Clutch Group Is Top Sponsor Of The 6th Annual EDI Leadership Summit & Charles Hastie, Regulatory Head, Speaks On A Panel Of Industry Experts

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Extending their support of the Electronic Discovery Institute, Clutch is an Ambassador of the Leadership Summit for the third consecutive year. Charles Hastie, formerly of the FCA and currently Clutch’s Regulatory Head, will be speaking at the conference.

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We’re delighted to be supporting EDI’s 6th Annual Leadership Summit,

Clutch Group, a leading legal, risk, and compliance analytics and consulting firm, is pleased to announce their support, at the highest level, of the 6th Annual EDI Leadership Summit and that Charles Hastie, Regulatory Head, Clutch Group will be speaking on a panel – “Regulators Always Ring Twice: Using Technology in Response to Government Investigations.”

This strengthens a continuing relationship between Clutch Group and EDI. Previously, Brandon Daniels, President, Clutch Group had moderated two separate panels – “Battle In The Bronx | The Requesting Parties’ Roadmap to Broader Discovery” at EDI’s Annual Summer Meeting in New York City and “Data Surveillance: Dealing with Privacy, Complex Data & Company Culture”, at EDI’s 2015 Leadership Summit held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Charles Hastie, Regulatory Head, Clutch Group, was a supervisor at the Financial Conduct Authority, where he was responsible for the supervision of a large investment bank. He also worked as an investigator in the FCA’s enforcement division, handling several cases involving market abuse, U.K. Listing Authority rule breaches and FCA principles breaches. He will be joined by several industry experts to discuss the role of technology in responding to government investigations.

“At Clutch, we have worked on some of the most sensitive regulatory investigations in the financial services industry and regularly engage and interact with regulators. It is undisputable that an understanding of technology can be the difference maker between a strong response and an underwhelming one,” says Charles. “As a former regulator, I look forward to laying out a few strategies that, depending on their context, may assist industry leaders in the future.”

Charles will be joined on the panel by:

Kelly Clay, GlaxoSmithKline, Senior Counsel & Director, Information Management
John Davis, UBS AG, Executive Director & Counsel, Global eDiscovery
Zviad Guruli, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Consulting Attorney,
Christine Hasiotis, Electric Insurance Company, Executive Counsel & Director
Glenn Melcher, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Special Counsel for eDiscovery

“We’re delighted to be supporting EDI’s 6th Annual Leadership Summit,” says Varun Mehta, EVP – Client Engagement, Clutch Group. “EDI is a truly unique organization that has done an excellent job fostering a community, engagement and educational opportunities to increase awareness and needs within the eDiscovery and Information Management community within the Legal Industry.”

“Now celebrating our ten-year anniversary, EDI is at the forefront of educating in-house practitioners,” says Patrick Oot, Co-founder of EDI. “EDI’s aggressive campaign of in-person and on-line programs help practitioners prepare for the ever changing atmosphere of law and technology. EDI is fortunate to have supporters like Clutch Group who share our commitment to practice leadership and we appreciate their engagement and thought-leadership in our 6th Annual Leadership Summit.”

About the Electronic Discovery Institute

Founded in November of 2006, The Electronic Discovery Institute (“EDI”) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, leadership, service, advocacy and research at the intersection of law and technology. The EDI community comprises corporate counsel, private practitioners, judges, professors of law and science, consultants, technologists and experts. Each year our members gather at the EDI Leadership Summit to learn, teach and collaborate on emerging issues in law and technology – with a focus on discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation and big data management. EDI offers in-person and distance learning programs that focus on law and technology issues. EDI’s membership is a warm, collegial community united by our interest in these issues and our mutual respect.

About Clutch

Clutch Group is a leading legal, risk, and compliance analytics and consulting firm headquartered in Washington D.C., with offices in NY, Chicago, London, Bangalore, Zurich and Hong Kong. The firm is dedicated to helping companies in the financial services, life sciences, and energy industries solve complex problems presented by the exponential growth of data and regulation. Clutch’s global team of attorneys, consultants, and technologists leverage deep subject-matter expertise and Clutch.IQ, a suite of cutting-edge data analytics solutions, to help clients manage large-scale litigation and investigations, conduct comprehensive communications surveillance, and re-engineer their internal legal and compliance functions. Clutch has been recognized by industry authorities including Nelson Hall, the New York Law Journal, Chambers Global, Frost & Sullivan, and Dun & Bradstreet and is regularly featured across major industry and market publications. For more information, visit

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