IQPC is running an event called Information Governance and eDiscovery for Financial Services at Canary Wharf between 10 and 12 September 2012. Recent events in the banking industry suggest that those who work in financial services, and those who advise them, might appreciate an update on the importance of managing and finding electronic information.
The conference begins with a workshop day comprising two sessions which are well worth your time. One, led by Drew Macaulay of First Advantage Litigation Consulting, is called Evidence handling in financial services investigations: tools, tips and traps. The second, led by Sanjay Bhandari of Ernst & Young’s Forensic Technology and eDisclosure Services, is called Conducting an internal investigation: a step-by-step guide for financial services industry Counsel. Those two sessions alone justify attendance at this event.
There is more, however, in the ensuing two days of the main conference. First Advantage and Ernst & Young lead further sessions and there are contributions on the Navigation of multinational regulatory investigations from Craig Earnshaw and Nick Athanasi of FTI Technology and on Navigating cross-border eDiscovery challenges from Christian Zeunart of Swiss Re.
My own involvement is to facilitate a talk by Professor Dominic Regan with the title 2012: the most significant year in the history of eDiscovery? On past form, the engaging Dominic Regan is the dream speaker for a moderator, requiring little prompting to explain eloquently why pending changes in the Civil Procedure Rules, amongst other things, force attention on electronic discovery through 2012 and into the pending reforms of 2013.