Peter Guffin and Brooks Magratten to Speak at DRI Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar

Sep 11: 8:00 AM - Sep 12: 5:00 PM
Event Host
DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
Chicago, IL

In this constantly-evolving landscape of regulations, laws, data security, and privacy standards, many companies and their outside counsel are struggling to keep up. This seminar will offer presentations from data security and privacy professionals who are at the forefront of cutting-edge data security and privacy issues, and from industry leaders who will provide valuable insight and practical experience.

Brooks R. Magratten, partner in charge of Pierce Atwood’s Providence office and a member of DRI’s Law Institute, will deliver the seminar’s welcome address. Peter J. Guffin, Chair of Pierce Atwood’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group, and head of the firm's Privacy & Data Security practice, will co-present the program, “Role of the Chief Privacy Officer and Information Governance.” Joining Peter in this presentation will be Unum’s Chief Privacy Officer, Timothy D. Smith.

Attendees will hear topics including:

  • The anatomy of a cyberattack
  • Theories of civil liability for a data security breach
  • Developing a data security plan
  • Insurance coverage for data breach claims
  • The role of the general counsel in cybersecurity
  • Law firm data security ethical issues

Founded as the Defense Research Institute in 1960, DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.