To effectively advise corporations on cybersecurity issues, in-house counsel must navigate myriad issues that can vary across industries, state and international jurisdictions as well as privacy and information security contexts. A recent PLI program brought together privacy and information security counsel from various industries to share insights on the role of in-house counsel charged with securing business-critical and confidential data and technology. They discussed the different responsibilities for data privacy and cybersecurity professionals, international data privacy and protection laws, and offered strategies for in-house counsel to prevent internal cybersecurity threats, develop breach prevention and response policies and handle vendors. The panel was moderated by Lori E. Lesser, a partner at Simpson Thacher, and included top practitioners Rick Borden, chief privacy officer at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; Nur-ul-Haq, U.S. privacy counsel at NBCUniversal Media; Michelle Ifill, senior vice president at Verizon and general counsel of Verizon Corporate Services; and Michelle Perez, assistant general counsel of privacy for Interpublic Group. See “Analyzing and Complying with Cyber Law from Different Vantage Points (Part One of Two
)” (Jul. 15, 2015); and Part Two
(Jul. 29, 2015).