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Seventeenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

 
Author(s): Francoise Gilbert, Thomas J. Smedinghoff, Lisa J. Sotto
Practice Area: Health Care, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Cybersecurity
Published: Jul 2016
ISBN: 9781402426865
PLI Item #: 148906
CHB Spine #: G1276, G1277

Francoise Gilbert focuses her practice on U.S. and global data privacy and cybersecurity in a wide variety of markets, including, among others, compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other EU data protection laws, big data, cybersecurity, connected devices, intelligent vehicles, artificial intelligence, robots and other emerging technologies.

She counsels clients on complex issues related to evaluating and strategically managing privacy, security, and e-business risks. She assists in the design of product and services to help meet the company’s objectives within the constraints of compliance requirements; the development of compliance programs to meet data protection laws in a variety of markets, including the EU, Asia/Pacific, Middle East / Africa, and the Americas. She also advises clients in the development of internal programs to help drive a culture of privacy across entire organizations; product development strategies aimed at meeting the privacy-by-design and security-by-design principles; and addressing privacy and security in mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial transactions.

A sought-after speaker, Francoise Gilbert has been featured on numerous panels throughout the United States and internationally on privacy, security, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), global privacy programs, cloud computing, connected objects, smart cities, robot law, risk management, outsourcing, information technology, and e-business law by industry groups, bar associations and trade associations.

In addition, Ms. Gilbert is the author of the leading two-volume treatise "Global Privacy and Security Law" which covers in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents. She has written numerous chapters in collective works and has published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed publications, professional journals and magazines on privacy, security, emerging technologies, compliance, cybercrime, outsourcing, workplace privacy, information law, data governance, Internet law, eCommerce, children protection, and comparative law.

Concentrations

  • Information privacy and security, US and international
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data, data analytics
  • Interest-based advertising
  • Internet of Things, connected objects, intelligent vehicles, smart cities
  • Complex technology licensing; cloud computing; outsourcing
  • Blockchain


Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs Hunton Andrews Kurth’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office.  She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Lisa has received widespread recognition for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity.  She was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and has received top rankings for privacy and data security by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.  Lisa serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. 

Lisa assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security practices.  She advises clients on GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, VPPA, security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements (including HR rules), and global data protection laws (including those in the EU, Asia and Latin America).  More recently, Lisa’s work includes assisting dozens of clients in developing strategies for complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

Featured as “The Queen of Breach” in an article by New York Super Lawyers Magazine, Lisa provides extensive advice on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cyber incident readiness.  Since 2005, she has advised clients on more than 1,600 cybersecurity and data breach incidents in the U.S. and abroad, including many of the seminal events.  Lisa is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. 

Lisa is chair of the New York Privacy Officers’ Forum and a former member of the Board of Directors of IAPP.  She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review.  She received her B.A. from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects.  Lisa is admitted to practice in New York.


 


Thomas J. Smedinghoff is Of Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP.  His practice focuses on the developing field of information law and electronic business activities, and he has been actively involved in developing e-business, e-signature, identity management, and data security legal policy both in the U.S. and globally. 

He currently serves as a member of the ABA’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, and is Chair of the Identity Management Legal Task Force and Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee in the Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Committee. He is also an advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and in that capacity he helped to negotiate the international e-commerce treaty known as the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contract. He is currently working with UNCITRAL to address international electronic identity management issues. He also serves as an Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Study Committee on Identity Management in Electronic Commerce.       

Tom is co-editor and contributing author of the Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions (ABA, 2017), and a contributing author to the 1st and 2nd editions of The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook - A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms & Business Professionals (ABA, 2013 and 2018).  He is also the author of the book titled Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance, (2008), and editor and primary author of the e-commerce book titled Online Law: The Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet (1996). He can be reached at Tom.Smedinghoff@lockelord.com