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Lunch and Learn: A Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations After a Data Breach or Cyber Attack

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February 20, 2020
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To begin at the beginning, a data breach and a cyber attack are not the same thing. Our presenters will explain the differences, with concrete examples. They will then turn to the lawyer ethical duties outlined in ABA Formal Opinion 483 on a lawyer’s ethical obligations after a data breach or a cyber attack. You may be surprised at how much the opinion moves lawyers toward keeping replicated data in the cloud! What do you have to tell your clients? What do you have to tell third parties? Are you required to have an Incident Response Plan? What are the elements of an Incident Response Plan? Yes, it’s a bit dicey, but our experts will give you a roadmap to follow to keep you safe from ethical sinkholes!

Faculty: Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek of Sensei Enterprises
Fee: $0 for D.C. Bar members

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John Simek,
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Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and cybersecurity firm located in Fairfax, VA. He holds the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification in addition to multiple other technical certifications. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He authored seventeen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles. Mr. Simek is the co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives and a frequent speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity. He may be reached at jsimek@senseient.com.


Sharon Nelson, Sensei
Seminar and Forum


President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” She authored seventeen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity and electronic evidence topics. She was the President of the Virginia State Bar from June 2013 to June 2014 and is a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation. She may be reached at snelson@senseient.com.