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Litigation and Practice Support — May 2015

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ILTA WHITE PAPER: MAY 2015 WWW.ILTANET.ORG 20 About the Author Kate Chan is a New York attorney who started practicing on Wall Street. She is a native of Hong Kong and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. Kate has eight years of experience in e-discovery and is the current Regional Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies unit in Asia Pacific. Contact her at kchan@krollontrack.com. A Guide to E-Discovery in Asia E-discovery is expanding in all directions at an incredible pace. According to Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, the global e-discovery market will experience year-over-year growth of about 15 percent — jumping from $1.7 billion in 2013 to $2.9 billion by 2017. Notably, Gartner expects the rising prevalence of e-discovery issues in international markets will drive the market share in the United States down from 81 percent in 2012 to less than 70 percent by 2017. As we enter an era where conducting business transactions in emerging overseas markets is the norm, familiarity and awareness of international e-discovery issues is exceedingly important for today's legal technologists. One of the most dramatic evolutions in e-discovery is occurring in the Asia- Pacific region (APAC). It is therefore imperative for a worldly e-discovery professional to understand the APAC e-discovery legal landscape and the best

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