management experts.
Confirmed attendees at the event include: * Nationwide * Royal Bank of Scotland * Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank * HSBC * Lloyds Banking Group * Santander * UBS * MasterCard * SwissRe * Allied Irish Bank * American Express * Barclays Capital *Northern Trust * European Central Bank *Serious Fraud Office * Financial Conduct Authority and many more
A top-notch speaker faculty comprised of senior-level regulators, judges, the world’s leading financial services firms and experienced eDiscovery practitioners will share updates on current investigations initiatives as well as proven and effective strategies for tackling eDiscovery and information governance in a global business environment.
Benefit from advanced discussions on:
- The top trip wires to avoid when conducting an internal investigation
- Moving beyond eDiscovery to develop a broader information governance plan
- Addressing short-term, mid-term and long term strategies for aligning and reconciling the needs of all information stakeholders
- Identifying information that has legal, regulatory, business, or privacy and security value and defensibly disposing of all else
- Designing a governance model that allows stakeholders to work to reach their own objectives, and streamline risk identification / mitigation and cost management
- Understanding the changing paradigm of regulatory enforcement activity, investigative techniques and the practical implications for your company
- Monitoring and tracking records and information management compliance globally to ensure regional and functional consistency
- Assessing the governing rules, regulations and compliance factors not only with regards to potential disclosure, but also length of retention and data privacy issues
As regulatory enforcement and litigation continues evolve, so does our conference - completely revised this year, the agenda includes new panels, new speakers, and over a dozen case study benchmarking opportunities.
Dealing with Diverse Information Streams in eDiscovery
Information in an organisation is now coming from a range of sources and being stored in differing formats and locations. Integrating these information streams into a companies processes is vital to prevent information requests becoming painful and protracted says Matt Ward, Ediscovery & Corporate Compliance Officer at Barclays Investment Bank. In this interview, Matt discusses diverse information streams and storage headaches such as cloud storage.
How can Predictive Coding Aid in the eDiscovery Process?
Technology is a driving trend in the eDiscovery field and predictive coding is one of the more promising areas, with teams now looking to see how its integration can help them in the eDiscovery process. We spoke with Susannah Hanton Group Legal Litigation Lawyer Lloyds Banking Group about how this integration can be best achieved.
Practical Law: Disclosure Post-Implementation of the Jackson/Civil Litigation Reforms
- A reminder of the key changes to the disclosure process for multi-track claims.
- Feedback on how the new procedure is working in practice:
o The requirement for a disclosure report
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- Disclosure in the context of the wider reforms.
- The “Mitchell factor”. Increased emphasis on compliance with court rules, practice directions and orders (as a result of the revised overriding objective and revised CPR 3.9 (relief from sanction)).
Top Five Tips to Save Money on eDisclosure
With data volumes and sources increasing almost exponentially, controlling the increasing costs in eDiscovery is a real concern for all legal teams. In this article Andrew Haslam, expert in litigation support; strategy and implementation lays out his 5 top tips for reducing costs in eDisclosure.
IQPC London eDiscovery Event Testimonials
“Brilliant format, excellent speakers, good variation on themes and good fun as well. Altogether a thoroughly informative experience and one I look forward to every year.” Tom Spencer, Senior Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline
Delivered top bang for the buck, and more! Superb. N Agnihotri, Barrister, 12 College Place
The best conference in the London calendar and the place to go to know the cutting edge of the impact of technology on global enterprise. Mark Surguy, Partner, Eversheds
The Information Governance and E-Disclosure Summit held in London on 14-16 May 2013 was excellent and yielded many hidden gems relating to the subject matter. The panels were excellent and the presentations thoughtful and interesting. The networking and learning opportunities abound and the sponsors / vendors that attend provide the right mix of product and subject matter knowledge. I would certainly recommend anyone involved in information governance, records management, information assurance and IT security or indeed anyone on the fringes of information management to consider attending the next summit. Allison North, Director, ARMA International
There are so many events in the eDiscovery space that it can be very difficult to cut through the clutter. I want our event partners to invest the time and energy that is necessary to get to know my team, our business and our goals for the event, which go way beyond booth space. This is where the IQPC UK team shines. They work hard before, during and after the event to ensure we are getting the results we want, and we have found their creativity and flexibility refreshing. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to maximize return on event spend. Todd Horst, Executive Vice President, Consilio / A First Advantage Company