Tech Law Career Series
This annual series is a chance for law students to explore various careers available in technology and information law in a casual setting. CLIP brings practitioners to the law school to discuss their practice with a small group of students over lunch or wine and cheese. The format offers a unique opportunity for students to find out about different practices and ask questions in an intimate setting.
February 27, 2019: Information Law in Federal Government
David Feder (FLS '07) - Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey
David Feder is an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he serves in the Cybercrimes Unit. He has experience prosecuting and investigating cybercrimes, including ransomware, DDoS attacks, and business email compromise, securities and commodities fraud, and other financial crimes. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, he worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York.
February 28, 2019: Information Law in State Government
Kathy Walter (FLS '17) - Program Counsel, NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection
Kathy Walter is Program Counsel for the Division of Consumer Protection at New York State’s Department of State. In her capacity as Program Counsel, Kathy enforces the State’s Do Not Call laws, works with consumer groups throughout the state on a broad range of consumer protection issues and contributes to educating consumers across the state on everything from privacy and data protection, scams and consumer debt to all issues facing consumers spanning the state. Prior to working for the State of New York, Kathy has a decade of experience managing IT projects, first as a COBOL programmer in the Utilities industry, then as an IT Project Manager in a variety of website consulting firms and the financial services industry. She also worked for nearly a decade in product management and development as a Technical Product Manager at Instinet Corporation, Associate Brand Manager at Gillette and Proctor & Gamble, and as a Product Manager for Iron Mountain. Kathy also branched into education - worked as an Executive Director, Product Development with the NYC Department of Education, a business and strategy consulting for Macmillan New Ventures and started a edtech consulting firm, Nsoma. Kathy graduated from Fordham in 2017. She graduated undergrad from Union College and also has an MBA from NYU in Marketing and Operations and a graduate certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Northeastern University.
March 7, 2019: Privacy, Cybersecurity, and E-Discovery in a Large Firm
Kenneth Rashbaum - Partner, Barton LLP
Kenneth Rashbaum advises organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, e-discovery for litigation and regulatory proceedings and information management. Ken has vast experience in preparation of provisions in contracts, service level agreements and license agreements relating to compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries. He also leads information security and data breach response assessments, investigations and remediation initiatives; prepares policies for social media legal and regulatory compliance; and represents technology and life sciences organizations in federal and state investigations and audits, and in litigation. Ken is a Distinguished Neutral on the Cyber Panel of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, for which he serves as a mediator in breach of contract disputes that arise from data breaches, claims of trade secret theft and disputes over cyber risk insurance coverage. Ken also serves as special e-discovery counsel for complex litigation and in matters in which electronic evidence from beyond the U.S. is required. He has been recognized internationally as a thought leader in electronic discovery and disclosure.
March 28, 2019: IP Law in a Boutique Firm
Michael Jenks (FLS '15) - Associate, Desmarais LLP
Michael Jenks is an associate at Desmarais LLP. Mr. Jenks's work focuses on patent infringement litigation and IP counseling. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Jenks was a chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he developed and validated analytical methods for IND and NDA filings.
April 4, 2019: Information Law In-House
Samantha Vaughan (FLS '96) - Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance, and Chief Privacy Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Samantha Vaughan is Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance, and Chief Privacy Officer at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Vaughan joined Wyndham Exchange & Rentals in 2012, where she was responsible for privacy, compliance and information management for the company's global vacation exchange network program (RCI) and its vacation rental operations in North America and Europe. Vaughan joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts this summer upon its spinoff from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Prior to Wyndham, Vaughan held various compliance and legal roles at Prudential Financial, AIG and Selective Insurance. Vaughan holds several International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certifications, including the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications for the U.S., Europe and Canada; the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification and the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification. She was also among the inaugural recipients of the IAPP's Fellow in Information Privacy (FIP) designation.
April 11, 2019: IP Litigation
Maxim Price (FLS '08) - Founding Partner and Co-Partner-In-Charge, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP
Maxim Price is a founding partner and co-partner-in-charge of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP's New York office. He is a commercial litigator with a focus on intellectual property litigation. He has litigated complex commercial and patent infringement cases for Fortune 500 companies. Maxim's have ranged from the bankruptcy litigations of a major car manufacturer to the infamous smartphone patent wars. Maxim is also a serial entrepreneur, with multiple startups under his belt, featured in inc.com and The American Genius. His startups have focused on the advancement of open innovation through crowdsourcing.