Devin Alavian serves as North America Privacy and Data Protection Legal at Morgan Stanley in New York City where he is a Vice President in the Global Technology, Data Protection and Sourcing Law Group. In that role, Devin advises on privacy and data protection laws and regulations related to the collection, use, disclosure, and retention of personal information.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in April 2017, Devin was an associate at O’Melveny and Myers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Data Privacy Principal Promontory Financial Group
Jeremy is a Principal on Promontory’s privacy and data protection team. He has 13 years of experience in various legal and management consulting roles in the Washington DC area, with a particular focus on privacy, cybersecurity, and other telecommunications issues.
Prior to joining Promontory, Jeremy spent 8 years at two global consulting firms, Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton where he led and worked on a mix of privacy and cybersecurity engagements for financial institutions, pharmaceutical firms, government contractors, and Federal agencies. He regularly designed and executed engagements to help clients align their practices with the GDPR, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and SOC 2 Trust Service Principles. He worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the Department of Commerce on updating key standards documents to account for privacy risk management practices.
Jeremy also worked at a Washington, DC government affairs firm, representing clients before Federal agencies on various matters, and assisting them with applying for broadband stimulus grant money that arose out of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Prior to law school, Jeremy worked as a special assistant for the Board of Directors at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Catholic University School, He is a licensed attorney in the state of Maryland and holds a CIPP-US certificate. He is also an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Privacy Counsel Whole Foods
Jessica Cassidy joined Whole Foods Market as its first privacy counsel in 2017. Prior to that, Jessica focused her privacy practice on healthcare. She graduated with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2009, and also holds a Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. A devotée to breakfast tacos, Jessica resides in Austin with her fiancé Dan.
Amit Singh Chauhan
Amit Singh Chauhan
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Amit is a lawyer licensed to practice in India and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. An attorney with over 18 years of experience, working for Indian and global multinationals. At InMobi Amit is responsible for the global legal function, including privacy.
Additionally, Amit is a co-founder and member of Board of a consulting company called LexConnect Consulting that runs the in-house legal departments of small and medium sized technology start ups in India.
Amit specialises in setting up the legal and compliance functions for technology start ups and partnering them into their growth as large businesses, while solving complex cross border legal problems.
Associate General Counsel AccuWeather
Jennifer Chung is Assistant General Counsel at Time Inc., where she manages the company’s global trademark, patent, and domain name portfolios, and assists with other intellectual property-related issues. Prior to joining Time Inc., Ms. Chung was Assistant General Counsel at the New York State Department of Economic Development, providing counsel on state-wide agency matters concerning intellectual property issues, including licensing and enforcement of the “I Love NY” family of service marks and trademarks. She was an associate at several local law firms, including Kaye Scholer LLP, where she handled a wide range of high level intellectual property litigations. Ms. Chung served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Chung attended Albany Law School and Cornell University.
Joy Flowers Conti
Hon. Joy Flowers Conti
Chief District Judge U.S. District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania
Judge Conti is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Judge Conti currently is a judicial advisor and a member of the steering committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices. Judge Conti was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and is the former Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System. She served as the Chair of the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 2003 to September 2010 and as the Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from September 2010 until September 2013. She received the American Inns of Court 2009 Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit and the W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award on November 15, 2016.
Prior to her appointment, she was a shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll, Professional Corporation, now Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney (“Buchanan”), and prior to joining Buchanan she was a partner with Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, now known as K&L Gates LLP. Judge Conti was a Professor of Law at Duquesne University and taught courses on civil procedure, corporations, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy. She has authored articles on e-discovery and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on e-discovery. Judge Conti is a former President of the Allegheny County Bar Association (1993), is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law, and while practicing law was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. She is a member of the prestigious American Law Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy. She also was Governor-at-Large of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (“PBA”), was the Chair of the PBA’s Business Law Section, and received the PBA’s 1995 Anne X. Alpern Award, which annually recognizes one outstanding woman lawyer. She was the President of the Third Circuit Historical Society. Judge Conti is a summa cum laude graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Duquesne Law Review. She also received the American Inns of Court 2009 Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit and the W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award on November 15, 2016.
Legal Director, Product and Privacy Uber
Jimma Elliott-Stevens serves as VP, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Rackspace (a Managed Cloud Company). Prior to Rackspace, Jimma served as Global Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at Infor, a SaaS and Cloud Service Provider, where she advised on all privacy, security and export matters globally.
Jimma has deep expertise in privacy and data protection, having assisted organizations around the globe in designing and strengthening their privacy programs for more than 15 years. Prior to Rackspace and Infor, Jimma worked as a Senior Privacy Counsel at Axiom Law and as a Privacy Director for PwC, where she serviced Technology, Healthcare, and Financial Services clients. Jimma also spent over 20 years in the Public Sector. At the U.S. Department of the Treasury, she served as Special Privacy Counsel and Treasury's first Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties. Jimma advised other Federal agencies on data protection matters, including the Departments of Justice, Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Social Security Administration. During her time in Government, she served on a number of privacy and data security-related working groups, including the Government-wide International Privacy Subcommittee, the International Working Group of the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy, and the White House National Security Council's Privacy and Security Working Group. She also served on the Federal Best Practices Subcommittee of the CIO Council.
Jimma is a Washington, DC native and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. She holds a BS from the University of Maryland and a JD from the George Washington University Law School. She also successfully completed a Human Rights Law Program at Oxford University in England. Jimma is a member of the Maryland bar and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for both the commercial sector (CIPP/US) and the Government (CIPP/G), as well as a certified HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) practitioner.
On a more personal note, Jimma is a roller coaster enthusiast and thrill seeker who sky dives and bungee jumps!
Karl V. Hopkins
Karl V. Hopkins
Partner and Global Chief Security Officer Dentons
Karl V. Hopkins is a partner and Dentons Global Chief Security Officer responsible for the digital and physical security of world's largest law firm with 17,000 employees in 70 countries. His law practice concentrates on providing strategic counseling on enterprise risk management and organizational resiliency, including, physical and cybersecurity assessments. Karl leads a team that performs complex political risk assessments and diligence investigations in emerging markets and opaque jurisdictions. Karl's team also provides clients with strategic legal advice in relation to incident response with experience in managing various types of cybersecurity incidents, insider threats and related reputational impacts.
Angela is Corporate Counsel, Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Privacy Officer of H&R Block Canada. The largest tax preparation firm in Canada, H&R Block has provided expert tax advice and tax filing solutions to millions of Canadians over fifty years. It offers services nation-wide through approximately 1,200 corporate and franchise-owned retail offices which employ over 9,000 year-round and seasonal employees, and also offers digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions.
Angela obtained her law degree from Michigan State University and graduated with honors. Having practiced law in Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta, Angela has had a diverse legal practice advising on cross-border business issues, privacy, employment law, administrative law, franchise and litigation. Angela has worked in the marketing, television and education industries prior to joining H&R Block.
Angela wears many hats within the organization. As the Chief Privacy Officer, Angela is responsible for the Company’s privacy policies as well as compliance training programs. Angela regularly advises the business on privacy issues, data protection, breach reporting and breach mitigation. Angela is a member of H&R Block’s Information Security Committee. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Angela is a proud member of the Conference Board of Canada Council of Chief Privacy Officers.
Senior Global Privacy Counsel Ellucian Company L.P.
Rosemary Kuperberg is Senior Global Privacy Counsel at Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education. Rosemary provides legal support and advice regarding Ellucian's global data protection requirements.
Prior to Ellucian, Rosemary worked in-house for almost a decade at other large technology services companies in roles with an increasing focus on privacy and data security.
Rosemary serves as co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet for Central Florida. Rosemary earned her J.D. at George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. in International Affairs at The George Washington University. Rosemary is licensed to practice law in Florida and Virginia, and holds CIPP/G and CIPP/E certifications.
Vice President and Global Privacy Leader Oath Inc.
Doug Miller is Vice President and Global Privacy Leader of Oath, the amalgamation of Yahoo and AOL. He has been a privacy professional for over twenty years, and has led privacy at AOL since 2008. He now leads privacy professionals from the legacy AOL and legacy Yahoo privacy teams spearheading privacy strategy, practice, and compliance across the 50+ global brands under Oath. He also serves as Board Chair of the Network Advertising Initiative.
Chief Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer Voya Financial
Rachel Reid (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) is Vice President, Chief Counsel, and Chief Privacy Officer at Voya. As Chief Privacy Officer, she is responsible for the privacy-related legal and compliance functions across the enterprise. She advises executives and senior management on proactive privacy measures; develops and implements the long-term privacy strategy as well as enterprise policies, procedures, and standards; develops the mandatory annual privacy training content; and collaborates with the CISO on information security and cyber security strategy and initiatives. She also leads the Voya Privacy Office, which is tasked with ensuring firm-wide compliance with evolving privacy laws, regulations and industry standards, and providing centralized resources for the management and oversight of privacy risk and compliance. As Chief Counsel, Ms. Reid provides legal support for all security incident response activities, including development and routine testing/updating of the security incident response plan and preparation of all breach-notification letters, and she also manages a team of lawyers with enterprise-wide responsibility in the areas of intellectual property, information technology (IT), outsourcing, vendor management, procurement, marketing, e-commerce, and social media.
Ms. Reid joined Voya’s Law Department in 2009. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
Assistant General Counsel, Global Chief Privacy Officer WSP
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer Hill International
Aileen Schwartz has been practicing law for over 25 years. She has worked in-house at two companies as well as in law firms. Ms. Schwartz is currently Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer for Hill International, Inc., a publically traded international company which specializes in project management and construction management, and previously she was General Counsel for The Quaker Group, a privately owned company which specialized in real estate development and construction. Ms. Schwartz is a generalist and has extensive experience within a wide variety of areas including litigation, contracts, insurance, employment, privacy, real estate and construction law. Ms. Schwartz oversees the litigation and manages outside counsel for Hill in North America as well as handling Human Resource matters and investigations. Additionally, she is responsible for drafting, negotiating, reviewing, managing, maintaining and administration of all contracts and leases in North America. As the Privacy Officer at Hill, Ms. Schwartz implements and facilitates the company’s compliance worldwide with privacy laws and educates Hill’s employees on cyber security.
Aileen has been a member of the ABA since 2002. She is also active in the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (GPACC) (formerly Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA)) where she founded the Women’s Committee and remains a Chair (2011-present). She served on the Board of GPACC from 2016-2017 and previously served as a board member for DELVACCA from 2011-2013 and 2007-2009. She is also on the Advisory Board for Women Owned Law. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is active in the Forum of Executive Women and RIMS Delaware Valley Chapter. Aileen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and also received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Senior Legal Editor, Privacy and Cybersecurity Bloomberg Law
Chief Privacy Counsel Raytheon
Raytheon’s Office of the General Counsel based in Arlington, Virginia. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Reporting directly to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Teufel handles all aspects of privacy and data protection compliance globally within the company.
In public service, Teufel served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as its Chief Privacy Officer, the first such statutorily mandated position in the federal government. Teufel’s responsibilities included assuring that the technologies used by the Department to protect the United States sustain privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information. During his tenure, Teufel was one of two principals from DHS on the joint U.S./EU High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection. Teufel also testified before committees of both houses of Congress on privacy issues.
Prior to serving as Chief Privacy Officer at DHS, Teufel was Associate General Counsel for General Law at DHS and Associate Solicitor for General Law at the Department of the Interior. Teufel served as Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Colorado.
In the private sector, Teufel was a privacy co-lead in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory practice, where he advised commercial, federal and international clients on privacy and data protection issues.
Teufel also practiced government contracts law at the firms of Hall & Evans, LLP, and McKenna & Cuneo, LLP. Additionally, Teufel served as a Judge Advocate in the D.C. Army National Guard. Teufel began his legal career in Washington, D.C., clerking for the Honorable Loren A. Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Teufel majored in Economics, and minored in German, at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at the American University, and his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Teufel holds CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is admitted to the Colorado, Maryland (inactive), and Virginia bars.
Director, Privacy and Security DaVita, Inc.
James is legal counsel for DaVita in Denver CO, focusing on global privacy and security compliance. He also advises DaVita business and corporate functions on a wide range of issues, including HIPAA/HITECH compliance, incident response management, and data governance. James has served in similar global privacy roles for several other multinational corporations, most recently Lenovo in Raleigh NC.
Payam Vaghefi is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E , CIPM) and a Privacy Consultant at OneTrust – a global leader in privacy management software. In his role, Vaghefi advises many global law firms and consultancies on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) solution implementations, with extensive experience building and scaling enterprise-level privacy programs. Vaghefi also provides resources through OneTrust Partner Program to data privacy practices across law firms helping them leverage the OneTrust platform to deliver robust regulatory compliance solutions to their clients. Prior to OneTrust, Vaghefi was an End-User Computing Strategist at VMware advising executives at top Fortune 500 corporations on worldwide digital transformation initiatives. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
L. Stephan Vincze
L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer Trestle Compliance
Steve Vincze serves as President and CEO of TRESTLE Compliance, LLC . He is a former Chief Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer/senior executive for several healthcare companies, a former counsel to a U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee, and a successful entrepreneur and consultant.
Steve has worked directly with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) to draft the medical billing industry compliance guidance.
Steve brings over 20 years of experience to his clients in regulatory compliance matters. Combining his past experiences, Steve brings a unique blend of insights from government policy and enforcement to private sector business implementation to his clients. Steve is an expert in sales and marketing, anti-kickback, false claims, IRO and CIA implementation, and anti-corruption/FCPA compliance issues in a U.S. and global context.
Steve has been one of the premier compliance leaders since the 1990‘s with a focus on designing and implementing effective commercial compliance programs for research-/science-based organizations that strike the right balance to integrate scientific, business and legal requirements for success. This unique blend of experiences and perspectives provides maximum credibility to his clients when addressing healthcare and life science business and compliance issues.
Starting with the TAP case in 2001, which at $885 million was for many years the largest settlement in the pharmaceutical industry and which led to key reforms, such as the OIG Compliance Guidance to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and the PhRMA Code that changed commercial compliance practices, to more recently at Warner Chilcott, which in 2013 was under federal criminal and civil investigation for alleged improper commercial activities, Steve has been recruited to address these cases and team with legal, commercial and executive teams.
Steve has worked with a wide-variety of life science companies around the world, to include the very largest and most prominent U.S., Japanese and European companies. Most recently, Steve has worked with specialty pharma/biotech companies that are preparing to launch new products.
Prior to forming TRESTLE Compliance, LLC, Steve split his 23-year private-sector career between service as a Sr. VP or VP Chief Compliance Officer/Privacy for three different health care organizations and as a consultant, forming his own companies as well as for a “Big 4” firm.
Steve started his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, received various citations, decorations and a full scholarship to law school, served as a prosecutor and defense counsel, served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and later was selected to serve as a counsel and professional staff member of the Government Operations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Steve received an A.B. degree from Columbia, a J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, an LL.M. in International & Comparative Law with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Managing Counsel Groupon
Based out of Groupon’s Chicago headquarters, Brock Wanless is Groupon’s Managing Counsel – Global Privacy & Regulatory. In this role, Brock manages Groupon’s Global Privacy and Regulatory team, which oversees privacy and data security (including GDPR compliance), regulatory compliance, consumer protection matters, and government affairs. Brock has over 14 years of diverse experience counseling and leading key regulatory initiatives for public companies, privately-held companies, and non-profit organizations.