Leading Navigant’s global Legal Technology Solutions practice in Asia Pacific, Kate has more than twenty years of experience managing cross border litigation and internal/regulatory investigations involving data. This experience covers sectors including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, airlines, auto-parts, and trading, having advised on a number of multi-jurisdiction matters across Greater China, Japan, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Cases have involved the investigation of corrupt business practices, employee fraud, sanction violations, antitrust investigations and other commercial or intellectual property disputes. Kate is a trusted advisor and provides a consultative approach to designing the most appropriate digital forensics and data strategy to meet client needs while minimizing business risk and disruption.
Additionally, Kate has experience balancing U.S, European and UK discovery obligations with local data privacy requirements and statutes such as China State Secrets impacting cross-border data transfer. This includes creating discovery workflows within country or even within a corporation’s offices. Across the distinct markets in Asia, Kate is familiar with managing local culture and challenges affecting legal hold, data preservation, preparing and processing data, working with legal teams and translating the requirements into a language clients can understand to ensure a successful outcome. Bridging the gap for Asia clients, Kate is regularly retained to provide advice on information governance, compliance, and litigation preparedness. She is also a frequent speaker and sought by media to comment on these emerging practices and technology.
Prior to joining Navigant, Kate helped to launch Kroll’s Legal Technologies practice in Asia. She developed markets, a team and lead the practice. Kate was also previously a lawyer practicing in New York and founding partner in a technology start-up with a focus on Asia.
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