Overview

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. 

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

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Morning, July 21, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
  • 8:20 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:30 am
    0.75 hr
    Litigation and Regulatory Update
    An overview of recent developments in domestic and international privacy regulation, FTC enforcement activities, and cyber liability insurance.

    Lisa Angelo, Angelo Law Firm PLLC - Houston, TX
    William Smith, Business Talent Group LLC - Austin, TX

  • 9:15 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 9:25 am
    0.75 hr
    The Current State of International Privacy Laws and Enforcement

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

  • 10:10 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 10:20 am
    0.75 hr
    The State(s) of U.S. Privacy Law
    Unlike the European Union and other jurisdictions, the U.S. has a sectoral approach to data privacy law with no comprehensive data privacy framework in sight. This presentation discusses the latest developments in U.S. privacy law including the California Privacy Rights Act, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, and the many states that have proposed similar legislation. It also provides tips for keeping up with the shifting sands of U.S. privacy law and developing a sustainable compliance program.

    Lucas Huizar, Guideline Inc. - San Mateo, CA
    Devika Kornbacher, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

  • 11:05 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 11:15 am
    0.75 hr
    Developments Relating to Third Party Vendor Diligence and Supply Chain Management

    Moderator:
    Elizabeth Rogers, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Allen Burzen, GBMS USA - Austin, TX
    Gary Pong, HighRadius Corporation - Houston, TX

  • 12:00 pm
    Break for Lunch - Presentation resumes at 12:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday Afternoon, July 21, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Emily Westridge Black, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Emerging, Disruptive and Game-Changing Technology
    Technology is changing how we do business, and even re-defining what business is or can be. It is changing at an ever increasing rate of speed in 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 decentralized finance, encryption, artificial intelligence, blockchain, alternative transactions, smart contracts, and edge computing. 

    Juliana Garaizar, Greentown Labs - Houston, TX
    Chad M. Pinson, Stroz Friedberg - Dallas, TX

  • 1:15 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 1:25 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation
    Examine current government enforcement perspectives and trends, including how they relate to the private sector.

    Moderator:
    Richard J. Johnson, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Esther Chavez, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
    Lesley Fair, Federal Trade Commission - Washington, DC

  • 2:25 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:35 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Ransomware Response and Recovery Efforts
    The frequency and sophistication of ransomware attacks has reached epidemic proportions. This presentation utilizes a ransomware tabletop exercise to explain, and provide best practices for addressing, the numerous legal nuances and challenges organizations face when responding to and recovering from such attacks.

    Moderator:
    William R. Daugherty, Norton Rose Fulbright - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Tim Newman, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Shawn E. Tuma, Spencer Fane - Plano, TX

  • 3:35 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:45 pm
    1.00 hr
    Making the Most of Your Cyber Insurance 
    From securing the right policies to proper claims notice and management, this presentation discusses how to get maximum protection and value out of your insurance.

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

  • 4:45 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 4:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    In-House Counsel Panel
    Hear from a panel of in-house counsel on the latest challenges and solutions in confronting cyber threats.

    Moderator:
    Tim Newman, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 5:40 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Lisa Angelo

Angelo Law Firm PLLC
Houston, TX

Allen Burzen

GBMS USA
Austin, TX

Esther Chavez

Office of the Attorney General
Austin, TX

William R. Daugherty

Norton Rose Fulbright
Houston, TX

Lesley Fair

Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC

Daniel J. Felz

Alston & Bird LLP
Dallas, TX and Brussels, Belgium

Juliana Garaizar

Greentown Labs
Houston, TX

Lucas Huizar

Guideline Inc.
San Mateo, CA

Richard J. Johnson

Jones Day
Dallas, TX

Dominic Keller

Willis Towers Watson
San Francisco, CA

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Tim Newman

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Chad M. Pinson

Stroz Friedberg
Dallas, TX

Gary Pong

HighRadius Corporation
Houston, TX

Elizabeth Rogers

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Austin, TX

William Smith

Business Talent Group LLC
Austin, TX

Leslie C. Thorne

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Shawn E. Tuma

Spencer Fane
Plano, 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

Elizabeth Rogers

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Austin, 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.
UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission (KSCLE) within 30 days after the conference. 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
If 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 21, 2021
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Live Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jul 16, 2021

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Jul 19, 2021

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