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If you’re attending the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2017  in DC on April 19-20, check out these sessions programmed specifically for Privacy Bar Section members:

About the Event

Brought to you by the Privacy Bar Section and exclusively for IAPP members. Join IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, and Founding Privacy Bar Section Chair Christopher Wolf, along with a distinguished group of your peers and colleagues, at the Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017.

During this information-packed half-day event, you’ll hear from renowned keynote speakers and a distinguished panel of legal and privacy experts who’ll discuss such topics as the past and future of the privacy profession for lawyers, how to make the regulatory process less painful, how state attorneys general might approach privacy regulation under a Trump administration, and much more. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


8 – 9 a.m.

  • Registration and Breakfast


9 – 9:15 a.m.

  • Welcome

    J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, President and CEO, IAPP

    Christopher Wolf, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells; Founder and Board Chair, Future of Privacy Forum 


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

  • The Past, Present and Future of Lawyering in Privacy

    Robert Belair, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory

    Tanya Forsheit, CIPP/US, Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy and Data Security Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

    Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, Partner, Hogan Lovells

    As privacy evolves, so does the job of being a lawyer in privacy. Where first there was interpreting and applying law, now there is a great deal of precedent. Many who once focused on compliance now talk about risk instead. Automation tools are already coming into the market, making certain tasks more efficient to accomplish. This panel of privacy veterans draws on a wealth of experience to predict the privacy profession’s future for lawyers. 


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

  • What Regulators Want to Hear

    Emilio Cividanes, Partner, Venable

    Janis Kestenbaum, Partner, Perkins Coie

    Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, Partner, Reed Smith

    Marc Zwillinger, Partner, ZwillGen

    The vast majority of regulatory activity results in either no enforcement action whatsoever or a settlement agreement. Just what happens between first contact and final paperwork? With a long track record of working with regulators around the world, our panelists will help lawyers understand what works, what doesn’t and how to ensure the process isn’t too painful.


11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Refreshment Break


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

  • Closing Keynote: The Rising Voice of the Attorney General

    Danielle Citron, Research Professor, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

    George Jepsen, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Connecticut

    University of Maryland law professor Danielle Citron’s “The Privacy Policymaking of States Attorneys General,” soon to be published in the Notre Dame Law Review, is one of the most influential pieces of privacy writing of 2016, picking up awards from the IAPP and the Future of Privacy Forum for its important dissection of how the states influence U.S. privacy policy as a whole. It was a group of 10 attorneys general, after all, who first went to Silicon Valley in 1998 to talk to companies about not having privacy policies, leading to eventual enforcement actions against DoubleClick and others. In this keynote session, Citron talks with Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen about how he approaches privacy enforcement, how AG work together across jurisdictions and how the states may approach privacy regulation under a Trump administration.


12:45 – 2 p.m.

  • Networking Lunch

Register Now

The Privacy Bar Section Forum may be sold out but registration is still open for the Global Privacy Summit 2017.

CPE Credits:
CIPP/US and CIPP/G certificate holders will automatically receive 3 Group A continuing privacy education (CPE) credits for attending the Privacy Bar Section Forum. For all other IAPP certifications, credits will be applied to Group B. If you have certification questions, please read our cpe policy or e-mail

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