About

Cyber intrusions—data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and other threats—continue to make headlines and affect companies and organizations of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and top government officials to get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include: 

  • Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update
  • International and State Privacy Laws and Enforcement
  • First Steps to Cybersecurity Compliance
  • Emerging, Disruptive, and Game-Changing Technology
  • Legal Nuances of Breach Response
  • Cybersecurity Insurance
  • Discovery Issues
  • The In-House Perspective on Managing Current Threats and Challenges
If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Morning, July 15, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Joanna Jefferson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
  • 8:20 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:30 am
    0.75 hr
    Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update

    Richard J. Johnson, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Molly Russell, Jones Day - Dallas, TX

    Review recent developments in U.S. data breach and cyber class action litigation, as well as in new and emerging enforcement standards at the federal and state level.
  • 9:15 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:20 am
    0.50 hr
    International Privacy Laws and Enforcement

    Daniel J. Felz, Alston & Bird LLP - Dallas, TX and Brussels, Belgium
    Wim Nauwelaerts, Alston & Bird - Brussels, Belgium

  • 9:50 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:55 am
    0.75 hr
    The ABCs of Operationalizing the CCPA, BIPA, and Other State Data Privacy Laws

    Wendy Elsa Bozzolasco, SunPower - Austin, TX
    Devika Kornbacher, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

    Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to commence in July 2020. Explore how companies are grappling with how to integrate the recently revised CCPA regulations into their ordinary business activities. Hear practical guidance on operationalizing compliance with the CCPA as well as other state data privacy laws (e.g., Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act).
  • 10:40 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:45 am
    0.75 hr
    Is Reasonable Security Achievable in the Corporation?

    Moderator:
    Art Ehuan, Crypsis - McLean, VA
    Panelists:
    Robyn K. Bacon, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP - Los Angeles, CA
    LeeAnne Pelzer, Crypsis - McLean, VA
    Stefan Richards, CorVel - Portland, OR

    The term "Reasonable Security" is appearing in news headlines and inside court rooms. Regulators are increasingly conducting examinations of breached corporations to determine if preventative “Reasonable Security” measures are being deployed across the enterprise. Class action litigation representatives are also questioning, if a lack of "Reasonable Security” contributed to breaches in their complaints. Hear how “Reasonable Security” can be achieved across the pillars of people, process, and technology--including the implementation and management of proactive "Reasonable Security" measures. And explore how to evaluate and measure if “Reasonable Security” is in place, and how to identify gaps that may exist in a cybersecurity program.
  • 11:30 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 11:35 am
    0.50 hr
    Cybersecurity and Data Protection Considerations in Work-From-Home Policies

    Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

    An overview of key issues to consider in developing or updating work-from-home policies as they relate to cybersecurity and data protection, including information fluidity, third party access to employee assets, Zoom and other platform security concerns, and more.
  • 12:05 pm
    Break for Lunch - Presentations Resume at 12:25 p.m.

  • Wednesday Afternoon, July 15, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Joanna Jefferson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
  • LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
  • 12:25 pm
    0.75 hr
    Emerging, Disruptive, Game-Changing Technology

    Moderator:
    Chad M. Pinson, Stroz Friedberg - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Jordan J. Herman, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Austin, TX
    Lacey Shrum, Vela Wood & Smart Kx - Dallas, TX

    Technology is pushing the limits of almost every sector of society, from the personal to the professional. With every advancement comes opportunity, disruption, risk, security issues, and privacy concerns. Often, we focus on the technology of today, failing to look ahead to where technology might advance tomorrow. Hear more on expectant emerging technologies including blockchain, smart cities, artificial intelligence, biometrics, and even the new imperatives to better understand work-from-home and work-remote options. 
  • 1:10 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation

    Moderator:
    Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    David L. Hirsch, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
    Camelia Lopez, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

    Examine current government enforcement perspectives and trends, including how they relate to the private sector.
  • 2:15 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:20 pm
    0.50 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Legal Nuances of Breach Response

    William R. Daugherty, Norton Rose Fulbright - Houston, TX

    While the data security threat landscape continues to show increases in the frequency, sophistication, and variety of incidents, organization also have to grapple with the evolving legal and regulatory landscape when responding to data security incidents. Explore the legal nuances organizations may face when responding to data security incidents, including legal obligations arising from ransomware and extortion demands; interpreting various safe harbors under breach notification laws; as well as industry- and data-specific legal obligations.
  • 2:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:55 pm
    1.00 hr
    Cyber Insurance in Context of Incident Response Plan

    Dominic Keller, Willis Towers Watson - San Francisco, CA
    Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

    The alignment of cyber insurance and incident response plans is critical to ensure that comprehensive coverage is provided and the organization can recover from cyber incidents effectively.  
  • 3:55 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 4:00 pm
    0.50 hr
    Cybersecurity of IP

    Seth James Nielson, Crimson Vista - Austin, TX

    A review of cybersecurity techniques, technologies, and principles that are used to protect a company's intellectual property, with a focus on protecting various types of copyrightable content and potential trade secrets.
  • 4:30 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 4:35 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    In-House Counsel Panel

    Kate Eguchi, Whole Foods Market - Austin, TX
    Allan M. Johnson, AT&T - Dallas, TX
    Materials By:
    Emily Westridge Black, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

    Hear from a panel of in-house counsel on the latest challenges and solutions in confronting cyber threats.
  • 5:35 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Robyn K. Bacon

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Jason Boulette

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Wendy Elsa Bozzolasco

SunPower
Austin, TX

William R. Daugherty

Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX

Kate Eguchi

Whole Foods Market
Austin, TX

Art Ehuan

Crypsis
McLean, VA

Daniel J. Felz

Alston & Bird LLP
Dallas, TX and Brussels, Belgium

Jordan J. Herman

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX

David L. Hirsch

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Fort Worth, TX

Allan M. Johnson

AT&T
Dallas, TX

Richard J. Johnson

Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Dominic Keller

Willis Towers Watson
San Francisco, CA

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Camelia Lopez

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX

Wim Nauwelaerts

Alston & Bird
Brussels, Belgium

Seth James Nielson

Crimson Vista
Austin, TX

LeeAnne Pelzer

Crypsis
McLean, VA

Chad M. Pinson

Stroz Friedberg
Dallas, TX

Stefan Richards

CorVel
Portland, OR

Molly Russell

Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Lacey Shrum

Vela Wood & Smart Kx
Dallas, TX

Leslie C. Thorne

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Emily Westridge Black

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Emily Westridge Black—Co-Chair

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Leslie C. Thorne—Co-Chair

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Joanna Jefferson—Director

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

William R. Daugherty

Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX

Daniel J. Felz

Alston & Bird LLP
Dallas, TX and Brussels, Belgium

Richard J. Johnson

Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Shawn E. Tuma

Spencer Fane
Plano, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
The University of Texas School of Law has applied for CLE approval with the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission (KSCLE). At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. A Notice of Accreditation/Affidavit will be provided at the conclusion of the conference. It is the responsibility of the attorney to complete and mail the Notice to the Kansas CLE Commission within 30 days after the program. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
f you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Live Webcast – Jul 15, 2020
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