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To give our members important insights into cross-border crimes in the IPR space, financial and cyber crimes, and preservation of digital evidence, AmCham China welcomes two representatives from U.S. Department of Justice who will discuss the following topics:

Transnational IPR Criminal Enforcement:

  • IPR crime is increasingly transnational and cyber-enabled. Evan Williams, the U.S. Justice Department’s Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC), based in Hong Kong, is an experienced federal prosecutor on detail from DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, the Department’s specialized unit which focuses on these crimes. The Asia IPLEC position, established in June 2016, is part of an expanding global network – by fall 2017, DOJ will have regional IPLECs in Hong Kong, São Paulo, Bucharest and Abuja. Williams will describe his efforts here in Asia to increase the capacity of U.S. partners in the region to investigate and prosecute IPR crimes, especially those involving the Internet. Williams also meets regularly with regional brand owners and content producers to gauge their concerns and monitor regional IPR trends, and is eager to hear from AmCham members about how the U.S. government’s efforts to promote IPR criminal enforcement in the region can be most effective.

Use of Digital Evidence in the Courtroom:

  • With the rapid advancement of technology in the business sector, companies need to be prepared to preserve and produce digital evidence to fight crime. Digital evidence is information stored or transmitted in binary form that is stored in any type of digital device, such as a computer hard drive, a mobile phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), Kindle, a CD, flash card, or thumb drive. Digital evidence is an integral part of the law enforcement’s efforts to prove a wide range of crimes and necessary as evidence presented in court. Preservation of digital evidence in its original form is also essential to the success of a criminal prosecution. Law enforcement and prosecutors gather, use, and analyze digital evidence, otherwise referred to as computer forensics. This is particularly challenging in China where Open Source and Cloud storage may be challenging to utilize for such purposes. DOJ Resident Legal Advisor Ye-Ting Woo will share best practices with respect to the preservation and production of digital evidence to law enforcement, as well as the use of digital evidence in court.

Agenda

2:45 PM - 3 PM
Registration and Networking
3 PM - 3:15 PM
Transnational IPR Criminal Enforcement
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Use of Digital Evidence in the Courtroom
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Discussion and Audience Q&A

Speakers

  • Evan Williams (Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator at U.S. Department of Justice)

    Evan Williams

    Asia Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator at U.S. Department of Justice

    Evan Williams is serving a long‐term detail as the United States Department of Justice Regional
    Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC) for Asia. He is based at the U.S.
    Consulate General in Hong Kong, where he coordinates and delivers intellectual property rights
    prosecutorial and judicial training and technical assistance throughout the East Asia Pacific
    region to foreign law enforcement partners of the United States. Prior to accepting the IPLEC
    position, he served as Senior Counsel with the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and
    Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), where he specialized in the criminal prosecution of
    intellectual property offenses. Before joining CCIPS, he served as an Assistant United States
    Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and before
    joining the Justice Department, as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District
    Attorney’s Office, where in both offices he prosecuted a wide variety of violent and white‐collar
    crimes. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard College.

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  • Ye-Ting Woo (China Resident Legal Advisor at U.S Department of Justice)

    Ye-Ting Woo

    China Resident Legal Advisor at U.S Department of Justice

    Ms. Ye-Ting Woo is the China Resident Legal Advisor for the U.S Department of Justice based at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Most recently, Ms. Woo served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Terrorism and Violent Crime Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington. Ms. Woo graduated from Washington University School of Law with a JD degree and the School of Social Work with a Masters in Social Work. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1995, Ms. Woo was a State prosecutor handling criminal appeals, drug crimes, sexual assault and domestic violence cases, and was also an associate attorney with a litigation portfolio of franchise and banking matters.

    Ms. Woo has organized and engaged in capacity building cooperation, trainings and presentations to the top judicial leadership in China, such as the Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Supervision, General Administration of China Customs, provincial procuratorates, provincial public security departments, police and prosecutor academies, law schools, law firms and social organizations on multiple U.S. law topics, such as:
    • U.S. Plea Bargaining System and China’s Plea For Leniency Reform: Dialogues with Prosecutors, Judges and Police in China
    • Law Enforcement Cooperation Under the Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement
    • U.S. Political System
    • Case Studies on the Peter Liang Case, People Vs. OJ Simpson, and financial crime cases
    • Financial Crime in the U.S.
    • Use of Digital Evidence in the Courtroom
    • Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking
    • Investigation and Prosecution of Smuggling Cases
    • Mock Trial and Mock Jury Selection
    • English Legal Writing
    • American Domestic Violence Law: History and Development
    • LGBTQ Rights History and Development in the U.S.
    • Social Work and Law in the U.S.

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