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Cyber Attacks on U.S. Power Grids, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles and Blockchain Security – Upcoming HB Seminars Address These Hot Topics and More

NEW YORK – MARCH 21, 2018 – Many of the most urgent subjects that face corporations, challenge our laws, and change the way we live will be covered during three seminars taking place over two days in New York, April 24 and 25, 2018. The programs are being produced by HB Litigation Conferences and will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown.

Presenters include representatives from global corporations such as American Airlines, Microsoft, IBM, Intersec Worldwide, Altria, Oracle, Sprint, and RSA Security (now part of Dell Technologies) plus a leading healthcare provider, Christiana Care Health System. The insurance industry will be represented as well, with speakers from Allianz, Marsh, Swiss Re, JLT Specialty, TDC Specialty Underwriters, and Willis Towers Watson. Leading law firms include Blank Rome, Covington & Burling, Crowell & Moring, Fish & Richardson, Jackson Lewis, Traub Lieberman and Wiley Rein. Specialized firms include Law & Forensics, Xpan Law and Seiger Gfeller Laurie. Other speakers come with experience at the FBI, the Justice Department, Homeland Security and the U.S. intelligence community.

The three events are:

Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum + Live Webstream
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – full day

Program chairs: Charity Hyde of Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg and James Roof of The Claro Group.

Topics: phishing and social engineering; autonomous vehicles; artificial intelligence and forensics; operational challenges facing corporate counsel; social media ethics; managing data on complex litigation; and navigating the laws that regulate working with government.

Note: This event is complimentary to a limited number of corporate counsel. Registration required.

Cyber Sector Risk: Blockchain Security + Live Webstream
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – half-day morning seminar

Program chairs:  Laura Foggan of Crowell & Moring and Matthew Schlesinger and Michael Nonaka of Covington & Burling.
Topics: Understanding the mechanics of blockchain; overview of current applications; insurance applications; and practice of law applications.

Cyber Sector Risk: Critical Infrastructure + Live Webstream

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – half-day afternoon seminar

Program chairs: Vincent Vitkowsky of Seiger Gfeller Laurie and Daniel B. Garrie of Law & Forensics.
Topics: Public-private partnerships; the urgency of cyber threats to the critical infrastructure; understanding, identifying, and limiting your legal liabilities; lessons learned from recent attacks; preventing and mitigating the damage.

Tom Hagy
(484) 324-2755 x2070

Press passes, interviews and program content – including the live webstream –
are available to members of the press.
Please contact Tom Hagy at (484) 324-2755 x2070 or write to him at