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Luck Favors the Prepared: Successfully Preparing Your Firm to Address Questions from Clients on Data Security & Privacy

SKU: LPM5500
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In the current patchwork of cybersecurity and data privacy legal requirements, it can be challenging for a professional organization to create a comprehensive privacy and security program that complies with the various (and sometimes conflicting) legal requirements and contractual obligations imposed by clients. More and more, clients are viewing the law firms and accounting firms they are using as “vendors” obligating those professional organizations to respond and comply with vendor management questionnaires.

This Session will provide a detailed explanation of core components of a security and privacy program, methods to ensure that the program can be altered to fit new requirements as they come into place, and how to transfer risk whenever possible. The Session will include a discussion on Written Information Security Policies, Departmental and Employee Policies, Risk Management Programs, Client Contract Management Programs, Incident/Breach Response Programs, and Training. The Session will also confront the best and more efficient way to address privacy and security questionnaires from clients and how to incorporate this obligation into best practices and a marketing tool.

Lecturer Bio

Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.

Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire is the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Partners. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to aggressively mitigate her client's litigation risks.

Rebecca advises her clients on a proactive, multi jurisdictional approach to identify and address data privacy and cybersecurity compliance gaps and potential liabilities. She uses her extensive experience to work with her clients to create and tailor a security and privacy governance program that fits their specific needs in order to limit their regulatory exposure.

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