Recent Events

The Directors Roundtable, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and KPMG LLP
Invite You to Attend a Program for Boards of Directors & Their Advisors


Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. (8:00 A.M. Registration)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 620 Eighth Ave./W. 40th St., New York

 There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served.
Two hours of New York CLE credits are pending.


Hacks at Marriott, Amazon, Equifax and other prominent organizations punctuate the new reality that any system “on the grid” is vulnerable. This program will provide Boards, C-Suites and General Counsels with best practice strategies for avoiding unauthorized breaches of electronic data; managing them if they occur; and addressing personal liability risks for Boards and executives. The Distinguished Speakers are experienced cyber security experts from Seyfarth Shaw, KPMG, law enforcement, and current directors.

Best Practices for Avoiding and Managing Threats:
Companies of all sizes must have an incident response plan with literally dozens if not hundreds of considerations – that must be understood to develop a successful incident response. Robust escalation processes to respond quickly and effectively are essential when an incident occurs. This panel of cybersecurity experts and industry professionals will share their views on key issues including:

  • What are your top lessons learned from investigating cyber breach incidents?
  • What are the most important considerations when developing an overall incident response plan?

Potential Liability Risk for the Board:
Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and aggressive, with implications for nearly every facet of the business.  Boardroom discussions should include not only prevention but also detection, containment, and response. Cyber risk is an enterprise-wide business issue impacting strategy, risk, compliance, product development, mergers and acquisitions, expansion into new geographies, and relationships with vendors, suppliers, and customers. Critical issues to be discussed include:

  • Fiduciary duties and director liability
  • Cyber risk landscape and regulatory environment
  • Role of information governance in minimizing damages from cyberattacks
  • Cyber risk assessment and implementation of defensive technology
  • Insurance coverage and other risk mitigation strategies

Distinguished Speakers

(To Be Announced)