Incident Response Forum West 2019

A Data Breach Response Conference for Legal and Compliance Professionals
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills,
Los Angeles, California

Sold Out 300Incident Response Forum is the only conference of its kind. It is focused solely on the field of Incident Response – the work that begins after a data breach that has quickly become the fastest growing practice area at law firms and consulting firms – and is geared specifically for the legal and compliance professionals who have emerged as critical players during the aftermath of a data security incident.

After three fantastic years of holding Incident Response Forum in Washington, D.C., Cybersecurity Docket is pleased to introduce our West Coast counterpart to this event– Incident Response Forum West 2019, which will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the incomparable setting of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California.  Our stellar faculty of current government cyber-prosecutors and cyber-investigators, attorneys and experts specializing in data breach response will discuss the most important and timely data breach response topics, including:

  • Why legal professionals involved in an incident response must become the quarterback of all workflow and how to handle this important responsibility;
  • The legal and compliance aftermath of a data breach, including governmental investigations and litigation, as well as the almost endless list of potential civil liabilities after a cyber-attack;
  • In plain English, the kinds of artifacts, remnants and fragments available in the aftermath of a data breach, and how, armed with the information gathered during forensic analysis, legal and compliance professionals can manage efforts to detect additional attempts by the attacker to regain access and get closer towards containment of the attack;
  • The broad range of state and federal regulatory issues, tactics and strategies encountered during an incident response, especially managing regulatory interphase and law enforcement liaison;
  • A deep dive into two highly-specialized areas of incident response: (1) retail companies (where PCI expertise is critical);  (2) financial institutions (where banking and securities expertise is critical); and (3) healthcare organizations (where HIPAA expertise is critical).
  • What legal and compliance professionals need to know about the various tools and technical solutions used during an incident response, and why lawyers and compliance professionals need to participate in selecting those tools and technical solutions;
  • A detailed discussion of the nature of the international threat of cyber-attacks.  For legal and compliance professionals, understanding the international dynamic of cyber-threats is critical to represent adequately the interest of corporate clients – especially in the context of regulatory compliance; insurance claims; and privacy protections;
  • An analysis of the kinds of cyber concerns for Incident Response teams, which typically cross borders and are global in nature – mandating additional attention, expertise and oversight;
  • A discussion of the important and thoughtful preemptive measures companies should take to meet their compliance obligations and to help prepare themselves to respond., including preemptive steps that legal and compliance professionals should implement today to not only insure adequate preparation for the latest types of data breaches, but also to assure adequate compliance amid increasing regulatory scrutiny;
  • Best practices for handling the insurance issues arising after a data breach and current issues in the cyber insurance market, an area which legal and compliance professionals will need to understand during an incident response; and
  • Best practices for protecting the attorney-client privilege as it applies to the work product from digital forensic investigators and other consultants responding to a data breach.

Incident Response Forum West 2019 provides an entire morning of exciting, informative and interactive panel sessions that will discuss how attorneys and other professionals can successfully and effectively manage an Incident Response engagement.  CLE credit will also be available (applications pending).


Current Faculty and Speaker List for Incident Response Forum West 2019:

FBI Faculty: 

  • Justin Vallese, Special Agent, FBI Los Angeles Field Office; Computer Intrusion Squad and Cyber Program Coordinator for FBI Los Angeles

SEC Faculty: 

  • Diana Tani, Assistant Regional Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office and Member, Cyber Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office Faculty:

  • Ryan White, AUSA in the Central District of California; Chief, Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section

U.S. Secret Service Faculty:

  • Michael D’Ambrosio, Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber, Office of Investigations
  • Geoffrey Noonan, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office


  • Luke Dembosky, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, DOJ’s National Security Division
  • Grant Davis-Denny, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
  • Beth George, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; former Deputy GC, U.S. DoD; Counsel to the Asst. AG, DOJ’s National Security Division; and Assoc. Counsel at the White House
  • Daron M. Hartvigsen, Managing Director, Ankura Consulting; former Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and Chief of Cyber Investigations and Operations
  • Sean B. Hoar, Partner and Chair of Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Lewis Brisbois; former Lead Cyber Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon
  • Travis LeBlanc, Partner, Cooley LLP; former Chief, Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau
  • Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Partner, Perkins Coie and Co-Chair, Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management Group
  • Michael G. Morgan, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, and Leader of Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice
  • Bret Padres, Chief Executive Officer, The Crypsis Group; former Special Agent, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Chief of R&D, Computer Crimes Unit, U.S. Postal Service’s OIG
  • Robert P. Silvers, Partner, Paul Hastings;  former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Jason N. SmolanoffSMD and Global Cyber Security Practice Leader, Kroll; former Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI’s Cyber National Security Squad
  • John Reed Stark, President, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC; former Founder and Chief, SEC Office of Internet Enforcement
  • Aravind Swaminathan, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Global Co-Chair of Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation team; former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the W.D. of Washington

Please register here!


When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
7:00 am - 8:20 am (breakfast & registration)
8:30 am - 12:00 pm (panel discussions)
Where: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, California, 90210
CLE Credit: 3 hours (pending in CA)
Presented by: Cybersecurity Docket 

CLE Info and Forms

SEF2014 CLE -smCLE forms available here.


Links to materials available here.

Corporate Sponsors

Kroll 230

Ankura 230x60



Law Firm Sponsors


Lewis Brisbois 230

MWE 230 v2

Munger Tolles

Orrick 230 v2