Cyber Security Litigation: What You Need to Know in 2015
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by the Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion on the latest insights and developments regarding Cyber Security Litigation in 2015.
Recent breaches of security have encouraged federal and state lawmakers, regulators, and attorneys general to focus on how entities and government agencies are protecting consumer information from un-authorized access. New rules and regulations are being formulated and lawsuits are being filed more frequently. Many businesses will face scrutiny regarding their compliance and face increased risk of liability and litigation due to breaches.
Key topics include:
- Canadian Perspective of Cyber Security Litigation
- Cyber-Security Breaches
- Cyber-Security Regulations
- Breach Litigation Risks
- Putative Class Actions
- Privacy Law Claims – Un-Fair Competition
- Common Law Claims – Tort
- Litigation Outcomes – Standing, Class Certification, Cognizable Damages
- Security and Breach Risk Avoidance Methods
- Last few weeks at SONY
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Canadian Perspective
- Data Breach Response Action Steps
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- The common law privacy tort of “intrusion upon seclusion”
- Developments in Canadian privacy class actions
- Canadian notice requirements for privacy and data breaches
Who Should Attend:
- Litigations Officers
- Litigation Support Specialist
- IT Heads
- IT Lawyers
- Privacy and Data Security Officers
- Technology Attorneys
- IT Security Officers
- IT Personnel
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
S. Christopher ("Kit") Winter is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Dykema, an AmLaw 200 firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Winter has been advising clients on privacy, data security and risk management issues for more than a decade. His clients include software companies, Internet data centers and managed IT service providers, among many others. He is a frequent author and speaker on current issues in privacy and data security including crisis preparation, prevention and response, breach notification, and best practices in information management. He is also a seasoned intellectual property litigator with a practice that includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation.
S. Christopher ("Kit") Winter is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Dykema, an AmLaw 200 firm headquartered in …
Ryder practises 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 specializing 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 and speaks regularly on issues relating to privacy and access to information.
Ryder practises complex litigation and dispute resolution encompassing corporate-commercial disputes. He has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared at every level …
Angela de Cespedes, a partner in Akerman LLP's Litigation Practice Group, is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated and tried matters in both federal and state courts throughout Florida and New York. Currently based in Miami, Florida, she represents international, national and local businesses and institutions in diverse litigation matters with a focus on the defense of complex tort and commercial litigation. Representative clients include various commercial property owners / operators, hotel chains, food services providers, professional sports leagues, teams and stadiums, global supply chain companies, chemical manufacturers / distributors, apparel manufacturers / distributors, security companies, educational institutions and insurance companies. She frequently lectures and is a published author on the use of social media and online content in litigation, social media and lawyer ethics, social media in the workplace, cyber security litigation and data breach.
Angela de Cespedes, a partner in Akerman LLP's Litigation Practice Group, is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated and …
Iris has a diversified litigation practice that includes expertise in privacy and freedom of information legislation, white collar crime defence and investigations, media and defamation, and constitutional matters. Iris has particular expertise in helping clients manage and respond to crisis situations, including cyber-attacks and data breaches.
Iris conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and boards, represents clients on compliance matters and has experience defending clients against criminal and regulatory charges, including foreign corruption matters. She has advised clients in many industries, including financial services, mining and resources, and health care/pharmaceutical.
Iris regularly acts for the media on a range of matters, and has extensive experience advising clients on reputation management issues and litigating defamation cases.
Iris has a diversified litigation practice that includes expertise in privacy and freedom of information legislation, white collar crime defence …
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Dykema is a leading national law firm with a Midwest heritage that has been serving clients for more than a century. With over 350 attorneys and professionals and offices in California, Michigan, Illinois, Texas and Washington D.C., Dykema is recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States. Dykema is a strategic partner and the firm of choice for many Fortune 500, middle-market and startup companies that are attracted to the firm's sophisticated practices, focus on practical solutions, quality lawyers and commitment to providing value.
What sets Dykema apart from other firms in the market is its unique value equation which includes a commitment to dedicated client service teams; flexible billing to create financial predictability and accountability; lower cost structure; and advanced technology and communication strategies. Using a value-focused business model, Dykema's full-service capability delivers results for sophisticated purchasers of legal services who increasingly demand alternative and more efficient ways of streamlining their legal work without sacrificing their bottom line.
About Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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. We focus on building long-term relationships with clients, providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context.
Thanks to our clients, 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. We were 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.
Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated network of 11 offices worldwide provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.
About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 350 (2014). The Akerman team is recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers (2014) as one of the best law firms in the U.S. in 30 practice areas.