Cyber-Security: A Practical Guide for the Business Lawyer

5.75 Law and Legal CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID #1040816

Led by Chairperson Gavin Skok of Fox Rothschild, this CLE is a practical and not-too-technical guide for counsel, focusing on real-world and practical situations that you will need to address for your clients including the critical issues of privacy and cyber-risk. Panels consist of: in-house counsel, outside counsel, regulators, a CIO, and even a tech reporter from Geekwire. The program has three primary “units” that provide you with: (1) an overview of regulatory issues (including FTC regulation, NIST, cross-border issues, and financial regulatory issues), (2) minimizing risk in day-to-day operations (including through vendor contracting/management and insurance), and (3) emerging tech and new risks.


Recorded:  05/19/2017
Credits:  5.75 Law and Legal CLE | WSBA Activity ID #1040816
Length: 5 hours, 50 minutes

Featured Speakers:
Gavin Skok, Charles Harwood, Joe Nathans, Cari Benn, Arian Colachis, Bruce Goto, Charlie Morriss, Taylor Soper, James Wendell, Seaton Daly III

7:30-8:25 a.m.

Registration and Coffee Service

8:25-8:30 a.m.


Speaker: Gavin Skok, Fox Rothschild LLP

8:30-10:15 a.m.

Unit 1: Regulatory Matters
Part 1: Who are the Regulators and What Do They Care About

Speaker: Charles A. Harwood, former Deputy Directory, Federal Trade Commission

Part 2: Practical Advice for Regulatory Compliance from a CIO

Speaker: Joe Nathans, Next Level

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:45 a.m.

Part 3: Cross-border privacy issues

Speaker: Cari Benn, Microsoft

Part 4: Financial Regulatory Issues

Speaker: Arian Colachis, Washington Federal

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:45-2:15 p.m.

Unit 2: Reducing Your Risk
Part 1: Vendor Controls

Speaker: Bruce Goto, Fox Rothschild LLP

Part 2: Reducing Risk Through Cyber Insurance

Speaker: Charlie Morriss, Propel Insurance

215-2:30 p.m.


2:30-4:00 p.m.

Unit 3: Emerging Risks - What's New?

Panel: Gavin Skok, Fox Rothschild LLP
Taylor Soper, Geekwire
James Wendell, Davis Wright Tremaine
Seaton Daly III, The Law Office of Seaton M. Daly III, P.L.L.C.

4:00 p.m.

Evaluations and Adjourn



Program Chairperson

Gavin Skok, Fox Rothschild LLP

Gavin Skok is a commercial litigator in Fox Rothschild's Seattle office and a member of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Group. He represents regional and national companies in state and federal courts and arbitrations, with an emphasis on class action defense, privacy and data security litigation, and unique or challenging commercial disputes. He is also a regular author and speaker at CLEs and in-house client trainings regarding class actions, privacy, data security, and attorney-client privilege issues.


Cari Benn, Microsoft

Cari A. Benn is a Senior Attorney in Microsoft's Regulatory Affairs group focusing on international privacy compliance. Cari joined Microsoft in 2007, and before her current role as privacy counsel, advised Microsoft's Online Services and Advertising & Online Divisions. Prior to joining Microsoft, she served as in‐house counsel for aQuantive, a digital advertising start‐up.

Arian Colachis, Washington Federal

Arian Colachis is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Washington Federal, Inc. and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Washington Federal. Prior to joining Washington Federal in 2013, Arian was compliance counsel to a multi-billion dollar asset manager in Kirkland, WA, worked in private practice representing a variety of clients on securities regulatory and litigation matters, and over a period of fourteen years represented various governmental agencies including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, New York Stock Exchange, Attorney General for the State of Arizona, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Arian is licensed to practice law in Washington, California, Arizona, New York and the District of Columbia.

Seaton Daly, The Law Office of Seaton M. Daly III, P.L.L.C.

Seaton Daly is a corporate transactional attorney in Seattle, WA, whose corporate law practice counsels start-up and early-stage businesses in equity financings, choice-of-entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial transactions, and cyber matters.

Mr. Daly regularly works with clientele on developing corporate data governance protocols and strategies to mitigate the unauthorized release of mission-critical information. Prior to his admission to practice law in the State of Washington, Mr. Daly helped establish multiple startup companies within the data security industry, whose customer base ranged from government agencies to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Daly was an advisor to a U.S. Congressional leader on amendments to existing U.S. law ending the government's bulk collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accountability with respect to domestic surveillance. He regularly presents before a variety of business, academic, industry and trade associations, on topics pertaining to data privacy and cybersecurity.

Bruce Goto, Fox Rothschild LLP

Bruce Goto is a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, with a special focus on intellectual property and information technology issues. Bruce prepares and negotiates complex contracts covering cloud computing, outsourced services, application and technology development and licensing, among other things. He is on the Board of Advisors for SeattleU's LLM program in Innovation and Technology Law, and has been recognized year after year in Best Lawyers of America, Chambers, and Washington Super Lawyers, among others.

Charles A. Harwood

Charles Harwood is a former Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission. In that role he presented prepared statements for the FTC to congressional committees on issues ranging from elder fraud and consumer protection; rent-to-own transactions; and predatory consumer practices relating to soldiers and veterans, among others. Prior to his role with the FTC, he has also addressed the Washington State Senate on Identity Theft.

Charlie Morriss, Propel Insurance

Since 2001, Charlie Morriss has been an insurance broker specializing Directors & Officers, Fiduciary, Employment Practices, and Cyber Liability Insurance. Prior to becoming a broker he practiced corporate finance law. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and his law degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Propel Insurance is a full-service insurance brokerage specializing in commercial insurance, surety, employee benefits and personal lines. Founded in 1923, it is the oldest independent insurance broker in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 300 employees throughout six offices in Washington and Oregon.

Joe Nathans, Next Level

Joe Nathans brings over 30 years of experience delivering high value information technology solutions to middle-market and Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, ecommerce and business services industry segments. As COO, CTO, and CIO he continuously identified and deployed high value solutions for complex problems, ranging from early innovations in call center management, wireless communications and ERP to supply chain management, business intelligence and cloud computing. He has managed extensive project portfolios leading to the full transformation of technology and applications for Pitney Bowes, Siemens Medical, Intermec Technologies, Hawkeye, and Reed Group. He has been recognized by the Management Development Forum for innovation in team building and people development; successfully integrated disparate, geographically diverse IT organizations into unified teams; and built high performance software development organizations from the ground up. He received both an MBA in Industrial Administration and a BA in Biology and Business from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a CPA (Inactive, Pennsylvania).

Taylor Soper, Geekwire

Taylor Soper is a GeekWire staff reporter who covers a wide variety of tech assignments, including emerging startups in Seattle and Portland, the sharing economy and the intersection of technology and sports. A native of Portland, Ore., and graduate of the University of Washington, he was named a "New Journalist of the Year" by the Society of Professional Journalists.

James Wendell, Davis Wright Tremaine

Jamie Wendell represents companies in complex litigation throughout the country. Jamie has litigated matters involving product failures, contract disputes, property damage, licensing agreements, intellectual property rights and noncompete agreements.

Jamie has published articles on a variety of topics, including big data and the practice of law, law and technology, trade secrets and class actions. He has also been quoted and featured in articles about law and technology. Jamie was named a "Legal Techie" by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

While at University of Washington School of Law, from which he graduated in 2013, Jamie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review, and received the Dean's Medal.


General Registration  - $175.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni  - $145.00