Welcome to the New Age: Don't Be Radioactive (or a Cybersecurity Victim)

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 86 minutes
Recorded Date: July 13, 2019
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  • The Threat Landscape
  • Threat Actors
  • The Nature of Threats
  • Threat Vectors
Runtime; 1 hour and 26 minutes
Recorded: July 13, 2019


Lawyers and law firms, as well as other professionals, need to understand the critical issue of data security. This panel will detail why you are at risk and what you should be doing to combat the threats. The focus will be on understanding cybersecurity risks, data-protection best practices, incident-response planning and ethical obligations. This plenary program will offer practical guidance that you can use both personally and professionally, whether focused principally on consumer or commercial issues.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's 2019 Northeastern Bankruptcy Conference & Consumer Forum on July 13th, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


John G. Loughnane

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

John G. Loughnane is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. Clients rely on John for practical guidance in documenting, implementing and realizing successful outcomes in a wide variety of business transactions. In particular, clients benefit from John’s deep experience with distressed circumstances in structuring durable technology, financing, and other contracts at the outset of deals and finding solutions when obstacles arise.

Clients working with John have the benefit of his in-house experience working with business teams at PTC as well as his formal mediation training. In all matters, John’s focus is on helping clients achieve practical business results to satisfy key interests.

John serves as a leader in a variety of national organizations including the American Bar Association (ABA), The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He speaks and writes regularly on a variety of commercial topics including financing, technology, and dealing effectively with disruption as described under News & Insights.

John serves his community by volunteering as chair of the local Youth and Family Services Commission and has served in the past as Little League president, scout leader, and youth coach for baseball, basketball, and soccer teams. He co-chairs and volunteers for the Boston Bar Association's M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program and is on the Advisory Board and volunteers for the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network.

John has also served as a board member of the George Washington University Law Alumni Association and as president of the Holy Cross Club of Boston. He currently serves as president of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association. Following his graduation from George Washington University Law School, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald R. Lagueux of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

His admissions include Massachusetts, New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. John’s full list of admissions can be found under Education & Admissions.

Robert S. Litt

Of Counsel
Morrison & Forester, LLP

Bob Litt, former General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s national security and global risk & crisis management practices. He advises industry-leading organizations on sensitive national security and privacy matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions.

Mr. Litt has extensive experience advising clients on national security matters, including those in relation to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In addition, he also has significant experience in civil and criminal litigation as well as investigations. He is also an Adjunct Research Scholar in Columbia Law School's National Security Law Program.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Litt was General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), giving him a strong understanding of the intelligence community and its equities. Mr. Litt was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for this role, in which he oversaw a team of attorneys providing legal advice to the agency and led interagency national security meetings.

As spokesman for the intelligence community both domestically and overseas on issues relating to surveillance and privacy, Mr. Litt was a key member of the U.S. team that negotiated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield with the European Commission. This experience uniquely positions him to advise U.S. companies on the intricacies of European privacy rules and foreign companies on U.S. privacy rules.

Prior to joining ODNI, Mr. Litt worked at the Department of Justice, serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division and as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General. He also served as special advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs. Bob was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

In addition to his prolific government service, Mr. Litt has also had an extensive career in private practice as a partner at two global law firms, including leading a white collar practice. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Edward Weinfeld in the Southern District of New York and for Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. and J.D. from Yale University.

Tinamarie Feil

President of Client Services and Co-Founder
BMC Group, Inc.

Tinamarie Feil is co-founder and the President of Client Services of BMC Group. Tinamarie has 30 years experience directing various aspects of corporate compliance, communications, insolvency case administration, as well as the due diligence process in major merger & acquisition transactions. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy and is Committee Leader of IWIRC’s delegation to the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (Working Group V, Insolvency). Tinamarie is a frequent author and speaker. Articles she has authored include “Planning a Smooth Chapter 11 Distribution Process;” “Quick, or Not So Quick, Sales Under Chapter 11;” “What About the Cloud;” "Concerns Surrounding the Transmission of Personally Identifiable Information;" and co-authored "Claims Trading Promotes Ownership Concentration.”

Tinamarie is an active member of Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association for Corporate Growth and INSOL International. In addition, Ms. Feil is committed to community service, mentoring, and physical and mental well-being. Her favorite organizations include Kids Co., Ronald McDonald House and Step Up Women's Network. Ms. Feil is based in New York.

Hon. Frank J. Bailey

Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts

The Honorable Frank J. Bailey, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Massachusetts, was appointed on January 30, 2009 and was appointed Chief Judge in December 2010. His chambers are in Boston and he is assigned to the Eastern Division. He spent twenty-two years as a partner at the firm of Sherin and Lodgen LLP where he served as the Chairman of the Litigation Department and as a member of the firms management committee. At the firm his practice focused on complex business litigation and business bankruptcy. He often represented clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical and high technology businesses.

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