In this program, attendees will hear from cybersecurity and data privacy lawyers and experts about:
- The current state of cybersecurity threats and how their organizations may be affected
- Corporate governance issues surrounding data security and privacy
- Best practices on protecting against cyberattacks and how to respond if they do occur
Attendees will leave with up-to-the minute information and practical tools that they can take back to their practices and businesses.
How do cybersecurity issues affect your work? Learn best practices and tools on preventing and handling cyberattacks.
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join a discussion on corporations’ major legal responsibilities in connection with cybersecurity and best practices on oversight.
What is an individual’s privacy expectations and what is the government’s role in protecting private information systems?
How are companies dealing with privacy and cyber challenges, including through new technologies?
Explore what you need to know to prepare your firms and companies on cybersecurity and the law, and how to advise clients.
Our program speakers are leading experts in cybersecurity law, corporate governance, national security issues, and risk assessment.
Matthew C. Waxman is the Liviu Librescu Professor of Law and the faculty chair of the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security. Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, including issues related to executive power; international human rights and constitutional rights; military force and armed conflict; and terrorism. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Before joining the the Law School faculty, he served in senior positions at the State Department, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council. Waxman was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he studied international relations and military history.
Kevin Chalker is founder and CEO of GRA Quantum. He has cultivated the firm belief that secure personal data is everyone’s fundamental right throughout his 20 years of work in the national security, diplomatic, and business sectors. Motivated by this core principle, he spent five years developing GRA Quantum’s pioneering information security services, many of which are uniquely capable of countering both common medium- to large-scale and advanced nation-state cyber threats. He now prides himself on routinely gaining trust of new clients by resolving breaches and creating comprehensive plans to ensure future data security. When not interfacing with clients, Chalker enjoys informing industry and government members about today’s ever-evolving threat matrix and preventive strategies to protect against them.
Raj De is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington D.C. office and leads the firm's global cybersecurity and data privacy practice. He is also co-leader of the firm’s national security practice group, and a member of the firm’s congressional investigations and crisis management team. De focuses his practice on cutting-edge legal and policy issues at the nexus of technology, national security, law enforcement and privacy, including strategic cybersecurity counseling and related representation. After nearly two decades in private practice and public service across all three branches of the United States government, De is one of the most trusted voices in Washington, D.C. He has held senior appointments in the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense.
Joshua P. Galper is a founder and partner of the law firm Davis Goldberg & Galper and public affairs firm Trident DMG, both based in Washington, D.C. He has spent more than 20 years working at the intersection of business, law, public policy, and communications. A pioneer in the field of legal crisis management, Galper combines the disciplines of law, media, and policy to help a wide range of clients across many industries and the globe. From 2003 to 2011, he helped build and later co-chaired this practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Before co-founding his new firms in April 2016, Galper served as general counsel and chief policy officer at Personal.com, a venture-backed tech company focusing on privacy, cybersecurity, and data collaboration.
Judith H. Germano is a nationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. She is the founder of GermanoLaw LLC, advising public and privately-held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and representing companies and individuals on securities fraud and other complex white-collar criminal and regulatory-compliance issues. She counsels senior executives and corporate board members on matters of cybersecurity governance, internal investigations, and criminal and civil defense. Germano also is a senior fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) and NYU Center on Law & Security (CLS). She leads the CCS cybersecurity task force of corporate executives and senior government officials addressing critical cybersecurity concerns.
Andrew McLaughlin works at Medium, leading new business and strategic initiatives, editorial operations, enterprise services, and the growth of the company in New York City and internationally. McLaughlin is a venture partner at betaworks, a technology and media startup studio and investor based in NYC. As a partner at betaworks from 2012–2016, McLaughlin was an operator, a company and product builder, a strategist, and an investor, and served as CEO of two betaworks companies, Digg and Instapaper. McLaughlin continues to serve on the board of Chartbeat, a real-time data analytics provider. He chairs the board of Access Now, a not-for-profit devoted to defending and extending the digital rights of activists, journalists, and citizens at risk around the world.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Courses qualifying for CLE for newly admitted attorneys, for experienced attorneys, or for both, are identified in conjunction with each course’s description. The Law School provides a New York CLE Certificate of Attendance to attorneys in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines, including those regarding verification of attendance.
Persons seeking a hardship scholarship should register using the online form and then separately complete their registration by submitting a scholarship request, no later than October 27, 2016, to Columbia Law School Executive Education at CLSExecEd@law.columbia.edu. Requests, which will be answered, should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant’s need and the background to his or her interest. Please understand that without a complete scholarship request, the applicant may be notified that the scholarship registration has been cancelled.
Please refer to the agenda for specific information regarding the CLE credit available for this program. Please contact us at CLSExecEd@law.columbia.edu with questions. For general information regarding New York CLE credit, please contact the New York Continuing Legal Education Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Program and Discount
The Conference Board will present Cybersecurity: The Leadership Imperative on March 16–17, 2017. This seminar discusses and provides actionable insights on building and maintaining a structure, in which leaders across an organization are able to work together seamlessly to comprehend, measure, and respond to cyber risk challenges.
Attendees who register for Columbia Law School Executive Education’s program, as well as Cybersecurity: The Leadership Imperative, will receive a $250 discount on the Law School’s program and a $300 discount on The Conference Board seminar.
Please contact CLSExecEd@law.columbia.edu for more information.
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