2019 Webinar - Privacy, Please! Preparing for Data Privacy Law Changes

When:  Jun 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Panel Description

Get up to speed on data privacy law developments affecting investment advisers at the federal, state, and global levels, including:

  • Approaches to compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
  • What the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act exemption for financial institutions under the CCPA does – and doesn’t – cover.
  • Where other state laws and legislative efforts stand.
  • Prospects for new federal privacy legislation.
  • How the SEC is increasing the stakes for data protection.
  • What investment advisers need to know about the CLOUD Act.
  • Non-U.S. privacy law developments, including outstanding EU GDPR implementation issues, the forthcoming EU ePrivacy rules, and other jurisdictions to watch.
  • Practical ways to approach compliance with evolving global rules.


Colleen Theresa Brown, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, has significant counseling and litigation experience related to privacy and data protection matters, including those focused on information security, incident and data breach response. Her compliance counseling experience includes risk management, corporate data protection and privacy programs, privacy by design, privacy policies, international data collection and cross-border transfer, electronic surveillance, trade secrets, social media, cloud computing, online brand protection, diligence for transactions involving information assets and e-commerce. At Sidley, Colleen co-founded Women in Privacy®, a networking group dedicated to thought leadership for women privacy professionals. She is also the chief editor of Data Matters: The Sidley Austin Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Protection, Internet Law and Policy blog.

Edward McNicholas is a co-leader of Ropes & Gray’s privacy & cybersecurity practice. He represents technologically sophisticated clients facing complex data, privacy, and cybersecurity issues. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, branded pharma companies, technology communications companies and select retailers. Ed advises clients on the full range of federal, state and foreign privacy and data security requirements including in the areas of financial privacy, health care privacy, communications privacy, ad-tech, and national security. He also provides substantial advice to clients regarding privacy and data security issues that arise in connection with global internal investigations and trans-national litigation, dealing with such legal dilemmas as those posed by foreign data protection and “blocking” statutes. Ed’s counseling practice also includes other areas of technology law, such as electronic surveillance, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, trade secrets, online advertising, social media and big data/data science.

David Milstein is a Managing Director in Guggenheim Partners, LLC’s Legal department, and is the Privacy officer of Guggenheim Partners, as well as the Head of Legal Technology. He works on a mix of Contracting for software and services agreements, Privacy compliance matters (pertaining to GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA and more), and implementing productivity-enhancing Technology tools for use in business processes that touch on the Law and Regulatory Compliance department, such as the eBilling system for law firm invoices, and electronic signatures, among others. David was previously employed as an IT specialist by the Administrative Office of the US Courts, where he was one of the lead developers of the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system for the Bankruptcy Courts (known as PACER). Before that he was a consultant at Verizon.

Laura L. Grossman is Associate General Counsel of the Investment Adviser Association. Laura’s areas of focus include cybersecurity, privacy, and custody. Prior to joining the IAA, Ms. Grossman was in private practice for over 10 years in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where she advised registered investment adviser, mutual fund and private fund clients on matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and other federal securities laws, the Commodity Exchange Act and associated regulations, and a wide range of compliance issues.


Registration for the live webinar has closed.

IAA Members and IAA Associate Members: The live webinar and a link to the recording are complimentary.

Non-Member Registration Fees: The recording will be available for purchase after June 7. Contact iaaevents@investmentadviser.org to purchase the recording ($250).


For questions regarding this webinar, contact the IAA at (202) 293-4222 or email iaaevents@investmentadviser.org.