DRI Faculty List

2021 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Virtual Seminar

Virtual | October 26, 2021

Matthew A. Diaz
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Matthew A. Diaz focuses his practice on cybersecurity, data privacy, and telecommunications. He regularly helps clients comply with domestic and international data protection laws including the GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, GLBA, COPPA, and numerous other privacy frameworks. He conducts risk assessments for clients to identify compliance gaps and develops compliance frameworks and strategies. He also advises clients during security incidents and data breaches. Matt assists with forensic investigations and coordinates communications with affected individuals and state and federal regulators. He also assists clients with other types of internet issues including cyberbullying, cybersquatting, and the removal of content from internet platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google. Matt also has experience serving as privacy counsel on business transactions and conducting privacy and cybersecurity due diligence.

Brett M. Doran
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Brett M. Doran focuses his practice on class action defense and privacy litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration, and enforcement actions. He defends clients in consumer and product liability litigation, including class actions, and matters involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other federal and state laws.

Laura Clark Fey

Laura Clark Fey utilizes her deep expertise and experience in data privacy & cybersecurity, eDiscovery & legal holds, regulatory compliance, and litigation to help U.S. and multinational organizations develop and implement practical, legally compliant solutions to their unique privacy and information governance challenges. Laura is one of 27 U.S. lawyers selected into the inaugural class of Privacy Law Specialists (IAPP). She also is a member of the inaugural class of IAPP Fellows of Information Privacy (FIP). Laura is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. and Europe (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). Prior to the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, Laura was a Privacy Shield Arbitrator. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission selected Privacy Shield Arbitrators based on their independence, integrity, and expertise. Laura was chosen as part of the first class of 16 Privacy Shield Arbitrators. Laura teaches Global Data Protection Law at the University of Kansas Law School. She also teaches the global protection and privacy portion of the International Issues course at Baylor Law School for Baylor Law School's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Program. Laura has been selected into Baylor Law School's Brain Trust for Baylor's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Program and is recognized as a data privacy thought leader to help educate and guide lawyers in that program.

Kurt R. Hunt
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Kurt R. Hunt focuses his practice on privacy, cybersecurity, data collection and usage, and technology issues. In that role, he advises clients on general corporate and administrative issues, regulatory compliance, and contract negotiations. He also draws on his broad experience to help a wide variety of clients - ranging from start-up cloud service providers to Fortune 50 corporations - resolve complex issues relating to their technology, data security, data breach response, intellectual property, privacy, and marketing needs. He works closely with clients to develop strategies that help ensure compliance with state privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation, as well as European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the CAN-SPAM Act, the FCC's Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) regulations, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related student privacy laws. He also drafts and negotiates service agreements and other commercial contracts that address complex privacy and data issues. Kurt is an experienced litigator and represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.

Odia Kagan
Fox Rothschild LLP

Odia Kagan combines her in-depth knowledge of privacy and data security regulations and best practices, both domestic and international, with her keen understanding of emerging and information technologies to provide clients with practical advice on how to design and implement their products and services, consummate their M&A transactions and engage third-party vendors in the United States and abroad.

Alex C. Nisenbaum
Blank Rome LLP

Alex C. Nisenbaum advises clients on data privacy and information security laws and regulations, including compliance with HIPAA/HITECH; Gramm-Leach-Bliley; the California Consumer Privacy Act; cross-border data transfer; and state privacy, data protection, and breach notification requirements. Alex is able to synthesize the patchwork of state and federal legal requirements to assist clients in bringing innovative products to market and operationalize compliance programs that are in line with their business goals. He is certified as an information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He handles technology and data privacy and security matters in a variety of industries, including healthcare, FinTech, financial services, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer goods, e-commerce, and manufacturing. He also regularly handles strategic information technology ("IT") transactions covering diverse critical business functions, including agreements involving cloud services and software licensing, software and mobile application development, IT and business process outsourcing, hardware acquisition, telecommunications, data licensing, and professional services.

Richik Sarkar
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Richik Sarkar of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is a staunch business advocate, advisor, and fixer for his clients and organizations. He spearheads commercial, consumer and cyber security cases and projects for small, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies and is a nationally recognized class action and commercial litigator. Richik is also one of The Best Lawyers in America® is an Ohio Super Lawyer and is on Lawyers of Color's "Nation's Best" list.

Jena M. Valdetero
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jena M. Valdetero serves as Co-Chair of the firm's U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice where she advises clients on complex data privacy and security issues. She has led more than 1,000 data breach investigations. A litigator by background, Jena defends companies against privacy and data breach litigation, with an emphasis on class action lawsuits. She has designed and conducted dozens of data breach tabletop exercises to empower clients to respond effectively to a data security incident. She also counsels companies on data privacy and security compliance programs and advises on cyber risks associated with mergers and transactions. Jena also advises a diverse array of clients on compliance with existing and emerging privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She is a certified privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US), for which she is a former Knowledge Net Co-Chair.

Takeshi Yanaike

Takeshi Yanaike is a data protection practitioner with eight years of experience working on complex data protection and privacy issues at a global scale. He served as Global Data Protection and developed a global privacy program for a multi-national company which became the first Japan-based company to receive binding corporate rules (BCR) approval from the European data protection authorities. He was also engaged in drafting Japanese Industrial Standards for Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) based on ISO/IEC 29134/2017.