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The Ethics of Big Data and Web Scraping: What is Acceptable in 2018?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 67 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2018
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11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Value and Prominence of Big Data among Investment Funds
  • Risks of Big Data
  • Diligence Questions for Vendors
  • Contract Considerations with Big Data Vendors
  • Regulation/Litigations/Actions
  • Expectations for the Future
Runtime: 1 hour and 7 minutes
Recorded: September 26, 2018


Hedge fund managers are continuously looking to harness alternative data to help make important investment decisions. However with so much data involved, there are insider trading risks and data privacy/internet laws which need to be considered. With little guidance as to how to navigate this space, what best practices should be implemented?

This program was recorded on September 26th, 2018.

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Michael Barry

General Counsel & CCO
Samlyn Capital

Michael is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Samlyn Capital. Prior to joining Samlyn Capital in 2009, Michael was a partner at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. in New York City from 2006 through 2009, and a corporate associate from 2000. Prior thereto, he was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York City. Michael began his career as a litigation associate at Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan in New York City.

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David Glockner

Chief Compliance Officer
Citadel, LLC

David Glockner is the Chief Compliance Officer of Citadel, a leading hedge fund based in Chicago. From December 2013 through November 2017 he served as Regional Director of the Chicago Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, overseeing the SEC’s examinations and enforcement activities in nine Midwestern states. During his tenure he helped lead the SEC’s examination and enforcement efforts relating to cybersecurity, and served as co-chair of the agency’s Cybersecurity Working Group.

From July 2012 until December 2013, Glockner was the managing director in charge of the Chicago office of Stroz Friedberg, a global digital risk management and investigations firm, where he assisted clients in handling matters involving cybercrime, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and electronic discovery.

Before joining Stroz Friedberg, he served as chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago for more than 11 years, overseeing the work of approximately 130 prosecutors. He participated in numerous high-profile investigations and prosecutions involving public corruption, intellectual property crime, cybercrime, national security, securities and commodities fraud, as well as customs and export enforcement. He was one of the office’s computer crime coordinators for more than 20 years and was the author of the Justice Department’s principal reference manual on banking crimes. He has tried over 30 cases and argued more than 15 appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Douglas Rappaport

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Mr. Rappaport has particular experience in litigating disputes regarding fiduciary obligations, securities fraud, breach of contract, limited partnership interests, insider trading, investor disputes, derivative claims, insurance issues and bond defaults. He also specializes in disputes involving activist contests, including disputes involving books and records demands, proxy controls and tender offers. He has won numerous dispositive motions and appeals in both state and federal court on a broad range of matters. In recent years, he has served as counsel in trials involving disputes over secured assets, partnership interests, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, options backdating, tax appraisals and the fraudulent sales of securities. He has regularly represented clients in SEC and other regulatory investigations

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Matthew H. Bloom

Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel
Viking Global Investors LP

Matthew Bloom is an Associate General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer at Viking Global Investors LP, responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

From 2009 until he joined Viking in 2013, Mr. Bloom was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he focused on complex civil litigation and internal investigations. From 2008 to 2009, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Joel M. Flaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

He graduated from Yale Law School (2008) and Yale University (2005).

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