Speakers

Phil Beckett, Managing Director-Global Forensic and Dispute Services, Alvarez & Marsal


Phil Beckett, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice in London, brings more than 15 years of professional experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients in relation to the forensic investigation of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets and the disclosure of electronic documents.  Mr. Beckett has experience acting as an IT Forensics Expert and giving written testimony, and regularly speaks on topics of information governance and digital investigations. In relation to forensic investigations, Mr. Beckett has regularly been appointed as an expert and managed the execution of multi-site Civil Search Orders whereby data has been captured and interrogated to meet Court requirements.  Mr. Beckett was also instructed as an expert witness in Imerman vs Tchenguiz ([2010] EWCA Civ 908), producing multiple reports into how confidential data had been used and disseminated across a number of systems. In relation of eDisclosure cases, Mr. Beckett has worked on a large number of high-profile cases, including a high-profile litigation between Russian entities in the High Court, where data had to be managed in an extremely secure environments in the UK and Russia.  Mr. Beckett also managed a regulatory review performed by multiple regulators into the actions of a trader at a global bank; this involved the collection, processing and hosting from multiple systems and jurisdictions, including instant-message chat data. Prior to joining A&M, he was a Partner at Proven Legal Technologies and a Managing Director at Navigant leading their European Forensic Technology Practice.  Mr. Beckett holds a bachelor's degree in computing and management from the Loughborough University, a master’s degree in forensic computing from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) winning the ACCA Gold Medal when he qualified in 2001, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Tony Dearsley, Principal Computer Forensics Consulant, Legal Technologies, Kroll Ontrack


Tony Dearsley joined Kroll Ontrack in January 2006, prior to which he had spent 5 years at Vogon International. Tony heads up the Computer Forensics team at Kroll Ontrack, in this role he specialises in sophisticated and complex computer investigations. Tony has extensive experience in a wide variety of investigations, particularly e-mail and Internet abuse, data theft and forgeries. He is trained and certified in data recovery and forensic computer examination techniques by various organisations and has worked on major projects involving classification and examination of terabytes of data for disclosure and corporate governance matters. Within this experience he has also presented evidence as both a specialist and expert witness on many occasions. He has specialised in the forensic examination of computers and the production of their evidence in court since 1993. Previously Tony spent over 24 years in HM Customs & Excise, the last 15 years of which he investigated serious crime. Tony was instrumental in designing, writing and lecturing on the Forensic Computing Foundation course run at Cranfield University (Royal Military College of Science) and was also a member of the Training Sub-Committee of the Joint Agency Forensic Computing Group (SFO, HM Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue).
Gavin Dodd, Detective, Metropolitan Police


From a lengthy and diverse range of policing experience in London including investigating drug trafficking and international plant theft Gavin developed an interest in financial investigation, criminal asset recovery and the operation of crime as a business. With dedicated responsibility for financial investigation on a team dealing with Human Trafficking and associated crime Gavin worked on many high profile cases. Many investigations involved the forgery and supply of identity documents leading Gavin to training and competency in the digital forensic examination of associated forgery workshops.

Since 2005 Gavin’s interest and abilities in digital forensics developed and in 2008 he joined a Metropolitan Police specialist digital forensics team with particular responsibility for supporting complex fraud and organised crime investigations. With a desire to simplify the process of finding evidence in all its digital forms Gavin developed a methodology to accomplish this task for small teams of financial investigators.

Gavin’s enthusiasm for digital forensics and information security includes final year studies at degree level in information security and computing and related information security and digital forensic qualifications. Gavin contributed to a Home Office study on the potential role of eDiscovery techniques in Digital Forensics and is currently developing models and software for this purpose. His other interests overlapping with the Digital Forensics arena include safe working in hazardous environments, network based investigations, web application security, industrial control systems and ethical hacking.
Robert Kenny, eDiscovery Project Manager, Serious Fraud Office


Robert Kenny is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with worldwide experience in helping institutions deal with Information Governance and eDiscovery issues.He is currently working at the SFO reviewing their eDiscovery tools and procedures. Robert is a trusted authority with over 16 years’ experience in Information Management and eDiscovery and a member of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists.
Susan Lamb, Group Records Manager, Shell


Susan Lamb is the Group Records Manager for the Shell Group and is based in London. She is a qualified Solicitor and prior to joining Shell in 2000, worked as a lawyer at Macfarlanes and Norton Rose Fulbright. Susan has 8 years experience in Records Management and has been responsible for implementing and embedding the Group programme, developing the Group policies and processes and embedding and sustaining Records Management compliance. She maintains the Group Retention Schedule covering around 100 countries, has implemented an enterprise wide tool for Records Management and is responsible for evergreening of the IT strategy in support of Records Management compliance. She is the Group subject matter expert for Records Management and sits in the Shell Ethics and Compliance Office (which is part of Legal,) and ensures support and integration of policy and procedures with Group Litigation E discovery
Dr David Lawton, CAST


David has worked at the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (and preceding incarnations) for more than 10 years. CAST is a core part of the Home Office and provides advice and guidance on technology issues to policy makers and operational users. David started in the aviation security area where he was involved in the UK response to emerging terrorist tactics. He was also the technical lead on early work to understand the challenges of trying to screen passengers on mass transit systems. David then moved to providing technical support to police units before most recently becoming involved in digital forensics with an emphasis on managing the large volumes of exhibits and information associated with modern investigations. A recent joint project with the Metropolitan police looked at the transfer of eDiscovery techniques into police investigations.

In his role as CAST’s lead domain specialist in digital forensics, David chairs a cross-government effort to share best practice in digital forensic triage and engages with European national forensic labs working on technical problems in the area.
Lee Meyrick, Director of Information Management, Nuix


Lee Meyrick is Director of Information Management at Nuix. He has worked for more than a decade in planning and implementing data discovery and compliance systems and advising organizations how to use eDiscovery techniques to retrieve information from unstructured data. Lee has extensive experience with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and discovering high-risk data for remediation. He has also trained organizations on using Nuix for corporate investigations and eDiscovery.
Bill Onwusah, Litigation Support Manager, Hogan Lovells


Bill Onwusah has worked in the legal industry for more than 30 years starting as a paralegal and becoming an IT specialist. Bill is the Manager of the Litigation Support Department of Hogan Lovells, an International law firm Along the way, he has worked on some of the largest matters in the UK, many of which were firsts in their own right, including the first cases to use IT in court and the largest civil litigation in the world at the time. He also worked on mass tort cases including Benzodiazepines and the HIV/Blood Transfusion litigation. He served on the original committee that set up the ORSA Protocol and was a founding member of LiST.

n the IT sphere, he has implemented a range of systems including Marketing, Human Resources, Document and Case Management, as well as training on PowerPoint and MS Project. The Litigation Support Team's primary role is to advise and assist lawyers in the appropriate use of information technology in the litigation process from its inception to the courtroom. The primary Litigation Support tool is Ringtail. Other software in use includes Relativity, Clearwell and Concordance although he has experience of many others. The department has also taken major roles in the advancement of the use of technology in wider areas including courtroom technology and the use of hyperlinked documentation in the Litigation process.

Bill Onwusah has been a regular contributor to the major legal journals and he has published over 50 articles in publications as diverse as The Lawyer, New Law Journal, Solicitors Journal, Computer Weekly, LTN (Law Technology News) and Practical Parenting! He has also been a technology speaker at The Law Society and Panel member at the Ringtail International User Group Conference, West Legal Works eDisclosure forum, IQPC’s Information Retention & E-Disclosure Management Conference and Information Governance and eDiscovery, Thomson’s E-disclosure Forum and Recommind's eDiscovery Professionals Symposium. He is a former member of LegalTech’s Educational Advisory Board.
Stephen Storey, Principal, Investigation, Rio Tinto


Stephen Storey is an acknowledged and respected specialist with 15 years’ experience as a professional investigation manager/leader in law enforcement and corporate sectors. His experience extends to leading complex, international and group-level cases in 30+ countries (including high risk locations). Stephen worked in the UK’s Metropolitan Police managing various departments/teams with accountability for serious, organised and complex criminal investigations. In the corporate sector, Stephen has worked in the oil and gas sector for BP International Ltd as an investigations manager (EMEA) and is currently Principal of Investigations in Rio Tinto’s Group Security. In both roles he has led, managed and advised leaders on significant group level investigations involving major fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, misconduct and serious security incidents. Stephen’s academic and professional qualifications/certifications include criminology, advanced investigative interviewing and digital forensics.
Paul Stunt, Director of International Investigations and Forensics, Microsoft


Paul Stunt is an experienced Investigations Manager in both the corporate world and law enforcement for over 25 years. Formerly a detective in the UK's Metropolitan Police, having served in a variety of specialist roles including Scotland Yard's Computer Crime Unit, after which he went on to manage the High-Tech Unit of Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command. Paul has a an extensive background in computer forensics which he studied at Cranfield University and has given expert testimony in multiple criminal prosecutions.

In 2006 Paul joined Microsoft to setup and manage the international arm of the company's Investigations and Forensics team. Responsibilities include investigations into hacking, leaks, FCPA related matters, as well as a full spectrum of matters relating to employee misconduct within Microsoft.