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GDPR: Assessing Your Organizational Competence and Risk in a Data-Driven World

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: October 04, 2018
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11:00 - 12:00 pm
  • What is GDPR?
  • Where are we with GDPR?
  • Strategies for Managing Legal, Compliance and Business Risk
  • Practical Takeaways
Runtime: 1 hour and 4 minutes
Recorded: October 4, 2018


The implementation of GDPR – and the potential for regulatory enforcement actions, private causes of action and legal challenges from various quarters – exemplifies the uncertainty that permeates the privacy and cybersecurity world. How can you manage your legal, compliance, and business risks to achieve the best outcome for your organization? This panel will discuss the practical implications of managing against the new organizational requirements, such as accountability measures, breach notification requirements, data subject rights, and processing system assessments.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 4th, 2018.

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Mary J. Hildebrand CIPP/US/E

Partner, Founder and Chair
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

For more than 30 years, Mary has drawn on her deep experience in privacy and data security, tech, and intellectual property to handle sophisticated technology deals from concept to conclusion. Mary regularly serves as lead counsel to both public and private companies in complex commercial matters.

Additionally, she counsels startups on the transactions and foundational legal structures needed to launch their businesses.

As a leading intellectual property lawyer, Mary has achieved an enviable track record in commercializing, protecting, and managing intellectual property, technology, and database assets around the world. She is also a recognized authority on EU and U.S. data privacy and information security laws.

A highly regarded "top-notch," "hugely responsive," and "skilled, bright and knowledgeable" practitioner, Mary has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA (2009-2017) for her successful handling of complex transactions involving significant IP assets. Her clients commend her as "a phenomenal client manager" who gives "useful, pragmatic, practical advice."

Mary has served as a member of Lowenstein Sandler's board of directors and Strategic Planning Committee, as well as chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a founder and co-chair of STRIDES, Advancing Women in Business, a firm-sponsored initiative that promotes visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality peer interaction for women in business.

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Ilona Levine

Senior Corporate Counsel

Ilona Levine is the Senior Corporate Counsel at OVH US LLP in charge of Privacy, Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Compliance.

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Li Reilly

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Li Reilly is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Fareportal, a travel technology company that powers online travel agencies, including brands such as CheapOair and OneTravel. In this role, Li advises Fareportal and its lines of business on commercial and strategic transactions, IP portfolio protection, litigation and disputes, international matters, and other critical legal and compliance initiatives, including privacy.

Prior to joining Fareportal, Li served as deputy general counsel of Amplify Education, a K-12 technology company.

Li holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.

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Jo Ann Davaris

Vice President, Global Privacy
Booking Holdings

Jo Davaris joined Booking Holdings, a world leader in online travel and related services, as its first head of Global Privacy in late 2019. She is responsible for building and aligning a consistent privacy program across their brands (, Kayak, Priceline, OpenTable, agoda and

Prior to joining Booking Holdings, Jo was the first Global Chief Privacy Officer for Mercer, a world leading consulting firm, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing a global privacy program for that provided appropriate controls and risk mitigation around the use of data across the diverse lines of business, while enabling growth, innovation and opportunity.

Prior to joining Mercer, Jo was the Global Head of Privacy Policy and Program Development and Privacy Leader for the Institutional & Network businesses at American Express. During her 15 year tenure there, she held a variety of roles spanning a spectrum of pure legal (negotiating contracts with merchants and vendors) and compliance (policy creation and engagement with external sales organizations and banks) to business development (managing oil business relationships and EMV Chip marketing, communications and technical specification membership teams). Her career path eventually led her to focus on developing policies that enabled innovation around data analytics products while maintaining customer trust which developed into a specialization in global data protection, privacy policies and privacy program management.

Prior to American Express, Jo was an attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services in NYC, where she prosecuted parents that abused and neglected their children.

Jo is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Women, Influence and Power in Law ALM Event. She is also on the Advisory Board of Classifi, an integrated eDiscovery, Information Governance & Infonomics company. She recently served on the Board of Directors of Rising Ground, a NYC social services non-profit organization. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and panels around Data Protection, Privacy Program Management, Information Governance, Regulatory Change Management and Women’s Leadership Development.

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