Recent cyberattacks have only begun to reveal the full disruptive potential of cybercriminals and state actors to engage in theft on a massive scale, interfere with business operations, and mislead the public on matters of national significance. Lawmakers and regulators have responded by asking businesses and financial institutions to do even more to protect their data, their networks, and their customers’ privacy, or else face costly investigations and potential penalties. This program, presented by Joseph Facciponti and Katherine McGrail of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., will review regulatory and enforcement trends and developments in the cybersecurity legal landscape in 2019 and make predictions for 2020.
Joseph Facciponti is a Partner in the New York office of Murphy & McGonigle PC whose practice focuses on cybersecurity, compliance counseling, and white collar matters. For nearly nine years, Mr. Facciponti was a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled cases involving a wide-range of financial and computer crimes. In 2010, he received an FBI Director’s Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Facciponti held a supervisory position in the legal department of HSBC, where he led global internal investigations and advised HSBC regarding its financial crime compliance programs. Mr. Facciponti graduated, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University.
Katherine McGrail is a member of the cybersecurity practice group at Murphy & McGonigle. Katherine advises companies concerning compliance with the emergent regulatory structure surrounding cybersecurity, including as it relates to policies and procedures, vendor due diligence, information governance, and incident response. For over 15 years, Katherine has represented banks, broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, mortgage originators and other companies facing civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters, and counseled clients on compliance with industry regulations. She is also the firm’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and founder of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
very timely and necessary knowledge for today's attorney.