Los Angeles Agenda

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A copy of the 2018 agenda is below.

8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00am – 9:30am
Session 1: Polling the Audience

  • What is your data security role at your organization?
  • What are your pain points, biggest issues?
  • What do you want to get out of the seminar?


Robert Brownstone, Chair, Electronic Information Management (EIM) Practice Group; and Technology & eDiscovery Counsel, Fenwick & West LLP
Andrea D’Ambra, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Matthew Gardner, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein

9:30am – 10:30am
Session 2: GDPR The New Cyber – Horizons in 2018

  • Implementation of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018
    • How it applies to U.S companies
    • What is Informed Consent under the GDPR?
    • Sanctions and Fines
  • IoT Devices
    • Unique Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks
    • Federal efforts to encourage IoT Security
  • DDoS Attacks
  • Privacy Shield


Rouman Ebrahim, Deputy District Attorney Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Cyber Crime Division
Shannon Yavorsky, Partner, Venable LLP
Isis Miranda, Associate, London Fischer
Delilah Vinzon, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Matthew Todd, CSO and Vice President, Office of Risk Management

10:30am – 10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:45am
Session 3: Data Security and Privacy Litigation

  • Class Actions’ Viability — Injury (Standing)
    • The Spokeo Effect— 2017 appellate decisions, e.g.:
      • Attias v. CareFirst (D.C. Cir.)
      • Katz v. The Donna Karan Co. (2dCir.)
      • Kuhns v. Scottrade
      • Robins v. Spokeo on remand (9th Cir.)
  • New causes of action and theories of recovery
  • Data breach litigation in a small claims court
  • BIPA-Biometric Information Privacy Act
  • Am I covered? Insurance coverage and related litigation
    • Engl v. Natural Grocers
    • Equifax


Stephen Embry, Attorney, embryLaw LLC
Thomas Peistrup, General Counsel, Instyler
Isis Miranda, Associate, London Fischer
Samantha Green, Manager of Thought Leadership, Epiq Systems
Howard Miller, Senior Vice President, Director, Tech Secure Division, LBW Insurance

11:45am – 12:45pm
Networking Luncheon

12:45pm- 1:45pm
Session 4: Fighting the Cyber War: Corporate Governance, People and Process

  • Where are you today? Where do you want/need to be?
  • Extracting Lessons Learned from 2017 Security Incidents
  • Proactive Risk Assessments – Prioritizing Your Security Controls
    • Risk appetite
    • “mining the dark web”
  • Cloud Migration Mishaps
  • Due Diligence in Deals
    • Yahoo!
  • Creating a Security Culture
  • Are structured to respond?
    • Building and implementing a comprehensive response plan
  • Board responsibility for cyber
    • Yahoo securities class action settlement
  • Enforcing best practices for corrective actions
  • Considering Insider Threat
  • Maintaining privilege when investigating internal issues
  • Impact of failure
    • Loss of customer confidence, market share, and valuation


Michael Gold, Co-Chair, Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Erik Rasmussen, Principal, Head of CyberSecurity and Risk Management Solutions, Grobstein Teeple LLP
Matthew Todd, CSO and Vice President, Office of Risk Management
Antonela Commiato, Chief Technology Officer, Extend Resources

1:45pm – 2:45pm
Session 5: The Dark Side of Digitalization

    • Darknet/TOR
    • Cybercriminals, recent arrests, and the impact on the threat landscape
    • International cooperation
    • Geolocation challenges
    • Anomaly Detection: Breaking the code of Zero Days
    • Vulnerability programs – what are they and when can you white hat hack


    Bill Hardin, Vice President, Charles River Associates
    Hanley Chew, of Counsel, Fenwick & West LLP
    Erik Rasmussen, Principal, Head of CyberSecurity and Risk Management Solutions, Grobstein Teeple LLP

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Networking Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Session 6: Understanding Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

  • Crypto-currencies
    • What are they?
    • Who regulates them or rather who doesn’t?
    • The KYC (know your client) rule with cryptocurrencies
    • Why companies need to care
  • Blockchain
    • The in’s and out’s
    • The different flavors of Blockchain
      • Public (Ethereum) vs. Private (Quorum)
        • Which fits your case?


Stephen Embry, Attorney, embryLaw LLC
Bill Hardin, Vice President, Charles River Associates

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Session 7: Ethics in Cybersecurity

  • Threat landscape for law firms
  • Ethical obligations of law firms to protect client data (and understand technology)
  • How are companies (especially in regulated industries) scrutinizing and managing law firms?
  • What do you require of opposing counsel and other third parties when turning over information?
  • What assurances do we have from the government with sensitive info?
  • Ethical obligations when advising client on how to handle cybersecurity-related legal issues
  • Balancing legal preservation obligations with real word operational concerns


Stephen Embry, Attorney, embryLaw LLC
Robert Brownstone, Technology & eDiscovery Counsel, and Chair, Electronic Information Management Group, Fenwick & West LLP


Agenda is subject to change.


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