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Secured GC: Practical Guide and Best Practices in Responding to a Data Breach

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Secured GC: Practical Guide and Best Practices in Responding to a Data Breach

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET)

Data breaches have significantly transformed the corporate landscape and the role of general counsel. General counsel are expected to drive an effective and comprehensive data breach response in order to overcome the technical, regulatory, and legal difficulties escalating from the breach.

In this Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with the Practical Guide and Best Practices in Responding to a Data Breach. Speakers will also help the audience understand the importance of this significant topic.

Key topics include:

  • Risks and Pitfalls in a Data Breach
  • Security-Related Service Responsibilities
  • Addressing Cyber Security Issues
  • Identifying Effective and Efficient Data Breach Response
  • Recent Trends and Insights

Who Should Attend

  • General Counsel
  • In-house counsel
  • Board of Directors
  • Private and Public Companies
  • Top Level Management
  • Chief Information Officers
  • System Administrators
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • IT Officers
  • Data Security Officers


Kevin Petrasic

Kevin Petrasic
White & Case LLP

K. Jon Breyer

K. Jon Breyer
Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Ryder Gilliland

Ryder Gilliland
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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  • Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
    • Notable breaches from the past year and lessons learned
    • Evolving threat landscape and foreseeable trends­
  • The Anatomy of a data breach
    • How and why does it occur (compromised credentials and vendor weaknesses) ­­
    • Types of attacks (malware, phishing, whaling, ransomware, DDOS) and how those attacks will shape your response.
    • Anticipate – the importance of not waiting until the breach happens to take action.
    • Protect Privilege – the importance of protecting privilege both before and in the immediate aftermath of a response.
  • Life Cycle of a Breach
    • Discovery­
      • Identify and contain the breach
      • Start documenting all actions taken to identify and respond to the breach
    • Response team – who are the important members and why.
    • The first 24 hours – what to do and not do.
    • Data forensics/analysis
    • Inside vs. outside professionals
    • Law Enforcement
    • Remediation — ensure that damage from the breach is identified and addressed, institute controls as necessary
    • Notifications
    • General Overview of Regulatory Compliance & State Codes and recent changes
    • Post-mortem
      • Evidence and document retention guidelines
  • Cost of a Security Breach
    • Costs to respond and remediate
    • Liability arising from class civil litigation
    • Insurance
  • Preventive measures
    • Employee training
    • Penetration testing
      • The best offense is a good defense — have a response plan in place
Kevin Petrasic

Kevin PetrasicPartnerWhite & Case LLP

Kevin Petrasic is a banking partner and Global Head of the Financial Institutions Advisory practice of White & Case LLP, based in the Firm’s New York and Washington, DC offices. He advises banks and financial firms on regulatory, transactional, compliance, supervisory, enforcement, legislative, and policy issues. His clients include domestic and foreign banks, investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, investment managers and advisers, securities firms, insurance companies, payments companies, and FinTech firms.

Kevin has extensive experience in Dodd-Frank compliance, bank holding company regulation, anti-money laundering issues and OFAC compliance, credit card and consumer financial compliance laws, UDAAP issues, data privacy and data breach issues, compliance laws impacting payments systems, mergers and acquisitions, bank powers and activities, legislative matters, mortgage market regulation, and corporate governance.

He has over 20 years of government experience, including serving as Special Counsel, Managing Director of External Affairs, Director of Congressional Affairs, Legislative Counsel, and Assistant Chief Counsel at the US Treasury Department's Office of Thrift Supervision, as well as Counsel to the former US House Banking Committee. 

K. Jon Breyer

K. Jon BreyerPartnerLindquist & Vennum LLP

As a seasoned trial lawyer and MSBA Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, Jon Breyer represents companies in complex transaction-related disputes arising from all varieties of business agreements. Jon is also head of Lindquist & Vennum’s Privacy and Data Security Litigation practice group and counsels clients on data security and privacy laws, including representing businesses and individuals who have fallen victim to data security breaches and those targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from several highly publicized data security cases. Contact Jon at 612.371.3964 or [email protected]

Ryder Gilliland

Ryder GillilandPartnerBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Ryder practices complex litigation and dispute resolution encompassing corporate-commercial disputes. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared at every level of court in Ontario, as well as the Court of Queen's Bench in New Brunswick, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal.  Ryder specializes in laws relating to communications such as access to information, privacy and defamation.   He has appeared as counsel in some of the leading access to information cases before Supreme Court of Canada. He is breach coach for a leading cyber-insurance company and regularly advises on data breach issues.

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Advance Preparation:
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Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Specialized Knowledge and Applications

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Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions, and is consistently ranked at the top of the list of global law firms.  The firm’s Financial Institutions Advisory practice advises on a wide range of issues affecting banks and nonbank financial firms, including regulatory and compliance matters; transactions and structuring; disputes, enforcement and investigations; risk management and legal assistance in day-to-day operations; and cross-border legal and regulatory implications for firms with a global multijurisdictional presence.  The firm’s clients include domestic and international banking organizations, investment banks, and an extensive list of nonbank financial firms that includes investment funds and advisers, private equity and hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, outsourcing and other third party service providers, Fintech enterprises, and other key players in the financial industry sector.  The firm also advises many of the largest banks in the US, UK, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Website: http://www.whitecase.com/

Lindquist & Vennum’s 160 attorneys provide a full array of corporate finance, transactional, and litigation services for clients from offices in Minnesota, Colorado, and South Dakota. The firm has established and emerging practices in many industry and specialty areas, including private equity, financial institutions, real estate, healthcare and life sciences, renewable energy, and bankruptcy. In addition to corporate services, Lindquist also has strong estate planning and family law practices. For nearly five decades, the firm has served corporate, governmental, and individual clients across the nation and around the world. 

Website: http://www.lindquist.com/

As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world.

Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index 2014, which measures law firm brands most favoured by top companies in Canada and internationally. The firm was also the only Canadian firm to be named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2014 and “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” for the fourth time in the Chambers Global Awards 2013.

Website: http://www.blakes.com/

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