With data breaches continuing to make headlines, safeguarding the privacy of sensitive customer data has become a business-critical requirement for companies around the world. We have seen data breach notification laws proliferate since the enactment of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). There is no “one size fits all” solution to data privacy but there are a lot of requirements and factors to consider. This session, presented by Elizabeth Del Cid of Murphy & McGonigle P.C. and Shahryar Shaghaghi of CohnReznick LLP, will cover data privacy drivers, rules and regulations, and practical steps that companies can take to comply with these requirements when collecting, storing, processing, and sharing personal information.
Elizabeth Del Cid is a litigation attorney and partner in the firm’s New York office. In over 13 years of practice, Ms. Del Cid has appeared before federal and state judges at the civil and criminal level, FINRA arbitrators, the SEC’s Enforcement Division, and administrative officers in California, New York, and Iowa. She has advised a myriad of clients, from major broker-dealers to government agencies to individuals from Latin America.
Ms. Del Cid has first chaired bench trials and second chaired jury trials involving multi-millions of dollars in alleged damages. She has litigated several cases where a brokerage firm was forced to deal with the aftermath of a rogue advisor’s Ponzi or cherry picking scheme. She has counseled executives from national and regional financial institutions and their registered salespersons about compliance and supervisory procedures concerning outside business activities, registered investment advisory services, and due diligence of TICs and other securities products. Ms. Del Cid also successfully advocated on behalf of an insurance agent in a five-year long, complex commercial dispute brought on behalf of the beneficiaries of a family trust, alleging conspiracy to violate RICO. She has defended insurance companies in ERISA actions as well.
Although she is an experienced trial attorney, Ms. Del Cid recognizes that not all cases should be resolved by evidentiary hearing. She is a skilled business negotiator and has reached settlements for substantially less than the cost of defense before even participating in mediation.
Early in her legal career, Ms. Del Cid used to make policy and oversee its enforcement on behalf of California municipalities.
Ms. Del Cid is also a FINRA arbitrator, an American Bar Association Law Practice Fellow, an American Bar Association On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award recipient, Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers under 40 Award recipient, Super Lawyers’ Rising Star honoree for the past three years in a row, and alumna of the American Bar Association’s prestigious Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy.
She is a native Spanish speaker.
Shahryar Shaghaghi, a Principal with CohnReznick Advisory and national leader of our Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, is focused on helping clients with their cybersecurity strategy and transformation programs. By leveraging his extensive technology and risk management leadership experience garnered from his tenure with major consulting and financial services companies and his solid track record with complex and global implementations, Shahryar has successfully helped chief technology, risk, compliance, legal, finance, operations, and security officers achieve their goals and optimize their critical and strategic programs.
Shahryar’s accomplishments include leading one of the largest and most complex global cybersecurity implementations in the world at a large financial institution. He is a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity, and a former member of the AICPA’s Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC) Cybersecurity working groups, along with other major accounting firms. He was instrumental in developing a cybersecurity attestation service (SOC for Cybersecurity) that will help auditors identify cyber risks.
Shahryar has deep expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, data privacy, application development, IT infrastructure management, digital transformation, IT due diligence, IT financial management, and business continuity. He also implemented compliance programs related to enforcement actions and industry recognized standards including ISO 27001, HIPAA, FFIEC, FISMA, NIST, SOC 2, DFARS, GDPR, NYDFS, AML/KYC and FATCA.
Earlier in his career, Shahryar was a partner at BDO Consulting and led Technology Advisory and global Cybersecurity practices. Shahryar was a partner at Kurt Salmon where he was responsible for expanding CIO Advisory Services. He also served as executive director of IT Risk Management and Transformation with Citigroup, where he led strategic and reengineering initiatives for its Global Operations and Technology for Citi globally, including the Information Security Program. He is a former partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he formed and led their first information security consulting offerings. He spent the early part of his career with PwC and Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.