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Downtown CLE- Cyber Security: Ethical Considerations for Your Daily Practice

April 7, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


Cyber Security: Ethical Considerations for Your Daily Practice

12:15-1:15 p.m., Kirton McConkie (60 East South Temple #1800)
Join the Young Alumni Association for a riveting and empowering dialogue about cyber security. The fact is, most of us use the internet at some point during our day.  And throughout the day we are creating data security vulnerabilities for ourselves, our clients, and our firms.  As cyber attackers become more sophisticated, and even target law firms directly, it is more important than ever to improve our daily practices.  Are you ready? The esteemed panel of cyber security experts will describe our ethical duty to maintain data confidentiality under Utah Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.6 and will walk us through an engaging “day in the life of a lawyer” discussion on how to spot and reduce vulnerabilities throughout a typical day at work.  With an exciting plot twist, albeit all too realistic, the panel will then introduce us to data security planning and what to do when we think a data breach has occurred.

The presentation is tailored to all attorneys in all practice areas.  The skills covered will likely be implementable in your personal life, as well.  But for our legal practice, it is our ethical duty to be aware and prepared.

$15 lunch fee.

Registration required »

Doors open at 11:45 a.m. 1 hour of Ethics CLE (pending).


georgelas_tbTammy Georgelas (Of Counsel, Parsons Behle & Latimer)
Tammy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and cyber security law.  She has extensive experience advocating in state, federal, and bankruptcy court and represents a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small retailers.  Her litigation experience includes enforcing creditors’ rights, pursuing actions for tortious interference with business relationships, and defending breach of contract claims. Tammy advises clients on best practices for protecting sensitive personal information, including proactive measures like developing information security policies and emergency response plans, training employees to help prevent data breaches, and drafting third party agreements to ensure that vendors and partners comply with the company’s cyber security policies.  She also assists clients in complying with state and federal laws in the event of a data breach.  If litigation ensues, Tammy has the knowledge to defend companies and, when appropriate, take action to shift risk such as demanding indemnification by third parties.

Marshall_RomaineRomaine Marshall (Partner, Holland & Hart)
Romaine Marshall is a litigation and trial attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Holland & Hart.  He is currently advising and defending a retailer, a software company, a social media company, and financial services companies in actions or litigation involving data breaches and information privacy incidents.  From class actions to regulatory counseling, he helps clients understand how to manage risk and mitigate damages resulting from cyber-attacks.  Romaine has more than a decade of experience representing clients in federal and state court proceedings, as well as in disputes before and on behalf of numerous federal and state agencies, including the SEC, FDIC, FBI, IRS, and the Utah Department of Insurance. Romaine is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.  Before joining Holland & Hart, he was a visiting law student in his native New Zealand, a former law clerk in the U.S. Federal District Court in Utah, and an associate at Kirton & McConkie.



April 7, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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College of Law
801-585-3440 | 801-585-3479


Kirton McConkie
50 E. South Temple St. #400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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