The Year in Data Breach and Privacy Litigation

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 50 minutes
Recorded Date: December 04, 2017
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Year in review: the data breach & privacy litigation landscape
  • Partnering with Outside counsel (during and after a breach)
  • After the Breach: reporting and disclosure notifications
  • Working with your Insurance Carrier
  • Resuming services
Runtime: 50 minutes
Recorded: December 4, 2017


With data breaches becoming more commonplace the occurrence of litigation has spiked. Whether it be a class action or vendor breach of contract litigation, the loss or misuse of proprietary information can lead to a serious disruption in delivery of products and services. This session will cover how to effectively partner with outside counsel during litigation and the key factors to consider during breach reporting, disclosure notifications, insurance claim submission, and restoration of services.

This program was recorded on December 4th, 2017.

Provided By



Heidi Salow

Chief Privacy Officer

Heidi Salow has specialized in technology, digital commerce, data security, global data protection and intellectual property matters for most of her career. Throughout her career, she has held roles involving compliance counseling, risk mitigation and public policy. Heidi began her career in privacy and technology law in the late 90s, eventually helping to launch Nextel’s new Office of Privacy in 2003. She later was Of Counsel at DLA Piper and then a Partner at Greenberg Traurig.

Immediately before joining Leidos, Heidi was Vice President and Senior Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters, where she served as the company’s HIPAA Privacy Officer. She was also a member of various privacy-related advisory committees and data governance boards.

In her current role, Heidi is the lead privacy officer for a $10 billion revenue global company with employees in 30 countries. Among other things, she is responsible for implementing the company’s global data protection compliance program and managing the Privacy Office function.

Linda Clark

Chief Data Security Counsel
RELX Group

Linda is Deputy Counsel for Data Security and Information Compliance at RELX Group. Linda counsels on data privacy and security matters, including frameworks for compliance with global legal and regulatory obligations.

Prior to joining RELX Group (Reed Elsevier), she was a litigator with a large law firm in New York City. Before that, she was with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) advising telecommunications and hi-tech companies.

Linda is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and The University of Michigan Law School. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Travis LeBlanc

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Travis is a partner in the Washington and Silicon Valley offices of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Travis advises companies and boards of directors on governance and compliance programs; security and privacy incident responses and remediation; cross-border data transfers; regulatory compliance; and legislative, regulatory, and self-regulatory processes. In addition to strategically counseling clients on data privacy and security matters, Travis draws on his broad experience in federal and state government to represent clients in litigation as well as government investigations and enforcement.

Prior to joining the firm, Travis served in several senior governmental roles - as the Chief of Enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, Special Assistant Attorney General of California, and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. In those capacities, Travis was recognized by Law360 as one of the five most “Influential Privacy Regulators You Should Know.” Travis was recently named a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. He has also been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

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