Carolyn Purwin Ryan, Partner
Cipriani & Werner, P.C.
Ms. Ryan is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Information Privacy and Data Security Team. Clients in the healthcare sector and other industries have become concerned about cybersecurity and privacy issues, breach preparedness and response. Ms. Ryan serves as a breach counsel to companies in various areas including health care institutions and providers, municipalities, professional services, retail, technology and financial institutions. She provides legal counsel and leads response investigations working with companies IT departments, forensics and vendors to advise on notification, guidance in governmental investigations, mitigation and restoration services. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including table top exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels, and represents clients in litigation focusing on data breaches and data security, information technology, technology failures, implementation of developed software, cloud computing related issues, and IT outsourcing agreements.
Jean M. Lawler, Certified Mediator
Lawler ADR Services, LLC
Ms. Lawler is an Attorney and Certified Mediator available to mediate matters in California and across the world. With decades of legal experience as a practicing lawyer and a reputation for excellence, Ms. Lawler has for years been recognized internationally for her expertise as one of the top insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys in the country. Ms. Lawler’s legal experience has been diverse and international – ranging from insurance coverage/bad faith, tort, business, professional liability and complex civil and commercial litigation, to evolving risks including data breach, cyber & privacy liability. She has a deep knowledge of the insurance industry, insurance policies and the risks they insure against and when in private practice represented North American, European, UK and Asian corporations, professionals, non-profits, individuals and insurers in a broad range of matters, at trial and on appeal. She served as Managing Partner of her former law firm and at times chaired the firm’s Insurance Law, Cyber & Privacy Law, International Law, and Business & Real Estate Transactions practice groups. She is a Past President of the FDCC and the Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group (Chambers-Band 1) and a Fellow and Founding Regent of the American College of Coverage Counsel. She enjoys a high rate of success in getting even the most complex of cases settled.
Ashley Miller, Attorney
Alston & Bird LLP
Ashley focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including privacy-related and data breach litigation. Before joining the firm, Ashley served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Eleanor L. Ross in the Northern District of Georgia and the Honorable Judge J. Randal Hall in the Southern District of Georgia. In those roles, she was involved in a number of civil and criminal proceedings. Ashley has also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Frank M. Hull of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Justice David E. Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court, and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. of the Northern District of Georgia.