MoFo Lawyers Share Their Knowledge: A Thought Leadership Roundup April 2021 - June 2021

April 2021 – June 2021

“Nation-State Cybercrime: Perspectives on the Problem and Response with Two Former DOJ National Security Officials”

April 6, 2021

Partner and co-chair of the Global Risk and Crisis Management group, Alex Iftimie will join a panel at The Federalist Society to discuss the impact of recent cyberattacks by the Russian and Chinese governments on the supply chains of many private companies, possible criminal and non-criminal responses, and pros and cons of each approach. Info.

“BELA Asia Pacific Virtual Roundtable Series”

April 8, 2021

As part of a round table hosted by Ernst & Young, partner and co-chair of the Global Risk and Crisis Management group Alex Iftimie will be featured on a panel of experts to discuss preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber incidents. Info.

“Commoditization of Data - What to think: Potentials and Pitfalls of Data Dividend and Pay-Wall Proposals”

April 20, 2021

MoFo partner Chris Lyon and senior of counsel Lokke Moerel will join a panel to discuss the proposals and the issues with valuation of personal data. This session will disentangle the economic and privacy objectives of data dividend models, in order to analyze whether these objectives can be achieved at the same time or should be regulated separately. Info.

“Non Stop Discussion of the One Stop Shop”

April 26, 2021

Lokke Moerel, senior of counsel, Morrison & Foerster; Professor, Global ICT Law, Tilberg University will moderate a panel featuring:
Andrea Jelinek, Chairwoman, European Data Protection Board; Director, Austrian Data Protection Authority

Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head of Unit Data Protection, European Commission

Anna Morgan, Deputy Commissioner, Head of Legal Affairs, Data Protection Commission

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor

The panel will discuss the one-stop-shop enforcement mechanism proved the last hurdle for adopting the GDPR, and that has been under debate ever since. Takeaways will include: 

  • Clarity as to when the one-stop shop applies (and when not).
  • Insight into the issues and concerns around the one-stop shop, and whether these are valid.
  • Which measures a U.S. company can take to benefit from one-stop shop.


“Keeping Up With the Latest Cybersecurity Challenges”

May 3-4, 2021

During this panel, partner Alex Iftimie, Morrison & Foerster partner and co-chair of the Global Risk and Crisis Management group, discusses best practices for designing programs to deal with upcoming cybersecurity challenges, with an emphasis on the implications of the SolarWinds compromise for approaching supply chain threats going forward. This panel is part of the Twenty-Second Annual Institute of on Privacy and Cybersecurity Law hosted by the Practising Law Institute. Info.

“Why the 3LoD Model No Longer Works When Privacy Compliance Itself is Subject”

May 25, 2021

As part of the IAPP’s European Data Protection Intensive Online, senior of counsel Lokke Moerel joins other privacy experts in exploring the new role of the privacy function, including a reconsideration of how to innovate the three-lines-of-defense model to facilitate responsible innovation and how to structure the privacy compliance function to fit the new reality. Info.

“The SolarWinds Aftermath and Securing Private Networks Against Top Adversaries”

May 25, 2021

A panel of experts, featuring partner Alex Iftimie, gather at the Privacy and Security Academy Spring Forum to discuss the SolarWinds zero-day attack in the context of broader state-sponsored cyber initiatives, and their effects on the private sector, as well as how to strengthen cyber supply chains in response. Info.

“What Is It Good For? Drafting Privacy and Data Security Provisions in Contracts”

June 24, 2021

In this Lawline CLE presentation, of counsel Marian Waldmann Agarwal and associate Cecilia Xie will lead a course on how to identify when privacy and data security provisions may be required in agreements with an overview of common issues when drafting and negotiating such terms. Info.

National Security Events:

“A Breakdown of Global Trade Concerns and the Impact on Compliance”

April 14, 2021

Partner and co-chair of the National Security practice group, John Smith will moderate a panel as part of Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit examining the implications of trade and sanctions for compliance programs, industry best practices, and the greater global business environment. Info.

“Up Next: What the 2020 Elections May Mean for AML”

April 15, 2021

Partner and co-chair of the National Security practice group, John Smith will participate in an Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) discussion performing a wide-ranging analysis of what the 2020 presidential and congressional elections may mean to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and offer strategies on dealing with the potentially profound shifts in the regulatory landscape. Info.

“Examining New Rules on CFIUS Mandatory Filings: Implications for Critical Technology Investments and the Interplay with Recently Issued Export Control Reform”

April 20, 2021

Partner Charles Capito will moderate an American Conference Institute panel of experts discussing a variety of questions surrounding the new rules on CFIUS Mandatory Filings in connection with critical technologies and how to respond to the subsequent changes. Info.

“Updating Your Mitigation Approach to New and Evolving CFIUS Requirements and Trends: Overcoming the Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make in CFIUS Mitigation Planning, Design and Implementation”

April 20, 2021

Partner and co-chair of the National Security and Global Risk and Crisis Management practice groups, Brandon Van Grack serve on an American Conference Institute panel exploring the latest and most effective CFIUS mitigation strategies in light of recent trends and new regulations. Info.

“What is the Impact of New Sanctions and Continued Pressure?”

April 28, 2021

Of counsel Andrea Delisi joins an American Conference Institute panel discussing the effects and implications of new developments and sanctions surrounding Russia. Info.

“Government Agencies Discuss Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions”

April 29, 2021

Join partner and co-chair of the National Security practice group, John Smith, on an American Conference Institute panel in a discussion of recent trends in investigation and enforcement actions, as well as a look forward at what to expect from the enforcement landscape in 2021. Info.




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