Cyber 360: The Business Law Update

2018 Business Law Section Fall Meeting
A review of recent cybersecurity developments from a diverse set of legal perspectives in the world of business and finance.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 | New York, NY

8:50 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with reception following

Executive Conference Center
8th Floor, 1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

7.0 MCLE credits: 6.0 in Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys

Section Chair:
Peter W. LaVigne, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY

Program Chair:
Drew Jaglom, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY

Attend the Business Law Section Fall Meeting for a Cybersecurity update every business or corporate lawyer needs to hear. The Section’s committees will examine cybersecurity regulatory, compliance and best practice developments from their particular perspectives, for a well-rounded perspective of the issues. Plus a panel on cybersecurity ethical requirements every lawyer should know.

View Program Brochure (PDF)
For updated speaker list, see below.

Program Topics:

  • The Brave New (Private) World
  • Cybersecurity Regulation: You Can Bank On It
  • Best Practices for Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity for Securities
  • Where Cybersecurity and M&A Intersect
  • Insuring Against the Inevitable - Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • The Legal Ethics of Cybersecurity
  • Keynote: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats

Join us for a networking reception following!

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Or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452 (M-F, 8:45am-4:45pm); event code BUSFA18.

Cost (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and networking reception)
Business Law Section member
$215 NYSBA member*
$310 Non-Member
Special rate for Business Law Section members admitted to practice 5 years or less: $85

* NYSBA members who are not yet members of the Business Law Section will receive membership in the Section included with registration at the $215 rate. The membership will be activated following the program date and will be effective through 12/31/2019, provided concurrent NYSBA membership.


8:00 – 8:50 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. | The Brave New (Private) World 
GDPR and developments in U.S. privacy law (e.g., California’s new privacy law), and how they will affect U.S. business organizations

Peter Day, Esq., LeClairRyan (San Francisco, CA); Matthew J. Moisan, Esq., LeClairRyan (New York, NY)

Presented by the Business Organizations Law Committee (Matthew J. Moisan, Esq., Chair)

9:50 – 10:40 a.m. |  Cybersecurity Regulation: You Can Bank on It
NY DFS rule implementations status; What are federal banking regulators doing?; GDPR issues for banks

Louis Bruno, Principal, EisnerAmper (New York, NY); Lena Licata, Director, EisnerAmper; Elizabeth Murphy, Esq., Cullen & Dykman (Garden City, NY); Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., The First National Bank of Long Island (Moderator; Glen Head, NY)

Presented by the Banking Law Committee (Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., Chair)

10:40 – 11:30 a.m. | Best Practices for Cybersecurity
A look at best cybersecurity practices from emerging-growth companies’ legal documents and business practices

Everett S. Carbajal, Esq., The Carbajal Law Firm PC (New York, NY); Robert W. Clarida, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, LLC (New York, NY); Christopher S. Edwards, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, (New York, NY)

Presented by the Technology and Venture Law Committee (Christopher S. Edwards, Esq., Chair)

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. | Networking Break

11:45 a.m.– 12:35 p.m. | Current Cybersecurity Regulatory Issues
An examination of regulatory response to cybersecurity developments

Brad Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Division (New York, NY); Keith E. Cassidy, Esq., Associate Director, Technology Controls Program, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (Washington, D.C.); Mekalia Reid, Esq., Associate Director, SDDCO Regulatory Services LLC (New York, NY)

Presented by the Securities Regulation Committee (Anastasia T. Rockas, Esq., Chair)

12:35 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Included) | Keynote: Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats
Jay Kramer, Esq.
, former FBI Supervisor, Cyber Intrusion Squad; Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (New York, NY)

1:45 – 2:35 p.m. | Where Cybersecurity and M&A Intersect
Cybersecurity issues in due diligence; issues in M&A of cybersecurity vendors

Art Ehuan, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC (Washington, D.C.); David R. Lallouz, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY); James Rieger, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY

Presented by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (James Rieger, Esq., Chair)

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. | Insuring Against the Inevitable: Cybersecurity Risk Management
What cybersecurity risks are covered by general liability policies? What cyber insurance coverage is available? What are the issues and pitfalls for lawyers and clients to look out for?

Davey Gibian, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (Moderator; Brooklyn, NY); Dr. Thaier Hayajneh, University Professor at Fordham University; Director, Fordham Center for Cybersecurity (New York, NY); Neeraj Sahni, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security and Privacy Risk, Willis Towers Watson (New York, NY); Michael Pepe, Esq., Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. (Trumbull, CT), William Goddard, Esq., Day Pitney LLP (Hartford, CT)

Presented by the Insurance Law Committee (Giancarlo M. Stanton, Esq., Chair)

3:25 – 3:40 p.m. | Networking Break

3:40 – 4:30 p.m. | The Legal Ethics of Cybersecurity
Attorneys as vendors – Ethical obligations to clients (under professional rules  and DFS regulations) Duty to understand technology and risks; Attorney escrow accounts – avoiding cyber scams; Security breach notification acts – New York law and cross-border issues; cloud computing – can you safely put client data in the cloud; Email encryption – should you or shouldn't you; can you be partially pregnant? Best practices – passwords, data retention and destruction, access limits, avoidance of toxic data and mor

Jay L. Hack, Esq., Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP (New York, NY); Drew Jaglom, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY)

4:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. Reception

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For questions, contact or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.

Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under that policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis of his/her hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to Stephanie Bugos at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or

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