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Linda Sheehan is Head of ENSafrica's IntelligENS practice. She has over 15 years of legal, forensic and technology experience in Africa, Australia and England. She specialises in advising and consulting on the use of cutting-edge technology, with a particular focus on eDiscovery and contract analysis, and safeguarding against data privacy, privilege and confidentiality issues.
Linda is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales and the first person in Africa to have reached the globally-recognised designation of Relativity Master. Linda draws on her wealth of experience working within top tier, international law firms, a globally-leading eDiscovery and litigation support provider and Big 4 professional services firm. Linda has spoken at various events on the topic of legal technology, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners African Conference 2019 and Relativity Fest Chicago 2022, an annual eDiscovery and tech conference.
Linda has advised public and private corporations as well as individual clients in various industries including audit, financial services, construction, consumer, legal, mining, pharmaceutical and parastatal, on how to leverage the power of technology with greater IntelligENS and efficiencies to meet the current and emerging needs for compliance, enforcement and large transactions. For matters involving technical document-intensive reviews, due diligences, discovery processes, M&A transactions, disputes, enquiries, forensic investigations or otherwise, Linda ensures ENSafrica adopts best-in-class technology and working methodologies to benefit its clients.
Linda has worked with clients on a range of complex matters including responding to data requests in regulatory investigations by US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the South African Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the South African Competition Commission, disciplinaries in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), forensic investigations involving the South African Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act and various international mediation, arbitration and litigation matters, including large-scale discovery exercises for a high-profile Serious Fraud Office litigation in the UK, construction arbitration in China and a multi-jurisdictional financial services litigation in Europe.
area of expertiseINTELLIGENS
- LLB (Liverpool John Moores University)
- Relativity Certified Administrator
- Relativity Analytics Specialist
- Relativity Project Management Specialist
- Relativity Processing Specialist
- Relativity Review Management Specialist
- Relativity One Certified Pro
- Admitted as an attorney of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Non-practicing SRA-regulated solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales