Global eDiscovery Chairman
Mark Yacano, Esq.
Executive Vice President
Mark Yacano, a widely recognized industry expert and thought leader in e-discovery, is Executive Vice President of Hudson Legal. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and profitable growth of Hudson’s industryleading legal staffing and discovery solutions business in North America.
More than a decade ago, Mark founded the Discovery Solutions practice at Wright, Robinson, Osthimer and Tatum, one of the first law firms in the U.S. to develop a specialized document review and discovery practice. Under his leadership, that business grew steadily year-over-year until Wright Robinson merged with LeClairRyan in 2008.
Post-merger, Mark continued to head the combined unit’s Discovery Solutions team, providing Fortune 1000
corporate clients with discovery-related representation and advice focused on the effective management of
large-scale document and electronic discovery projects for litigation, government investigations, and other
Before his pioneering e-discovery business development efforts, Mark was a practicing attorney at Wright Robinson, and previously at Calfee, Halter & Griswold, where he defended clients on various matters involving industrial vehicles, material handling systems, automotive parts, orthopedic implants, prescription drugs, medical devices and consumer products.
A frequent speaker, panelist, moderator and published e-discovery subject matter expert, Mark received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute (Product Liability and Technology Committees).
Craig G Earnshaw
Craig Earnshaw is a Managing Director in FTI’s Technology segment based in the London office which he founded in 2006. Since 1997 he has worked solely in the electronic evidence field and during this time has amassed considerable experience in forensic computing, electronic disclosure, Internet investigations and electronic evidence. Prior to joining FTI, Craig was the head of the forensic computing practices at CRA International and Lee & Allen Consulting, which he founded in 1998.
Craig provides strategic advice to clients across all areas of FTI’s Technology offering, and provides specific counsel to clients in the areas of European Union-based evidence collection and disclosure, computer-based forensics and electronic data hosting for litigation and regulatory enquiries. His engagement experience includes multi-jurisdictional investigations and regulatory enquiries relating to anti-competitive behaviour, cartels and price-fixing, in addition to fraud investigations, intellectual property theft, reconstruction of accounting systems and insolvency.
Craig has provided both written and oral expert evidence in the High Court in London, and has testified at depositions in the United States, as well as submitting written expert evidence into other forums such as employment tribunals and arbitrations. In addition to his client service and practice management duties, Craig also chairs the team responsible for the data collection methodologies utilised within the Technology segment.
Craig is a member of the British Computer Society and the Institute of Analysts and Programmers. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Durham.
Gerwin Naber is responsible for PwC’s Forensic Technology Solution (FTS) practice out of the Netherlands and coordinates FTS efforts on continental Europe. For over eight years, Gerwin is working on forensic investigations and has extensive experience in Forensic Technology, Computer Forensics, International E-Discovery, Data Analysis, Expert Witness appointments, Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, throughout a number of industries.
Our team combines technical, accounting, legal and regulatory knowledge with industry experience to assist our clients in confronting challenges as a result of unplanned events. We apply technology-based solutions to advise clients on ways to meet needs from regulators, compliance investigations or (foreign) litigation. In addition, Gerwin uses this experiences to mitigate risks and improve corporate compliance and key business processes. Gerwin has been helping (global) clients to assess risks, determine exposure and/or investigate irregularities in relation to corruption, antitrust and fraud matters.
Gerwin is highly experienced to leverage and apply new technologies in the traditional forensic investigation space, by which innovate solutions are designed and deployed in order to prepare and help clients implement a high level of integrity standards.