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Please join me for IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit, March 5-7, 2014 in Washington, DC!

PrivacyI’m excited to announce that I’m going to be presenting a session on insurance coverage issues relating to data privacy and cybersecurity at the upcoming International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit.  It’s a premier privacy conference for privacy professionals, in house counsel, risk managers, and others who are interested in privacy and cybersecurity issues.  IAPP advertises that up to 23.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available, and up to 20 hours of continuing privacy education (CPE) credits are available.

Here is a brief overview of the Global Privacy Summit, from the IAPP website:

The privacy conversation starts right here.
The story is happening right now.
Be part of it at the Summit.

Thanks to new technologies and increasing public awareness, we are seeing record engagement in the privacy space—there’s more dialogue than ever before.

And for years, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit has helped to drive this change, engaging minds and creating discourse. It is the largest and most-anticipated privacy conference in the world.

Conference Hotel and Location:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008

My panel will be:

Thursday, March 6, 2:30-4:00 pm

You can click this link to register now.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

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Please join me for: “Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens.”

cybersecurityI’m excited to present on cybersecurity and insurance coverage issues to emerging growth companies at a live seminar on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  It will be at bwtech@UMBC North : 5520 Research Park Dr, St 110, Baltimore, MD 21228.  The seminar is:

 

Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens

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Here are the details from the website announcement:


Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens – Who’s Liable, Who’s Responsible

As cyber attacks plague critical infrastructure, financial institutions, and the federal government, liability and privacy remains a growing concern. With losses mounting and sensitive information being leaked several questions remain unanswered – who’s liable, who’s responsible, what are enterprises doing to protect their customers?

We’ll discuss cyber security liability, privacy, and insurance issues.  We’ll also explore some of the basic coverages offered under insurance policies for cyber and privacy risks, provide details on claims that have been covered, discuss the costs for these insurance products, provide an overview of data breach claims and litigation, cyber forensics, and more.

My panel will include:

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posted October 16, 2013
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Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the conference.

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Join me for ACI’s 7th Cyber & Data Risk Insurance Conference!

cybersecurityAre you looking for a conference discussing insurance coverage for cyber and data risk issues, “that provides the highest level insights on advancements in technology, products, pricing, coverage options, prevention strategies and more”? And do you want a conference that gives you the chance to earn CLE credit while hearing from “enforcement and regulatory initiatives straight from the federal and state agencies“?  Of course you do.  Then you should join me for the American Conference Institute 7th Cyber & Data Risk Insurance conference.

Here are some introductory details:

Cyber & Data Risk Insurance

Monday, September 30 to Tuesday, October 01, 2013
In response to new risks and exposures, American Conference Institute has developed the 7th installment of its lauded Cyber & Data Risk Insurance conference. A September tradition in NYC, join us to hear from a highly regarded faculty including the FTC, DOJ, SEC, FDIC, various state AG offices, as well as the industry’s leaders from around the country. Each year the event has grown in scope and size and this year the agenda is brimming with cutting edge topics and new additions to the faculty. This is the “go to” event where you can learn about advancements in technology, products, pricing, coverage options, prevention strategies and more.

Hear and network with the industry leaders about the right coverage options for your company and how you can protect data from financial and reputational loss. Compare products, and learn about pricing policies and new exposures to risk in this ever growing industry. Whether you are an insurance agent, broker, risk adjuster, claims manager, and/or counsel you will walk away from the conference with invaluable information that you can use in your practice right away.

My panel will be:

September 30, 2013, 9:35 am Eastern

State of the Market: New Exposures, Coverage Options, Claim Trends and Risk Evaluation, Pricing and Selling, and What Policyholders Should Now Be Looking for in a Policy

Graeme Newman
Marketing Director
CFC Underwriting

Adam Sills
Vice President
Allied World National Assurance Company

Scott N. Godes
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Erica Davis
Vice President – Senior Advisory Specialist
Underwriting Manager
Zurich North America, Specialty E&O

Scott Kannry
Vice President
Financial Services Group | Professional Risk Solutions
AON

Maria Treglia
Chief Sales Officer, SVP-Professional Liability
Program Brokerage Corp.

New Exposures & Coverage Options

  • How has the market evolved and how have forms changed in the last 12 months?
  • Where will the coverage head in the next 12 months and what are the most significant issues that need to be addressed?
  • Network security and privacy policies: how they are changing and what are the different carrier approaches

Insurance and Policy Forms

  • Examining the issue of lack of uniform forms
  • How more forms are offering built in media liability exposure What Policyholders Are and Should be Looking For in a Cyber Policy
  • What liability and fi rst-party coverages are desirable?
  • Identifying and understanding pitfalls in coverage
  • Reasons companies have or have not bought coverage
  • How standards are evolving in response to new technology threats
  • Consumer redress: when is it covered and when not?
  • Filling in the coverage gap: Understanding the disconnect in what is purchased and what is actually covered

Key Considerations for Cyber Liability Coverage

  • Understanding of the products and their variety in the market
  • What is the effect of expanded risk on insurance coverage?
  • Evaluating risk and how the clients wants to proceed
  • Clarifying confusion as to whether a cyber liability product should be stand alone or better built as an existing product or endorsement

Pricing, Selling and Marketing Cyber Risk Policies

  • Pricing of network security and privacy policies
  • Examining the competitive marketplace and how various types of coverage are formulated and priced
  • Where do brokers see the coverage going and what are the most significant issues that need to be addressed?
  • Tailoring the product to accommodate a buyer’s needs: privacy issues; media exposures; cyber crime; security breaches
  • Marketing and selling coverage

Please register here:
Register Now

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

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Join me for the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 2013 Annual CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona!

Tucson skyline and Catalina Mountains at duskWinter got you down?  Want to get away to someplace warm and dry?  Do you want to learn about insurance coverage, mingle with insurance coverage practitioners, and get continuing legal education (CLE) credits while you are enjoying the weather?  Of course you do.  Insurance coverage is crucial at any time, and you know that insurance coverage during the economic downturn is essential.  And if you are an attorney licensed in a jurisdiction that requires CLE credits, aren’t you always on the lookout for high quality legal education seminars that will help you meet your CLE annual requirements?

If you said yes to any of those questions, then you’ll want to join me in Tucson, Arizona at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for the ABA’s 2013 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) CLE seminar, from February 28 through March 2, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

Here’s what the ABA ICLC says about the seminar:

Please join the nation’s top insurance and policyholders’ counsel and other industry leaders at the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 25th Anniversary CLE Seminar at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona starting on February 28 through March 2, 2013. This year’s program will feature high-quality presentations and valuable networking opportunities as prior ICLC programs. Our program chairs Suzan Charlton and Rahul Karnani and vice chairs, Anna Torres and Jim Cooper have put together a great program touching on multiple hot topics that are sure to touch upon your practice, and cutting edge trial techniques. Please look for the brochure shortly and be sure to reserve you room quickly.  If you missed last year’s meeting, you will certainly enjoy the amenities at the Loews including its hiking trails, pool side bar and restaurant, spa and golf course.  We look forward to seeing you in Tucson.

You ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Co-Chairs,

Ronald L. Kammer and Sherilyn Pastor

I will be speaking at a roundtable discussion about cyber legislation and regulation, and insurance coverage for those issues.  Will we discuss issues such as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Corporation Finance’s Disclosure Guidance Topic No. 2, Cybersecurity and insurance coverage in light of that guidance?  Come to the session and find out!:

Friday, March 1, 2013
12:35 pm – 2:00 pm

Cyber Legislation and Regulation: The Full Employment for Lawyers Acts.

Speakers:

Scott N. Godes

Rick Bortnick

Elissa Doroff

Interested in attending?  Then head on over to the ABA’s website to register.  If you’re looking for the reservations page for the event on the Loews Ventana Canyon hotel website, you can find it by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

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Join me at the 2012 NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum.

My good friends at HB Litigation Conferences present:

NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
June 4-5, 2012| Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA

I’ll be a speaker on a panel discussing the “State of the Cyber Nation – Cases, Theories, and Damages”:

State of the Cyber Nation – Cases, Theories, and Damages
•Is actual harm still needed?
•Statutory framework – CMIA litigation, Video Protection Privacy Act, and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
•Notable recent cases and their impact
•Current theories of liability and claims alleged
•How to present damages in this era
•How to minimize the chance of litigation after a breach and settlement opportunities
•More sophisticated defenses
•Identity Theft Restoration Act-suing hackers?  How federal courts may change the game
•Medical disclosure cases and how they fit into the mix
•Developments in insurance coverage for cyber and privacy risks

Theodore Kobus III, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP (Moderator)
John Mullen Sr., Esq., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC
Scott Godes, Esq, [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro
Jamie Sheller, Esq.
, Sheller P.C.
Mark Camillo, Chartis Insurance
Ben Barnow, Esq., Barnow & Associates, P.C.

Take a look at the full agenda by clicking here.  And you can register online by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2011.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I was not charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.
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Join me for the IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference.

IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference.  Mark your calendar to join us in Baltimore, MD on May 16-17, 2012.

Noted cybersecurity, homeland and national security expert Richard A. Clarke will deliver the keynote address.

Discussing the last IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference, IRMI notes:

This past July in San Francisco, 100 risk managers, underwriters, agents and brokers attended the first IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference.

These industry thought leaders came away with a greatly improved understanding of how to identify, contractually transfer, and insure liability risks arising from the use of technology and the Internet in business. Many networking opportunities were provided to build relationships with leaders in cyber and privacy risk management and insurance.

My session will be:

Wednesday, May 16, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Cyber Risk Regulatory and Legal HorizonAs the web of laws and regulatory requirements increases, managing the risks of cyber security becomes even more challenging. On top of the multitude of state laws, the SEC recently released reporting requirements and Congress is set to take up a number of bills during 2012. This workshop will provide an overview the range of laws and regulations in place and explore the new legislative developments affecting cyber insurance and risks, as well as the reporting requirements issued recently by the SEC.

Panelists:

  • Scott N. Godes, Counsel in the Insurance Coverage Practice, [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • Jacob Olcott, Principal, Cybersecurity, Good Harbor Consulting, LLC
  • Tim Stapleton, Assistant Vice President and Professional Liability Product Manager, Zurich North America
  • Other Panelists To Be Announced

Interested in attending?  Then head on over to the RIMS 2012 website to register.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2012.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee related to the conference.

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Join me for RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia!

Looking for a fantastic seminar devoted to risk and insurance?  Are you a risk manager?  Are you part of the insurance industry?  Are you someone who helps companies get their claims covered and paid (that’s me! that’s me!)?

Of course, then, you want to attend a risk management seminar with “no boundaries.”  Well, look no further.  “No boundaries” is how RIMS describes its RIMS12 annual conference for 2012:

If your organization is like most, risk is not confined to just one department. Everyone has risk management responsibilities. At RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, there are no limits to the information and resources available to help you and your organization innovatively minimize risks. You’ll find a wide array of educational sessions offering practical strategies, no matter what your business area. Sessions are offered at all experience levels—from beginner to advanced—so you can design an educational experience that fits your needs. And, the Exhibit Hall is jam-packed with solutions–everything you’ll need for the upcoming year.

The event is from April 15-18, 2012 in Philadelphia.

Not sure whether you should attend?  Here’s what RIMS says, and I couldn’t have said it better myself:

The Value of Attending

As the current economic climate continues to affect companies, some critical training and education budgets have been slashed or put on hold. Yet, the need for proper training, innovative tools and resources is greater now than ever before. At RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition you will participate in the single most educational, informative conference for risk professionals. Refresh your skill set, pick up new tips and techniques, and network with nearly 10,000 risk professionals.

But just in case you need help justifying the value of attending RIMS to your management, here are the top reasons why you should register today:

  • Top-notch education–With 120+ sessions, hot topic sessions, keynote presentations, a jam-packed Exhibit Hall and unique networking opportunities, RIMS ’12 has more new strategies, ideas and practical solutions in one place that you will find anywhere else!
  • Keynote presentations–You’ll hear business visionaries share how to best utilize your resources in this time of financial uncertainty, enhance your leadership skills and align effective risk management with your organization’s business goals. Learn how to incorporate successful change management strategies into your risk policy, work in constantly evolving markets and structure your risk program to handle planned—and unplanned—challenges as they arise.
  • Industry leaders–Solve today’s challenges with the help of top industry leaders. At RIMS 2012, world-class speakers will discuss techniques and best practices that will advance your understanding of risk management and help you maneuver your risk program past current and future obstacles. This is the knowledge that will ensure your organization’s stability and growth—especially in these demanding times!
  • Save your company money!–Attend sessions that will save your company money and take away cost-cutting strategies. Your registration will have paid for itself! View the conference program to find the best sessions to fit your business needs.
  • Exhibit Hall–Walk through the Exhibit Hall to meet with service providers and discover thousands of ground-breaking resources, the latest innovations and breakthrough solutions. Hold on to those business cards—they will help you create innovative strategies and find new solutions when you need them.
  • Networking–Navigate the twists and turns of developing a successful risk management program with nearly 10,000 leading risk professionals who will bring a fresh perspective to your risk program. We’ve got events such as a grand Opening Reception, keynote presentations, award receptions, Wednesday Night Spectacular and more for you to meet old friends and make new ones.
  • Make a difference–Join your peers and give back to Vancouver, our host city, or support the future of the risk management industry. Participate in RIMS Community Service Day or join us for the Spencer Educational Foundation fundraising event. Details on these special events are available in the conference program.
  • Global reach–Attendees from more than 50 countries will come together in Philadelphia at RIMS 2012 to learn how to improve their risk program and operate efficiently and effectively in today’s global marketplace. Learn the challenges of doing business in China, balancing operational risks associated with global sourcing, tips for implementing a global risk program, and more! Attend one of the sessions offered in Spanish and Japanese for a truly global perspective. What’s more, you’ll find many multinational corporations and international organizations in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Share your knowledge–Host an “everything I learned at RIMS ’12” information session for your coworkers and pass on the new tools and strategies that you acquired, as well as information on the new contacts and solution providers you met.
  • It’s the premier industry conference–In terms of learning, networking, solution-sharing, peer exchange and connecting with service providers, RIMS ’12 is the only place where you can find it all. So, join us in Philadelphia and gain the advantage that you need to elevate your profile with your organization!

My session will be CLM203: Cyber Attacks and Privacy Claims: Litigation, Insurance and Crisis Management.  Joined by Rick Bortnick and Art Boyle, we’ll be discussing insurance coverage for cyberrisks and privacy claims, including data breaches, denial-of-service attacks, privacy class actions, and other cybersecurity and privacy events:

Session Code: CLM203
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Every day, the media reports another major cyber breach. No person or corporation is immune. Government entities, financial institutions, health care providers, Fortune 500 companies and even cyber-security firms are under constant attack. And the inevitable class action privacy breach lawsuits follow. The trend among courts and government regulators has been to allow these suits to proceed to discovery and beyond. The associated costs are increasing exponentially. A single cyber breach could cost tens of millions of dollars. Projections for costs from the Sony breach start at $1 billion. You may think to look to your cyber or tech insurer for help, but what about a straightforward first- or third-party policy or a professional services policy? Is the theft of information covered under a fiduciary policy? How will you address and coordinate the crisis management? Who do you hire? Can a law firm help? And while an increasing number of underwriters offer cyber-insurance products, many claims professionals are not yet familiar with the coverages or how to evaluate and handle the resultant claims. Become better informed with a debate on cyber risks and litigation, crisis management, loss control, the applicability of insurance and cyber-risk strategies.
Panel

Interested in attending?  Then head on over to the RIMS 2012 website to register.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2011.

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