Building an Effective Cybersecurity Assessment for Outside Counsel & Vendors

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: October 24, 2017
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  • Customize an assessment to match the risk profile of your company
  • Understand cybersecurity assessment results
  • Work with firms and vendors to further review assessment results
  • Modify Outside Counsel and Vendor Guidelines to set expectations
  • Establish steps to be taken where gaps have been identified
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 24, 2017


Law firms and third party legal vendors are increasingly targets of cybertheives, as they handle their corporate legal clients' most sensitive and proprietary informaiton. These firms and vendors are evolving their cybersecurity programs, but corporate clients must develop an objective method to evaluate and mitigate the associate risk.

Join this seminar that oulines the specifics of what an effective cybersecurity and privacy assessment should include, how to customize the assessment, and actions to take based on results. Learn best practices, tips and steps to understand and quantify the risk from firms and legal vendors, and how to proactively manage that risk.

This program was recorded on October 24th, 2017.

Provided By



Robin Snasdell

Managing Director

Robin offers a dynamic blend of practical experience in law, business and technology. Robin focuses on assisting global companies improve their business performance by providing strategic consulting, process improvement, change management and technology-related solutions to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Karen Hornbeck

Senior Manager

Karen Hornbeck has over 15 years of technical and legal process consulting experience, and specializes in law department technology implementations, Information Governance, Data Privacy, and Information Security Solutions for heavily litigated and regulated clients. Her primary focus is on the development of forward-thinking programs to assist clients in identifying their high-value/high-risk information and understanding the related privacy and security considerations.

Mary Anne Jay

Manager, Legal Business Services

Mary Anne Jay currently serves as the Manager of Legal Business Services for ConocoPhillips. In that role, she is responsible for the financial, budgeting, human resources and facilities functions for the legal department as well as managing special projects for the General Counsel. Her financial role includes monitoring and negotiating billing rates with outside counsel.

Mary Anne graduated with a BBA in Accounting from the University of Houston, is a Certified Public Accountant and spent the first half o fher career in a variety of financial roles in public accounting, real estate and banking. She entered the legal arena in 1993 and served as Chief Financial Officer for Bracewell and Locke Lord, and as Director of Administrationfor Gardere Wynne & Sewell. She joined ConocoPhillips in 2012.

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