GOVERNANCE TRACK | Oct. 11 • 4:00 pm • Room 20–21

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Lot: Cybersecurity from a Lawyer’s Point of View

David Gurwin, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Doing business in a hyper-connected world means being held to state, national, and even international cybersecurity laws. When does a security breach become a legal problem? What does Florida law require and how does it compare to other states? You have technical security measures in place, but do you have a legally effective security program in place for your organization? Get the answers to these questions and more as two cyber law experts examine the legal ramifications of a data breach.

David Gurwin chairs the firm’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Group. He is also Chair of the firm’s Copyright Practice Group and the Technology Transactions Group, whose members focus on representing companies and individuals—regardless of industry—with commercial transactions involving technology-related issues.

David and his colleagues understand the business of technology and apply a combination of legal knowledge, practical business experience and sound technical insight when advising clients on the acquisition, use, development and commercial application of technology. He is also a member of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group.

David represents clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on Internet, computer, advertising, life sciences and technology clients, as well as those involved in the entertainment industries.

A professional jazz pianist, David possesses firsthand experience with the entertainment industry and assists clients with contractual drafting and negotiations, business formation, licensing and intellectual property matters involving the protection and commercialization of entertainment talents, works and persona. His entertainment industry clients have included musicians, record companies, recording artists, record producers, concert promoters, songwriters, music publishers, advertising agencies, authors, literary publishers, book packagers, television personalities, broadcasters, webcasters, playwrights, actors, motion picture production companies, film investors, video game developers, arts organizations, professional athletes and sports organizations.

In the technology arena, David represents clients in a variety of industries including Internet, e-commerce, software and information technology, biomedical, consumer products, manufacturing, insurance, advertising and retail industries in connection with licensing and other business transactions involving the sale, acquisition and commercial development of software, biotechnology and other technology assets. David also practices in the areas of copyright, trademark and intellectual property law.