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GC + CIO: Joining Forces to Avoid Becoming the Next Target of a High-Profile Cyber Attack

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: May 22, 2018
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Concerns about "Dark Web"
  • Dealing with cyber criminals
  • Ransomware
  • Data regulation
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: May 22, 2018


It’s no surprise that cyber attacks bring about a whole myriad of risks for an organization. From concerns about the “dark web”, dealing with cyber criminals who target large corporations to steal customer and employee info, to ransomware and data regulation, this session explores how GCs and CIOs are working together to prevent their companies from becoming the next target of a high-profile breach.

This program was recorded on May 22nd, 2018.

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Rebecca O. Fruchtman

Senior Vice President & Asst. General Counsel
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rebecca O. Fruchtman. With over twenty years’ experience in bankruptcy/restructuring matters and related litigation, Ms. Fruchtman has been extensively involved in some of the largest Chapter 11 cases filed in the United States, including the Calpine, United Airlines, Delta, Tronox, Conseco, PG&E and Republic Technologies cases. In addition, Ms. Fruchtman has broad middle market experience, having advised mid cap companies, their boards and management teams, and other constituencies in a wide variety of distressed situations. Her experience spans the airline, power/utility, alternative energy, automotive, chemical, steel, technology, and distressed real estate sectors. Ms. Fruchtman has also worked extensively in corporate finance, with particular focus on aircraft, power generation facilities and automotive equipment (stamping presses).

Ms. Fruchtman is currently a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she advises the Bank’s Business Capital line of business (Central Region US) on asset based lending facilities up to $1 Billion, workout and bankruptcy matters. Previously Ms. Fruchtman served as counsel to the Bank’s global trade and supply chain line of business (2012 to 2017).

Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Fruchtman was a founding partner of Baer Higgins Fruchtman LLC, a law firm focusing on complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters and before that, was an attorney in the Kirkland & Ellis LLP restructuring and corporate finance practice groups from 1999. Ms. Fruchtman served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) from 2013 to 2016 and won the TMA Chicago Pro Bono engagement of year award in 2016. Ms. Fruchtman also served a two-year term as Membership Relations Director of the American Bankruptcy Institute Committee on Commercial Fraud, and was an Associate Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal from 2008 through 2012.

Ms. Fruchtman is AV Peer Review-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and holds B.S. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University; and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Robyn Eckerling

Chief Privacy & Security Counsel

Robyn Sterling Eckerling focuses her practice on data privacy and data security with a concentration in health care privacy. She regularly advises Allscripts on a wide range of privacy matters that include state and federal privacy and data security compliance, data security breach response, privacy and data security policies and procedures. She also advises on areas of international privacy, health care privacy, and social networking. Robyn currently serves as the Chief Privacy & Security Counsel for Allscripts.

Prior to joining Allscripts, Robyn was Aon's HIPAA specialist and worked on various privacy projects. Prior to Aon, Robyn worked for large international law firms where she worked on transactional matters including representing hospitals, dental management companies, and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutritional supplement companies. She also represented private equity funds and other health care company investors in mergers, acquisitions and other complex health care transactions. In addition to transactional work, she regularly advised clients on regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy, data breach preparedness, HIPAA, fraud and abuse laws, as well as the promotion of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Robyn began her career at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.

She holds a BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in History and Political Science, a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Master of Public Health from Boston University where she served as the Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights Fellow.

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Brett Ceasy

President & Director of Digital Forensics
bit-x-bit, LLC

As Director of Digital Forensics, I oversee the work our company provides in the preservation and analysis of electronic evidence and the presentation of such evidence to our clients, courts and arbitrators. My team and I conduct forensic examinations of a wide variety of electronic devices and data including laptops, desktops, servers, cell phones, system memory and external devices such as USB hard drives and optical media. Since joining bit-x- bit in 2007, I personally have performed hundreds of examinations for cases involving intellectual property theft, unauthorized use of computer systems and hacking, harassment, criminal and white collar crimes, employment class action cases, and other cases in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and in connection with internal corporate investigations.

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