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Data Breach Investigation: What You Need to Know and How to Protect Yourself

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: October 17, 2019
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  • Responding to a Data Breach
  • The Perspective of the Third Party
  • Preparing for a Data Breach
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 17, 2019


A data breach occurs, whats next? Once it is determined that a breach has occurred there are a series of steps the legal department should take to determine the size of the impact, how the attack occurred, and how to prevent future attacks. This process will involve an investigation and potentially litigation. Therefore, having a strategic plan in place prior to a breach is imperative.
This session will cover:
  • The aspects of a data breach investigation: what tools are needed, who should lead this process, and what results to expect
  • Planning for a breach: determining what strategies need to be in place prior to an incident
  • Understanding the potential for litigation post breach
  • Strategies for preventing a breach
This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's 2019 Women, Influence, and Power in Law Conference on October 17th, 2019.

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Laura Heltebran

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Hilton Worldwide

Laura Heltebran joined Hilton in January, 2017 as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, responsible for Litigation, Compliance, Privacy, Employment and Global Legal Operations. She is based in McLean at Hilton’s corporate headquarters.

Before joining Hilton and the hospitality industry, Laura spent her career in the technology sector, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise where she lead the global legal team supporting the Enterprise Services Division. Prior to HPE she was with Computer Sciences Corporation (now DXC), where she lead the Global Transaction team, managed Employment and Litigation. Prior to CSC, Laura was with ACS/Xerox and Time Warner, Inc. She began her career at MCI Telecommunications Corporation as a commercial and employment litigator.

Laura is a graduate of the George Mason University (B.A. 1985) where she played women’s collegiate volleyball, and George Mason University School of Law where she earned her J.D. in 1989.

Laura currently sits on the Board of Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

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Tiffany Baughman

Head of Legal - Digital Transformation

Tiffany is the Head of Legal at Airbus.

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Carrie Parikh

Chief Operating Officer
New Jersey Office of Information Technology

Carrie Parikh is Chief Operating Officer at the New Jersey Office of Information Technology. She also serves as the State’s first Chief Privacy Officer. She is responsible for setting up and administering New Jersey’s first privacy program.

Prior to this, she was Vice President, Legal at Wyndham Hotel Group. In this role, Carrie provided vision, leadership, and direction to attorneys, paralegals and privacy professionals, and worked closely with executive leadership Prior to her position as VP, Carrie was Senior Counsel, Lead Global Privacy and Data Security where she managed the company’s global privacy and data security program.

Before joining Wyndham, Carrie was a Claims Manager for Technology, Media and Business Services claims at Beazley where she handled complex E&O claims in the tech and media world as well as privacy and health care breaches. Carrie began her legal career as associate at Manfredi & Associates, a small law firm in Hoboken where she practiced housing law representing many of New Jersey’s Public Housing Authorities. After a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Esther Salas (D.N.J.), she spent six years as an associate at DLA Piper, a large New York City law firm, where she focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on insurance and securities law.

Carrie received her B.A. from Syracuse University and J.D. from Rutgers University-Newark. During law school Mrs. Parikh was named an Eagleton Institute of Politics Graduate Fellow. She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. In 2013, Carrie was named as a Super Lawyers, Rising Star for the metro New York area. In 2016 she served as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Carrie is a recent Glass Leadership Institute Fellow graduate with the Anti-Defamation League.

She regularly speaks across the US on privacy and data security topics. She has been featured in Modern Counsel Magazine and received several honors and awards as a lawyer and privacy professional.

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Megan Gordon

Clifford Chance

Megan Gordon is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of Clifford Chance. Megan co-heads Clifford Chance’s US Cybersecurity and data privacy group and is a leading member of the firm’s global Tech Group. She specializes on data privacy and cybersecurity related matters and investigations.

Megan also focuses on internal investigation matters, risk management, transactional due diligence and compliance. She advises clients on how to manage risk exposure in a wide-variety of legal areas affecting companies conducting international business. She also advises multinational companies in connection with transactional risks and in designing and implementing their compliance programs.

Megan earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her AB from Georgetown University. Megan is a member of the New York Bar and District of Columbia Bar. She joined Clifford Chance in 2004 and is based in the firm's Washington, DC office.

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