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’s passion is helping clients identify and resolve critical and immediate problems in the areas of bankruptcy, business divorce, partner and shareholder disputes, and privacy and data security issues. Lisa often acts in a general counsel or legal consulting role to solve her clients’ problems in the fastest and most effective manner.
Lisa's experience has shown her that the issues facing her clients and their industries are diverse and require a situational approach. She understands a “win” is meeting her client’s strategic goals.
Communication is imperative, so Lisa partners with her clients to first establish what their vision of "success" looks like in order to create a tailored plan of action. She also understands that time and cost considerations can be critical to formulating a successful plan. While each client’s matters demand a distinct posture, when possible, Lisa works in a more collaborative and cooperative style with opposing counsel.
Lisa concentrates her practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and data security and privacy. She works extensively in the area of creditors' rights, representing secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, landlords, and shareholders in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases in courts throughout the U.S. She has also worked on all aspects of civil litigation in federal and state courts, from initial pleadings through discovery, motion practice, trials, and appeals.
Lisa is a partner and a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
J.D., Boston College
B.A., Columbia University
American Bankruptcy Institute
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
International Association of Privacy Professionals
National Association of Professional Women
Illinois State Bar Association
Selected for inclusion in Illinois SuperLawyers (2016-2019), Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Stars (2011-2015)
Selected by peers as an Emerging Lawyer in: Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial (2017)
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!
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