Thomas Hemnes


Sayoko Blodgett-Ford


David Bender


Paul Jean; Rick Olin

In-house Counsel (panel)

In-house Counsel (panel)


Data Security, Disputes & Cyber-insurance Strategies (Panel)

GTC Law Group recently held its “A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security” conference at the Harvard Club Downtown on September 29, 2016.  Many thanks to everyone who attended, and a special thank you to our terrific panelists and speakers.

Resources from the conference are available on our website here.

This conference was part of an ongoing series provided by GTC and we are pleased to announce two upcoming events in 2017.  If you would like to attend either event, or have any questions, please email as soon as possible.  There is no charge to attend, however space is limited.

Data Breach Simulation Exercise, January 12, 2017, 8:45am – noon at the downtown Harvard Club 

Rocco Grillo, Executive Managing Director/Cyber Resilience Leader, Stroz Friedberg/Aon

Peter Lefkowitz, Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Digital Rights Management Counsel, GE Digital

Patrick Ford, Chief Information Security Officer, Americas Region, Schneider Electric

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, CIPP/US, Member, GTC Law Group

Additional speakers and team facilitators to be confirmed.

This will be a lively interactive training.  Attendees will work in teams of 5-6 and we will go through a simulated data breach, starting with an intentionally incomplete draft Incident Response Plan that we will improve as we work through the exercise.  

European Data Privacy Compliance, April 6, 2017 8:45am – noon at the downtown Harvard Club 

David Bender, Special Counsel, Data Privacy GTC

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

We will provide practical guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requirements, which will carry the most severe potential penalties we have ever seen in the data privacy area.  Certain penalties could potentially be the greater of €20M or 4% of annual worldwide revenues.  Although GDPR does not kick in until 2018, early compliance preparations are essential due to the scope and nature of the requirements.