Companies that do business in certain states or that operate in certain industries are obligated to create and implement their own information security programs (ISPs). ISPs are detailed plans that are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s sensitive data. Companies require legal assistance in developing their ISPs, to ensure that they comply with applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
In this program, Michael J. Riela of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP and Elizabeth Vandesteeg of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP will discuss the issues that comprehensive ISPs normally address, and how lawyers assist in preparing and implementing an ISP. For example, lawyers will be called upon to answer questions about what personally identifiable information is the company obligated to protect, and what types of information security practices are likely to be found to be reasonable in the event of subsequent litigation or regulatory enforcement action.
Michael Riela advises clients in complex corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters. He has in-depth experience in advising clients in corporate and real estate Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, M&A transactions involving distressed sellers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and bankruptcy exit loan facilities, secondary market trading of distressed debt and trade claims, and insolvency-related litigation. He has particular experience defending complex preference and fraudulent transfer cases, and with handling professional retention and fee dispute matters in bankruptcy cases. Michael’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice spans across numerous different industries, though much of his recent work is focused on the staffing, real estate, construction, retail, technology, and cannabis industries.
Lisa Vandesteeg is a Partner in the Financial Services & Restructuring Group at Levenfeld Pearlstein. She focuses on identifying risk exposure and mitigating liability for clients, with a concentration in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and data security and privacy.
She represents secured creditors, debtors, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and shareholders in bankruptcy courts throughout U.S, as well as representing clients in civil litigation in federal and state courts.
Her passion is helping clients identify and resolve potential problems related to creditors’ rights, troubled businesses, bankruptcy and workouts, and business disputes. She strives to resolve disputes without litigation, but when necessary, she will litigate cases logically and efficiently. She prioritizes client communication and an ongoing understanding of the clients’ objectives and what “success” in a particular case looks like so she can create a customized plan of action.
Lisa is also qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world’s largest information privacy organization. She advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy compliance and regulatory issues. She also guides clients in developing and implementing information security programs that are reasonable and appropriate for their specific business needs and risks, as well as advising them in responding to data breaches.
Lisa rejoins LP from Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP, where she was a partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
In addition to her robust legal practice, Lisa is also on the Board of Directors of Chicago Run, an organization that promotes the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.
Great presentation! All Speakers/Attorneys were knowledgeable, interesting and informative. Effective communication/format. Interested in learning more on this topic by these Instructors. Enjoyed program and speakers. Professional and smart group!
Really enjoyed the presentation this afternoon. Both presenters were very knowledgeable and were engaging. Thanks.