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Artificial Intelligence Law 2019


Speaker(s): Adam Nguyen, Amy S. Mushahwar, Anthony E. Davis, Ben Rossen, Charles M. Post, Dennis C. Garcia, Elise Houlik, Glynna K. Christian, Huu Nguyen, Jeffrey L. Turner, Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.), Mark C Mao, Mutisya Ndunda, Peter Brown, Rashida Richardson, Terrell McSweeny, Wendy Callaghan, Zachary Hecht
Recorded on: Feb. 22, 2019
PLI Program #: 249221

Huu Nguyen is a deal lawyer with a strong technical background. He focuses his practice on commercial and corporate transactions in the technology and venture space, and counsels and assists clients with FinTech transactions, artificial intelligence matters, licensing, outsourcing, complex commercial arrangements, strategic relationships, financial regulatory matters, privacy and security matters, cyber law and intellectual property rights matters. He also helps his clients with accelerator and foundry formations and associated fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate formation and other related matters. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee of the ABA.

About

Before practicing corporate, commercial and technology law, Huu focused on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Huu seconded as an in-house counsel with a global financial services company. Huu was a board member of the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington and has also worked on IP and transactional matters pro bono for nonprofits.

Experience

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Assist a natural language processing company with its data and IP issues, and its
    technology and commercial transactions.
  • Counsel a predictive automotive routing technology provider with its joint ventures, consulting services and IP issues.
  • Assist a bio-informatics company with its commercial transactions.
  • Advise a digital image processing company operating in the fashion space with its IP and commercial issues.
    FinTech
  • Representing a global financial services company in regulatory review, structuring and negotiations of agreements related to a new card product, a consumer data monitoring service, a white labeling and co-branding relationships and mobile payment systems, and a loyalty program as a service product, including our client’s relationship with a payment system company for the servicing of the solution.
  • Representing a national property management in the acquisition and implementation of an integrated payment solution from a large financial institution.
  • Representing a retailer in the acquisition and implementation of digital wallet technology.

Commercial & Supply Chain Arrangements

  • Representing an international manufacturer of equipment in cross-border sale, resell and promotion of goods.
  • Representing an international distributor of beauty supplies in retail sales transactions.
  • Representing a foreign reseller with cross-border resale transactions of high technology equipment in the financial services industry.
  • Representing a large clothing retailer with various commercial arrangements.

Outsourcing & Technology Transactions

  • Representing a leading financial services institution in outsourcing and licensing transactions.
  • Representing a life sciences company in sourcing of ERP solutions.
  • Representing a software provider in data center agreements, IP licenses, EULA, collaboration agreements, financial data services/cloud computing agreements, and employment and developer agreements.

Software Licensing

  • Representing a consumer products company in manufacturing and development transactions.
  • Representing a large shipping terminal operator in software escrow agreements, consulting and software development agreements, IP licenses and terminal services-related transactions.
  • Representing software companies in connection with EULAs and employee, contractor, referral and reseller agreements.
  • Drafting a beta testing agreement for an enterprise software company.
  • Advising various clients regarding open source, shareware and freeware licensing risks.

Formations, Mergers & Strategic Alliances

  • Representing a start-up in the formation of an innovation program and associated funding vehicles.
  • Representing a multinational media company in the acquisition of interest in a US producer and distributor of television shows.
  • Representing a financial services software provider in connection with collaboration and strategic alliance transactions.
  • Representing and advising a microchip manufacturer in the wind down of a joint venture and in new merger transactions.
  • Representing a computer and electronics manufacturer in the acquisition of a high-tech company.

Privacy & Data Security

  • Counseling clients with GLBA and other consumer privacy-related matters.
  • Assisting clients with comprehensive written information security programs.
  • Drafting and advising on privacy policies and related FTC issues.

Internet & E-Commerce

  • Representing clients with their SaaS and other cloud computing arrangements, including e-commerce solutions.
  • Counseling online clients about user-generated content agreements, DMCA issues, terms of use and publicity releases.
  • Representing a start-up online music company in connection with music licenses and website terms of use.

Credentials

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 2005
  • The University of Texas at Austin, M.S., with honors, 1997
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., with honors, 1992

Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • Washington, 2005

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese

 

About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world's strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. Our multidisciplinary team of over 1500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides unrivaled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground. We give our clients a voice, support their ambitions and are committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes. It is a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale - locally or globally - and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. Our solutions are shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of our clients' business goals, while our robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue specific challenges they face.


Anthony E. Davis is best described as a lawyer's lawyer.  He is a Partner in Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s Lawyers for the Profession® practice group, based in New York.  He advises lawyers and law firms nationally in the areas of professional responsibility, risk management and the law governing lawyers, including law firm creation, merger and dissolution.  He is co-author of RISK MANAGEMENT: Survival Tools For Law Firms, American Bar Association (co-published by the Law Practice Management Section and the Center for Professional Responsibility) third edition, with Katie M. Lachter, 2015, the author of numerous scholarly articles, and of the Professional Responsibility column in the New York Law Journal. He is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia University School of Law, a past President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a Member of the ALI.  He received his law degree from Cambridge University, and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.  He is admitted in New York, Colorado, and as an English Barrister and a Solicitor (both non-practicing).


Elise Houlik is Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel on Mastercard’s Privacy and Data Protection legal team.  Based in the company’s Global Headquarters in New York, Elise manages a cross-functional team of lawyers responsible for ensuring privacy and data protection compliance while advancing business innovation utilizing a privacy by design methodology.  She is engaged in product development processes including core business, digital payments, marketing, and enterprise partnerships on a worldwide basis.  Elise oversees detailed analysis of emerging data protection laws, regulations and policies across the globe, counseling teams on the impact the changing privacy regulatory environment has on the company and its strategic objectives.

Elise formerly served at Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C.  As lead Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel for the company, she advised on a number of wide-scale privacy and data security matters and served as a strategic partner with business divisions throughout the company to implement best practices.  Her responsibilities ranged from risk analysis and governance over the transmission, security, use and management of corporate and personally identifiable information, to the development of policies, procedures and training over the same.  Elise provided legal guidance on compliance with relevant state, federal, and international data protection regulations; data breach event response and remediation; insider threat management; emerging technologies; social media; mobile applications; and negotiation of contract terms and non-disclosure agreements concerning the protection of personal and corporate confidential data.  She also served the company’s primary counsel on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters, and was actively engaged in the preparation and delivery of responses to regulatory bodies concerning privacy and information security matters.

Active in the greater privacy community, Elise is on the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 (Data Security & Privacy Liability).  She is Senior Editor of the group’s first publication, the Data Privacy Primer.  In Washington, D.C., Elise served as Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Washington, DC KnowledgeNet Chapter.

Elise received a juris doctor from George Washington University Law School after completing her bachelor of arts studies in English at Johns Hopkins University.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) and is admitted in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and as In-House Counsel in the State of New York.


Adam Nguyen is a co-founder of eBrevia, a leading enterprise contract analysis software company that applies machine learning to more quickly and accurately extract key information from unstructured data. Adam also founded Ivy Link, an education advisory firm serving families in New York, London and the Middle East. Before Ivy Link, Adam was the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm. Adam had practiced law at the law firms of Paul, Weiss and Shearman & Sterling, where he focused on private equity, hedge fund formation, and mergers and acquisitions — as well as at AQR Capital Management, a multi-asset investment management firm. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Faith Hochberg, US District Court, NJ. Adam holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.     


Amy S. Mushahwar is an experienced data privacy, security, and management attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry in both legal and technical capacities. She focuses on data security, cyber risk, and privacy issues. As both a lawyer and former technologist, Amy is adept at helping clients unravel complex systems to fully understand legal and regulatory risk.

Data Security: Amy advises clients regarding proactive data security measures, data breach incident response, and regulatory inquiries. She provides security guidance advice to clients in the following industries: financial services, energy, telecommunications, health care, retailers, and e-commerce companies. As a frequent incident response counsel, Amy has interacted with federal and state agencies, overseen forensics services and grey hat intelligence providers, prepared consumer notifications, and helped companies with remediation efforts after incidents. In addition to the incident response work, Amy provides compliance advice on applicable security laws, payment card brand security standards (the PCIDSS), and security audit standards (i.e., the SANS Institute Center for Internet Security Critical Information Security Controls, SSAE-16, ISO, COBIT and NIST 800-53). Amy has also prepared and facilitated in-depth security incident simulations for her clients.

Cyber Risk: She regularly provides advice on how to conduct practical assessments of cyber risk when contracting with vendors, clients, and business partners. Amy continually drafts security clauses for a wide variety of services that address how companies can appropriately shift risk, monitor grey areas, or subject a party to ongoing due diligence. Amy’s contractual and risk management program guidance is also informed by her understanding of applicable insurance policies, such as those covering data breach incidents, cyber liability, and technical errors and omissions, as well as common insurance riders.

Privacy: Amy has assisted clients with complying with a number of privacy laws, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Consumer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) regulations, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Graham Leach Bliley Act (GLB), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as in federal and state unfair and deceptive trade practices laws pertaining to privacy.

Amy’s data security and privacy advice is informed by her experience negotiating for businesses on privacy, cybersecurity, and Internet governance issues within international bodies, including the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She has attended past ICANN meetings in Prague, Toronto, Beijing, and Durban. Before entering the law, Amy spent several years as a technology consultant, performing network security design and implementation. From 1997 to 2001, she owned and operated a technology consulting company.


As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and lead the legal support function to Microsoft's US Enterprise Commercial Sales team - a team of over 2000 sales professionals that drives Microsoft's largest commercial business with its biggest customers. I also have the privilege in leading a team of 14 outstanding and diverse lawyers and legal professionals who are scattered across the US. Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in various in-house legal roles for IBM and Accenture.

I have over 20 years of legal experience - all in-house with leading Information Technology providers. My primary expertise includes shaping and negotiating a wide range of sophisticated IT contracts with third parties such as Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, on-premises licensing, business process outsourcing, consulting services and product support arrangements. In addition, I have substantial expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, compliance & ethics, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment law and antitrust law. 

I'm an enthusiastic user of social media and have a passion for improving diversity in the legal profession and leveraging technology to achieve more. I have spoken extensively at legal events/conferences on a variety of topics and I have had numerous articles published by third parties both in print media and online.


Glynna Christian, Co-Head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice, helps clients navigate complex legal issues and mitigate business risks associated with emerging and transformative technology and data.  She has 25 years' experience advising clients in corporate and commercial deals across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses, including:

  • launching new technology and digital products, including blockchain, autonomous and connected vehicles, wearable devices, data products, payment solutions, mobile app services, Internet security services and Internet registry services;
  • transforming traditional business models and internal service delivery models to digital models relying on cloud, blockchain, data (including Artificial Intelligence) and mobility; and 
  • M&A, financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.

Glynna also co-leads the firm’s Autonomous and Connected Vehicles working group and also participates in the firm’s AI and blockchain working groups. An active and sought-out thought leader, she regularly speaks with clients and professional organizations on technology and data matters. 


Hsiao ("Mark") Mao is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy and Business Litigation practices of Troutman Sanders. Mark is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals "(IAPP"), for their ISO-approved programs, as a Fellow of Information Privacy ("FIP"), Certified Information Privacy Technologist ("CIPT"), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States ("CIPP/US"). He was previously an IT-consultant at Arthur Anderson Consulting, implementing database software.

Mark’s practice focuses primarily on emerging-technologies, with a particular interest in their intellectual property and privacy law needs. He has substantial experience advising and litigating on behalf of companies across a broad spectrum of data-driven products, including connected things ("IoT"), autonomous vehicles, “smart” infrastructure, automation/machine-learning, real-time targeting technologies, shared-economies, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, “fin-tech”, blockchain, aggregation technologies, broadband, and security hardware and software.

Mark has successfully defended numerous organizations through difficult intellectual property disputes, technology “errors & omissions”, directors & officers/insider disputes, and consumer class actions where the regulatory and legal issues continue to evolve rapidly, such as in the areas of Wiretap Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), unfair and deceptive acts & practices (“UDAP”) litigation. Mark has advised companies throughout their product life cycles on emerging and global privacy law issues, in addition to handling their data breach needs.


Jeff Turner works with domestic and international clients to advance their business objectives on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch. Collaborating with colleagues, he and members of the team help block harmful legislation and regulations and encourage Congress and regulatory agencies to adopt favorable legislation and regulations. He also leads teams that navigate the challenges of congressional investigations.

Jeff focuses his practice on public policy issues related to tax and trade policy issues, sanctions policy, artificial intelligence developments, and a host of other public policy issues. In addition, he advises companies in connection with investments and transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Jeff has led teams on “bet-the-company” projects, including ones in which Congress will have a major role in the outcome.


Katherine B. Forrest, former U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, rejoined Cravath as a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department in September 2018. During her tenure on the bench, Ms. Forrest presided over a diverse range of matters. She has significant experience in complex litigation (including in the areas of antitrust, pharmaceutical, financial services, toxic tort, cryptocurrency, intellectual property and significant employment matters), as well as criminal matters and investigations. Over the course of her 28-year career, she has been regarded as a leader in legal issues relating to technology, including the digital environment, high-speed trading and content distribution (from both the content provider and distributor sides). She has recently given speeches on emerging issues relating to artificial intelligence, the changing digital environment and big data.

In 2011, Ms. Forrest was nominated by President Obama to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. In her seven years on the bench, Ms. Forrest presided over several thousand criminal and civil cases, including over 100 trials. She also authored more than 1,000 opinions and she sat by designation on the Second Circuit for over dozens of appeals. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated over 30 lawsuits filed nationwide concerning aluminum price-fixing allegations before Ms. Forrest. As one of the members of the Judicial Patent Task Force for the Southern District of New York, she presided over several dozen patent cases and conducted numerous Markman hearings. Before stepping down from the bench, Ms. Forrest also served on the Grievance Committee for the Southern District since 2011 and as Chair of the Committee from 2016 until August 2018.

In 2010, Ms. Forrest was named Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where she oversaw operations for criminal and civil enforcement and worked on merger review and numerous civil and criminal (cartel and price-fixing) antitrust investigations.

Prior to her eight years in government service, Ms. Forrest spent 20 years as a litigator at Cravath, where she advised on and litigated antitrust, intellectual property, employment and contract issues for a wide range of clients in the media, airline, banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Her clients have included Time Warner and a number of its divisions, including Home Box Office, Warner Brothers Studios, Turner Broadcasting Systems and Time Warner Cable, as well as Warner Music Group, Schneider Electric, First Solar and United Airlines. While at Cravath, Ms. Forrest was appointed to and served on the New York Appellate Division First Department’s Disciplinary Committee from 2008 to 2010.

Ms. Forrest is a frequent lecturer and published author on topics in the areas of antitrust and intellectual property. In May 2018, Ms. Forrest delivered the New York City Bar’s Milton Handler Lecture on “Big Data, Exclusionary Behavior and Economic Efficiency” in which she addressed a number of important antitrust implications raised by big data. In November 2018, she gave the Brace Memorial Lecture on Copyright Issues and Artificial Intelligence, sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., at Fordham Law School.

Ms. Forrest received a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University in 1986, and a J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1990, where she is now an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law School co-teaching a course on Quantitative Methods and the Law. Ms. Forrest first joined Cravath as a summer associate in 1989, became an associate in 1990 and a partner in 1998.

 


Mutisya has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and is responsible for setting the Company’s overall strategy and vision. Mutisya also plays an active role in the development of the company’s machine learning technologies.

Previously, Mutisya was the Head of Strategy & Business Development for Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions. Prior to Bloomberg, he was the Head of North America Business Development for SIG.

Mutisya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from Cornell University.


Peter Brown has focused on Information Technology law matters in national law firms for over 25 years. He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm concentrating in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and arbitration.

“The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honored him as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2018 for New York City.

Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations and arbitrations relating to the Internet, information technology and intellectual property. He regularly appears in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, Mr. Brown acts as an arbitrator and mediator on IT and IP matters.

Throughout his career he has drafted and negotiated a broad array of agreements relating to the Internet, outsourcing, cloud computing services, Internet apps and e-commerce.

Mr. Brown co-authored the leading treatises Emerging Technologies and the Law and Computer Law. He also co-authors a monthly column on Information Technology Law for the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Brown is regularly featured as a speaker at the International Technology Law Association, local bar associations and other professional organizations in the US and abroad. He frequently speaks on the topic of artificial intelligence.

The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition (affiliated with U.S. News & World Report), rated Peter Brown & Associates PLLC a First Tier National Technology Law firm. Chambers USA, New York Metro Superlawyers and other ratings organization have all given Mr. Brown high ratings in the fields of IT and IP. For further information see www.browntechlegal.com


Rashida Richardson is the Director of Policy Research at the AI Now Institute at NYU, where she designs, implements, and coordinates AI Now’s research strategy and initiatives on the topics of law, policy, and civil rights.  Rashida joined AI Now after working as Legislative Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she led led the organization’s work on privacy, technology, surveillance, and education issues. Prior to the NYCLU, she was a staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, where she worked on a wide-range of HIV-related legal and policy issues nationally, and she previously worked at Facebook Inc. and HIP Investor in San Francisco. Rashida currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and the Board of Directors of the College & Community Fellowship.She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.


Terrell McSweeny is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. McSweeny held several senior government appointments including: Chief Counsel for Competition Policy in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division; Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Biden; and Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.    She is currently a partner at Covington & Burling where her practice focuses on the intersection of technology, competition and consumer protection law and policy.  Ms. McSweeny is internationally recognized for her work at the intersection of law and policy with cutting edge technologies including Artificial intelligence (“AI”), Digital Health, Fintech, and the Internet of Things (“IoT”).  McSweeny serves as a distinguished fellow of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Democracy & Technology.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown Law.


WENDY CALLAGHAN
Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel

Wendy Callaghan is Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel at AIG. In this role, she leads a team of attorneys supporting AIG’s businesses and function areas on legal issues regarding innovative technologies and technology-fueled business models, including Artificial Intelligence/ machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain/DLT, Autonomous Vehicles and Sharing Economy. Wendy joined AIG in 2002 and, prior to her current role, served as a technology attorney at the firm, providing legal support for strategic IT initiatives, vendor relationships and methodologies, including use of cloud services, open source software and agile software development methodology.

Prior to her tenure with AIG, Wendy served as an Associate Attorney in the Technology Practice Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, and as an Associate Attorney in the Internet Law and e-Commerce Group at Bryan Cave, LPP (formerly Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Arohnson & Berman). She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1993, graduating with High Honors and achieving membership in the Order of the Coif.

Wendy is a founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Blockchain Initiative. Her recent speaking engagements include the keynote address at the 2018 Blockchain Opportunity Summit, and participation as a panelist as follows: “Governance, Regulation and Data Protection” at the 2018 Blockchain for Insurance (North America) conference; “Women Leading Series: Leaders in Blockchain” at WISER (Shearman & Sterling's Women’s Initiative for Success, Excellence, and Retention); “IP Considerations for the Digital Transformation of the Financial Services Industry” at the 2018 World Congress Conference for Protecting Innovations in the Financial Services Industry; and "Tomorrow’s Risk Management: Leading In- House Innovations" at the 2018 Bloomberg Law In-House Forum East “Blockchain: Opportunity or Threat” at the National African American Insurance Association 2018 Northeast Regional Conference; “Insurtech, Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies: Impact on the Insurance Industry and Coverage Considerations,” at the 2018 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar; “Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud” at the Practicing Law Institute; and “Navigating Complex Technology Transactions” at the ACC-NYC Chapter’s 2017 Compliance Institute and Annual Meeting. Wendy's publications include "Legal Considerations In the Use of Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts for Multinational Business" published in the Cross Borders Issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket Magazine, Volume 36 Number 5, June 2017.


Zachary is the Policy Director for Tech:NYC, a non-profit coalition of technology companies in New York. Prior to joining Tech:NYC, Zachary served as the Policy Director to New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, who chaired the Council’s Oversight and Investigations Unit.

Previously, he also served as the Legislative and Budget Director to Council Member James Vacca, the chair of the Council’s Technology Committee, playing a key role in the formulation and passage of New York City’s first-in-the-nation algorithmic accountability legislation.

Zachary holds a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and a MSc in Digital Anthropology from University College London. At UCL he examined the ways emergent digital technologies impact everyday life and did fieldwork with a community of vegan activists based in London, analyzing the ways they deployed technological tools.


Charles Post, Managing Counsel and Director, is the head of Legal Data Management & Advisory at BNY Mellon, where he advises the enterprise on leveraging legal technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, contract analytics, smart contracts, contract generation and contract life-cycle management. Mr. Post focuses on strategically enhancing end-to-end business-as-usual process automation, advising on new products and services, and complying with new regulations. He helped lead the firm’s development of an enterprise artificial intelligent legal agreement repository and contract analytics platform. Previously, Mr. Post was a foreign exchange, derivatives and fixed income attorney for trading and corporate treasury.  


Ben Rossen is a senior attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he represents the Commission in consumer protection matters concerning privacy, data security, and the Internet of Things.  Mr. Rossen also advises on a variety of educational and policy initiatives at the Commission, with a special focus on developing consumer and business guidance on ransomware.  Mr. Rossen regularly speaks about the Commission’s privacy and data security efforts at a wide variety of industry conferences and other events.   Previously, Mr. Rossen practiced at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He clerked for the Hon. Carol Bagley Amon in the Eastern District of New York and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.