As leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Security & Privacy and E-Discovery & Digital Forensics Practice Teams and co-team leader of the firm’s Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Mining Practice Team, Ms. Clark focuses on complex e-discovery and digital forensics, cybersecurity and data privacy, and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Staszkiw focuses his practice on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance having represented clients in a broad range of industries including retail, transportation, gaming and automotive.
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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, 2018) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA, 2020) are landmark pieces of data privacy and consumer protection legislation. The CPRA modified the scope of applicability and definitions, expanded consumer rights, and modified service provider/contractor contract requirements, as well as established the California Privacy Protection Agency. Join our experienced attorneys as they provide you with great information regarding the latest updates on this law and how it also affects companies outside California.
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Date: February 16, 2023
Anna Mercado Clark | Phillips Lytle LLP
As leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Security & Privacy and E-Discovery & Digital Forensics Practice Teams and co-team leader of the firm’s Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Mining Practice Team, Ms. Clark focuses on complex e-discovery and digital forensics, cybersecurity and data privacy, and complex commercial litigation. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations.
Ms. Clark has been awarded the following ANSI-accredited credentials by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E); Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US); and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). CIPP/E and CIPP/US are preeminent certifications for advanced concentration in European data protection laws and U.S. private-sector laws, standards and practices, respectively. The CIPM certification recognizes Ms. Clark’s ability to design, build and operate data privacy management programs that are compliant with privacy laws and regulations. Ms. Clark has also been designated as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). The FIP designation signifies that she has demonstrated her comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management and essential data protection practices with significant data security and privacy experience in these areas. Ms. Clark is among a select group of individuals around the world who have received this designation.
Ms. Clark routinely counsels sophisticated clients on data governance issues to address business needs while minimizing risks and complying with a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and other legal obligations. She has extensive experience advising businesses in the technology, consumer, health care and financial industries regarding information management and disposition policies, litigation readiness, data transfers, third-party/vendor negotiation and management relative to data administration, and disaster recovery and avoidance.
Ms. Clark has successfully leveraged the latest technology, including artificial intelligence and technology assisted review (“TAR”), to streamline high-volume discovery, establish defensible document review workflows and minimize litigation costs. She is a member of EDRM at Duke Law, a community of e-Discovery and legal professionals who create practical resources to improve e-Discovery and information governance, including cross-border discovery in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). She regularly speaks at national and international conferences as a subject matter expert on these issues.
As an experienced litigator, Ms. Clark is well positioned to identify and minimize litigation risks and assist with internal investigations, including managing digital forensic investigations. She is also able to seamlessly serve as litigation counsel in the event of a dispute or government investigation, having represented individuals, small businesses, multinational corporations and government entities in contract disputes, franchisor-franchisee litigation, trade secret disputes, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, labor and employment matters, and government investigations.
Ms. Clark is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
Michael Staszkiw | Phillips Lytle LLP
Mr. Staszkiw focuses his practice on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance having represented clients in a broad range of industries including retail, transportation, gaming and automotive. He counsels clients on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). As an experienced litigator, Mr. Staszkiw skillfully assists his clients in internal investigations and data security incidents. He has been awarded the ANSI-accredited credential of Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In addition to data privacy matters, Mr. Staszkiw also represents clients on arbitration and commercial litigation matters.
Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Staszkiw was an appellate court attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
I. What is the CCPA and CPRA? | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
II. What did the CPRA change? | 2:30pm – 3:00pm