Broadcast Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


The number of data breach incidents has continuously ramped up at an alarming pace. As the digital world progresses, cybercriminals have found various ways to infiltrate confidential and sensitive business data, posing profound risks of business disruption, financial losses, and reputational damages. To mitigate these, businesses and their cybersecurity experts must ensure that their sensitive data are safeguarded. They must come up with data security measures and policies as well as cybersecurity assessment tools and strategies to avoid potential data breaches, or minimize the financial fallout when they occur.

In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals will present the audience with a comprehensive discussion of data breaches over the past years. Speakers will also share effective and efficient tools and strategies for a robust data breach incident response plan.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Data Breach: Trends and Statistics
  • Identifying Red Flags and Potential Implications
  • Preventive Measures
  • Creating a Data Breach Response Plan
  • Maximizing Insurance Recovery Before and After a Breach


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of data security laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Law Practice Management


Total Credits

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Desiree F. Moore, Partner and Director of Professional Development
K&L Gates LLP

Desiree F. Moore is a litigation partner and founding member and co-lead of the firm’s Digital Crisis Planning & Response (DCPR) client solution. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, sports leagues, and high-profile individuals in proactively planning for and effectively managing crises of varying magnitudes, including data breach, online defamation, harassment, and impersonation, university and other education scandals, celebrity disgrace events, key person transitions and investigations, leaked confidential and proprietary information, and more. Her work balances the considerations of a public-facing crisis with smart and prudent legal action. Desiree has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more on behalf of clients who are navigating high-pressure situations.

John J. Rolecki, CIPP/US, Partner
Varnum LLP

John is a data privacy and litigation attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Varnum LLP. John holds a CIPP/US certification and frequently advises leading technology companies on identifying strategies for compliance with various complex regulatory structures throughout the country. John’s counsel includes identifying solutions to issues arising from the intersection of emerging technologies and established regulatory frameworks. He also helps clients navigate investigations and disputes that arise in connection with regulators in addition to general business matters.

Paul Moura, Attorney
Cooley LLP

Paul is a litigator and counselor representing clients from coast-to-coast and globally to find innovative solutions to business disputes, cybersecurity risk management issues and high-stakes insurance coverage claims. Along with his diversified practice in trial and appellate litigation and arbitration, Paul also works with emerging companies, insurtech ventures, consumer product manufacturers, life sciences and biotech firms, retailers, media companies and multinational brands to identify and mitigate risks associated with cyber events, business crises and deals.

Paul is advising clients facing insurance coverage disputes and related consumer claims stemming from cybersecurity incidents, regulatory investigations, intellectual property infringement, monetary and digital asset theft, business interruption losses, consumer class actions, sexual abuse claims, property damage, accusations of unfair competition, privacy violations and other risks insured by domestic and international coverages.


Segment 1:

Desiree F. Moore, Partner and Director of Professional Development

K&L Gates LLP

Talking Points:

  • Invest in an Incident Response Plan
  • Purchase cyber insurance and involve insurance early to avoid any coverage issues
  • In the face of a security incident, the support of legal counsel from the outset is imperative, including support in engaging vendors (i.e., forensic consultants) on your behalf so as to preserve privilege and work product protections
  • You can “fail the facts” but not fail the response – with the guidance of counsel, take a deep breath and take on the incident step by step

Segment 2:

John J. Rolecki, CIPP/US, Partner

Varnum LLP

Talking Points:

  • Data security is – or should be – a board level issue
  • Do not overlook consistent workforce training for prevention and response
  • Rely on experts
  • Once you have a plan…execute it or beware
  • Seize the opportunity to provide “on brand” notice and protective measures

Segment 3:

Paul T. Moura, Attorney

Cooley LLP

Talking Points:

  • Make sure to get your counsel and vendors pre-approved
  • Use safeguards with insurers to preserve privilege
  • Keep insurers informed throughout, and obtain consents where needed
  • Consider all possible avenues of coverage, and don’t take denials at face value
  • Consider potential recoveries from third parties

Date & Time:

Monday, June 21, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Privacy/Data Protection Officers
  • Database Managers
  • Information Security Directors
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Marketing Executives
  • Business Analysts
  • C-Level Executives
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Desiree F. MoorePartner and Director of Professional Development
K&L Gates LLP
John J. Rolecki, CIPP/USPartner
Varnum LLP
Paul MouraAttorney
Cooley LLP



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