Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection
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Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection

When: Monday, February 24th, 2020
1-2 PM GMT
Where: United Kingdom
Contact: Customer Service

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The success of any eDisclosure project, whether litigation, investigation or regulatory compliance, depends on the story that your data tells and often, how expeditiously you can acquire that data for analysis. Yet forensic collection can be rife with errors—inadvertent spoliation, risk of missing relevant information, or over-collection (unnecessary costs), especially when parties opt to self-collect. But collection need not be a dark art. This live webinar, led by forensics and legal experts, will tell you what you need to do when you or your client says “It’s okay! I’ve collected my own data!”  

Join leading experts to learn best-practices approaches and tips for identifying the most valuable sources and data. Topics will include how to:

  • Effectively scope sources of potentially relevant data
  • Hone in on the relevant data
  • Collect the data in a defensible, proportionate manner
  • Avoid the issues that can arise when a proper collection is not carried out


Mike Jackson
Head of Investigations
Edmonds Marshall McMahon

Mike is Head of Investigations at Edmonds Marshall McMahon in February 2018. Edmonds Marshall McMahon is the only law firm in the UK to specialize in private prosecutions. Prior to joining Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Mike started his career as a Business Analyst with Ernst & Young before going on to spend 15 years working at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Whilst at the SFO, Mike worked as every level of investigator and experienced most aspects of criminal investigation and prosecution. This culminated in five years as a lead investigator on some of the SFO’s highest profile cases. These included the UK’s first ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), as well as the UK’s largest DPA, both relating to corruption investigations. At Edmonds Marshall McMahon, Mike undertakes work on complex fraud and corruption work and his previous SFO experience has been very relevant. Most of Mike’s cases required the analysis and management of large volumes of complex data, dealing with witnesses and suspects and substantial disclosure exercises.

Alex Harrison
EMEA Head of Forensic Collections
OpenText Legal Tech

A Senior Forensics & Collections expert, Alex began his career at a leading consultancy in their Forensics & eDiscovery team. Between 2014-2018 he worked with FTSE 100 clients, global tech firms and leading global law firms in a range of complex collections and proprietary data reverse engineering projects. In 2019, Alex joined OpenText to head their Forensic Collections team for the EMEA region, where he and his team consult on, and conduct, pre-project scoping, global data collections, investigations/analysis and Early Case Assessment in relation to a wide variety of projects.

Jamie Gunn
Senior eDiscovery Project Manager
OpenText Legal Tech

Jamie began his legal career within several prestigious City Law firms before transitioning, in 2010, across to the eDiscovery world and joining OpenText in 2014. During his career Jamie has worked on numerous projects including highly sensitive investigations and leading cases including 2015 Peak Hotels v Tarek, precedent setting UK cases BCA Trading and Triumph and is experienced in appearing at the High Court. Jamie currently manages OpenText’s UK Project Management team.

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