The curriculum committee is an elite group of educators, CISOs, lawyers, chief privacy officers, cybersecurity professionals, Chief Forensic Officers, and Chief Information Officers from all over the globe. The curriculum committee has experience and expertise in creating and educating individuals of all levels of experience and expertise. The Curriculum Committee works closely with the Steering Committee and other educators from UCLA, Harvard, University of Washington, Stanford, NYU, and Rutgers to formulate the basis of our programs. The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the periodic review of the program’s curriculum.
Judge Leo M. Gordon was appointed to the U.S. Court of International Trade in March 2006. Judge Gordon’s career is one dedicated to public service. His career began over three decades ago as Assistant Counsel to the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, Judge Gordon worked on numerous legislative projects involving commercial and antitrust law, civil and constitutional rights, and court reform. Most significantly, he was the principal attorney responsible for the Customs Courts Act of 1980 that created the U.S. Court of International Trade. Following his time with the Judiciary Committee, Judge Gordon served on the staff at the Court for 25 years, first as Assistant Clerk, and then Clerk of the Court until his appointment to the bench. Judge Gordon graduated PhiBetaKappa from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and received his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.
Antonio Tavares Paes Jr is a partner at Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados in Brazil, a law firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia.
He is a former partner of two Brazilian firms (Wald Advogados Associados, 2008–2010, and Flecha de Lima & Tavares Paes Advogados, 2000–2008) and was a lawyer/trainee with Escritório de Advocacia Jose Thomaz Nabuco (1982–1986) and the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute (1981–1982). Outside of Brazil, he was outside general counsel at TeleNova Communications, Inc in Miami (2000–2002), as well as international attorney at SG Archibald in Paris (1990–1991), White & Case in New York (1988–1990) and Fox & Horan in New York (1987–1988). He spent almost 10 years in finance as senior vice president (private equity) of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc in New York (1994–2000) and vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank (project finance/Latin American corporate finance) in New York (1991–1994).
He holds a law degree from UERJ (Brasil, 1985) and an LLM in corporate finance law and transnational litigation from Columbia University School of Law (New York, 1987), and he also attended the Chase Manhattan Corporate Finance/MBA finance course (New York, 1991–1992). He is a member of the Brazilian and New York State Bars, the American Bar Association and of the Scientific Council of the Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management.
He is a guest speaker at universities around the world and conferences and author or co-author of several articles and books published in Brazil and abroad. He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish and practises in the following areas: corporate law; banking and finance; M&A/reorganisations; capital markets; infrastructure; aviation; commercial law and contracts; compliance; corporate image management; and litigation and arbitration.
Bill Spernow is the former Director of Information Security, Investigations and Incident Response for Experian, the world’s largest consumer reporting agency. Prior to Experian, Mr. Spernow was an e-Discovery and forensic litigation expert affiliated with LECG’s Digital Evidence Solutions Group.Mr. Spernow is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the Georgia Student Finance Commission and was recruited to revamp the security of this State Agency after it had experienced a significant security breach. His efforts resulted in an agency described by prominent government officials as the most secure in Georgia. Mr. Spernow has an extensive Information Security background at both the strategic and tactical level. His hands-on tactical design and implementation expertise includes firewalls, intrusion detection systems, secure network and Web sites, content monitoring, HIPAA and GLBA privacy and regulation compliance, authentication and authorization methodologies, biometrics, cyber investigations, forensic analysis, incident response strategies, and laptop protection.
Kevin oversees the legal function of the Marketing Cloud and Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle. He is responsible for all corporate and commercial activities, including acquisitions, strategic alliances, partnerships, and the spectrum of technology transactions (software, cloud computing, hardware, consulting, outsourcing, data licensing). He also partners with executive management and key stakeholders to support the product development lifecycle, monitor and mitigate organizational risks, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements worldwide (including data privacy), and resolve disputes with customers, partners, and vendors.
Kevin has focused on the telecommunications, media, technology, and financial services industries during his career. He has significant knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced by companies in these heavily regulated and highly competitive industries, including in new and emerging markets. In addition, his tenure at Oracle has provided in-depth insight into disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, big data/analytics, e-commerce, and social media, as well as the data privacy and security issues implicated by their rapid adoption.
Paul Kiesel received his Juris Doctorate from the Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Whittier Law School. His practice is devoted to representing consumers in personal injury, class action, environmental, and toxic tort litigation.
Mr. Kiesel has repeatedly been selected as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in the State of California and the country. The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Mr. Kiesel as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers. The Daily Journal named Mr. Kiesel one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the State of California. He was also selected as one of the top 500 attorneys in the United States by Law Dragon. In addition, Mr. Kiesel is rated A.V. (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Paul Kiesel is very active in the legal community. He was the president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 2015-2016 and was the past Chair of the Litigation Section. He was appointed by former Chief Justice Ronald George to the State of California Judicial Council Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for over 25 years. In recognition of his service, Mr. Kiesel was elected an emeritus (lifetime) board member of both organizations. From 2001-2005, Mr. Kiesel sat on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kiesel is currently the Co-Chair of the Open Courts Coalition, a bipartisan committee of attorneys from throughout California advocating full-funding of the civil justice system. Members of the Open Courts Coalition include Niall McCarthy, president of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Honorable Carlos Moreno, former Governors Gray Davis and George Deukmejian, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragosa, and former California Attorney General John VanDekamp. Recently, Mr. Kiesel was named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards in the legal profession.
Mr. Kiesel has extensive experience in complex litigation, including environmental, construction defect, product defect, and pharmaceutical actions. Mr. Kiesel currently serves as national Lead Counsel in the federal Multi-District Litigation against Glaxo Smith Kline for injuries caused by its pharmaceutical drug, Avandia. There are over 20,000 personal injury cases, a half-dozen consumer class cases, and several state actions pending in the Avandia MDL. Mr. Kiesel served as Liaison Counsel in the litigation arising out of the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink crash that killed 24 individuals and injured over 100 people. As Liaison Counsel, Mr. Kiesel coordinated the successful resolution of the cases for $200 million, the maximum recovery allowed by law.
Currently, Paul Kiesel represents many individuals and their families in significant personal injury and wrongful death cases. Among his many clients, Mr. Kiesel represented former Governor Gray Davis in a challenge to the qualification of the 2003 recall election. Mr. Kiesel currently represents numerous municipalities, including the City of Los Angeles, in a class action on behalf of all cities in the State of California for payment of occupancy taxes owed by the online travel industry.
Mr. Kiesel is also a frequent presenter for continuing legal education programs. As an early-adopter of technology in the practice of law, Mr. Kiesel has frequently written and spoken on technology-related subjects. In addition, he co-authored two legal treatises for Lexis Nexis, “California Pretrial Civil Procedure” and “California Civil Discovery.”
OTC Markets Group Chief Information Security Officer
Vlad Brodsky is currently the SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer at OTC Markets Group, a regulated publicly traded financial institution that operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for OTC-traded equities. Vlad’s responsibilities include leading the firm’s information security strategy, program, and processes. In his four years with OTC Markets Group, Vlad has been instrumental in creating a risk based information security program that is designed to satisfy business and regulatory requirements.
Vlad has extensive expertise in IT Infrastructure Management, Information Security, and Risk Management. Prior to OTC Markets Group, Vlad worked as a Chief Security Officer for Innovest Systems, a SaaS provider in the Trust Accounting and Wealth Management space, where he was responsible for all Information Security.
Vlad has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University, an MBA in Finance and Management from NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business and holds the CISSP, CRISC, PMP, and FINRA Series 99 certifications. He is also member of the board at New York Metro Infragard – a proactive collaboration between the FBI and the private sector to protect our nation’s Critical Infrastructure.
Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications, financial and the technology industry for public billions dollar companies. A visionary entrepreneur with a passion and deep expertise in the Cyber Security field. During the last 20 years, served in the Israeli elite Intelligence Corps unit, 8200, co-founded Promisec – a twice in a row winning market leader in endpoint security management solutions as a top ten Deloitte Fast 50 (2010 and 2011), and held hands-on executive leadership positions in both emerging and corporate technology software and service companies. Proven success in managing companies, business units, development groups and complex projects. Unique business understanding in customer management, sales and GTM strategy.
Southern California Edison Cybersecurity Counsel
Broadridge Financial Solutions Vice President – Cloud Services Group
Digital Transformation Leader with 5+ years of experience for developing innovative capabilities to enable the digitization of an Enterprise by leading cross functional teams and executing cloud enablement strategies.
Experienced Mergers and Acquisitions Leader with 10+ years of experience in evaluating targets, creating financial models, and executing integration strategies.
Thoughtful Technology Leader with 20+ years of experience in architecting, implementing and managing complex mission critical distributed systems environments.
Jeewon Serrato Norton Rose Fulbright Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
Jeewon Kim Serrato is Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity. She advises global companies, financial services institutions and public entities on cutting edge issues at the intersection of technology and law. Before joining the private sector, Jeewon served as Chief Privacy Officer of Fannie Mae, where she led, implemented and tested the organization’s privacy program and data protection strategy. She also currently serves on the US Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and on the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section Executive Committee. Jeewon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and holds a US Secret Clearance. Jeewon was named a 2017 Cybersecurity Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and recognized in Cybersecurity Docket’s “Incident Response 30”, a list of the 30 best and brightest data breach response lawyers.
Jeewon began her career working on issues relating to counterterrorism, the use of data by law enforcement and intelligence agencies and the balance between privacy and security. Upon graduation from law school, she served for two years as legislative counsel to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, during which she managed a portfolio including the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act, the use of the National Security Letters and wireless surveillance, Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act and other homeland security-related bills, and crisis management issues including pandemic flu preparedness. She continued to provide advice relating to homeland security and public safety issues at a Washington, D.C. law firm, where she served as lead counsel to a major telecom carrier in over 90 mediations with public safety agencies nationwide to improve wire and radio interoperability for first responders, which was a post 9/11 top priority of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
Jeewon continued to work on technology projects that have an impact on data and consumer privacy by next serving as the top-level executive in charge of privacy at RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) where she oversaw product design and data use policies for over 500 e-commerce and mobile products globally. Her practice focuses on helping companies navigate complex regulatory frameworks, spanning from US consumer protection laws to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, as well as data ownership and onward transfer of data issues. Jeewon has experience designing enterprise-wide policies and programs in 60 countries and is a thought leader and frequent speaker at industry conferences, including IAPP, RSA and ACC.
In addition to her product, regulatory compliance and transactional experience, Jeewon has handled over 600 data security incidents over the course of her career and has experience designing and implementing consumer disputes processes for companies globally. She is often called upon by her clients to proactively manage cyber risk, draft crisis management plans, and test incident response protocols.