What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Ethical Issues and Recent Trends

(476 Ratings)

Produced on: August 27, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 93 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Attorneys face many ethical and compliance issues relating to cybersecurity. Companies of all sizes are often targets of hackers, disgruntled employees and other malicious actors.

This program will examine attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address cybersecurity risks to protect client confidentiality. In addition, this program will provide practical advice for addressing issues that arise under U.S. privacy laws, as well as the European Union’s new Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies to all companies (wherever located) that target customers or clients who are EU residents and obtain personal data of EU residents.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the importance of cybersecurity, and maintaining the confidentiality of client information
  2. Examine the ethical rules governing an attorney’s obligation to safeguard client information
  3. Identify best practices for maintaining compliance with ethical obligations, and safeguarding client information under U.S. privacy laws and the European Union’s new Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Andre Jaglom

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt

Andre R. Jaglom regularly counsels clients in the distribution and marketing field, including the establishment and restructuring of distribution networks; negotiation and preparation of domestic and international distribution and supply contracts, as well as franchise offering circulars and agreements; establishment of e-commerce distribution agreements; counseling with respect to distributor and supplier relations; negotiating and structuring business transactions; and handling dealer termination litigation. In addition, Drew assists clients with the development of corporate legal compliance programs in antitrust and other areas, as well as providing general corporate counseling to new and established businesses.

Drew has extensive experience representing clients in the food and beverage industry, including alcoholic beverage law and soft drink distribution, in computer law, and in representing trade associations and non-profit organizations. Drew was the principal draftsman of the New Jersey Malt Alcoholic Beverages Practices Act, which was signed into law on December 15, 2005. He is often quoted in beer industry trade publications, such as Beer Business Daily (e.g., March 17. 2008July 1. 2007July 10, 2006, November 24, 2003, September 1, 2003, August 28, 2003, July 9, 2003 and December 5, 2002) and Beer Marketers Insights (e.g., February 11, 2008January 28, 2008July 3, 2007commentary on recent direct shipping decisions), and in news articles on beer distribution (e.g., Denver Post, November 25, 2007).

For over twenty-five years, Drew has chaired the annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association Course of Study on Product Distribution and Marketing, to rave reviews from lawyers who attend. Drew has spoken for many years on international distribution and marketing law and intellectual property protection issues at meetings of the New York State Bar Association International Section. He is First Vice-Chair of the International Section and Chair of its International Distribution, Sales and Marketing Committee. He served for eight years on the Computer Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including five as Secretary.

Drew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, every year that selections were made.

Michael Riela

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Mike Riela is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Creditors’ Rights and Business Reorganization practice. With more than 15 years of experience, Mike advises companies on complex restructuring, distressed M&A, loan transactions and bankruptcy related litigation matters. Mike has in-depth experience in advising clients on corporate and real estate bankruptcies, workouts, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and bankruptcy exit loan facilities, secondary market trading of distressed debt and trade claims, Section 363 sales and bankruptcy retention and fee agreements and disputes. His clients include banks, administrative agents, indenture trustees, hedge funds, private equity firms, professional services firms, trade creditors, contract counterparties, shareholders, debtors and investors.

Mike has represented buyers of assets in Section 363 and out-of-court sales from sellers such as Evergreen Solar, Inc., Sonic Telecommunications International, Ltd, Urban Communicators PCS Limited Partnership, US Aggregate, Inc., and Vectrix Corporation, as well as representing lenders, trustees and administrative agents in major Chapter 11 cases and workouts such as Delta Air Lines, Inc., Extended Stay Inc., Buffets Inc., Legends Gaming LLC, Nortel Networks, Premier International Holdings Inc., and many others.

Mike also works with clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including the assessment and investigation of information security and data breach incidents. Before any data breaches occur, Mike prepares and helps clients implement written information security programs, systems access policies, and incident response plans. After clients suffer a breach, Mike assists with their response and advises on their legal duties, including clients’ duties under various security breach notification laws.

Prior to joining Tannenbaum Helpern, Mike was a shareholder at Vedder Price and was a counsel at Latham & Watkins. He has been recently selected to serve on the 2016 Bankruptcy editorial advisory board for the Law360 publication.

David R. Lallouz

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

David R. Lallouz is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Business and Finance Group where he advises clients on complex corporate transactions. For nearly two decades, David has helped clients creatively structure, negotiate and implement mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, strategic investments, financings, and public offerings. In that time, David has successfully negotiated well over a hundred M&A, PE, VC and related transactions, representing clients on both the buy side and sell side, particularly in the “middle market,” and across a wide range of industries, including, industrial, manufacturing, commercial and retail business, financial services, including global financial institutions, multi-billion dollar investment funds and family offices, life sciences and health care, staffing, professional services, advertising, and talent management, to name a few. David also represents investors in PIPE (private investments in public equity) transactions and registered direct offerings.

Additionally, David is a member of the firm's Cybersecurity Practice Group, advising clients on the risks and legal requirements associated with emerging technological threats, particularly in the context of corporate transactions.

David’s experience in the life sciences industry, in particular, is extensive, advising private equity and venture capital funds, as well as issuers in private placements, having closed literally dozens of transactions to date. He is also a member of firm’s Cannabis law practice with a focus on investment-related activities in the rapidly expanding industry.

David is also experienced in the field of distribution law, particularly with regard to food and beverage distribution, including drafting and negotiating distribution and supply agreements for distributors and manufacturers alike. Notably, David's M&A experience includes significant acquisitions and joint ventures among distributors and suppliers, including in the alcoholic beverage and soft drink industries. In addition, he regularly advises and counsels clients on corporate governance, business formation and capitalization, as well as commercial and contractual relationships. David is a co-founder of Tannenbaum Helpern’s StartMeUp program for entrepreneurs, offering a suite of legal services tailored to the needs of new business owners.

Given the scope and breadth of David’s experience in corporate transactions, he has been retained to provide testimony as an expert witness to a U.S. federal court on the M&A process and best practices.

Prior to joining Tannenbaum Helpern in 2008, David was a partner in a leading international law firm based in Montreal, where his experience included Canadian, U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. David began his career in Quebec where he remains admitted to practice. Fluent both in English and French, he advises clients in both languages and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers since 2011.


Jeffrey T.

Excellent presentation. Likely the most educational and complete I have viewed. Would attend others given by these 3 panelists. Very competent and clear in their presentation.

Rebecca L.

Difficult topic, well presented.

Marthe L.

Very informative

Larry S.

Very professionally done & useful.

David S.

Very helpful.

Penny W.

Important subject area....well presented.

John D.

Very well presented by knowledgeable JD's.

Antoine M.

Good panel with good discussion

Shaun E.

great and informative trio of prensenters

Maureen R.


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