Boston Bar | Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Aloft Boston | Seaport District | 401-403 D Street

Boston Bar Members – $450.00
Government Lawyers/Legal Services Members – $250.00

Non-Member Guests – $525.00
Conference + Membership – $675.00

This full-day conference covers a wide range of topics from data breach response and litigation to compliance and transactional issues. Panelists discuss new developments in the legal and regulatory landscape, while offering insights into challenges and opportunities ahead.

See Who Is Coming

Alkermes, Inc.
Aon Asia Pacific
Arbella Mutual Insurance Company
AXA XL Insurance
Boston College
The Boston Globe
Burns & Levinson
Charles River Laboratories
Citrix Systems
Criminal​ ​Cyber​ ​Squad, FBI
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Edward Davis, LLC
EF Education Cambridge
Endurance International Group
Foley Hoag
Foundation Medicine, Inc.
GE Global
GTC Law Group
Harvard Business School Publishing


Harvard Law School
Hebrew Senior Life
Holland & Knight
Jones Day
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
McDermott Will & Emery
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
MGH/BWH Clinical Data Science Center
MIT Sloan
Office of the Corporation Counsel – City of Boston
Office of the MA Attorney General
Pierce Atwood LLP
Prince Lobel


Ropes & Gray
Safety Insurance Group, Inc.
Santander Bank, N.A.
Satsun Consulting
State Street Corporation
Texas Attorney General’s Office
The MathWorks
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Treliant & SunTrust Board
U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Secret Service
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Unum Group
Verrill Dana LLP
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-In and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Global Privacy Laws & Compliance Strategies

Moderator: Cynthia LaRose, Member, Mintz Levin
Len Ho, Division Counsel, Zipcar
Tim Smith, Chief Privacy Officer, Unum Group
Kathleen Patton, General Counsel, CarGurus
Tharishni Arumugam, APAC Privacy Director, Aon Asia Pacific

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Keynote: Cameron F. Kerry
Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution
Former General Counsel and Acting Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2019 Cyber Threat Landscape

Moderator: Adam Bookbinder, Partner, Holland & Knight
Wendi Whitmore, Director, IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence
Bradford DeVoe, Chief Counsel for Cyber Operations, NSA
Timothy Russell, Supervisory​ ​Special​ ​Agent​, Criminal​ ​Cyber​ ​Squad, FBI
James Perry, Incident Response Director, Crowdstrike

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Keynote: Professor Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D.
Director and Founder of the Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University
Professor of Government & Technology in Residence, Harvard University
Former Chief Technology Officer & Chief Technologist, U.S. Federal Trade Commission



1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Advising Boards of Directors About Cyberattacks and Incident Response

Moderator: Seth Berman, Partner, Nutter
Renard Francois, Chief Privacy Officer, GE Global
Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Treliant & SunTrust Board
Lisa Ropple, Partner, Jones Day
Brenda Sharton, Partner, Goodwin

When Cybersecurity and Privacy Intersect: Meeting the Challenge


Moderator: Katherine Fick, Senior Counsel, IBM
Keri Pearlson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (IC)3
Kevin Powers, Director, Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program, Boston College
Kevin Swindon, Corporate Vice President, Global Security, Charles River Laboratories (former FBI SSA)
Heather Egan Sussman, Global Co-Chair of Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Orrick

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

AI & Data Protection

Moderator: Alexis Goltra, VP, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle
Peter Lefkowitz, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Citrix Systems
Sara Berkson, Head Privacy Counsel, AGC, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Stephen Bernstein, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery


Moderator: Kent Sinclair, Sinclair Law
Elisa Doroff, VP & Product Manager for Cyber & Technology Underwriting team, AXA XL Insurance
Seth Harrington, Partner, Orrick
Lydia Payne-Johnson, Principal, Satsun Consulting, former Chief Privacy Officer, Freddie Mac

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Regulatory Update

Sara Cable, Director of Data Privacy & Security and Assistant Attorney General, Office of the MA Attorney General
Esther Chavez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Texas Attorney General’s Office
Stacey Schesser, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office (participating by video conference)

Health Care and Life Sciences: Digital Health & Connected Devices

Moderator: Krietta Bowens-Jones, Associate General Counsel, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Moderator: Peter McLaughlin, Partner, Burns & Levinson
Sara Gerke
, Research Fellow, Harvard Law School
Vivek Krishnamurthy, Counsel, Foley Hoag
Mark Michalski, Executive Director, MGH/BWH Clinical Data Science Center
Nadine Peters, Partner, Verrill Dana LLP

4:15 PM

Ask the Experts & Reception

Moderator: Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Member, GTC Law Group
Kevin J. Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray
Pia Owens, Legal Counsel, The MathWorks
Kevin Powers, Director, Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program, Boston College
Jared Rinehimer, Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Katie Stone Conroy, Associate, Prince Lobel

Keynote Speakers


Cameron F. Kerry is the first Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution and a visiting scholar with the MIT Media Lab, where his work focuses on information privacy and security and the digital economy. He is former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, where he played a leadership role in privacy, cybersecurity, and the flow of information and technology across international borders. He led development of consumer privacy policy expressed in the White House report on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and, as part of the National Security Council “Deputy’s Committee” discussions on cybersecurity, had a hand in the policies that led to the NIST cybersecurity framework. He was also senior counsel at Sidley Austin as part of the firm’s global practice groups in Privacy, Security, and Information Law and in Trade Law.


Dr. Latanya Sweeney is a Professor of Government and Technology in Residence and Director and Founder of the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University. She is the former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Her mission is create and use technology to assess and solve societal, political and governance problems, and to teach others how to do the same. She pioneered the field known as data privacy and her work is cited in the HIPAA Privacy Rule and other federal privacy regulations worldwide. Her work on discrimination in online ads ignited the new area known as algorithmic fairness. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, with more than 100 academic publications, 3 patents, and 3 company spin-offs. She has received numerous professional and academic awards and testified before federal and international government bodies.

Conference Advisory Committee


Sayoko Blodgett-Ford
GTC Law Group


Sara Cable
Director of Data Privacy & Security and Assistant
Attorney General
Office of the MA Attorney General


Seth Berman


Adam Bookbinder
Holland & Knight


Krietta Bowens Jones
Associate General Counsel
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Katherine Fick
Senior Counsel


Alexis Goltra
VP, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer


Cynthia Larose


Kent Sinclair
Sinclair Law


Boston Bar Members – $450.00
Government Lawyers/Legal Services Members – $250.00

Non-Member Guests – $525.00
Conference + Membership – $675.00

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Thank You to Our Top Level Sponsor

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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Erica Southerland:
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Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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