ZwillGen Deepens Information Security Bench and Expands Its California Presence

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2017 – ZwillGen has added two new attorneys to its Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices. Alexei Klestoff, former director of compliance at Walmart Global eCommerce and Jason Wool, who was previously an attorney at Alston & Bird.

“We are happy about the talent and experience that we are adding to our team,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member. “Alexei’s experience working in-house at a Fortune 500 company adds insight for clients whose companies are scaling and entering into unfamiliar legal territory. With Jason, we add another experienced cybersecurity attorney who will be able to help clients better secure their customer data and guide the response process in the event of a breach.”

Alexei Klestoff joins ZwillGen from Walmart Global eCommerce where he was the Director of Consumer Protection, advising on privacy risks involving advertising, marketing, social media, and regulated products. Prior to his work at Walmart, Alexei represented clients in complex litigation, including class action, false advertising, and intellectual property. “Navigating customer expectations and regulatory requirements for doing business online can be daunting, especially for in-house counsel who are trying to juggle so many different issues. I’m excited to be able to use my experience to guide ZwillGen clients away from the fray of potential liabilities.”

Jason R. Wool will join ZwillGen’s cybersecurity team having substantial experience working on a wide variety of cybersecurity, cyber risk management, and incident response matters. At Alston & Bird, Jason’s work included helping companies investigate and respond to data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents, develop and expand cybersecurity programs, run tabletop exercises, and assess and mitigate cyber risk. “I am looking forward to working with ZwillGen’s clients to protect themselves against attacks and breaches, as well as to understand and address the unique cyber risks they face. Today’s cyber culture can feel unsteady, but with the right safeguards and structures in place, companies can be ready for whatever comes at them. I love being part of that process.”

Government Access to Personal Data

Companies are increasingly faced with government requests for access to personal information, usually for law enforcement or national security reasons. What do companies need to know when faced with these government requests for access to personal information? When do they have to comply? When can they fight back? Which laws apply and how have the courts interpreted them so far? At the Privacy + Security Forum, Marc Zwillinger will cover the different laws and legal theories that have been applied in the area of government requests for personal information such as CALEA, the All Writs Act, ECPA, the Fourth Amendment and the Third Party Doctrine, and other laws and cases.

ACC 2016 Annual Meeting

How do you enforce an online agreement? What should you keep an eye open for when doing business online? ACC’s 2016 Annual Meeting will tackle these concerns with the technology panel: “Business Forecast Cloudy: Cloud Risks and Recent Developments Beyond Privacy and Security.” Anna Hsia will sit alongside other counsel to discuss advancements in conducting business online and in the cloud. This meeting also offers the opportunity to fulfill your annual CLE/CPD requirement in just three days!

&THEN: The DMA Annual Event

The DMA’s annual event, &THEN, will bring together the world’s largest network of marketing and data-focused innovators and creators. &THEN will challenge conventional marketing styles and explore future possibilities of the digital marketing realm. The 3-day event features sessions or “302 Codes” named after the temporary redirecting of a website and representing “the ability of Marketers to react and redirect based on customer feedback via data.” Ken Dreifach will be speaking at 302 CODE: A Brief History of Digital Marketing: The Revolution of Big Data, alongside three industry CEO’s. The speakers will reflect on the past 20 years of big data and take a look into its anticipated future.

Privacy Litigation: Class Action, Standing, Causation, and Impact of Spokeo

Bart Huff alongside other notable panelists at the American Conference Institute’s Compliance Forum will discuss recent developments in privacy litigation and address questions such as; What does one have to do to show harm in data breach cases? To what extent does the Spokeo case impact strategy for data privacy and security breach class actions? The panel will also discuss what steps companies can take in order to avoid litigation and regulatory investigations and how to be prepared for when they do happen.

20th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Privacy & Security of Consumer and Employee Information

Top privacy professionals will reveal emerging trends and industry expertise at ACI’s 20th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Privacy & Security of Consumer and Employee Information. The growing risk of data breaches requires privacy leaders and counsel to remain aware of effective strategies for being compliant. Anna Hsia will share the latest developments in privacy litigation including: class action, standing, causation, and the impact of Spokeo. What can a company do to help prevent regulatory investigations? If an investigation does occur, what steps should the company take? Anna and other speakers will answer these questions and more.

PLI’s Hedge Fund Management 2016

Practising Law Institute’s Hedge Fund Management 2016 seminar will take-on all things hedge funds. From structuring to registering and regulating, this live program will consult hedge fund experts with diverse backgrounds to dissect every angle. Marc Zwillinger will join other notable speakers to address “Traps for Unwary Hedge Funds” covering topics such as: proper use of Big Data, compliance issues with web scraping tools, survey usage to generate research data, and the pitfalls in clickthrough terms of use. Register to attend in person or via the live webcast.

Brands Under Attack: How Brand Owners Can Save Face

In the current fast-paced business environment, brands are constantly under attack. Ambush marketing, product recalls, website hacking, and data breaches are just a few examples of events that can negatively impact a brand. During this panel at the IPO Annual Meeting, Jon Frankel will discuss how brand owners can respond to attacks and how in-house and outside counsel can mitigate the damage. Lessons learned from website hacking, crisis management, and website and wearable technology privacy and data security issues will also be addressed.

IP BYTES: Hot Topics in Privacy Law

Anna Hsia will speak about the current regulatory landscape surrounding TCPA as part of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s “Hot Topics in Privacy Law.” As if the TCPA isn’t complicated enough, she and the other presenters only have six minutes to speak about their subjects. Don’t miss this “byte”-sized event!

Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection

Bart Huff alongside other notable panelists at the American Conference Institute’s Compliance Forum will discuss recent developments in privacy litigation and address questions such as; What does one have to do to show harm in data breach cases? To what extent does the Spokeo case impact strategy for data privacy and security breach class actions? The panel will also discuss what steps companies can take in order to avoid litigation and regulatory investigations and how to be prepared for when they do happen.