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Proactive Measures To Avoid Potential Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks - WIPL

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: October 28, 2020
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  • Defining cyber risk management
  • Establishing everyone's roles in the crisis management plan and in proactive mitigation
  • Preparing appropriate responses in a small window of opportunity
  • Managing communication and public outcry
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 28, 2020


Hackers love exploiting weakness. As data breaches increase in frequency and size, corporate legal departments must be armed and ready to proactively tackle these crises and reduce risk and damage to the company.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 28th, 2020.

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Maneesha Mithal

Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
Bureau of Consumer Protection

Maneesha Mithal is the Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, which focuses on consumer privacy, data security, and credit reporting issues. In this capacity, she has managed significant initiatives, including reports on Big Data, the data broker industry, the Internet of Things, consumer privacy, facial recognition, and mobile privacy disclosures. She has testified before Congress on data security, connected cars, facial recognition, and identity theft. She has also supervised dozens of Commission enforcement actions, including against companies such as Wyndham, Google, Youtube, Equifax, Facebook, Twitter, HTC, Snapchat, Uber, and Lenovo. She has held numerous positions at the Commission, including Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Assistant Director of the International Division of Consumer Protection.

Prior to joining the Commission 1999, Ms. Mithal was an attorney at the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling. Ms. Mithal earned her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

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Peggy Bodin

Head of Global Privacy

Peggy is the Global Privacy lead for Mylan. She oversees the Company’s established and developed global privacy program. Under Peggy’s lead, the Company is continually updating and refining its privacy program to keep ahead of the ever-changing privacy laws in the US and abroad, including CCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, and PIPEDA, and to safeguard patient health information. In these efforts, Peggy partners closely with the Company’s security, compliance, and legal teams. She has over 20 years of privacy and healthcare experience, including, before joining Mylan, work at a major university health system and private practice, and teaching healthcare law and ethics.

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Elise Houlik

VP, Senior Managing Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection

Elise Houlik is a Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel on Mastercard’s Privacy & Data Protection Legal team. Based in the company’s Global Headquarters in New York, Elise manages privacy issues across multiple business divisions including marketing, digital products, core business activity, human resources, operations, and enterprise partnerships.

Elise joined Mastercard from Fannie Mae, where she was lead Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel, and served as a strategic partner with business divisions throughout the company to implement best practices, address cybersecurity concerns, and interface with regulators. Elise is active in the greater privacy community. In Washington, D.C., she served as Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) KnowledgeNet Chapter, and she is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group on Data Security & Privacy Liability.

Elise received a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School after completing her Bachelor of Arts studies in English at Johns Hopkins University, and is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States.

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Kenya Parrish-Dixon

General Counsel and Director, Information Governance

Kenya Parrish-Dixon is the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of Empire Technologies Risk Management Group, a cybersecurity, Information Governance, eDiscovery, and Managed Review corporate holding company.

She was formerly the Director of White House Information Governance for the Executive Office of the President and before that she was the Assistant Director of the Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis at the Federal Trade Commission.

She is a former defense litigator and currently sits on several industry Advisory Boards. Kenya is barred in the District of Columbia, holds the NARA Certificate of Federal Records Management, and became CEDS certified in 2012. She received her law degree from The College of William & Mary.

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Jami Mills Vibbert

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Jami Mills Vibbert helps clients navigate global data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity concerns across a number of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, financial services, media, and technology. She counsels on compliance with the ever-growing number of data protection requirements and on how to create global data strategies designed to align with these requirements in an efficient, proactive, and operationalized way.

Ms. Vibbert assists in program and policy creation, conducts privacy and data security risk assessments, advises on data risk management, negotiates privacy and data security provisions with customers and third parties, and engages in privacy and data security due diligence. In the aftermath of a security incident or data loss, she guides clients through breach response and crisis management and has been counsel for clients in privacy and data security-focused investigations with relevant privacy and data security regulators and in privacy and data security litigation. She also aids clients in developing digital health, artificial intelligence, and other technology solutions to augment consumer, customer, and patient engagement and in designing new data-driven technology, products, and services in a forward-looking, flexible, and ethical manner.

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