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Cyber Forum 2019

Linda Hubbell
 •  $265 - $345

A California Perspective from the Epicenter of Data Security and Privacy

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 offices such as 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 Keynote Speakers

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.


Nicola T. Hanna

United States Attorney, Central District of California

United States Attorney Nick Hanna is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Central District of California.  Mr. Hanna oversees the largest United States Attorney’s Office outside of Washington, DC.  The office employs approximately 260 attorneys who serve over 19 million residents.  The Office not only prosecutes the entire range of federal crimes, it also defends the United States in civil actions and represents the government’s interest in tax matters.

Prior to becoming the United States Attorney, Mr. Hanna was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he specialized in white-collar criminal matters and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Hanna previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1995, where he prosecuted major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, as well as violent and economic crimes.  From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Hanna served as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Diego, where he focused on investigating and prosecuting international drug cartels.

Mr. Hanna received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.  Mr. Hanna is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Mike Herrington

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Los Angeles

Mike Herrington is Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, where he oversees counterintelligence and computer intrusion investigations as well as the cyber and digital forensics programs.  He has investigated computer intrusion matters in the FBI for over twelve years.  Prior to his assignment in Los Angeles, Mr. Herrington served in the Richmond, Virginia Field Office as Program Coordinator for digital forensics and computer intrusion investigations, as well as the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams. He was previously assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, where he investigated computer intrusions and served on the SWAT team, and Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.  He also served six months as the FBI’s Assistant Legal Attaché for Cyber Matters in Canberra, Australia, covering Australia and New Zealand.  Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Herrington served as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment.  He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a recipient of the 2016 FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Cyber Investigation.


Paul Rosen

Partner, Crowell & Moring

Former Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security

Paul Rosen, the former Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security, is a partner at the law firm Crowell & Moring where he focuses on white collar criminal defense, government enforcement actions, privacy and cybersecurity for corporate and individual clients.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Rosen spent more than a decade working across all three branches of the federal government.  He held senior positions in the Obama Administration at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, and also served as counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In his most recent government position as Chief of Staff at DHS, Mr. Rosen managed the operational, organizational, policy, and legal needs of the third-largest department of government, with 230,000 employees, a $60 billion budget, and 22 component agencies. In doing so Mr. Rosen oversaw DHS’s response to some of the most sensitive and complex challenges facing the United States, including significant cybersecurity events and other national security and counterterrorism incidents.

Before joining DHS, Mr. Rosen spent more than four years at the Department of Justice including as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and in the Criminal Fraud Section of DOJ where he prosecuted financial crimes across the country.

In private practice Mr. Rosen’s work includes incident preparedness and response, and defending and responding to government inquiries and related litigation in connection with cybersecurity and privacy issues.  In 2017 the National Law Journal named Paul a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer and the Los Angeles Business Journal selected Paul for its Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year award.

Mr. Rosen earned his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Southern California School of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  After graduating law school he served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess in the Central District of California.

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; Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice Group Leader,  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/Compliance Officer, PCV Murcor Real Estate, Hightide Settlement, VRM Mortgage (RIHC)

Independent Director, Elevate 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 the Murcor companies, her legal career encompassed senior legal and privacy/compliance management positions at global institutions including Princess Cruise Lines, Charter One Bank (RBS), Nordstrom and leading law firms.  She is an independent director for Elevate Services.

Ms. Haghighi is a frequent lecturer before corporate boards, foundations and professional organizations around the world.  Her community involvement also vests in memberships of a number of international, public policy, and not for profit organizations including the Pacific Council on International Policy (invitation only), The Western Justice Center, Vice-Chair ACC Financial Services Network, Vice Chair ACC Women In The House, Co-Chair ACC Regulatory Work Group, Past Chair ACC Real Estate Network and 2020 Women on Boards Host Committee.

Former board roles include the LA Committee on Foreign Relations (invitation only), the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (chairmen/founding director), the Princess Cruises Community Foundation (secretary/founding director), the Hong Kong Business Association of Midwest (past president), Chinese American Service League Board and ACC Chicago Chapter Board (president).  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

Sarah E. Barrows

Senior Privacy, Product and Policy Counsel, AdRoll Group

Sarah E. Barrows is Senior Privacy, Product and Policy Counsel at AdRoll Group, a marketing and advertising company that aims to better align its customers’ marketing and advertising strategies to impact revenue. Sarah works to implement privacy-by-design into the AdRoll and RollWorks products and operations, educate and champion privacy throughout the company, and offer AdRoll and RollWorks customers tools and other information to comply with applicable data protection laws and proactively address new regulations in a streamlined and efficient manner.

Prior to joining AdRoll, Sarah worked in Big Law, assisting clients in meeting their information protection, privacy and compliance requirements to promote innovation, brand loyalty, and customer value while driving business results. She is a certified information privacy professional in U.S private sector and European Privacy Law (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


Grant Davis-Denny

Litigation Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Grant Davis-Denny is a litigation partner who dedicates a significant portion of his practice to data privacy and security issues. He has published eight articles and has spoken on the CCPA to the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also has successfully litigated at the trial court and appellate court levels the scope of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act’s statutory damages provision for data breaches. Mr. Davis-Denny has significant experience counseling companies on proactive data security and privacy issues including compliance advice, incident response, cyber insurance, vendor management and data minimization strategies. He holds a CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


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.


Rebekah S. Guyon

Attorney, Greenberg Trauig, LLP

Rebekah Guyon is a privacy, intellectual property, and entertainment attorney in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office.  Ms. Guyon represents clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes, and has significant experience advising companies in complex privacy and intellectual property matters, crisis management and data breach responses, and discovery strategy for cutting-edge data platforms. Ms. Guyon regularly writes and speaks on topics including Article III standing, consumer privacy law, and fair use under the Copyright Act. Before practicing law, Ms. Guyon taught high school U.S. history and New Mexico history.


Patrick Hynes

Principal, Advisory Cyber Threat Management, EY

Patrick Hynes is a Principal in the Advisory Cyber Threat Management practice of EY. With over 20 years of information security and forensic investigation experience, he helps companies effectively respond to cyber incidents and has led the response for many high profile retail, gaming, entertainment and health insurance breaches

Mr. Hynes also helped co-develop and teach a popular class which teaches company administrators how to diagnose and guard against common attack vectors, and he was a contributing author to the ISACA book Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks. He is a member of the University of Southern California Information Technology Program Advisory Board and holds memberships in the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Information Systems Security Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.


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.’”


Natalie Martinez

Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager, Southern California Edison

Natalie Martinez is a Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager at Southern California Edison, a utility company serving approximately 5 million customers. She has 18 years of corporate experience in the utility industry with a focus on Customer Privacy, Data Governance, program and project management. Previously, Natalie was a Human Resources professional specializing in Recruitment and Corporate Performance Testing. She graduated from University of Laverne with a degree in Criminology.


Nick Mitchell, CIPP/US

Managing Attorney, Wizards of the Coast

In his role as Managing Attorney for Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., Nick supports Wizards’ global corporate initiatives and strategies for its awarding winning brands: Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Duel Masters and Avalon Hill and oversees the global legal operations for the company including intellectual property management, licensing, data security, privacy and compliance. Additionally, Nick teaches at Seattle University School of Law and speaks on many topics around the country.


Alex Moen

Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon

Alex is a member of Aon’s Cyber Solutions Broking Team, located in San Francisco. He acts as a broking resource supporting Aon’s complex clients in the placement of cyber liability, technology liability, media liability and professional liability products. In addition to Alex’s broking role, he has responsibilities to oversee Aon’s Cyber Solutions broking resources and growth strategies.

Alex rejoined Aon after time as an underwriter for Chubb’s professional risk team where he worked with brokerages and vendors in the analysis of Cyber liability exposures. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa and an Associate in Risk Management Designation.


Raghu Nandan

General Counsel & COO, Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC

Raghu Nandan is General Counsel and COO at Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC, a regional residential mortgage lender. He is responsible for a variety of operational areas, including compliance, risk management, information technology, and cyber security.

Raghu has been in various risk management roles leading teams and divisions in medium to large national and regional companies for the last 17 years, with a particular focus on cyber security and cyber fraud in the last five years. He has worked extensively in managing customer and corporate data stored locally, at third-party data centers, and in the cloud, implementing compliant and consistent procedures and systems to secure data nationally and internationally, and managing multi-layer data protection protocols.

Raghu is actively involved with the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is the Chair of the ACC’s Real Estate Network and has been a speaker at previous ACC Annual Meeting sessions.

Raghu earned his law degree and undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson.


Hemanshu “Hemu” Nigam

Founder, SSP Blue

Hemanshu “Hemu” Nigam has worked inside the largest prosecuting agencies, software companies, media and entertainment giants, and most influential trade associations in the world. Today he serves as the head of SSP Blue ( and the Center for Online Justice (, cyber security and cyber investigative intelligence firms for corporate and private clients. Hemu has spent a career chasing bad guys online and offline bringing them to justice.

Hemu served as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of News Corporation and Fox Interactive Media’s digital properties, as CSO of MySpace, and as a security executive in Microsoft. He was also the Vice President of Worldwide Internet Enforcement at the Motion Picture Association of America. He began his career as Los Angeles County prosecutor specializing in sex crimes and child abuse before becoming one of U.S. DOJ’s first online crimes prosecutors who took down an international child sex trafficking ring as well as prosecuted online child predators and hackers.  Hemu has also been a keynote speaker at the United Nations on stopping cyber hate, has been a member of the White House’s cyber stalking task force, and co-chair of President Obama’s Online Safety Technology Working Group.

SSP Blue, a cyber security advisory company, has helped companies like Participant Media, SnapChat, Microsoft/Xbox, Disney, AT&T, Microsoft, JustFab, and others respond to challenges in cyber security, privacy, and safety. His company conducts cyber assessments, crisis public relations, and legal and government affairs work for clients.

Its sister company, the Center for Online Justice, a cyber intelligence and investigative firm, helps clients like pro-athletes, talent, law firms, and corporations with cyber threat protection and investigative intelligence.  Hemu’s clients have included television producers, actresses, and news producers and anchors. He has sought justice for Hollywood stars being cyberstalked or hacked, NFL and NBA players from cyber harassment, an attorney victimized by revenge porn, and law firms whose clients are victims of online attacks. His team of cyber intelligence analysts also support litigation by unearthing online “achilles” data on persons of interest.

Hemu’s insightful expert commentary on cyber security offers an insider’s view of the dark online underworld. His personable style coupled with his unique ability to simplify cyber security for viewers to understand makes him a frequent guest on CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, and other national news outlets. He’s also often interviewed by Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

He earned his juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in government and political theory from Wesleyan University. Hemu is bar licensed in the states of California and Washington.


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.


Howard (Bud) Phillips

Chief Information Officer, Elevate Services

Howard “Bud” Phillips is CIO of Elevate Services, a global Law Company providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide.  Bud leads IT/InfoSec, supporting offices and operations on five continents for Elevate’s 1200+ staff.

Bud has over 30 years of experience integrating technology, operations, and strategy. Most recently, as CIO for Am Law firm LeClairRyan, he transformed the firm’s legacy IT architecture to a virtualized, secure, and cost-efficient system, harnessing Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing technology, to support rapid firm growth. At Capital One, Phillips led the customer acquisition operations group, achieving significant gains in quality, capacity and cost-effectiveness. As a Partner at Deloitte Consulting and a Senior Leader at Monitor Group, Phillips advised many  corporate clients on industry evolution, cost reduction, acquisition strategy, market positioning and competitive intelligence.

Bud is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the College of William and Mary.


Kim Richardson

Expert Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Advertising & Marketing, Mattel, Inc.

Kim Richardson is an accomplished lead counsel and certified data privacy and security professional.  She has extensive experience counseling businesses on data privacy and security law and compliance, as well as advertising and marketing, intellectual property and licensing, commercial agreements, and e-commerce and consumer products.  Ms. Richardson currently serves as Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Advertising and Marketing for Mattel, Inc.   She also serves as an adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  Prior to joining Mattel, Ms. Richardson was the Sr. Director Worldwide Privacy Counsel for Herbalife.   She also served as Vice-President of Legal Affairs for Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Hollywood theme park and entertainment center.  Ms. Richardson held several positions at the Walt Disney Company, including acting as the Assistant General Counsel for Disney’s Data Privacy Group, Executive Counsel for Disney Consumer Products, and Counsel for Walt Disney Feature Animation.  Ms. Richardson began her legal practice as a litigation associate with Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp, LLP specializing in intellectual property.  Ms. Richardson received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She received her B.A. in Communications with a Specialization in Business Administration from UCLA.  Ms. Richardson is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).


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.


Brad Serwin

General Counsel, Glassdoor

Brad Serwin is Glassdoor’s general counsel responsible for overseeing all legal matters globally. Previously, Brad served as senior vice president/deputy general counsel of eBay Inc., where he was responsible for all legal affairs for and its affiliated sites as well as all litigation and non-patent IP matters. Brad has served as general counsel at several hyper-growth companies spanning the technology, hospitality and gaming industries, including Playdom, which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company, Dean & Deluca, Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Ticketmaster. Brad received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Peter Stockburger

Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

Peter Stockburger is a senior managing associate at Dentons where he practices at the unique intersection between cybersecurity, data privacy, and employment law. Peter regularly advises clients on a broad range of cutting-edge legal issues, including cybersecurity resiliency and risk analysis, privacy programs and data protection, cyber gap assessments, and complex business questions. Peter regularly presents in the field of cybersecurity and privacy, including with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia and the US Cyber Institute at West Point. He also publishes extensively in the field, including with NATO CCDCOE, and was recently invited to participate as an expert in cybersecurity projects commissioned by the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and NATO CCDCOE.


Elvis Stumbergs

Counsel, Office of Privacy, Law Department, Sprint

Elvis Stumbergs (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) is Counsel at Sprint, in its Office of Privacy.  His practice consists of advising the communications company on matters related to the use and protection of customer and employee information across Sprint’s brands and global business units.  Elvis’ portfolio includes providing privacy-related guidance on regulatory compliance matters, negotiating privacy provisions in vendor/partner agreements, and leading investigations of privacy-impacting events.  He specifically focuses on issues such as big data analytics, ad tech, international/EU regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things.

Elvis began his legal career in Washington, D.C., where practiced at the federal government and law firms, before joining Sprint and relocating to Los Angeles.  He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, and received his B.A. from UCLA.


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.


Ellie Trope

Senior Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs, Genius Brands International, Inc.

Ellie Trope is Senior Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs at Genius Brands International, Inc., a publicly traded global children’s media company that creates and licenses animated entertainment content. Prior to joining Genius in 2018, Ellie was Vice President, Legal Affairs at Legend 3D, Inc., a virtual reality, 3D visual effects and conversion company based in Los Angeles. Ellie moved to Legend after ten years at MGA Entertainment, Inc. one of the largest privately held children’s consumer products and entertainment companies in the world, where she was general counsel.  She advises on a wide range of issues related to the business and legal affairs of children’s products and entertainment, including those related to marketing and selling products to children, intellectual property management, licensing, and production matters. Still a child at heart, Ellie loves being a part of bringing toys and animation for children from concept to reality.


Lourdes M. Turrecha

Senior Privacy Counsel, Palo Alto Networks

Lourdes M. Turrecha is Senior Privacy Counsel at Palo Alto Networks, the enterprise security leader whose mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. Her own work mission is to ensure that privacy is weaved into their products and operations, working cross-functionally with other teams in the company.

Lourdes has 10+ years of combined experience in privacy, law, security, policy, and compliance. She is also a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPT, and CIPM).

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Lourdes worked in Big Law, advising global organizations on their data protection obligations and managing incident and data breach response. On secondment, she worked with the Chief Privacy Officer of one of the largest global conglomerates, during which she helped build their privacy program and GDPR component and mature their information security program. Lourdes was also founding member of a Fortune 300’s Privacy Office where she served as the company’s second highest ranking privacy official and helped design and build its privacy program from the group up. She worked with leading privacy thought leader, Daniel J. Solove, consulted for TeachPrivacy LLC, worked in-house at Abt Associates Inc., and began her legal career at boutique law firms in Washington, DC.

Lourdes earned her law degree from The George Washington University Law School and her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. She was also an honors visiting student at the University of Oxford, where she studied comparative US, EU, & UK law.


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

Patrick Hynes, Principal, Advisory Cyber Threat Management, Ernst & Young

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

Alex Moen, Vice President – Cyber Solutions, AON

Rebecca Perry, Director of Professional Services, Jordan Lawrence

Judy Selby, Principal, Judy Selby Consulting

Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:10 am

CyberLitigation and the CCPA – What to Expect

11:10 am - 12:10 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


Sarah Barrows, Senior Privacy, Product and Policy Counsel, AdRoll Group

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

Rebekah Guyon, Associate, Greenberg Trauig, LLP

Luncheon Keynote Panel

12:10 pm - 1:50 pm

We will hear from law enforcement entities with jurisdiction over various aspects of cybersecurity.  The moderated discussion will focus on the DHS, DOJ, FBI and Secret Service regulatory framework, enforcement priorities, the nature and sources of threats, both internal and external, likely targets, responding to a data breaches, law enforcement outreach efforts to the private sector, and steps to limit legal and business risks.



Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy/Compliance Officer, PCV Murcor Real Estate, Hightide Settlement, VRM Mortgage (RIHC); Independent Director, Elevate Services



Jesse Baker, United States Secret Service Special Agent, Los Angeles

Nicola Hanna, US Attorney, Central District of California

Mike Herrington, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Los Angeles

Paul Rosen, Partner, Crowell & Moring; Former Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security

GDPR Update – Where Do We Stand

1:50 pm - 2:50 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

Elvis Stumbergs, Counsel, Office of Privacy, Sprint

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

Lourdes Turrecha, Senior Privacy Counsel, Palo Alto Networks


Networking Break

2:50 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


Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, Privacy/Compliance Officer, PCV Murcor Real Estate, Hightide Settlement, VRM Mortgage (RIHC); Independent Director, Elevate Services

Natalie Martinez, Senior Privacy and Compliance Manager, Southern California Edison

Raghu Nandan, General Counsel and COO, Sunstreet Mortgage, LLC

Kim Richardson, Assistant General Counsel – Privacy, Advertising & Marketing, Mattel

Peter Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

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



Hemanshu Nigam, Founder & CEO, SSP Blue

Howard (Bud) Phillips, Chief Information Officer, Elevate Services

Brad Serwin, General Counsel, Glassdoor

Ellie Trope, Senior Counsel, Genius Brands International, Inc.

Networking Reception

5:00 pm




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