The GC Up-at-Night Index - What's Keeping You Up at Night and Why?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: September 27, 2017
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9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • The roles & challenges
  • Aligning priorities
  • Regulations & enforcement
  • Data security & Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Risk & Crisis Management
  • Global Data Transfers
  • Data Security Concerns
  • Rise of Ransomware
  • Top Risk & Crisis Management concerns
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 27, 2017


Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Legal and regulatory concerns, managing risk, and protecting privacy and data security have given corporate counsel plenty of reasons to count sheep. In this session, we will explore the data and capture GC perspectives on the most pressing challenges facing their organizations.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 29th Annual General Counsel Conference on September 27th, 2017.

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General Counsel Conference


John P. Carlin

Partner & Chair
Morrison & Foerster LLP

John P. Carlin chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk Crisis Management practice, counseling clients on cyber and other national security matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions.

He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the Department of Justice’s top national security lawyer, overseeing nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the nation against terrorism, espionage, and cyber and other national security threats. In this capacity, Mr. Carlin oversaw the investigation into the attack on Sony Entertainment’s computer systems and launched a nationwide cross-industry campaign to encourage greater C-suite involvement in corporate cyber security matters. 

Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and as National Coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program.

He earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where he received the Samuel J. Heyman Fellowship for Federal Government Service and served as Articles editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Marian A. Waldmann Agarwal

Of Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Marian A. Waldmann Agarwal is a member of the market-leading Privacy Data Security team at Morrison & Foerster, where she advises clients regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of personal information as they seek to comply with U.S. and international privacy and data protection laws. She regularly manages global compliance projects, including privacy program assessments, and counsels on privacy litigation and enforcement actions. Ms. Waldmann also assists clients in responding to data breach incidents, including with regard to compliance with state data breach notification laws. She is a contributor to Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law, published by BNA Books, and the MoFoNotes subscription database.

Andrew Neblett

President of ALM Intelligence
ALM Media, LLC

Andrew leads the ALM Intelligence and Advisory business providing market and competitive intelligence to business leaders allowing them to act with confidence to grow and run their businesses.

Prior to ALM, he held several senior executive roles at Thomson Reuters building its Risk business. Most recently, Andrew led the Enterprise Risk Management businesses delivering Governance Risk & Compliance intelligence, software, services and training. He joined Thomson Reuters when they acquired EDGARfilings, where he was co-founder and CEO.

Steven Kovalan

Director of Research, ALM Intelligence
ALM Media, LLC

Steve is a Senior Analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence. Steve’s research focuses on a variety of topics related to the business of law, including cybersecurity, lateral partner hiring, and law department operations.

Prior to joining ALM Intelligence, Steve was a Senior Advanced Research Analyst at Deltek Inc., where he supported federal government contractors in conducting market analysis, competitive intelligence, and business development research.

A member of the District of Columbia Bar, Steve earned a J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from West Virginia University.

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