P.W. Singer
New America Foundation
Keynote Speaker

Jules Polonetsky
Future of Privacy Forum
Keynote Speaker

Nick Bennett

Ed Black
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice

Eva Carman
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Head, Securities & Futures Enforcement Practice

Jim DeGraw
Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Seth Harrington
Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Kathy Hughes
Northwell Health
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Kaufman
Northwell Health
Vice President, Office of Legal Affairs

Rohan Massey
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Head, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Tim McCrystal
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Chair, Health Care Practice

Doug Meal
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Head, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Mark Morrison
Chief Security Officer

Christine Moundas
Ropes & Gray LLP
Associate, Health Care Practice

Nick Pelletier

David Peloquin
Ropes & Gray LLP
Associate, Health Care Practice

Heather Sussman
Ropes & Gray LLP
Co-Head, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Mark Szpak
Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Michelle Visser
Ropes & Gray LLP
Partner, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Privacy & Cybersecurity Summit

Practices: Privacy & Cybersecurity

Please join Ropes & Gray at our 2018 Privacy & Cybersecurity Summit to discuss cutting edge issues in privacy & cybersecurity risk management. Our program will feature keynote addresses, industry-specific breakout sessions, and expert panel discussions.


DATE         February 8, 2018

TIME          9:00AM - 6:30PM

PLACE       Andaz 5th Avenue


  • 9:30AM – Kickoff
  • 10:00-11:00AM – Sheep be Damned: A Rapid Review of Emerging Data Concerns to Keep You Awake, from Algorithms, to Biometrics, to the Cloud and Beyond
    • In this session we will discuss the most imperative data concerns in our rapidly changing world, with topics including:
    • Do you know what your algorithms are doing? 
    • Bias in data
    • Government access to data
    • Risk in the cloud
    • Biometric data lawsuits
  • 11:00-12:00PM – Worldwide Trends in Class Action Litigation: Leveraging Global Experience in a Locally Changing Landscape
    • In this session we will explore the most pressing legal developments in data protection and cybersecurity litigation around the world.  We will cover the key drivers for managing privacy and security risk in 2018 and beyond, including current class action trends in the U.S. and what changes to expect in the UK and EU post-Brexit.
  • 1:00PM – Keynote: Cyberwarfare
  • 1:30-2:30PM – Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make in Incident Preparedness and Response, and How to Avoid Them, presented with forensic firm Mandiant
    • This panel of seasoned lawyers and and cybersecurity gurus will share lessons learned from major data breaches, including the potential extraordinary legal exposure created by cyberattacks. They will cover many of the common mistakes companies make both before a cybersecurity incident occurs and when responding to one, and will explore best practices for avoiding those same missteps.
  • 2:30-4:30PM – Breakout Sessions
    • Big Data in Health Care - Research Registries, Quality Improvement Collaboratives, Health Information Exchanges and Beyond
    • Reducing Cybersecurity Risks for SEC Regulated Entities – preparing for exams, and managing risk through insurance
    • Healthcare Ransomware and Cybersecurity Incidents – Prevention, Response and Analysis
    • Issues in Alternative Data Acquisition: Bots, Scraping and More
  • 4:30PM – Closing keynote
  • 5:00PM – Cocktails and Networking

This complimentary event will offer breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities and will conclude with a reception.

For more information about our Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, please contact Rohan Massey, Doug Meal, Heather Egan Sussman, Jim DeGraw, Seth Harrington, Mark Szpak, Michelle Visser, or another member of Ropes & Gray’s leading privacy & cybersecurity team.

P&C Summit