Building a Comprehensive Legal Response Plan to Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 56 minutes
Recorded Date: May 22, 2018
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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Response Plan to Data Breaches
  • Policy/Protocols/Checklists
  • Fact Intake
  • Get Your Bearings
  • Giving Notice
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: May 22, 2018


Data breaches are becoming increasingly common, and because most corporations don’t know to expect an attack, they aren’t able to prepare how to handle these issues.

This session will explore how to build a comprehensive legal response plan to data breaches and cyber attacks, as well as what corporate executives should -- and shouldn’t -- do in the aftermath of an attack.

This program was recorded on May 22nd, 2018.

Provided By



Georgia Vlamis

Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & HR
FreightCare America

Georgia Vlamis is the Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Head of Human Resources at FreightCar America, a publicly traded mid-size company which manufactures innovative railroad freight cars and components tailored to customer’s requirements for the safe and efficient transportation of dry and containerized freight in a global market place. Ms. Vlamis is responsible for the management of the Company’s legal, compliance and human resources affairs. She provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors, officers and management, directs activities of all legal counsel and oversees development and implementation of employee relations, corporate compliance training, compensation programs, executive recruitment and insurance and benefit plans.

Prior to joining FreightCar America Ms. Vlamis worked at Motorola Solutions, a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider which succeeded Motorola, Inc., for 20 years where she served as the vice president and head of litigation, antitrust, regulatory and product safety for the Legal, Government Affairs and Communications Department. In that capacity she had responsibility for managing the company’s litigation matters worldwide and providing global support in the compliance areas noted above.

Prior to her litigation role, Georgia was responsible for managing the commercial legal affairs and legal teams for the $8B Enterprise Mobility Solutions business which served both commercial enterprises and government public safety customers around the world. Earlier in her tenure, Georgia served in various other leadership roles for different Motorola business units. Prior to joining Motorola, Georgia was a litigation partner with the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago, IL. Before joining Wildman, Georgia spent the first two years of her career as an associate as Sidley & Austin's Chicago office. Georgia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and her J.D. from DePaul College of Law, where she served as an editor on the Law Review.

Georgia also serves on the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago.

Tejal Vakharia

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Counsel

In her role, Tejal leads a cross-functional team across the world for Allscripts, a mid-cap healthcare information technology provider with 7,200 employees servicing over 180,000 healthcare providers and 100 million patients. She is responsible for all compliance with government regulations and interactions with government agencies including HHS, FDA, CMS, ONC, OCR, OIG, FTC and DOJ. Global areas of responsibility include compliance, data privacy and security, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, meaningful use, government contracting, pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, antitrust, healthcare reform and reimbursement.

Tejal assists with disclosure controls, enterprise risk assessment (COSO standards), securities law and corporate governance and led interactions with the SEC and FINRA. She has developed and implemented worldwide written policies, processes and training for interactions with healthcare professionals, records retention, data privacy and security, Medicare fraud and abuse, Stark, medical device regulations, healthcare reform, federal sunshine act, patient safety, social media, conflict of interest, insider trading, FCPA/UKBA, and trade controls. She is responsible for supervising and driving gap assessments, monitoring and auditing and investigations worldwide.

Special projects include litigation cost reductions and efficiencies, M&A due diligences, and HR counseling, investigations and discipline. Tejal has also created an international ombuds process to ensure potential issues are discovered and addressed prior to becoming crises or impacting business performance. Sne is a member of Allscripts Operating Council (senior leadership team), and routinely presents to and advise senior leadership, corporate auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Gretchen Herault

Senior Privacy Counsel, USCAN Privacy Leader & HIPAA Privacy Officer
GE Healthcare

Gretchen Herault is Senior Privacy Counsel at HE Healthcare. Prior to joining GE, she was the Chief Privacy Officer at Nuance Communications, and spent six years as Vice President, Compliance and Fraud Prevention and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Before joining the technology industry, Gretchen served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Graduate Leverage, and previously worked as regulatory and litigation counsel in the financial services industry for over ten years. She began her career clerking for the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Gretchen is a graduate of Williams College and a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was Research and Projects Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She is admitted to the bar in CT, NH, MA, and the United States Supreme Court. Gretchen holds the CIPP/US and CIPM certifications from the IAPP.

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