At first sight, there is no obvious connection between the two topics referred to in my heading, yet both have an eDisclosure / eDiscovery connection. Much of the interest in the subject – my interest anyway – lies in the very wide range of subjects which are touched by eDiscovery. They include court rules, technology, anti-corruption, regulatory and other investigations, and modern trends like social media and the cloud, as well as the principles of search, analysis, and review.
They extend also to business practice and to careers – how do law firms adapt to changing times and competing business models, and how do lawyers, particularly young ones, future-proof their careers by extending their range?
The London office of First Advantage Litigation Consulting is picking off two of these subjects, corruption and careers, in the next few days.
Anti-corruption, compliance and regulation are the subjects of a workshop called Anti-Corruption Internal Investigations: An Insider’s Guide on How to Set Up, Manage and Conduct Thorough Internal Investigations into Corruption and Bribery Allegations at the C5 Anti-Corruption event which taking place between 25 and 28 June 2012 at The Bloomsbury Hotel, London.
The First Advantage Litigation Consulting workshop will take place between 1:30pm – 5:00pm GMT on Monday 25th June 2012. Speakers will include Drew Macaulay (pictured), Director at First Advantage Litigation Consulting, Caroline Waddicor, Global Director of Investigations at TNT Express UK, Patrick Doris, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP UK, and Mark Handley, Associate Attorney, at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP UK.
The half day workshop will highlight the essential steps which must be taken during an anti-corruption investigation using a hypothetical case study. The interactive session will also address the key technical and legal elements of an internal investigation, and how to overcome potential hurdles.
The other subject is the development and encouragement of young lawyers. FADV is sponsoring an event called Young Lawyers 2012 taking place on Wednesday, 20 June at 6:45 PM at the Film Museum at 1 Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT. See here for more information, including a speaker list and a link to the registration page.
This is not specifically an eDisclosure event but is focused more widely on the law and social media. Social media brings serious eDisclosure issues, but the speaker list implies a wider look at implications raised by social media use. Knowledge of this subject will add a necessary string to the bow of any young lawyer; it also sounds quite fun.