With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, thousands of companies doing business in the EU are now confronting onerous new compliance obligations and a heightened awareness of data privacy and security law issues. In the transactional sphere, data protection considerations are taking an increasingly prominent role in M&A deals as counterparties evaluate each other’s compliance posture to assess potential financial and reputational risks. These developments have had a disproportionate impact in the M&A context, where previously data protection concerns have taken a back seat to other legal considerations.
In this presentation, BakerHostetler partner Melinda McLellan and associate Seth Engel will address key privacy and data security law issues that impact M&A transactions, from diligence to closing.
Melinda McLellan is a seasoned privacy and cybersecurity specialist currently focused on the regulation of emerging technologies and cross-border data protection law. As co-leader of BakerHostetler's EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) initiative, Melinda works with multinational clients to identify, evaluate and manage the myriad compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Her broader practice includes advising on a wide variety of complex privacy and data management issues, including biometrics, securing the Internet of Things, implementation of blockchain technologies, cybersecurity threats to the financial services and energy sectors, autonomous vehicles, genetic privacy, artificial intelligence, Big Data, managing information security incidents, and negotiating complex tech transactions.
Seth advises clients on cross border transactions, U.S. securities offerings and international dispute resolution. Having practiced in both France and New York, he works hand in hand with public and private companies in Asia, Europe and the United States to advise on strategic transactions and disputes, including advising boards of directors and special committees. He also represents clients in international arbitrations.
Seth previously taught at the Sorbonne in Paris and acted as Assistant Counsel in multiple pre-trial cases at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Paris. He attended Georgetown University Law Center and has a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne and from the Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris.
Presenters were excellent!
So good that i will listen to it again
I like the two presenter approach especially like this where there is some back and forth. Very good materials were also included.
Very good presentation.
Easier to understand GDPR!
lively presentation. Could have been dry but it popped. Nicely done.
very well researched and presented
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