March 21, 2016

Organized by the Journal of Law and Technology in association with the Federal Communications Bar Association, "Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Internet Economy: Information Sharing, Data Security, and Intellectual Property," presented three panels of experts. The symposium examined the implications of the growing number of reported cyberattacks and data-breaches at private and public entities in recent years and the legal and policy responses.

Hosted by Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, the event kicked off with introductory remarks from Bryan Tramont, managing partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and adjunct professor at CUA Law and CUA Law Dean Daniel F. Attridge. "The best thing about today's symposium is that it really takes scholarship to the level where it ought to be. It is something that is alive. It is not simply found in a printed form and more importantly, it includes everyone who can been affected by it." Attridge said.

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Technology, Russell Hsiao, introduced keynote speaker Daniel Sutherland, associate general counsel for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sutherland discussed his position the Department of Homeland Security, recent cyber security legislation, and the role the Department of Homeland Security plays in cybersecurity. "We deal with telecomm issues, cybersecurity issues, biometrics, physical security of electric grid and chemical plants and a variety of other things. It is really all about cyber and infrastructure protection," Sutherland said.

Closing remarks were offered by Professor Elizabeth Winston, co-director of the Law and Technology Institute at CUA Law. After the conclusion of the symposium, attendees were invited to a reception for a chance to network with some of the leading professionals in the field. The reception was co-sponsored by Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, David Wright Tremaine, LLP, and the Law and Technology Institute.

The Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology publishes thoughtful, timely, and useful articles that discuss recent developments in communications law, information privacy law, and intellectual property law. JLT shares a unique relationship with the Federal Communications Commission and other federal policymakers. Members of JLT also work closely with the Catholic University Law & Technology Institute. This one-of-a-kind program prepares law students for practice in communications law, information privacy law, and intellectual property law through seminars, courses, and externships in government, industry, public interest organizations, and law firms.

Panel One: "Critical Infrastructure and Information -Sharing: Threats and Opportunities"

Brian Murray, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Adam Frankel, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Evercore Partners
Clete Johnson, Counsel for Cybersecurity, Department of Commerce
Jadzia Butler, Fellow, Center for Democracy and Technology

Panel Two: Data Security and Privacy

Christin McMeley, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Jennifer Daskal, Assistant Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law (WCL)
Jake Laperruque, Privacy Fellow, American Constitution Project
David Husband, Attorney, Federal Reserves Board of Governors
Neil Chilson, Attorney-Advisor, Federal Trade Commission

Panel Three: Intellectual Property in Cyberspace: Trade Secrets and Encryption

Chris Savage, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Lecturer, CUA Law

Daniel Rosenthal, Associate Managing Director, Kroll
John Stark, Former Chief of the SEC's Office of Internet Enforcement
David LeDuc, Senior Director of Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association