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Our Videographers

Christopher Hanlon, Certified Legal Video Specialist
National Court Reporters Association (CLVS #86713)

Christopher Hanlon

Chris is originally from New York and has been a legal videographer for over 15 years covering depositions throughout the United States, London, Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Certified in Trial Director software and having presented evidence at over 50 trials, including large MDL cases, Chris can see the big picture from a site inspection to witness interview, deposition to verdict. When not behind the camera, Chris enjoys drumming, equestrian arts, reading and writing fiction.


Randell J. Buckler, Certified Legal Video Specialist
National Court Reporters Association (CLVS #961800)

Lee Bowry

Randell ("RJ") is the most recent addition to American Realtime's videography team in Japan. Starting out as an English teacher in Japan and fascinated with the country, people and language, RJ returned to the U.S. to study and become a Certified Legal Video Specialist as a means to create a long-term career and build a future in Asia. RJ has covered intellectual property, asbestos and large federal cases. When not doing legal video, RJ enjoys directing music videos and independent short films and becoming more proficient in the Japanese language.


Zach Hone, Certified Legal Video Specialist
National Court Reporters Association (CLVS #962004)

Zach

Zach is the newest addition to our team in Taiwan and has covered hundreds of video depositions on high-profile cases such as MTBE, Chinese Drywall, Toyota, Pelvic Mesh and Exxon Mobil. Zach enjoys learning cutting-edge technologies and working with complex video setups such as live video streaming, picture-in-picture and mobile videoconferencing, allowing our clients to watch overseas depositions in realtime from the comfort of their home or office. Zach is an avid sportsman, movie buff, photographer and enjoys music and golf. As a foodie, Zach delights in Taiwan’s unique cuisine.


Peter Au, Certified Deposition Video Specialist
American Guild of Court Videographers (CDVS #11006)

Peter Au

Born in Hong Kong, Peter moved to London to attend university where he received his BA in communication design. He began his career in the TV and film industry. After several years in both London and Canada, Peter missed his roots and returned to Hong Kong to pursue legal videography. Fluent in both English and Cantonese, he enjoys frequent travel both professionally and personally. As the only legal videographer residing in Hong Kong who is certified by the American Guild of Court Videographers, we are proud to have Peter on our team.

National Court Reporters Association    American Guild of Court Videographers (AGCV)
Taking Depositions in Japan
  • "We have used the service that ARCR has pioneered in Japan during complex meetings for evidential and background fact-finding in major international arbitrations. The availability of daily transcripts proved invaluable."
    Robert Grondine, Partner
    White and Case
  • "I will recommend your services without reservation."
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "Before American Realtime came on the scene, my staff was consumed with sorting through the daunting procedures and protocols associated with taking depositions in the Asia-Pacific region."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "Their high-quality reporters allow us to provide excellent service and cost-savings to our clients."
    Philippe Riesen, Partner
    Hogan & Hartson
  • "We were impressed that you supplied your own configured realtime laptops for lawyers and interpreters."
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "You can look up the procedures on the U.S. Embassy's website and try to follow what is written there, but American Realtime helps you to navigate everything that is unwritten about deposition-taking in Japan."
    Joe Grinstein, Partner
    Susman Godfrey
  • "If you are even considering depositions in Asia this should be the first place you call."
    Benjamin McCracken, Esquire
    Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss
  • "I highly recommend this service for all types of meetings where a complete searchable electronic transcript will facilitate future reference and record keeping."
    Robert Grondine, Partner
    White and Case
  • "ARCR's seamless assistance based on their local experience with visas, conference rooms, hotels, interpreters, videographers and more eases that burden so that we can focus our attention on getting the testimony we need overseas."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "ARCR made taking depositions in Taiwan easy by helping us to assemble a very efficient and professional reporter-videographer-interpreter team."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "ARCR is much more than a court reporting service."
    York Faulkner, Partner
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • "We had the unfortunate experience of using someone other than Jodi Harmon and American Realtime for court reporting services in Seoul. The difference we experienced, in both professionalism and competence, was quite palpable. I would not have wished that episode on anyone—including opposing counsel."
    Jon Crocker, Esquire
    Roetzel & Andress
  • "Their clean realtime, fast rough drafts, and the laptops they provided, helped us conduct swift and efficient depositions, even though the depositions involved technical subject matter and were interpreted."
    Steven H. Reisberg, Partner
    Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
  • "Expedited transcripts and video were available quickly with no hassle."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "You would be a crazy gaijin if you tried to take a deposition in Japan without American Realtime Court Reporters. It is a pleasure working with Jodi and her staff, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again."
    Joe Grinstein, Partner
    Susman Godfrey
  • "The accuracy in your realtime reporting in a patent deposition littered with technical terms was outstanding!"
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "American Realtime's accuracy is exceptional, especially with technical terminology and issues related to native Japanese speakers—skills they no doubt acquired from being in the unique position of living and working in Japan."
    Ryan S. Goldstein, Partner
    Quinn Emanuel
  • "The fact that they bring several realtime laptops to depositions is just icing on the cake. I recommend them without hesitation."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "I highly recommend ARCR. They handled depos in Hong Kong for us with four different interpreters of six Japanese and Chinese witnesses over two weeks and they did and excellent job."
    John D. Vandenberg, Partner
    Klarquist Sparkman
  • "Thay are an invaluable resource to those who face the complicated and extensive procedures for taking depositions in Japan, providing much-appreciated guidance at each step along the way."
    York Faulkner, Partner
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • "They consistently exceeded our expectations."
    Harold H. Davis, Jr., Esquire
    K&L Gates
  • "American Realtime provided us with excellent, personal service during depositions at two locations in Japan. I would recommend them without hesitation."
    Steven H. Reisberg, Partner
    Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
  • "I highly recommend ARCR in Japan. They provide excellent service, with a quick turn-around."
    Michael Heim, Managing Partner
    Heim, Payne & Chorush
  • "We rely heavily on American Realtime in Japan. The reporting is first-rate and they are very tech-savvy, accurate, and equally important, fast."
    Philippe Riesen, Partner
    Hogan & Hartson
  • "For our deposition needs, we will always call ARCR first, and if they are not available, we'll probably reschedule."
    Jon Crocker, Esquire
    Roetzel & Andress
  • "They did a great job on realtime transcription of technical terminology and provided us unusually clean rough transcripts."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "For accuracy, reliability and professionalism, there is no better court reporting service in Asia than American Realtime."
    Harold H. Davis, Jr., Esquire
    K&L Gates
  • "American Realtime is an exceptional company that not only meets court reporting needs but also helps with the logisitics of taking depositions in Asia."
    Benjamin McCracken, Esquire
    Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss

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