Cybersecurity for In-house Legal Counsel Luncheon & Seminar

Monday, October 26, 2020

In-house legal counsel play an important role in managing and mitigating an organization’s cyber risk. This inaugural luncheon and seminar will empower in-house counsel to understand cyber risk and associated legal issues, allowing them to give better advice to their business colleagues. Learn from subject matter expects who delve deep into topics such as:

Ticket to seminar also includes option to attend two Monday morning technical sessions.

Following the seminar, please join us to explore resources and networking during the EXPO Hall Opening Reception until 5:30 p.m.


12:00 – 1:00 PM
Luncheon: Speaking the Language of IT and Security
IT and security professionals often use technical jargon that in-house attorneys might not understand yet carries tremendous risk implications to an organization.  Over lunch, our speaker will define many of these key terms and provide you with a working knowledge of some basic technology and security terms and issues. You will leave this session better able to communicate with IT and security professionals and advise your internal clients.
Speaker: TBD

1:15 – 2:00 PM
Legal Overview and Key Cyber Risks for Businesses
In this interactive session, our speaker will walk through the laws, regulations, standards and best practices affecting not only an organization’s obligations but its opportunities with its most powerful asset:  Its Data.  You will gain a foundational knowledge of the governance requirements for data privacy and security, and a playbook for approaching privacy and security both proactively and reactively. 

Key Learnings:

Attendee Takeaway Item: “Playbook” of actions/follow-up steps that counsel can take when they return to their companies.

Speaker: Scot Ganow, Chair Privacy & Data Security Practice, Taft
Session supported by:

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Governance considerations in privacy and data security; what in-house need to know

The way in which privacy and security professionals are slotted into organizational structures can significantly impact their ability to drive positive outcomes for the business. This panel discussion will delve into this issue from several perspectives and help you advise your clients on governance, reporting, and chain of command issues.

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Best Practices for Managing Cyber Risks in the Contracting Process
As the financial, regulatory and reputational risks arising from misappropriation of data continue to crystalize each year, many organizations are seeing data privacy and cybersecurity obligations become part of the required risk mitigation and insurance provisions within a wide variety of contracts. Our speaker will discuss ways to identify these obligations within boilerplate contract language, distill what these obligations mean, and determine how best to prepare your organization to comply with what are rapidly becoming expected contractual norms.

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Crisis Management Considerations
In-house attorneys need to be prepared to deal with crisis situations that arise out of cyber incidents. In this session, we will get you ready for such a crisis by working through a checklist of action items, discussing the scope of the attorney client privilege, and providing communication strategies.
Speaker: TBD

Thank you to our In-house Legal Counsel Host

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Churchill at 763-548-1306 or

Committee Members

Phil Schenkenberg, CIPP/US, Partner, Litigation & Cyber Security, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP

Scot Ganow, CIPP/US, Partner, Chair Privacy & Data Security Practice, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP
Brett Hebert
, Associate, Business Law & Data Security, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP