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Cybersecurity/Privacy Forum 2019

Linda Hubbell
 •  $265 - $345

A California Perspective from the Epicenter of Data Security and Privacy

Join us on February 26th to hear thought leaders in Data Security and Privacy. Panelists will discuss the hottest issues facing companies and operational steps that companies can and should take. Between the effective date of the GDPR and the enactment of the CCPA, the already hefty stakes of an information security incident have risen exponentially. Cybersecurity is still the issue on every business leader’s mind, and stakes for protecting an organization have never been higher.

You won’t want to miss our lunchtime keynote panel featuring moderator Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer at PCV Murcor Real Estate Services,  with current and former cybersecurity experts from the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice. Additionally, there will be networking opportunities with leading industry professionals throughout the day.

About our Chairs

Ian C. Ballon,

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

Ian Ballon is a litigator who is the Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. He is also the author of the 5-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law 2d edition (Thomson/Reuters/West, and Executive Director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for e-Commerce. He represents companies in the defense of data privacy, cybersecurity breach and TCPA class action suits, in addition to other technology, Internet and mobile-related litigation. He has been recognized as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal in every year that the list has been published, from 2009 through 2017. Mr. Ballon was listed in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys” (2012) and was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in L.A. by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2017 he was named a “Groundbreaker” by The Recorder in its 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year awards for winning a series of TCPA cases and was selected as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He was also chosen as a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2016 and 2018. He may be contacted at


Sarah Bruno

Partner; Head of Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group,  Arent Fox LLP

Sarah Bruno leads Arent Fox’s Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection group and is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. Sarah works with her clients on their privacy and data security, advertising, trademark, and copyright issues. Her clients are in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment, retail, and automotive. Sarah’s practice has been recognized by Legal 500 and the Daily Journal.


Donna L. Wilson,

Managing Partner-Elect, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Donna Wilson is nationally recognized for her high-profile, bet-the-company work on behalf of companies facing litigation and government enforcement actions, with a focus on both the consumer financial services and privacy and data security spaces. Donna’s extensive crisis and risk management experience, coupled with her broad subject matter expertise and precedent-setting litigation experience, makes her highly valued by in-house counsel, the C-level suite and boards in pre-emptively mitigating risk, and navigating those risks that become full-blown exposure. She has successfully represented her client base, which includes banks, mortgage servicers, auto finance companies, retailers and other financial services providers, as well as clients in other regulated industries, in a range of matters, from advice and counseling, to class and individual litigation, to government enforcement and regulatory actions.

The chair of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice and co-chair of its financial services group and financial services litigation and enforcement practice, Donna is also recognized by professional publications for leadership.  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 Corporate Advisor

Dawn Haghighi
General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer, PVC Murcor Real Estate Services, Hightide Settlement Services, Vendor Resource Mortgage Services

Ms. Haghighi is the principal company legal officer responsible for oversight and leadership of all legal aspects of the business, including corporate affairs, strategic corporate initiatives, complex transactions, cyber-security, privacy, litigation, employment, IP, licensing, governance and board activities.   Prior to joining Murcor, her legal career encompassed senior management positions at global institutions including Princess Cruise Lines, Charter One Bank (RBS), Nordstrom and leading law firms.

Ms. Haghighi is a frequent lecturer before corporate boards, foundations and professional organizations around the world.  She is active in and serves on the board of directors of a number of public policy, and not for profit organizations including serving in a number of leadership roles with the Association of Corporate Counsel “ACC” and is a member of the 2020 Women on Boards Host Committee SoCal.

Ms. Haghighi has received many professional awards including the ACC Outstanding Committee Member of the Year (2017), the ACC Advocacy Award (2017), Los Angeles Business Journal Corporate Counsel Awards finalist (2012), Alston & Bird Women of Distinction Award (2011), the ACC Townsend Member of the Year Award (2005)  and the Association of Media and Entertainment Honoree (2007).

About our Panelists

Jesse B. Baker

Special Agent in Charge, LA Field Office, US Secret Service

Jesse B. Baker is a member of the Senior Executive Service who currently serves as the United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. In this role for the nation’s most populous county, Mr. Baker oversees the appropriate fulfillment of the Secret Service’s unique dual mission of federal investigations of select criminal violations, as well as the safeguarding of our nation’s most important elected officials. He directs a diverse staff of special agents as well as administrative, technical, and information technology personnel of every experience level, and utilizes and organizes the finite financial and human capital resources of the office to effectively fulfill the agency’s responsibilities.

Mr. Baker previously served as a member and later a supervisor on the Presidential Protective Division, where he fulfilled numerous supervisory assignments, managed the incident command center for the White House Grounds, and led personnel responsible for ensuring the safety of the President of the United States. He successfully leveraged the skills and attributes of personnel to create a safe environment for government officials during high risk trips throughout the world.

Mr. Baker served as a congressional fellow to United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised a high profile United States Senator on a multitude of law enforcement topics. He returned for a subsequent assignment as a fellow to the US Senate Committee on Finance, where he provided consultation to a senior US Senator on a myriad of committee issues, including the US tax code and Social Security. Between the two assignments, Mr. Baker authored various executive correspondence signed by 17 different United States Senators. Mr. Baker was later detailed to the Western-Pacific region for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Department of Transportation, where he collaborated with key officials and executive leadership on diverse topics.

Mr. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in accounting from the University of Arizona. He was selected to the Department of Homeland Security Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2014, and completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program at American University. He has received numerous awards recognizing commendable performance throughout his career, including receiving four letters of commendation sent by two United States Senators to the Director of the United States Secret Service.


Eileen Decker

Vice President, Los Angeles Police Commission 

Ms. Decker currently serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Police Commission.  She was nominated to this position by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.

In August 2017, Ms. Decker was named a Fulbright Commission Specialist, a three-year designation that allows her to travel overseas to lecture and consult on issues of importance to foreign institutions and governments.  As part of the program, in 2018 she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach and consult on cybersecurity overseas.  She also teaches cybersecurity and privacy law at the USC Gould School of Law, and comparative homeland security law at UCLA School of Law.

Until March 2017, Ms. Decker served as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, a sprawling district based in Los Angeles that encompasses seven counties and is home to almost 20 million people.  It is the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office outside of the District of Columbia.

Ms. Decker was nominated as U.S. Attorney, the chief federal law enforcement officer in the district, by President Barack Obama and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.  As part of her duties, she served on five Attorney General Advisory Committees – Civil Rights, Cyber/Intellectual Property, Terrorism/National Security, Violent and Organized Crime, and White Collar/Fraud.  As United States Attorney, she led the federal investigation and response into the San Bernardino terrorist attack (including the Apple iPhone case), cyber attacks on businesses within the district (including the hack of SONY pictures), high-profile public corruption cases, and large-scale violent crime cases.

Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Ms. Decker was the Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for nearly six years – the only Deputy Mayor to serve both former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and current Mayor Eric Garcetti.  As Deputy Mayor, Ms. Decker was responsible for matters related to the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the Emergency Management Department.  In addition, she was the primary liaison for the City of Los Angeles to all federal law enforcement agencies.  Prior to being selected Deputy Mayor, Ms. Decker was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for almost 15 years, becoming the first Chief of the National Security Section requiring her to be responsible for all counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in the district.  Prior to becoming an AUSA, she worked in private practice at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Gary L. Taylor.

Ms. Decker received her undergraduate and law degrees from New York University.  She received a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.  She is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.


Jason Gonzalez

Partner, Practice Group Leader, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Nixon Peabody LLP

Jason Gonzalez is a seasoned litigator and leverages his twelve years of experience as a federal prosecutor and deputy city attorney to represent entities and individuals under investigation by federal, state and local agencies. Prior to Nixon Peabody, Jason also worked as a managing director of a digital risk management and computer forensics firm to help clients assess and improve their data security and compliance with data privacy laws. Jason’s experience gives him unique practical insights, which he applies to his primary practice areas of government investigations, complex commercial litigation, and data security and privacy. Jason regularly speaks on cybersecurity, data breaches, and privacy matters.


Linda Kornfeld

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Linda Kornfeld is partner and vice chair of Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery Practice, and one of the nation’s most prominent insurance recovery attorneys. She has more than 25 years of experience representing corporate policyholders in high-stakes litigation, including significant cybersecurity/data privacy matters. Using strategic, creative approaches in her trial and appellate practice, Linda helps her clients recover of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets through settlement and trial. She is a strategic adviser to senior executives and in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing insurance recoveries. Chambers USA reports, Linda “is described by a source as a ‘very knowledgeable, aggressive and effective lawyer who works very hard.’”


Rebecca Perry CIPP/US

Director of Professional Services, Jordan Lawrence

Rebecca Perry is the Director of Professional Services at Jordan Lawrence, the leader in helping companies manage their information compliantly and defensibly – in compliance with data privacy and cybersecurity regulations like the GDPR, NYS DFS, CCPA and others.

Rebecca has been with Jordan Lawrence more than 25 years helping legal, compliance, privacy and IT executives in the areas of information governance, data mapping, data minimization, records retention and third-party diligence. She manages the Alliance Partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel and builds strategic relationships with leading law firms.

Rebecca is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and frequent speaker in the legal and privacy communities including sessions with the FTC, Association of Corporate Counsel, Society of Corporate Governance and IAPP KnowledgeNets.


Sam Rubin

Vice President, The Crypsis Group 

Sam manages Crypsis’ West Coast operations and also maintains an active docket of cases, often serving as an expert witness in digital forensics. He has deep expertise in matters involving theft of intellectual property, incident response, e-forgery, leaks of confidential information, and information security best practices.  He has provided technical advice and expert opinions in a number of high-stakes cases. Sam is co-author of “What Every Lawyer Should Know About Digital Forensics,” published in The Pennsylvania Lawyer, and is a frequent presenter and lecturer on computer forensics, insider threats to proprietary data, and other cyber-related topics.


Judy Selby

Principal, Judy Selby Consulting LLC

Judy brings 25 years of insurance coverage litigation experience to her insurance consulting work. She has a particular expertise in cyber insurance and coverage under various policy forms for today’s emerging risks. Judy provides coverage evaluation, policy negotiation, and gap analysis to companies across multiple industries. She also provides expert witness services, insurance due diligence, and regulatory compliance consulting. Judy also authored the eBooks “Demystifying Cyber Insurance” and “Big Data for Business Leaders.”

In addition to her law degree, Judy has completed courses in Finance with Harvard Business School HBX, Big Data, Crisis Management/Business Continuity, Cyber Security & the Internet of Things (IoT) with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professional Education, Cloud Computing with IEEE, and EU GDPR Data Protection Officer with Advisera.


John Treviño

Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

John Treviño is counsel in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ Orange County office and a member of the litigation group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, privacy and data protection, and other cybersecurity issues.

Before joining Manatt, John worked for several years as an in-house privacy and compliance attorney in corporate legal departments of major telecommunications, travel and technology companies. He also has significant in-house experience as a data privacy officer, where he designed and implemented data governance strategies and identified privacy-related enterprise risks at both regional and global levels. This experience gives him unique insight into the challenges companies face in the design, implementation and rollout of an effective compliance program. His broad subject matter knowledge and in-house experience make him highly valued by in-house counsel to identify and mitigate potential privacy and data protection risks.

As a litigator, John has extensive experience as both outside counsel and in-house counsel managing a variety of litigation in the U.S. and abroad. Before law school, John served in the U.S. Air Force.


Montage Beverly Hills

225 N Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:55 am

Opening Remarks

8:55 am - 9:00 am

Forensics and Incident Response Post GDPR and CCPA

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In 2018, between the effective date of the GDPR and the enactment of the CCPA, the already hefty stakes of an information security incident have risen exponentially. Join our panelists in discussing how preemptive IT security considerations are changing to address these new requirements, and how legal strategies for breach response may also change strategically.


Donna L. Wilson, Managing Partner-Elect, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Eileen Decker, Vice President, Los Angeles Police Commission

Jason Gonzalez, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Sam Rubin, Vice President, The Crypsis Group

Cyber Insurance – A Useful Tool in Your Cybersecurity Arsenal

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cyber insurance is still an emerging product in the insurance market since some insurers consider data breaches to be “intangible” causes not covered by their policies. As a backstop, cyber insurance can still be an important component of a company’s cybersecurity defense, and it is important to understand the potential claims as well as the limitations of these policies. This session will discuss the role of cyber insurance within a broader cybersecurity corporate strategy and review what kind of coverage is available for cyber-related risks so businesses can understand and properly protect themselves against potential threats.


Sarah Bruno, Partner; Head of Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group, Arent Fox



Linda Kornfeld, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Rebecca Perry, Director of Professional Services, Jordan Lawrence

Judy Selby, Principal, Judy Selby Consulting


11:00 am - 11:15 am

CyberLitigation and the CCPA – What to Expect

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This panel will address the hottest issues in cybersecurity litigation, including the current circuit split on standing, what circuits are the ones to avoid, how to win data breach litigation, trends in settlements, and how the landscape will change if and when the CCPA and its statutory damage regime takes effect on January 1, 2020. The panel will also address operational steps that companies can and should take proactively in anticipation of increased litigation in this field.


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

Luncheon Keynote Panel

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy and Compliance Officer at PCV Murcor Real Estate Services, will moderate a timely discussion with current and former cybersecurity experts from the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice. 

GDPR Update – Where Do We Stand

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation in full swing, companies doing business with the EU have had to re-work their data governance designs and strategies, as well as develop internal and external policies to comply with the regulation. This panel will discuss more recent guidance from Europe on GDPR compliance, and provide advice and guidance on compliance with regulators related to DSAR requests. The panelists will also discuss the 72 hour breach notification rule and other hot topics tied to GDPR enforcement.


Sarah Bruno, Partner; Head of Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group, Arent Fox


Nick Mitchell, Managing Attorney, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro

John Treviño, Counsel; Litigation, Privacy and Data Security, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

California Dreaming, California Nightmare: The CCPA

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The passage of the CCPA and its 2020 effective date is a game changer in the US, with significant compliance obligations, hefty statutory and regulatory penalties, and unprecedented breadth, and an often vague and contradictory framework.  Join our panel as they detail how to avoid the many possible traps for the unwary.


Donna L. Wilson, Managing Partner-Elect, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Chief Information Security Officer & General Counsel Perspectives

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chief Information Security Officer/General Counsel Panel: What Keeps CISOs, CPOs and GCs Up at Night?


This panel will address the Top 10 cybersecurity issues that keep CISOs, CPOs and GCs up at night, including how to address the California Consumer Privacy Act’s numerous obligations, continued implementation and enforcement issues under the GDPR, the multiplicity of new state law cybersecurity laws and how to plan operationally to comply with them, and the changing landscape for state and federal regulation and litigation.


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


Networking Reception

5:00 pm




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