“Absolutely. My law firm is supremely qualified to address your global cybersecurity legal risks.”

Can you say that with confidence?

Your clients — and your prospective clients — are facing significant data security risks.  Many may have been hacked and don’t even know it. Most are not versed in critical emerging issues, like GDPR, or what to do in the event of a breach. Attorneys must be able to advise clients on cybersecurity risk. Are you prepared to advise them? Are you able to assure potential clients of your expertise?

Join our panelists during one of the RSA Law Firm Cybersecurity Practice events being held around the country and work on that confidence.  The first will take place Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington, DC, followed by an event the following day, on Dec. 6, 2017, in New York.


Event Schedule

1:00 pm
Registration & Refreshments

1:30 pm
Privacy & Security 

How are industry and business trends changing the way we look at risk, privacy and security?  How is the vendor industry responding?  What are the evolving variables that drive the evolving threat landscape?

Hear a lawyer from a legal practice that provides legal services, an IR service provider and technologist speak of their experience in delivering breach solutions to end-clients of legal firms.  What other law firms are providing to their clients and how that is evolving?  What are the market opportunities?

Hear the team of industry experts chime in on the top trends and which ones will have the biggest impacts in the future. Trends in privacy, government, and industry are trying to offset increased threats … but all of these are combining to create the perfect storm of work efforts for organizations.

3:00 pm
Refreshment Break & Meet the Speakers

3:30 pm
Ethical Considerations in the Context of Law Firm Data Security

Starting with amendments to the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct in 2012, the legal profession has responded by enacting new ethics rules, creating new obligations for attorneys to take proactive measure to protect client confidential information. So far, 30 states have adopted the ABA’s new Model Rules. What you will learn: 1. How ethics rules regarding accidental disclosure of confidential information have changed in the last two decades in response to the rising use of the Internet, electronic storage systems, and email; 2. Attorney obligations under the new rules; 3. How these recently amended ABA Model Rules, especially 1.6(c) and 4.4(b), have been adopted or modified by various states; 4. The implications of these new rules for legal malpractice claims, in light of Shore v. Johnson & Bell; and, 5. How to implement substantive change programs to ensure individual and firm-wide compliance.

4:30 pm
Recommendations for Law Firm Preparedness

In this segment our panel will discuss the trends related to law firms becoming primary attack targets. The common weaknesses, threats, and risks facing law firms are rapidly changing and privacy compliance is seeping into all businesses, including law firms.  What are the risk, impacts, and what can be done about them.

5:15 – 6:45 pm
Networking Reception



Meet the Speakers

Niloofar Howe is Chief  Strategy Officer, SVP Strategy & Operations at RSA, leading overall corporate strategy, corporate development & planning, including M&A, business development, as well as global program management, business operations, and security operations. Previously Ms. Howe served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Endgame, where she was responsible for driving market and product strategy, as well as leading marketing, product management, and corporate development. Prior to Endgame, Ms. Howe was Managing Director and led the investment teams at Paladin Capital Group, a Private Equity fund focused on investing in next generation security companies, Principal at Zone Ventures, an early-stage VC firm, an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co. and a lawyer with O’Melveny & Myers.


As Vice President of Global Services at RSA – the nation’s oldest pure-play cyber security firm – Doug Howard leads and supports RSA’s Global Services Organization which is made up of the RSA Risk and Cybersecurity Practice, Professional Services, Customer Support, Education Services, Partner First Services Enablement, the RSA Advanced Cyber Defense Practice, and the world’s leading Incident Response Practice. He also provides leadership support for RSA’s strategic vision and global operational execution across the business. Doug has 25 years of experience as a technology leader and innovator in security, IT, telecom, and business continuity. He has held leadership roles in operations, engineering, business strategy development, marketing and sales, including as CEO and president. RSA is the leading provider of intelligence-driven security solutions, helping organizations mitigate the risks of operating in a digital world. RSA and its partners help organizations navigate the journey from average to excellent with more secure and compliant protocols and systems, by continually reducing their threat exposure, and by rapidly mitigating risks through detection, investigation and response.

A unique Washington lawyer, Evan D. Wolff  of Crowell & Moring LLP possesses the hands-on experience in the technologies and policies that govern the cybersecurity space and is an authority on cybersecurity and privacy regulations. Evan served as an advisor to the senior leadership at the stand-up of the Department of Homeland Security. He is a highly sought-after lawyer for leading defense, energy and manufacturing companies and a thought leader on federal government initiatives in public and private sector coordination in addressing cyber issues. As Crowell & Moring’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Co-chair, Evan advises companies on network security, investigation coordination after intrusions, data breaches, and insurance issues. Evan recognizes that despite best efforts cyber incidents happen, so he takes an innovative approach to developing blended legal, technical, and governance mechanisms so companies are prepared with a rapid and comprehensive response. This includes conducting incident simulations and developing incident response plans. He has advised companies and their boards on more than 100 data breaches, managing the legal, technical, and management aspects of those responses. Evan believes in building a community and is co-chair of the ABA’s Homeland Security Law Institute and senior advisor to the ABA Committee on Law and National Security; advisor to The Chertoff Group; an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law; a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and a member of the Sandia National Lab External Advisory Board, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, and the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group.

Peter Norman comes to the session with an invaluable combination of law and technology education and experience — as well as intimate knowledge of the ethics issues in the space where law and technology meet.  Peter is co-founder of Winnieware LLC, a software company that develops user-centered solutions to common problems faced by lawyers and other professionals. The company’s flagship product is ReplyToSome, a Microsoft Outlook add-in application that helps users avoid accidentally sending emails to the wrong people. Before co-founding Winnieware, Peter was a lawyer at the firms Arent Fox and Milbank Tweed, and in-house at SunEdison, focusing on large, multi-party, cross-border project finance, M&A, distressed debt, and private equity transactions. Now based in Philadelphia, Peter has written and spoken extensively about lawyers’ ethical responsibilities for protecting confidential information in his capacity as Winnieware LLC’s Managing Member and Chief Legal Officer. Peter has a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA in Philosophy from Yale University.