Conference Agenda

May 19, 2022



Welcome and Introductions

Lee Fisher, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law, Cleveland State University College of Law


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Updates from the Legislatures: Federal and State Law Developments

  • Frances Floriano Goins, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • John Landolfi, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
  • Tom Moran, Associate, BakerHostetler LLP
  • Ariel Fox Johnson, Senior Counsel, Zoom

Privacy and cybersecurity continue to be top of mind for state and federal legislatures. Learn about the latest actions states have taken in these areas, new employee and financial rules, and get tips on how to think smartly about compliance in an ever-evolving landscape.


Networking Break

Sponsored by Ulmer LLP


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Keynote: Samuel A.A. Levine

  • Director, Federal Trade Commission Consumer Protection Bureau

Join Center Director Brian Ray for an interactive conversation with Director Levine about the Federal Trade Commission’s priorities in data privacy and security, recent enforcement actions and new developments in the federal consumer privacy arena.


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Data Brand Protection: The Nexus Between Data Privacy & Trademarks

  • Kristopher Chandler, Associate, Benesch LLP
  • Rita Heimes, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, IAPP
  • Phillip V. Marano, International Trademark Association, Data Protection Committee, Chair
  • Ray Thomas, Jr., Senior Corporate Counsel, Demand Science

The connection between data privacy protection and trademarks/brands is an often overlooked but extremely important aspect of both areas. This panel will raise awareness of the important connection and interplay between those disciplines and discuss key issues that data privacy and IP lawyers should know about each.




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Ethical issues in advising on the uncertain and constantly changing privacy and security landscape

  • Kirk Nahra, Co-chair WilmerHale Cybersecurity and Privacy and Big Data Practices

This session will explore the legal ethics involved in advising clients on a constantly changing set of law, privacy, security and technology issues that make up privacy and cybersecurity law. We will explore some of the key issues that arise in providing legal advice in the privacy ecosystem, and will explore how best to give advice when uncertainty is prevalent, the technology is changing regularly, and the enforcement landscape presents growing landmines.


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  • Chris Easton, Risk Manager, Diocese of Cleveland
  • Dan McMullen, Partner, Calfee LLP
  • Tim Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TCDI
  • Lacy Rex, Vice President, Cyber Strategic Leader, Oswald Companies

Cyber liability insurance is becoming more ubiquitous, more unpredictable, and in some cases
more confusing than ever. In response to the dramatic rise in cyber-related claims, insurers have
dramatically increased underwriting requirements, reduced coverages and imposed additional sub-
limits. Here from experts on how to select the right cyber insurance for your business, and the role of insurance pre- and post-breach.


Networking Break

Sponsored by Benesch LLP


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Managing Third-Party Risk

  • Damon Hacker, President and CEO, Vestige Digital Investigations
  • Kevin Goodman, Managing Director & Partner, Bluebridge
  • Steven Roesing, CEO, ASMGi
  • Spence Witten, Senior Advisor, 38 North Security

In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, organizations are working with a broader ecosystem of third-party partners. A recent survey shows that 92% of businesses expect increased regulatory scrutiny of third parties—and 85% see their third-party risk exposure increasing—nine in ten still expect their dependence on third parties for critical business functions to grow. This panel will discuss how organizations benefit from third-party relationships while at the same time collaborating to reduce risk and ensure compliance.


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Operationalizing Data Privacy and Security or What do you tackle first?

  • Joseph Dickinson, Partner, Michael Best LLP
  • Holly Drake, Chief Privacy Officer, The Ohio State University
  • Arlonda Stevens, PhD, VP, Compliance Program Manager Sr., PNC Bank
  • Daniel Messeloff, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

The myriad range of compliance activities required by each new law, regulation and court decision can seem overwhelming. Legal and compliance professionals across industries share how they prioritize — with limited resources — by identifying those activities that get them the biggest governance bang for the buck.


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State of Ohio Cybersecurity Initiatives and Policy Updates

  • Jon Husted, Lieutenant Governor, State of Ohio
  • Kirk Herath, Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor, State of Ohio

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and CyberOhio Chair Kirk Herath discuss data security and privacy legal and regulatory developments in Ohio and announce an exciting new development in Ohio's approach to cybersecurity.


Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by CMBA


May 20, 2022



Welcome and Introductions


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Keynote Panel: Defining “Reasonable” Security

  • Chris Cronin, Partner, HALOCK Security Labs
  • Brian Ray, Leon & Gloria Plevin Professor of Law, Cleveland State University College of Law (lead)
  • Tony Sager, Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security
  • Jess Walpole, Chief Technology Officer, Fortress

This keynote panel will discuss the interrelationship between technical and legal definitions of “reasonable security,” the growing trend of state cybersecurity laws incorporating industry frameworks as defacto standards and how standards organizations themselves are working to close the gap between these two.


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Data Ethics II

  • Kirk Herath, Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor, State of Ohio
  • Brian Mannion, Chief Legal Officer, Aware
  • Kirk Nahra, Co-chair WilmerHale Cybersecurity and Privacy and Big Data Practices

Organizations face difficult challenges when it comes to ethically informed data collection, sharing and use. There also is growing demand for incorporating ethical considerations into products and services involving big data, AI and machine learning and increasing recognition of the potential bias in them. This panel will discuss these challenges as well as emerging best practices for ethical data collection, processing and use and mitigating bias in the use of automated decision-making.


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Anatomy of a Breach

  • Amanda Rose Martin, Senior Counsel, Incident Management, Allstate Insurance Company
  • David Myers, Partner, Buckingham Doolittle
  • Andy Jones, CEO, Fortress
  • Jason Straight, Sr. Managing Director & Chief Privacy Officer, Ankura

2021 saw a record 68% increase in data breaches and the number of attacks in 2022 is on pace to set yet another record. This panel will explore the anatomy of a cybersecurity breach from incident response to recovery and remediation, the legal, technical and strategic risks they pose and best practices for preparing and responding to them.


Cyber Risks and the Ukraine Invasion

  • Jeffrey Biller, Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Adjunct Professor, Cleveland State University College of Law
  • Terence Check, Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Robert Eckman, Sr. Director Cyber Security and Privacy Risk Consulting, RSM US LLP
  • Jo-Lein Quarles, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Daniel Riedl, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice

Maximum vigilance is required as the unintended cybercrime consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfold. This panel will discuss the range of cyber risks and legal issues posed by this critical conflict.


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