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TechLaw Institute 2021: The Digital Evolution

Speaker(s): Alison L. Plessman, Dean W. Harvey, Edward Y. Kim, Eun Young Choi, Farah Y. Zaman, Ilias Chantzos, Jaikumar Ramaswamy, James G. Snell, John C. Yates, Joseph V. DeMarco, Karen McGee, Kelsey Haclerode, Kraig Marini Baker, Laura Mastrangelo, Lucian T. Pera, Marc S. Roth, Mariana Chapei, Philip Blum, Rich Tucker, Robert Morgan, Thomas N. Dahdouh, Tsan Abrahamson, Zvi Joseph
Recorded on: Mar. 24, 2021
PLI Program #: 305796

Farah Zaman is General Counsel of the NAI, non-profit organization that is the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising. 

Zaman formerly served as the Chief Privacy Officer at Meredith Corporation, responsible for leading Meredith’s privacy and first-party data strategy and establishing its first privacy office to address compliance, education and product development. Previously, Zaman served as Senior Global Data Privacy Counsel for Colgate Palmolive, where she led the global data privacy program addressing employee privacy and supporting business including the development of IoT devices and direct to consumer initiatives. Zaman had previously served as Senior Counsel of Privacy for Nielsen’s global privacy program. Zaman began her career in New York City government, serving as a post-graduate legal fellow in the Mayor's Office for International Affairs and subsequently as an Agency Attorney in the Office of Data Privacy for the Department of Social Services.

Zaman's passion for data privacy extends to her volunteerism. She serves on the advisory boards of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Women Leading Privacy and Diversity in Privacy Boards, the Future of Privacy Forum, and start-up Safe Porter. She is also on the advisory board for The Resolution Project, an organization that aims to develop socially responsible young leaders and serves as a member of CHIEF, a private network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.

Zaman serves as a member of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Advisers for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is an adjunct faculty member of Albany Law School.

She earned a B.S. in decision science and international relations from Carnegie Mellon University and received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Jim Snell is a partner in the Privacy & Security Group at Perkins Coie.  He represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial matters, including Internet and privacy issues, security issues, IP, false advertising, and class actions.  Jim’s experience includes, among other things, IoT, unmanned vehicles, wiretap and surveillance matters, AI and machine learning, the Communications Decency Act, biometrics, web scraping, data breach, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Jim is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) as designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeMarco Law PLLC where he specializes in counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney’s Office have made him one of the nation’s leading experts on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies.

From 1997 to 2007, Mr. DeMarco served an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he founded and headed the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program, a group of five prosecutors dedicated to investigating and prosecuting violations of federal cybercrime laws and intellectual property offenses. Under his leadership, cybercrime prosecutions grew from a trickle in 1997 to a top priority of the United States Attorney’s Office, encompassing all forms of criminal activity affecting e-commerce and critical infrastructures including computer hacking crimes; transmission of Internet worms and viruses; electronic theft of trade secrets; illegal use of “spyware”; web-based frauds; unlawful Internet gambling; and criminal copyright and trademark infringement offenses. As a recognized expert in the field, Mr. DeMarco was frequently asked to counsel prosecutors and law enforcement agents regarding novel investigative and surveillance techniques and methodologies, and regularly provided advice to the United States Attorney concerning the Office’s most sensitive computer-related investigations. In 2001, Mr. DeMarco also served as a visiting Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C., where he focused on Internet privacy, gaming, and theft of intellectual property.

Mr. DeMarco is on the panel of approved neutrals of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) where he focuses on resolving disputes between businesses involving data privacy, high-technology and commercial law issues.  He speaks frequently on the benefits of ADR in the area of data security and privacy litigation.

Since 2002, Mr. DeMarco has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the upper-class Internet and Computer Crimes seminar. He has spoken throughout the world on cybercrime, e-commerce, and IP enforcement. He has lectured on the subject of cybercrime at Harvard Law School, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Advocacy Center, and at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has served as an instructor on cybercrime to judges attending the New York State Judicial Institute.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. DeMarco was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, where he concentrated on intellectual property, antitrust, and securities law issues for various high-technology clients. Prior to that, Mr. DeMarco served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. DeMarco holds a J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law. At NYU he was a member of the NYU Law Review. He received his B.S.F.S. summa cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  Mr. DeMarco is active in numerous professional associations including the:

  • International Bar Association (Technology and Litigation Sections);
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (Regional Governor, New York Region);
  • New York State Bar Association, ADR Section;
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section (Past Co-chair, Internet and IP Committee);
  • Connecticut Bar Association;
  • Fairfield County (CT) Bar Association;
  • New Haven County (CT) Bar Association;
  • New York City Bar Association (Co-Chair, Information Technology Law Committee; Past
  • Member, Copyright Committee); and
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Mr. DeMarco is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated lawyer for Computers and Software, Litigation and Internet Law, and is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide as a leading lawyer nationwide in Privacy and Data Security. He has also been named as a “SuperLawyer” for his expertise and work in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. He has published numerous articles and appeared on major news programs in his practice areas; is a member of the Professional Editorial Board of the prestigious Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier); and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Law and Information Policy at Fordham University School of Law.

Mr. DeMarco has received numerous professional awards, including the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, as well as the Lawyer of Integrity Award from the Institute for Jewish Humanities. In his spare time he enjoys parenting, golf, and listening to classical piano.

Kelsey Harclerode’s practice focuses on representing clients in complex litigation matters in federal and state court and counseling clients on privacy, security, and consumer protection matters. She helps companies from a wide range of industries, including the software, telecommunications, and social media industries. 

Kelsey works closely with clients to understand their goals and risk profiles to help develop strategies for defense of class action lawsuits, response to formal investigations and informal inquiries from federal and state regulators, and compliance with domestic and international privacy and security laws and regulations. She also has a deep knowledge of the legal and policy issues confronting technology companies using biometric and connected technologies, as well as those in the augmented and virtual reality space.

Kelsey maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on the representation of domestic and sexual violence survivors. Kelsey is a certified victim advocate and previously worked in the Crimes Against Women and Families Division of the Office of the State Attorney for Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Kelsey previously served as a Fellow at ZwillGen. Following her fellowship, she was an associate director at APCO Worldwide where she provided strategic policy and crisis mitigation advice to technology and financial services companies.

A proud Double Gator, Kelsey received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and bachelor of arts degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Florida.

Lucian T. Pera focuses his practice on commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics work.  His civil litigation practice has ranged widely and includes a variety of commercial, personal injury and intellectual property litigation, as well as numerous state and federal appeals. Lucian has represented many media outlets in matters ranging from claims for defamation or invasion of privacy to access to courtrooms, public records and meetings of government bodies.

His extensive bar association work in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility has resulted in him being elected, both locally in Tennessee and nationally, to bar association leadership positions.  This work also makes him a go-to lawyer nationally in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility.  He advises attorneys, law firms, their clients, and businesses who deal with lawyers about all aspects of the law. Recent assignments have included defense of lawyers in disciplinary investigations and proceedings, counseling clients with disciplinary complaints and other claims against lawyers, advising law firms about loss prevention and claims, defending and prosecuting motions to disqualify lawyers or for sanctions, and advising innovative start-ups in the legal business.

Lucian regularly provides expert witness testimony in matters concerning legal ethics, professional responsibility and the standard of care for lawyers and law firms.

Amid rapid changes in the business of law, Lucian also counsels law firms and other entities developing new business models for the delivery of legal services.  He also advises individuals and organizations seeking to do business with lawyers about how they may do so legally and ethically.

Dean W. Harvey, co-chair of Perkins Coie's Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robotics group, focuses his practice on technology related commercial transactions, product counseling and data privacy and security. He assists clients in acquiring and developing intellectual property, technology, software and other technology-related services. Dean has counseled FORTUNE 100 clients on AI and machine learning, product compliance, privacy and security, large software development projects; AI companies in negotiations with their clients, SaaS providers in establishing and operating their platforms; and technology companies in various data and technology licensing transactions.

Dean advises both providers and purchasers of machine learning solutions. He has represented both providers and buyers in establishing templates for negotiating machine learning and AI transactions. He has advised AI vendors in projects involving issues such as fraud detection, disease risk prediction, disease condition prediction, and image recognition and identification. He has assisted buyers in obtaining AI solutions in areas such as pricing optimization, claims editing, RPA and e-commerce site optimization.

Ed Kim is a founding partner of Krieger Kim & Lewin LLP.  He represents multinational companies and individuals in cross-border disputes, criminal and regulatory enforcement actions, and investigations.  Ed is an accomplished trial lawyer whose cases have involved allegations of securities and financial frauds, cryptocurrency fraud, money laundering, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.

Ed co-founded the firm after serving for nearly a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).  During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Ed served as a Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, where he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of sophisticated financial frauds, cybercrimes and cryptocurrency frauds, money laundering, violations of the FCPA, criminal tax offenses, and healthcare fraud.  Ed also served as a Chief of the General Crimes Unit, where he trained and supervised dozens of the Southern District’s newest prosecutors.

Ed previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the SDNY.  He received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Ilias Chantzos is the Global Privacy Officer and the Head of Government Affairs programmes for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) of Broadcom. Chantzos leads the global privacy program of Broadcom across the company’s multiple business units and regions. He also represents Broadcom before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations in EMEA advising on public policy issues.

Before joining Broadcom Chantzos spent almost 16 years in various government affairs and legal roles in Symantec. During his last post with the Symantec he was in charge of the Government Affairs for the EMEA and the Asia Pacific Japan regions and the Global Advisor for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Privacy.

Before joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission focusing on information security policy. He covered the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and the Framework Decision on Attacks against Information Systems. In addition, he worked on a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security, including directives on Privacy on Electronic Communications, the Data Retention Directive and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He also represented the European Commission in various international debates and conferences.

Chantzos holds a law degree from the Aristotle University, a Master degree in Computers and Communication Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and a Master in Business Administration from Solvay Business School. He has also completed executive education at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and at the JFK School of Government in Harvard. Chantzos is member of the Athens Bar Association. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of TechAmerica Europe. He also served for four terms as Chairman of the European Policy Council of Business Software Alliance (BSA). He is appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and at Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Board. He also represented Symantec at the NATO Industry Cooperation Platform. Chantzos is a member of the Young Global Leaders 2014 class of the World Economic Forum. He speaks English, Greek, Dutch and German.

Jai Ramaswamy is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at cLabs, a startup developing distributed applications on Celo, an open source, distributed ledger protocol designed to support the global development of financial tools to create a more accessible financial system.  Before joining cLabs, Jai was the Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Capital One and the Global Head of AML Compliance Risk Management at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Jai served in the United States Department of Justice for over a decade before moving to the private sector, most recently as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the Criminal Division. In that role, he oversaw the criminal enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act and federal money laundering laws.  He also investigated and prosecuted complex white collar crime as the Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and pursued cybercriminal syndicates and supported the government's critical infrastructure protection efforts with DOJ's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

Jai has an undergraduate degree in government and economics from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a doctorate in social and political science from Cambridge University, U.K.

Marc advises clients on all things advertising, marketing, promotions and privacy, having practiced in these areas for decades, in various capacities. He is a former Federal Trade Commission attorney and served as Chief Marketing Counsel for a Time Warner subsidiary.  He is a frequent speaker and author on marketing, privacy and technology law.  He is recognized by Chambers and Best Lawyers US as a leading lawyer in national advertising and transactional law.

Mariana is a member of the Technology Group at SANDS Advokatfirma (, based in Oslo, Norway. Her practice focuses on advising local and international companies on a diversity of matters, such as regulatory, financial services technology, privacy, commercial, corporate counseling.

Before moving to Norway, Mariana lived in San Francisco, where she worked as Head of Product Legal at Synapse Financial Technology Inc., a banking-as-a-service startup, and a Legal Counsel at PayPal, Inc.

She is admitted to the Brazilian and the New York Bar. In Brazil, Mariana has worked in two boutique law firms and at BM&FBOVESPA Supervisao de Mercados, a self-regulatory organization that oversees the Brazilian capital markets.

Mariana holds a Bachelor of Law from Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), a Masters of Laws in Corporate Governance and Practice from Stanford Law School (USA), a Master in Financial Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil), a Master in Financial and Capital Markets Law from Insper (Brazil).

Mr. Yates is chair of the Technology Group of the law firm, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP.  He has been practicing exclusively in this area for over 39 years and is internationally recognized in the technology, ecommerce and internet law fields.  His firm represents tech companies in all stages of growth and is a leader in venture capital and private equity deals, IPOs and M&A. Mr. Yates has held numerous leadership positions in technology associations and has served on the Board of Advisors of many technology companies in the U.S. and abroad.  He co-founded several non-profit associations, including the Southeastern Software Association (SSA), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the CEO Council, and the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA).  Mr. Yates is co-chair of the Technology Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and has also served on the Chamber’s Board. In addition to being a frequent speaker at major technology organizations, Mr. Yates has authored hundreds of articles and was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kodak vs. Image Technical Services. Mr. Yates is frequently quoted in business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Duke University and serves on the Board of Visitors at the Duke University School of Law and Board of Trustees of Furman University.  Mr. Yates was also the chair of the 2013 NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament held in Atlanta.

Ms. Plessman is a co-founder of Hueston Hennigan LLP. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of high-stakes litigation matters, including trade secret misappropriation, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, RICO, securities and health care fraud, negligence, and professional malpractice. Ms. Plessman also represents companies, boards of directors, and individuals in connection with corporate internal investigations and investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory bodies.  In addition to her advocacy in the courtroom, Ms. Plessman frequently advises clients regarding trade secrets and contractual matters, and also conducts CLE programs on trade secrets law and best practices.

In 2015 and 2017, Ms. Plessman was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California for her work on behalf of such varied clients as T-Mobile, Universal Music Group, and Pacific Select Fund, while simultaneously defending other notable clients facing regulatory or criminal exposure. In 2013, Ms. Plessman was selected by The Recorder as one of only 50 "California Lawyers on the Fast Track." The list highlights attorneys in their first 10 years of practice who stand out among their peers based on career achievements and leadership roles within their practice, organization and community. In 2016, and 2017, Ms. Plessman was named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine, which in previous years had selected her as a "Rising Star."

Ms. Plessman received her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to the bars of the State of California and the State of New York.  Ms. Plessman was previously a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, and began her legal career as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.

Phil is Deputy General Counsel at Broadcom Inc., a global technology leader in semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Prior to joining Broadcom, Phil was Vice-President at CA Technologies, where he oversaw and managed the company’s global litigation and government investigations. 

Previously, Phil was a Litigation Partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, and an associate at Brown, Rayman, Millstein, Felder & Steiner LLP.

Phil’s main area of focus is litigation, and includes offensive and defensive patent litigation, commercial, employment, and licensing matters, to name a few areas.

Phil received is J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1999, and his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Rich is a Senior Vice President in the Legal Department at the secure identity company, CLEAR.  In that role, Rich oversees the company’s privacy and compliance programs, counsels the business on issues of data privacy, data security and data governance, and represents CLEAR with lawmakers, regulators and policy officials.  Prior to joining CLEAR in January 2021, Rich was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York for more than eleven years.  Just prior to leaving the Office, Rich served as Senior Litigation Counsel for Cybercrime Investigations & Prosecution, focusing on fast-emerging threats posed by cybercriminals' increasing use of encryption and the Dark Web, intrusions by state actors, and financial transactions using cryptocurrency exchanges and mixers.  Before assuming that role, Rich served for more than two years as Chief of the National Security & Cybercrime Section, where he oversaw the Office’s terrorism, cybercrime, export control and espionage investigations, as well as individual and corporate cases involving sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Office of Foreign Asset Control.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Rich personally prosecuted numerous high-profile national security and cybercrime cases.  In September 2017, Rich led the trial team that secured jury convictions on all counts against a U.S. citizen who traveled to Pakistan and became a leader in al-Qaeda’s external operations group.  Prior to that, Rich prosecuted eight defendants convicted of exporting more than $30 million in microelectronics overseas for use by the Russian military in advanced weapon systems and next-generation fighter aircraft.  In the realm of cybercrime, Rich led the trial team that in July 2018 secured convictions on all counts against two defendants who conspired with others to hack into the servers of newswire companies, stole press releases before they were released to the public, and made millions of dollars by trading on the stolen information.  Rich also prosecuted a computer hacker who was convicted of carrying out three cyberattacks on the global financial system between 2011 and 2013 that caused more than $55 million in losses.  Rich is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at forums relating to national security and cybercrime, and is a two-time recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys, as well as numerous other awards from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. government agencies and associations.  He is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler and member of the GIAC Advisory Board, and he is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Tsan Abrahamson’s practice focuses on strategic counseling in the areas of social media, sweepstakes, intellectual property, advertising, trademark clearance, trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing, and other business transactions.  She also manages the adverse proceedings practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Tsan has an extensive practice in the area of marketing promotions, including social media promotions, gift card and gift certificate marketing, print and online sweepstakes, contests, give-aways, warranties, rebates, and coupon promotions.  Tsan completed her undergraduate work at Dartmouth College, and received both her JD and MBA from the UCLA School of Law and The Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Zvi Joseph

Zvi is the global head of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Strategy and M&A practices in the Amdocs legal department.  He is also on the management team of the company’s Cloud Services division. 

Zvi also serves as an Independent Director of Ayro, Inc. a publicly traded company that develops and distributes purpose-built electric vehicles.

Zvi received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1988, and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1991.  He has also earned a Certificate of Business Excellence from Columbia Business School and a Corporate Director Certificate from Harvard Business School.  Prior to joining Amdocs in 2005, Zvi was Technology Counsel at Hughes Hubbard and Reed, LLP

Thomas Dahdouh is currently the Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Western Region San Francisco office.  From 2013 to 2019, he served as Regional Director for both the San Francisco and Los Angeles FTC offices.  From 2012 to 2013, he was Assistant Regional Director for the San Francisco office.  Before that, he worked for 14 years as a staff attorney in the San Francisco office, handling both consumer protection and antitrust matters.  Previously, he worked at the FTC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters for two Commissioners and served as a Counselor to the Director for both the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Bureau of Competition.  He also was on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar’s Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section from 2009 to 2015, holding the position of Chair of the Section from 2014-2015.  He received his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA from Yale University.

Eun Young Choi is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she serves as the Office’s Cybercrime Coordinator and investigates and prosecutes cyber-related crimes, with a particular focus on network intrusions, digital currency, the dark web, and national security investigations. During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she has served as the lead prosecutor on a variety of cases, including the investigation of those responsible for the intrusion of and largest-ever theft of customer data from U.S.-based financial institutions, brokerage firms, and financial news publications; an unlicensed Bitcoin exchange and the bribery of a former CEO of a credit union in furtherance of the Bitcoin exchange’s operations; and a business email compromise scheme that targeted two U.S.-based multinational Internet corporations resulting in the loss of over $100 million. Eun Young has represented the Government at numerous trials and appeals, including arguing the appeal before the Second Circuit in the case against Ross Ulbricht, the founder and chief administrator of the Silk Road underground website, which was responsible for the sale of over $200 million worth of illegal narcotics and other contraband over the Internet, using the Tor network and Bitcoin.  Eun Young is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School/Cornell Tech, where she lectures on issues relating to the prosecution of cybercrime.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eun Young was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.