October 18: BLS Fall Meeting - Cyber 360: The Business Law Update

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.


October 18, 2018 (Thursday) | 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 experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years)

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.

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

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

12:35 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Included)

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

Speaker names coming soon!

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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 sbugos@nysba.org.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimina¬tion against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Stephanie Bugos at (518) 487.5524 or sbugos@nysba.org.