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CyberForum March 8 2018

Austin Holian
 •  $195 - $245

Data Security at the Intersection of Law and Business

About our Keynote

Orin S. Kerr

Frances R. & John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Orin S. Kerr joined the faculty at USC Gould School of Law in January 2018 as the Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law. From 2001 to 2017, he was a professor at the George Washington University Law School where he was the Director of the Cybersecurity Law Initiative. Kerr has previously been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. An accomplished teacher, Kerr received the outstanding teaching award from the George Washington Law School Class of 2009.

Kerr specializes in criminal procedure and computer crime law, and he has also taught courses in professional responsibility, evidence, and criminal law. In addition to writing more than 50 articles, he has authored and co-authored popular casebooks and co-authored the leading criminal procedure treatise. Since 2001, his publications have been cited in over 2,500 articles and more than 250 judicial opinions. He also posts regularly at the Volokh Conspiracy and the Lawfare blog, and he maintains an active presence on Twitter.

Kerr has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court and three federal circuits. He has testified six times before Congressional committees. In 2013, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Kerr to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. In 2015, the Chief Justice again appointed him to serve on the Judicial Conference’s committee to review the Criminal Justice Act.

Kerr graduated from Princeton University and received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He earned his law degree from Harvard University, where he was executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. After law school, he clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. He then served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and as a trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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, www.ianballon.net) 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 ballon@gtlaw.com

 

Peter Z. Stockburger

Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

Peter is a member of Dentons’ Intelligence & Strategic Services Group, and focuses his practice on cybersecurity, data protection, and complex commercial litigation. He also concentrates in public international law and is a contributor to Dentons’ Privacy and Cybersecurity Law blog. A frequent author and speaker, Peter regularly advises clients on a broad range of cutting-edge legal issues, including cybersecurity attribution and privacy litigation. He has published and presented extensively in the area of cybersecurity normative development, including breakthrough research on cyber attribution with groups such as the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the US Army Cyber Institute. In addition to his work for the firm, Peter has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law since 2009. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” since 2015.

 

 

Donna L. Wilson

Partner, 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 Speakers

Ingrid Beierly

Independent Consultant

Ingrid Beierly is a leader in the payment card industry and has over 15 years’ experience in data security.  She was instrumental in developing the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”), Payment Application Data Security Standards (“PA-DSS”), PCI Forensic Investigator (“PFI”) Program and Qualified Integrator and Reseller (“QIR”) Program.  These are global compliance programs mandated by the payment card brands on entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. The programs are managed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (“PCI SSC”).  Ms. Beierly was previously at Visa Inc. for 13 years as a Senior Business Leader and managed Visa’s Fraud Investigations and Incident Management, Global Forensic and Cyber Intelligence team.  During her tenure at Visa, she handled some of the world’s largest payment card security breaches and helped compromised entities with their mitigation strategies.  She has developed long-term relationships with international law enforcement and instrumental in providing intelligence to support criminal investigations.  She is currently an independent consultant specializing in payment data security, incident response and credit/debit/prepaid card fraud mitigation strategy.

 

 

Hon. Jeffrey Bleich

Partner, Dentons

Jeff Bleich leads the diplomatic practice for Dentons, where he has been recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers. He is currently a candidate for Lt. Governor of California. He previously served as Special Counsel to President Obama in the White House, and as the 24th United States Ambassador to Australia from 2009-13. He holds, or has held, several other leadership positions including as Chair of the Fulbright Board, Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, President of the California State Bar, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco. In 1998, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Director of the White House Commission on Youth Violence following the tragic Columbine shootings. In recognition of his service, he has received some of the nation’s top honors, including the highest awards for a non-career ambassador by the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Jeff received a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.P.P from Harvard, and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. He clerked for Judge Abner Mikva on the D.C. Circuit and Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He serves on several Boards including RAND Australia, the American Security Project, the East-West Center, Stanford’s Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Science, and the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. He is a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Studies Center and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney. In 2009, the City of San Francisco named a day in his honor.

 

 

Sarah Bruno

Partner, 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.

 

 

David A. Cass

IBM Chief Information Security Officer Cloud & SaaS Operations &

Global Partner Cloud Security Services, IBM

Mr. Cass is the CISO & Global Partner of Cloud Security Services. He has global responsibility for all aspects of cloud security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Cloud & Security Services Unit.  Mr. Cass serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David is an active contributor to the FS-ISAC on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms, and works closely with U.S., and International Regulators.

Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier.  Where he lead an organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance on a global basis for Elsevier. He also served as the HIPAA officer for Elsevier.  David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated FTSE 100 enterprise in the cloud.

David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT.  He is also a frequent speaker at high profile industry conferences, and serves on the Board of Directors for a public corporation.  In addition, David is a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare.  LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/dcass001   Twitter: @dcass001 

 

Hayley Chang

Deputy General Counsel

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hayley Chang currently serves as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where she supervises the legal divisions responsible for cybersecurity, intelligence, operations, and enforcement. In this capacity, she works closely with the cybersecurity operations center, and she advises the Secretary on the Department’s authority to direct cybersecurity actions across all federal, civilian departments and agencies. She also advises on related Presidential directives and other White House initiatives that implicate the Department’s mission and responsibilities. Ms. Chang previously served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General on national security matters and Deputy Rule of Law Coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. She also served for several years as a federal prosecutor, where she received the Distinguished Service Award and the FBI Director’s Award. In the private sector, Hayley’s practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation. Hayley began her legal career as a law clerk to Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She received her JD from Cornell Law School, where she was Editor of the Cornell Law Review, and her BA from Hillsdale College.

 

 

Justin Feffer

Sergeant, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation Cyber Investigation Response Team (CIRT) 

Sergeant Justin Feffer supervises the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation Cyber Investigation Response Team (CIRT).  He has worked as a task force officer for federal cyber crime task forces since 2004.  He has instructed thousands of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and public officials throughout the United States and internationally in cyber security, cyber crime and high technology threats.

Justin has been a sworn law enforcement officer in Southern California since 1988, and a California attorney since 1994.  He is a graduate of information technology crimes investigation programs conducted by the SANS Institute, Carnegie Melon’s CERT-CC, FBI, HTCIA, and the California Department of Justice.  He is also a member of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA), a lecturer for the University of Southern California’s Safe Communities Institute, and is an FBI-LEEDA faculty member. He holds Global Information Assurance Certifications as a Penetration Tester (GPEN), Security Analyst (GSEC), and Forensic Analyst (GCFA).

 

 

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq.   

JAMS

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.

 

 

Francoise Gilbert

Partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Francoise Gilbert, a partner at Greenberg Traurig, is the author of the two volume treatise “Global Privacy and Security Law” (Wolters Kluwer Publishing), covering 68 countries. Her practice has focused on information privacy and security for more than 25 years. She advises clients on the entire spectrum of domestic and international privacy and cyber security issues legal issues, such as connected objects, autonomous vehicles, big data, mobile applications, wearable devices, social media, artificial intelligence, and other cutting-edge developments.

 

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)

 

 

 

Patrick Hynes  

Principal, PwC

Patrick is a Principal with PwC Cybersecurity & Privacy practice and has more than 20 years of information security and forensic investigation experience. He and his team help clients investigate breaches and system compromise. 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.

 

Robert Kang

Senior Cybersecurity & Compliance Counsel, Southern California Edison

& Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School

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.

Robert is also an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where he helped create the school’s new cybersecurity and data privacy concentration.  Robert teaches a course in business continuity and incident response, the only law school course of its kind in Southern California.

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 kangr@lls.edu.   Follow him on LinkedIn or Twitter @CyberSecEsq.

 

 

Brian Kelly

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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. 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

 

 

Linda Kornfeld  

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Linda Kornfeld is partner and vice chair of the Insurance Recovery Practice at Blank Rome LLP. She represents companies in high-stakes insurance coverage litigation and has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets through settlements and trial, including in high-profile matters dealing with cybersecurity/data privacy issues.

 

 

Melinda Demsky Mehringer

Assistant General Counsel & Head of Litigation,

Mattel, Inc.

Melinda Demsky Mehringer is the Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Fortune 500 toy company, Mattel, Inc.  At Mattel, Ms. Mehringer has assumed a series of roles involving greater responsibility, including heading legal for the Commercial, Operations, and International business divisions; leading the Global Litigation, Employment Law, Regulatory, Privacy, Risk Management, and Corporate Records functions; and leading Mattel’s Global Intellectual Property group.

Before joining Mattel, she spent over a decade at Fox Entertainment Group, where she led a global IP litigation, policy, and enforcement group that protected Fox’s motion picture and television content in a changing digital environment.  She has worked in Silicon Valley, including at Yahoo! and Oracle.  She began her legal career as a litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, after serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Fern M. Smith in the Northern District of California.

She graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where she won the Moot Court competition, was President of Women of Stanford Law and a member of Law Review.  She also received her undergraduate degree from Stanford.

 

 

Thomas Peistrup, Esq.

General Counsel, InStyler/ Tre Milano   

Thomas Peistrup is a lawyer with experience in intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secrets), information security, and related fields. His practice includes privacy, data security and breach, and risk management. He also has specialized expertise in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting management and litigation, with experience in film, television, music, print, technology, direct response and consumer goods. Thomas has a deep business understanding and international experience, as well as experience with executive teams.

 

Matthew Polesetsky

General Counsel, Uproxx Media Group Inc.

Matt is responsible for everything legal at Uproxx Media Group, a dynamic interactive media company.  Matt is an experienced general counsel who contributes to the development of business strategy and cross-functional decision-making.  His proven operational skills managing legal, technical and business professionals help provide clear leadership and guidance.  Matt’s primary experience is in the consumer internet and finance sectors, with substantive expertise in identifying and executing on opportunities in corporate law, employment law and human resources administration, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Kim Richardson

Sr. Director Worldwide Privacy Counsel, Herbalife

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 intellectual property and licensing, commercial agreements, and e-commerce and advertising.  Ms. Richardson currently serves as Sr. Director Worldwide Privacy Counsel for Herbalife.  She also serves as an adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in the Cybersecurity concentration program.  Prior to Herbalife, Ms. Richardson was 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 (mass media emphasis) with a Specialization in Business Administration from UCLA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.  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.

 

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 eBay.com 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.

 

Elvis Stumbergs (CIPP/US, CIPP/E)

Counsel, Office of Privacy, 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, counseling the business on best practices, 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 as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.  He has since practiced privacy, telecommunications and media regulatory, and antitrust law at large and boutique law firms in Washington, D.C., before joining Sprint and relocating to Los Angeles.  He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, and received his B.A. from UCLA

 

 

Dave Watts

President, Netfusion, Inc.

Dave Watts is president of NetFusion. Watts and his team design, implement and manage stable, scalable and secure IT networks for professional services firms and small-to-medium sized businesses throughout California. Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a finalist for CIO of the year for five consecutive years, Dave uses a proprietary approach to network architecture, designed to bolster an organization’s productivity and network accessibility while increasing data privacy and security.

 

Venue

The Montage Beverly Hills

225 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Schedule

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am

Opening Remarks and Introduction of Chairs

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Hon. Jeffrey Bleich, Partner, Dentons

Cyber Security and Forensics 101: All You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Cyber Security and Forensics 101:  All You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Your cybersecurity experts – whether on-staff or outsourced – are often your first and last lines of defense in thwarting the bad guys.  Cyber threats are evolving, new risks, including from increasing connectivity and the Internet of Things, are mushrooming, and everyone in the organization (especially in legal and compliance), needs to have a baseline understanding of the risks.  And when the worst happens, those involved in the incident response need to understand the basics of forensic investigation in order to prepare for potential litigation and regulatory enforcement.  Join our distinguished experts in discussing the latest cyber threats, best practices for organizations, and the A,B,Cs of cyber forensics.

 

Moderator:

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

 

Panelists:

Ingrid Beierly, Independent Consultant 

Hayley Chang, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Justin Feffer, Sergeant, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation Cyber Investigation Response Team (CIRT) 

Patrick Hynes, Principal, PwC

 

 

 

Risk Management

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Following high-profile breaches at Yahoo!, Equifax, and Uber, boards and senior management are facing increased public scrutiny and internal responsibility for enterprise-wide cyber risk management. What was once an IT issue is now a risk management question impacting every corner of the enterprise. What kinds of questions should boards and management be asking of the IT department? How can companies be sure their cyber ecosystem is not simply talking to itself? This panel will discuss the growing cyber risk management challenge for enterprises, including best practices and pitfalls, the challenges and benefits of obtaining cyber insurance, and how enterprises can deal with their cyber “blindspots” – culture and human error.

Moderator:

Peter Z. Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

 

Panelists:

  

Brian S. KellyPartner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Linda Kornfeld, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Dave Watts, President, Netfusion, Inc.

 

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Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Litigation Trends for Litigators and Transactional Lawyers

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This panel will address the most important litigation trends to better defend companies in litigation and for transactional lawyers seeking to avoid litigation. Among other things, this panel will address the current circuit split on standing and its implications for California companies, the type of claims that are raised in litigation and how courts view them, causation and class certification issues, and trends in cybersecurity settlements.

 

Moderator:

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

 

Panelists:

Melinda Demsky Mehringer, Assistant General Counsel & Head of Litigation, Mattel, Inc.

 Matthew Polesetsky, General Counsel, Uproxx Media Group Inc.

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Luncheon Keynote -Privacy and Security at the Supreme Court

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Orin S. Kerr

Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law

USC Gould School of Law

International Regulatory Trends

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

From Asia to Europe, international cybersecurity regulatory regimes are quickly on the rise. With China’s new cybersecurity law already in effect, and Europe’s GDPR set to take effect in May 2018, many companies are asking themselves – are we ready? Join this expert panel as they discuss the rapidly growing global cyber regulatory landscape and how your enterprise may be impacted. What steps should be taken to do business in China? How can businesses ensure they are GDPR compliant starting May 25? And what does the international regulatory landscape look like in 2018 and beyond? These are just some of the questions our panel will address during what is sure to be a dynamic debate on the state of privacy and cybersecurity across the globe.

 

Moderator:

Peter Z. Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

 

Panelists:

Francoise Gilbert, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Thomas Peistrup, Esq., General Counsel, InStyler/ Tre Milano

Elvis Stumbergs, Counsel, Office of Privacy, Sprint

Networking Break

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Incident Response:  Be A Cyber Scout and Be Prepared

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Information security incidents do not have to be everyone’s worst nightmare.  While neither welcome nor pleasant, the levels of stress on and risk to the organization can be mitigated through advance planning, team work, and preparation.  Join our panel of expert “responders” as they review the “must haves” and “should haves” for organizations seeking to minimize incident response risks, share tips in navigating through a mock incident, and provide their favorite “dos and don’ts.”

Moderator:

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

 

Panelists:

Sarah Bruno, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., JAMS

Robert Kang, Senior Cybersecurity & Compliance Counsel,

Southern California Edison

Sam Rubin, Vice President, The Crypsis Group

Chief Information Security Officer/General Counsel Panel

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A panel of Chief Information Security Officers and General Counsel will address the issues that keep them up at night, including how to maintain adequate security, how to communicate security issues to the board, how to best address international issues and how to manage outside counsel

 

Moderator:

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

 

Panelists:

 

David Cass, Chief Information Security Officer, IBM

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

Kim Richardson, Senior Director Worldwide Privacy Counsel, Herbalife

Brad Serwin, General Counsel, Glassdoor

 

 

Networking Reception

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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