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David C. Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission to Speak at KCís International eDiscovery: Have Data, Will Travel. Not from This Country

David C. Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission to Speak at KCís International eDiscovery: Have Data, Will Travel. Not from this Country live Webcast

New York, NY, August 04, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David C. Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “International eDiscovery: Have Data, Will Travel. Not from THIS Country.” This event is scheduled for December 11, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

When global companies are faced with litigation, they must be aware of and adhere to strict standards of data collection that vary from country to country. This session will provide a brief overview of the privacy laws of China, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK and how these laws impact companies undertaking eDiscovery exercises or responding to regulatory investigations that originated in the US.

Our speakers will provide analysis on recent decisions that involved collecting data in multiple countries and how the collection, preservation and review affected the case strategy.

Finally, steps corporations can take to reduce the risks and cost associated with international data collection will be examined.

About David Shonka

David C. Shonka is the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. He oversees the work of the General Counsel’s Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Policy Studies units, and the work of the agency’s FOIA program, its employment counsel, and its Energy Counsel. He also chairs the agency’s E-Discovery Steering Committee.

Before becoming the Principal Deputy, Mr. Shonka was the FTC’s Assistant General Counsel for Litigation. In his career at the FTC Mr. Shonka has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases in the United States Courts of Appeals, tried and argued antitrust and consumer protection cases in the federal district courts, tried cases in administrative proceedings, and contributed to the government’s briefs in several Supreme Court cases.

Mr. Shonka frequently speaks on e-discovery topics, addressing issues that relate to government investigations, cross-border transfers of data, information management, privacy, data security, cloud computing, and the use of social media in litigation. He has also been an instructor in numerous trial advocacy courses. Besides being an active trial level and appellate litigator, Mr. Shonka advises the Commission and senior managers on legal and policy issues; and has represented the Commission in several international programs. Before joining the FTC as a staff attorney, Mr. Shonka was an associate in a Washington D.C. law firm and a litigator in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.

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The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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