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Cyber Boot Camp

Data Security at the Intersection of Law and Business

Austin Holian
 •  $185 - $245

The need for Cybersecurity as a critical business and legal issue has not slowed down and continues to grow. It affects more and more corporations as they become victim of attacks from activists, competitors and even other countries’governments.

Join us at the  Inaugural Cyber Boot Camp, this coming January 12 at the iconic Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. You will learn from experts current trends and what you can do to keep your companies’, shareholders’, customers’, firms’, and your own data safe from attack.


About our Keynote

Bruce W. McConnellmcconnell

Global Vice President, EastWest Institute

One of the world’s leading experts on cybersecurity, Bruce McConnell is the Global Vice President of the EastWest Institute (EWI), where he heads up the institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, working with governments and the private sector to make cyberspace safer and more secure.

Prior to joining EWI, he served as Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, responsible for ensuring the cybersecurity of all federal civilian agencies and the most critical U.S. infrastructure. Previously, McConnell served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, built and sold two consultancies, coordinated international Y2K preparations on behalf of the World Bank and United Nations, and served in the Executive Office of the U.S. President, where he co-chaired the White House interagency working group on encryption policy.

McConnell holds degrees from the University of Washington, where he maintains a faculty affiliation, and Stanford University

About our Chairs

Hon. Jeffrey Bleichjlb-headshot

CEO, Dentons Diplomatic Solutions

Jeff Bleich is the CEO of Dentons Diplomatic Solutions, an international consulting group composed of senior government executives, and a partner and member of the leadership team of Dentons.  He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to President Obama in the White House.   Ambassador Bleich specializes in resolving complex international disputes and advising institutions on cyber-security and technology issues.  He serves as an advisor to the U.S. Government on cybersecurity matters, as well as an advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown, and to Secretary Hillary Clinton.  As Ambassador, he negotiated the first-ever alliance agreement for cyber security, and has received the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. In addition to advising numerous companies concerning cyber-security-related issues, he has participated in the Presidential Summit on Cybersecurity, spoken at the President’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, and served on California Attorney General’s Cyber-Exploitation Working Group. He has a particular expertise in Asia-Pacific cybersecurity and privacy issues, and has counseled leading technology companies, insurers, retailers and governments on these matters. He was recently named by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America, and included in Best Lawyers in America and other national rankings.  Mr. Bleich currently serves on several boards including as Vice-Chair of the Fulbright Board, RAND, Stanford University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, the American Security Project, and the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.  Mr. Bleich has also served in a number of leadership positions, including as President of the California State Bar, Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, and President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College, an M.P.P from Harvard with highest honors, a J.D. from the Univ. of California, Berkeley with highest honors, and honorary Doctorates from San Francisco State University and Flinders University.  Following graduation, Ambassador Bleich clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Howard Holtzmann of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague, and was the Special Rapporteur for the Permanent Court of Arbitration.  He is a certified arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association.  Ambassador Bleich has received numerous honors, including the State Department’s highest award for a non-career ambassador – The Sue M. Cobb Prize for Exemplary Diplomatic Service. He was elected a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association Fellows.  The City of San Francisco has named January 8, Jeff Bleich Day in San Francisco.


Tanya ForsheitForsheit, Tanya color-c-c

Partner, Co-Chair of Privacy and Data Security Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

Tanya Forsheit has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for nearly 20 years. Ms. Forsheit is Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, and a partner in the Technology & Digital Media, Litigation, and Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations groups. She counsels clients facing data security breaches and defends against allegations that they mishandled sensitive customer or employee information.  She advises on the protection, storage and monetization of confidential data, including privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, SaaS, smart devices and data analytics.


Donna L. WilsonWilson_Donna-headshot

Partner, Privacy & Data Security at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Donna Wilson is the chair of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice and co-chair of its financial services litigation and enforcement practice. Nationally recognized for her work as a privacy and data security attorney, she represents financial institutions, retailers, auto finance companies and other commercial clients in consumer protection–related and financial services disputes. She also helps mitigate risks associated with data security, information governance and privacy. A seasoned trial lawyer, Donna defends companies in consumer class and individual actions, advocating for clients facing government enforcement actions related to state and federal consumer protection statutes. When counseling companies on privacy and data security, Donna covers third-party and business partner contracts, data security planning and incident response, the development and implementation of new products and services, insurance coverage and coordination, and compliance and gap auditing. To assess risk for financial institutions, Donna also reviews fair lending; Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts and Practices; and other regulatory compliance requirements. Donna is recognized by professional publications for leadership. In addition, she is a frequent author; speaks on cutting-edge legal matters; and is regularly quoted by various media, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

About our Speakers

James M. Aquilina Aquilina, James

Senior Executive Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg

James M. Aquilina is Senior Executive Managing Director of the firm, serves as part of the Executive Management team, and leads the firm’s Digital Forensics practice.  He supervises numerous digital forensic, Internet investigative and electronic discovery assignments for government agencies, major law firms, and corporate management and information systems departments in criminal, civil, regulatory and internal corporate matters, including matters involving data breach, e-forgery, wiping, mass deletion and other forms of spoliation, leaks of confidential information, computer-enabled theft of trade secrets, and illegal electronic surveillance.  Mr. Aquilina also has led the development of the firm’s Online Fraud and Abuse practice, regularly consulting on the technical and strategic aspects of initiatives to protect computer networks from spyware and other invasive software, malware and malicious code, online fraud, and other forms of illicit Internet activity.  His deep knowledge of botnets, distributed denial of service attacks, and other automated cyber-intrusions enables him to provide companies with advice and solutions to tackle incidents of computer fraud and abuse and bolster their infrastructure protection.



Ian Ballon

Ian C. Ballon

Litigation Shareholder; Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ian C. Ballon is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group and represents internet, mobile, entertainment and technology companies in defending data privacy, security breach and TCPA class action suits and in other intellectual property and technology litigation. A list of recent cases may be found at

He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet and mobile law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the 4-volume set published by West (, which includes extensive coverage of security breach and data privacy issues. In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). He also serves as Executive Director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce, which hosts the annual Best Practices Conference where lawyers, scholars and judges are regularly featured and interact.

Ian was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2016 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as the 2012 New Media Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. In 2010, he was the recipient of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law section’s Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law ( Mr. Ballon was listed in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys” and has been named by the LA Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California in every year that the list has been published (2009 through 2016) and as one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He is also listed in Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America (in the areas of information technology and intellectual property) and Chambers and Partners USA Guide in the areas of privacy and data security and information technology. Mr. Ballon also holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).



Sarah BrunoBruno-Sarah-MZ-4x5

Partner at Arent Fox LLP

Sarah Bruno leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Protection group and works with clients on their privacy and data security, advertising, trademark and copyright issues. She counsels in all areas of data security and privacy and routinely evaluates and advises on the applicable state, federal and international requirements related to data collection, storage, use and transfer. Many of Sarah’s clients are international, and she advises on data transfer issues in countries around the world.



Grant A. Davis-Dennygrant-davis-denny

Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Grant Davis-Denny is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP whose practice focuses on taking complex matters to trial and counseling clients on rapidly changing areas of law. He assists companies in preparing proactive strategies for complying with data security, antitrust and government ethics laws. In the area of data security, Mr. Davis-Denny has represented companies in the financial services industry, the media industry, and higher education by providing proactive counseling, data breach response advice, and representation in defending against class action litigation.



Daniel B. Garrie, Esq.

JAMS Daniel Garrie, JAMS mediator and arbitrator

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. is a seasoned e-discovery special master, forensic neutral, mediator, and arbitrator, as well as a renowned authority on cybersecurity issues.

Mr. Garrie has garnered a national reputation for his experience at the intersection of computer forensics and the law, having advised state and federal courts on e-discovery issues. Several U.S. Supreme Court justices have recognized his scholarship, and judges frequently cite his work.

He is the author of more than 150 law review and related articles, as well as the books “Plugged in Guide to Software,” “E-Discovery & Dispute Resolution,” and “Cyber Warfare and the Law,” published by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Garrie is a professor at Rutgers School of Law in the area of data governance & cybersecurity.


Jeremy S. GoldmanJeremy Goldman-c

Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

Jeremy S. Goldman is Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, and a partner in the Technology & Digital Media, and Litigation groups. He advises on information privacy, data security, electronic discovery and other technology-related issues. Drawing on his technical understanding of hardware, software and networking systems, Mr. Goldman helps businesses safeguard sensitive data and respond to data breaches. Mr. Goldman also represents clients in media, entertainment, advertising and IP litigation.


Dawn Haghighidawn-haghighi-pix

General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer, PCV Murcor

Dawn Haghighi is General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer for affiliated companies PCV Murcor Real Estate Services, Hightide Settlement Services and Vendor Resource Management in Los Angeles, California.   Her career encompasses senior management positions with responsibility for matters at several multi-national corporations, including Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer for Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., Charter One Bank, NA (Royal Bank of Scotland), and Nordstrom, Inc.  Ms. Haghighi is a frequent lecturer before corporate boards, foundations and professional organizations around the world.  She is active in a number of international, public policy, and not for profit organizations.  In June 2011, she served as one of the keynote panelists at the Greenberg Taurig National Executive Women’s Leadership Conference.  In recent years, she was selected as a participant to the U.S. – China Economic & Trade Cooperation Forum welcoming PRC Vice President Xi Jinping to Los Angeles (2012), as a delegate t the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria (2010), as a member of the United States delegation to the Enhancing the Middle East’s Economic Future IV Forum Doha, Qatar (2009),  as a participant to the RAND China Reform Forum, in Beijing, China (2004 and 2005) and a presenter to the Supreme People’s Court Mediation and Arbitration Congress in Beijing and Shanghai, China (1990 -1995) and as a delegate to several HKTDC Business Conferences in Honk Kong.  Ms. Haghighi also attended the White House Welcome Ceremony for the PRC Premier Wen Jibao (2003).   Her community involvement also vests in memberships of a number of international, public policy, and not for profit organizations, she is Vice Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel National Real Estate Committee,  a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy (invitation only) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Committee on Foreign Relations (invitation only).  She has served on the Boards of The Association of Corporate Counsel SoCal, The Western Justice Center Foundation, and the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (past chairmen and founding director).  She was also a founding director and secretary of the Princess Cruises Community Foundation. In Chicago, Illinois she served on the board of directors for the Hong Kong Business Association of Midwest (past president), The Association of Corporate Counsel Chicago (past president) and the Chinese American Service League.  She is also pro bono consultant to the Rockefeller Pacific Trust advising on the advancement of national and international justice systems, with emphasis on transnational economic activities.  Ms. Haghighi has received many professional awards including the Los Angeles Business Journal In-House Counsel Awards (Finalist). Alston & Bird Women of Distinction Award (2011), the Association of Corporate Counsel Robert Townsend Member of the Year Award (2005 – 30,000 membership) and the Association of Media and Entertainment Honoree (2007).


Mark Harringtonharrington-479834-client-copy

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Former) United Online, Inc.

Bringing more than 20 years of experience advising publicly-traded technology companies, Mark E. Harrington oversaw worldwide legal responsibility for United Online, Inc., (NASDAQ: UNTD), a provider of consumer internet, social media and loyalty rewards products, prior to its acquisition by B. Riley Financial in July, 2016. Previously, he held the position of SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID), a provider of digital investigative and cyber-security solutions. Formerly, he was a Senior Attorney and Division General Counsel at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), and started his career at the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson in Los Angeles.

He received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles



Patrick Hynespatrick-hynes

Principal, PwC

Patrick is a Principal in PwC’s Cyber Crime and Breach Response practice. He and his team help clients investigate breaches and system compromise by either external parties (state sponsored; organized crime, etc.) or through insider threat. He also helps clients prepare for breaches by increasing board and executive awareness, evaluating and enhancing detect and respond capabilities, and helping clients assess the current vulnerabilities in their environment that puts them at risk for a successful attack.

Patrick has had significant involvement in the breach response and investigations of many of the highest profile retail, health insurer, entertainment industry and casino breaches of the last 36 months. Patrick has more than 20 years of information security and forensic investigation experience, and is a frequent speaker at industry and professional conferences and events. He developed a proactive APT assessment methodology which has been successful at multiple clients, including identifying command and control malware not previously detected by client’s existing controls tools.

Patrick also advises leading boards and has conducted education and training for current and future board members on cybersecurity risks, and the specific obligations and responsibilities of boards around cybersecurity.

He is a contributing author of the book Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks. He also serves on the advisory board for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering digital forensics and cybersecurity programs as well as serves as a mentor and advisor for up and coming forensic and cybersecurity students.

Patrick has a BBA in Computer Information Systems and Accounting from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Patrick is active in the Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).



Robert Kangrobert-kang
Senior Cybersecurity & Compliance Counsel,

Southern California Edison

Robert Kang is Southern California Edison’s senior counsel for grid cybersecurity and compliance.  As Edison’s first cybersecurity counsel, Robert helped create the company’s first grid cybersecurity compliance program; he also authored the Edison Law Department’s first Cyber Incident Response Guide.  Robert advises clients at all levels in his company from front-line business and IT analysts to executive leadership on technology matters.

As the co-chairperson for the Los Angeles KnowledgeNet chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Robert organizes free cybersecurity seminars for the public within Los Angeles County and Orange County.  Robert lectures on cybersecurity and technology issues within the United States and internationally.  He is also a strategic advisor to Loyola Law School, and helped create the school’s new cybersecurity and data privacy concentration.

Robert matriculated number 10 in his class from the UCLA School of Law.  He served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Email Robert at   Follow him on LinkedIn or Twitter @CyberSecEsq.



Brian Kellykelly_brian_new-bio-template-730-x-730

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Brian Kelly’s practice involves work on a wide range of legal matters involving the creation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets. He provides counseling in product marketing and licensing strategies and in negotiating outsourcing and other complex business relationships. Brian has significant experience in counseling clients in the use of open source technologies. He has structured and negotiated numerous technology relationships in a variety of industries, including software, semiconductor, telecommunications, entertainment and media, electronic financial transactions, Internet content and services, data security, health care information products and medical instruments, among others.

Brian also advises clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, development and distribution relationships, and strategic alliances, with a particular focus in the technology industry.

Brian frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property and licensing issues. He represents both technology vendors of all sizes in the protection of their intellectual property and strategies for commercializing their technology, and technology consumers in the structuring and negotiating of complex business and technology transactions. Prior to joining Manatt, Brian practiced technology law with national law firms in the technology centers of Silicon Valley and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, and in Washington, D.C.



Linda D. Kornfeldkornfeld_linda_color

Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Linda D. Kornfeld has dedicated her legal practice to representing companies in high-stakes insurance coverage litigation for over 20 years.  Her experience includes claims involving data breach and privacy issues, including as lead counsel in the first lawsuit nationwide addressing coverage under a data breach specific policy.  Linda’s successes on behalf of her clients have been widely recognized, including by The Daily Journal, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.



Robert N. Lane32239de

Global Practice Leader, Willis Resolutions;

Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson

Rob Lane provides a breadth and quality of client service unrivaled in the insurance industry.  A twenty-five year legal and industry veteran, Rob guides Fortune 1000 companies through the challenges of insuring the toughest, most complex, and highly specialized risks.  Rob’s unique skills and experience enable him to work closely with Willis clients’ senior management and Willis’ industry-leading broker teams in designing and effectuating appropriate risk management and risk-transfer strategies.

Rob honed his advocacy and negotiation skills early in his career as a practicing United States attorney.  Rob’s legal career began at a firm serving as United States coordinating counsel for a significant domestic insurer on environmental and asbestos claims.  Rob later broadened the scope of his practice by joining a London-based international law firm where he gained a working knowledge of, among other things, the global insurance and reinsurance markets.

Rob earned at Indiana University (Bloomington) an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and, simultaneously with his law degree (J.D.), a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Environmental Science (M.S.E.S.).  Rob is a frequent lecturer and is available for speaking engagements and in-house training.



Brian Michaelbrian-michael-pic-2016

VP & Deputy General Counsel, 21st Century Fox

Group Chief Compliance Officer, Fox Networks Group

Brian R. Michael serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for 21st Century Fox and as the Group Chief Compliance Officer for Fox Networks Group, a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox, where he oversees global compliance for Fox’s broadcast, cable, and digital businesses, which produce, program, transmit and distribute entertainment, sports, factual and information content worldwide via Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Cable Networks, Fox Sports Media Group, National Geographic Partners, and more than 300 international channels in over 180 countries, as well as for Fox News Channel and local Fox TV Stations. Prior to joining 21st Century Fox in 2012, Mr. Michael was with the law firm WilmerHale, where he represented corporations, officers, directors and executives in white collar criminal and compliance matters, internal investigations, securities enforcement proceedings, and related litigation. From 2003 until 2010, Mr. Michael served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and, later, in the Central District of California.  Mr. Michael graduated from U.C. Berkeley and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.  Following law school, Mr. Michael clerked for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


John K. Mullenmullen-photo

Redacted, Inc.

Mr. Mullen came to Redacted from the CIA, where he most recently served as Assistant Director. John led all US clandestine collection, technical, support, and analytic efforts in the East Asia and Pacific region and advised the White House, NSC, and senior policy makers on cyber, counterintelligence, and other security issues. John served in a variety of foreign assignments as a CIA operations officer before being appointed Associate Executive Assistant Director of the FBI by Director Mueller, where he was one of two senior executives responsible for the Bureau’s 10,100-person counterterrorism, counterintelligence, WMD, and intelligence efforts worldwide. John has received over three dozen leadership and achievement awards, including the Presidential Rank Award, the CIA Director’s Award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, several National Meritorious citations, and the CIA’s highest award for operational excellence.



Scott Petryimg_petry-scott_1000x800

Co-Founder & CEO, Authentic8, Inc.

Scott Petry has been using the cloud to disrupt the information security market for nearly 20 years. He founded Postini in 1999, which pioneered the cloud-delivered service model for email security and content compliance, effectively securing SMTP while remaining compatible with every existing mail service. After Postini was acquired by Google, Scott remained as Director of Product Management for Google Enterprise. In 2010, he co-founded Authentic8, a secure virtual browser solution designed to address the inherent lack of security in the protocols the world uses to access the web. Scott started his career at Apple Computer, worked in the wireless industry (SkyTel), and the open source industry (Cygnus and Red Hat). He graduated with a B.S. from San Diego State University. In addition to Authentic8, he sits on the boards of Return Path, UpGuard, and Virtru


Sandra Reids-462-r2-1

Senior Corporate Counsel,

Westfield Retail Solutions 

Sandra Reid currently serves as Senior Corporate Counsel at Westfield Retail Solutions (“WRS”), the technology division for the multinational property development and management company Westfield Corporation.  In her role as lead counsel for WRS, Sandra is responsible for security compliance, technology transactions, privacy, employment, product development and compliance related to day-to-day operations at WRS.  From a security prospective, Sandra works closely with WRS’ engineering, product management and operational teams to determine physical, administrative and technological security risks and implementing steps for mitigating such risks.

Prior to Westfield, Sandra worked for a decade at Yahoo Inc. on strategic transactions and product development.  As the lead attorney for the mobile product development team at Yahoo, she worked directly with engineers, product managers and business development to anticipate and manage global legal risks associated with product launches – requiring her to manage risk from the structure of the back-end product platform to the look and feel of the user interface.

Sandra received her JD/MS from Syracuse University and is Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).  Her community involvement if focused on technology based educational programs.  Sandra sits on the board of directors for Innneract Project, a non-profit that gives inner city children exposure to design careers in the tech field.  In addition, she has recently been appointed to the Syracuse University School of Information Studies board of directors and mentors women from across the country who want to pursue a career in technology.



F. Daniel Siciliano, Professor & Faculty Director, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford Law School

Dan Siciliano is the faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and a Professor and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School.  He was co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc. – a global software technology company named 9 consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest growing private software companies in the United States, and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) for 2010 and 2011.  In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software in 2015.

At Stanford, his teaching includes Finance, Corporate Governance, and the two-part Stanford Venture Capital series. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  For 2009, 2010, and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100” – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance. Siciliano is a co-founder of the WeRobot annual AI/Robotics conference and serves on the conference steering committee.  He is the co-director of Stanford’s Directors’ College and serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange and as Chairman of the American Immigration Council.

Professor Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy and security.  He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Life Technologies, and Applied Materials), is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Latin America, and currently serves as an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.  He lives in Los Altos, California



Kari Sternkstern_nas-copy

Claims Manager, NAS Insurance Services

Kari Stern has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry. She has worked at NAS Insurance Services for the last four years as a Claim Manager, Reinsurance Programs and is directly responsible for claims management of cyber losses. Kari has a BA in Communications from the University of California Santa Barbara, and an Associates in Risk Management (ARM) from the Insurance Institutes. She also holds adjuster licenses in several states.


Timothy J. Tooheytoohey-timothy-web

Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Data today drives nearly all enterprises, and Partner Timothy Toohey, head of Greenberg Glusker’s Cyber Security Practice, works to assure that his clients’ proprietary, personal, customer and employee information, and other sensitive data is fully protected and serves its intended purposes.

A United States Certified Information Privacy Professional, a European Union Certified Information Privacy Professional, and a Certified Information Privacy Manager, Tim understands both the value and challenges of collecting, retrieving, storing, and employing data.



Dr. Kai Westerwelle

Partner, Taylor Wessing (US) Inc.

Kai Westerwelle is a Partner with international law firm Taylor Wessing and co-chairs the firm’s US Group and Menlo Park representative office. He is a German Certified Specialist Lawyer in Information Technology Law and advises on IT-projects, such as cloud solutions and IoT, as well as on privacy matters for leading international companies. In addition, he lectures on privacy at the University of Dresden and compliance at the Frankfurt School of Business and Finance. Kai is the author of numerous publications and regularly speaks at national and international conferences. He is permanently listed in iam 250 “The World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers”, “Best Lawyers” of German Handelsblatt, Legal 500, and Chambers. He is a recurrent recipient of the “ILO Client Choice Award” for IT-Law in Germany and the German Association of In-house Counsels has ranked him as one of ‘the most recommended data protection specialists’.


Tracy L. Wilkisondoj-shield

Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section, National Security Division

Tracy Wilkison is the Chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section within the National Security Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.  Ms. Wilkison prosecutes federal cyber crimes arising from computer hacking, Internet fraud, identity theft, cyber stalking, Internet piracy, theft of trade secrets, and the sale of counterfeited trademarked or copyrighted goods.  She has prosecuted several high-profile cyber cases, including a case against a sextortionist who victimized hundreds of young women and who was referred to by the judge as a “sexual cyber terrorist,” cases involving the use of malware to gain access to the computers of well-known companies and celebrities, and a case wherein extremely valuable trade secrets were stolen and distributed to competitors.  She also led the team in the Apple litigation following the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and supervised the team investigating the Sony cyber attack.  During her 17-year tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Wilkison has also been a Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section, where she trained new prosecutors, as well as a member of the Narcotics Section, where she prosecuted large-scale drug trafficking cases.



Shannon Willison

Specialty Lines – Professional Liability E&O Underwriter

Beazley Insurance Services

Shannon joined Beazley in early 2016 as a Senior Underwriter based in Los Angeles.  Shannon began her insurance career as an Underwriter at a large, multinational insurance carrier where she spent five years underwriting Miscellaneous Professional, Technology E&O and Information Security Privacy risks. She currently underwrites middle market Misc E&O, Tech E&O and Information Security products.


Jonathan Club

545 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Registration and Breakfast

8:00am - 8:25am

Opening Remarks

8:25am - 8:30am

Forensics 101: Tools of the Trade

8:30am - 9:30am

Cyber risk has been with us for a long time, but only recently has it begun to dominate Board Room and C-Suite discussions.  Understanding the sources of the risk, the different types of risk (hacking, malware, ransomware, etc.), the particular actors engaged in cyber breaches,and the range of risk-mitigation strategies and providers is essential to addressing these concerns.  While malicious actors understand how corporate leaders think and operate, most corporate leaders have little insight concerning the origins of these activities or the specific nature of these threats. This panel, composed of cyber experts, including technologists, law enforcement, and company representatives who have lived through a breach will help explain what you don’t know about what you don’t know.


Hon. Jeffrey Bleich, Partner, Dentons


James M. Aquilina, Senior Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., JAMS

Jeremy S. Goldman, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

Scott Petry, Co-Founder & CEO, Authentic8, Inc.

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Cyber Insurance & Risk Management Best Practices

9:30am - 10:30am

Am I My Brother’s Keeper: Cybersecurity Risk Management, Mitigation, Insurance, and Vendor Oversight – The key to a robust cybersecurity governance is engaging in creative risk management before an incident arises, whether through traditional risk management protocols (but with certain twists), insurance, contractual indemnification, and vendor oversight. Hear from our panel of experts as they describe how to minimize or avoid altogether “Monday morning” quarterbacking if and when cybersecurity and privacy risks become reality.


Donna L. Wilson, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Brian S. Kelly, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Linda D. Kornfeld, Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Robert N. Lane, Global Practice Leader, Willis Resolutions; Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson

Kari Stern, Claims Manager, NAS Insurance Services

Shannon Willison, Specialty Lines – Professional Liability E&O Underwriter, Beazley Insurance Services       

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10:30am - 10:45am

International Regulatory Trends

10:45am - 11:45am

This session will focus on the seismic shifts in international privacy and data security regulations that will require all US companies, not just multinationals, to consider whether and how they collect, process and share information regarding European data subjects and other individuals from around the globe. Our panelists, representing viewpoints from the US, Europe, and beyond, will discuss, among other things:

  • Cross-border data transfers in the aftermath of the Schrems decision of the European Court of Justice invalidating the Safe Harbor Framework, what to expect if self-certifying for the new “Privacy Shield,” and legal challenges to existing transfer mechanisms like Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules;
  • The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation, set to take effect in May 2018, and why it matters to all US companies;
  • The rapidly evolving privacy and data security regulatory landscape in Asia;
  • What it means to do business in Latin America in 2017 from a privacy and data security perspective


Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC




Brian Michael, VP & Deputy General Counsel, 21st Century Fox/ Group Chief Compliance Officer, Fox Networks Group

Timothy J. Toohey, Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Partner, Taylor Wessing (US) Inc.

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Luncheon Keynote

11:45am - 1:00pm

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Litigation Trends

1:00pm - 2:00pm

“Chickens Coming Home to Roost”:  B2B, Enforcement, Class Action, and Card Brand Disputes In the Wake of an Incident, and Using Litigation Against the Bad Guys — In the wake of any incident, the potential for litigation from numerous sources is ever present. Hear from litigators and incident responders as they discuss how to navigate through those litigation risks, and even use litigation as a means to fight back against the bad actors.


Donna L. Wilson, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP



Ian C. Ballon, Litigation Shareholder; Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Grant Davis-Denny, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Robert Kang, Senior Cybersecurity & Compliance Counsel, Southern California Edison

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2:00pm - 2:15pm

Advising Boards of Directors

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Following the high-profile breaches at Target, Anthem, JPMorgan, and other large corporations, Corporate Boards have demanded that they be better informed about cybersecurity and typically look to the Chief Legal Officer to ensure adequate compliance and risk management.  But a debate exists over what “better informed” means.  Initially, many Boards lack the expertise to appreciate cyber-risk and put it in context.  This can lead to needlessly exposing directors to liability, or prompting them to take ill-advised action.  Questions also exist about the range of issues and engagement.  For example, should Board members be engaged in penetration tests and table-top exercises?  Should they be engaged in discussions about specific security               investments or strategies, or cyber-insurance options?  And to what extent do statements about the scope of potential liability create actual liability?   What are the best strategies for advising boards, and what do lawyers and technologists need to know about the Boards, the technology, and the law before doing so?


Hon. Jeffrey Bleich, Partner, Dentons


Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, PCV Murcor, Inc.

Sandra Reid, Senior Corporate Counsel, Westfield Labs

F. Daniel Siciliano, Professor & Faculty Director, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs,  Stanford Law School



Incident Response Comes of Age: Not Your Father’s Data Breach Response Playbook

3:15pm - 4:15pm

It has been more than 13 years since California’s first-in-the-nation data breach notification law, SB 1386, first took effect. In the intervening years, 46 other states, the federal government in the health care space, numerous US territories, and a constantly expanding number of international jurisdictions have passed their own, often inconsistent laws and regulations; the variety of threats and vulnerabilities to consumer and employee sensitive information have expanded exponentially; and the world has seen the rise of hacktivism and cyber warfare. The sensitive assets at stake are not just limited to data – they include critical infrastructure such as our stock markets and oil pipelines. In this environment, where there is no such thing as perfect security, how can companies possibly hope to mitigate risk? This panel of experts from the legal, compliance, and public relations spheres will discuss the following questions:

  • Prevention beyond legal compliance – what does an ideal incident response program look like?
  • What are the most significant threat vectors?
  • What do regulators expect after an incident occurs?
  • How can organizations learn from the mistakes of other companies that have experienced significant incidents?
  • What can be done to build trust with consumer and employee communities, especially online?
  • What steps can be taken to help reduce the risk of private litigation?


Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC


Sarah Bruno, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Patrick Hynes, Principal, PwC

John Mullen, Redacted, Inc.

Donna L. Wilson, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Tracy L. Wilkison, Assistant United States Attorney,

Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section,

National Security Division

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Closing Comments and Conclusion of Conference

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Networking Reception

4:30pm - 5:30pm





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