Jenner & Block

“Privacy Basics for Contracting Professionals,” Federal Publications Seminars

Several Jenner & Block lawyers participated in an all-day seminar on “Privacy Basics for Contracting Professionals.”   The focus of the seminar was to educate working professionals about data privacy and data security issues and provide guidelines and direction on how to apply those principles within companies and organizations. 

  • Partner Mary Ellen Callahan gave the introduction to the seminar.  Ms.  Callahan later joined  Associate Emily A. Bruemmer for a session on “International Privacy.”  She and Partner Nancy C. Libin spoke about the implications of the Privacy Act.  Finally, Ms. Callahan and Associate Elliot S. Tarloff presented a session called “Privacy and Cybersecurity Enforcement and Remedies.”
  • Special Counsel  Heidi L. Wachs and Associate Devi M. Rao spoke at a session called “What is Privacy in an Interconnected World?”  Ms. Wachs later joined Associate Bradley P. Humphreys for  a session on “Components of a Comprehensive Privacy Program.”  She and Associate Peter H. Hanna presented a session called “Incorporating Privacy Principles into Cybersecurity Policies and Practices.”
  • Associate Michael T. Borgia and Staff Attorney G. Patrick Webre, Jr. presented a session called “Information Classification and Records Retention.”

Sponsored by Federal Publications Seminars, the event was held on November 5, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Ms. Callahan is the founder and chair of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice.  The former chief privacy officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security, she has a unique and broad knowledge of and experience with the interface of the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties with cybersecurity and national security issues.

Ms. Libin is a member of the Privacy and Information Governance and Communications, Internet & Technology Practices. Clients seek her counsel on a variety of legal and policy issues related to data privacy, national security and cybersecurity.

Ms. Wachs is a member of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance Practice.  A nationally recognized leader in privacy, breach response and data security compliance, her wealth of experience includes serving as a privacy researcher and as chief privacy officer of a major university.

Mr. Borgia is member of the Litigation Department and Privacy and Information Governance Practice.  He has worked on a number of high-profile litigation and investigation matters and regularly advises clients on privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Ms.  Bruemmer is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.  Her practice spans a wide range of areas including appellate litigation, internal investigations, and compliance with complex regulatory regimes. 

Mr. Hanna’s practice focuses on technology litigation and counseling with a focus on  computer, Internet, and electrical engineering technologies. In addition to extensive patent litigation experience, Mr. Hanna has counseled an array of clients on data security and data privacy matters. 

Mr. Humphreys is a member of the Communications, Internet and Technology, Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation and Privacy and Information Governance practice groups.

Ms. Rao is a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court, Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation and Privacy and Information Governance Practice Groups.  She represents businesses and government entities in complex commercial litigation and civil and regulatory matters.

Mr. Tarloff is a member of the Communications, Internet & Technology, Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation and Privacy and Information Governance Practices.

Mr.  Webre is a member of the Litigation Department and the Communications and Government Contracts Practice Groups.  He represents clients in complex transactions and investigations before regulatory bodies and provides counsel in telecommunications policy and compliance.