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CyberForum 2018

Austin Holian
 •  $195 - $245

Data Security at the Intersection of Law and Business

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


Peter Z. Stockburger

Senior Managing Associate, Dentons

Peter Stockburger is a senior managing associate with Dentons US LLP, and focuses his practice on cybersecurity, employment, and complex commercial litigation. Peter is a frequent author and speaker on cutting-edge cybersecurity and workplace issues, and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches in the area of oral advocacy. Since 2015, Peter has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.



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

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.



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.   


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.


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.



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.



The Montage Beverly Hills

225 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am

Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Hon. Jeffrey Bleich, Partner, Dentons

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

9:00 am - 10:00 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.



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



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

Patrick Hynes, Principal, PwC


Risk Management

10:00 am - 11:00 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 an 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.


Peter Z. Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons




Linda Kornfeld, Partner, Blank Rome LLP



Networking Break

11`:00 am - 11:20 am

Litigation Trends for Litigators and Transactional Lawyers

11:20 am - 12:20 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.



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




Luncheon Keynote

12:20 9m - 1:30 pm

International Regulatory Trends

1:30 pm - 2:30 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 1? 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.



Peter Z. Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons



Francoise Gilbert, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Networking Break

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Incident Response:  Be A Cyber Scout and Be Prepared

2:45 pm - 3:45 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.”


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



Sarah Bruno, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., JAMS

Chief Information Security Officer/General Counsel Panel

3:45 pm - 4:45 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



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

Networking Reception

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm





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