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Thomas Adhumeau is CPO at Didomi, a SaaS company that builds bespoke consent & preference management solutions to create value with trust. A Certified Information Privacy Professional by IAPP with experience both in law firms (Bensoussan, White & Case and Taylor Wessing) and the corporate world (AppNexus, S4M), Thomas brings to Didomi an expertise in running a global compliance program, as well as in helping our product team develop products and features that fit our clients’ needs and meet local market regulations requirements (GDPR, CCPA, VCDPA, LGPD and PIPL, to name a few).
Shawn Babiuch leads the global partnerships team at Ketch, overseeing all strategic and technical alliances. Prior to Ketch, Shawn was an attorney in the litigation practice at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney and a consultant with West Monroe Partners, where he assisted clients in the development and implementation of regulatory compliance programs.
Bojana is the President of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), a preeminent global information policy think tank located in Washington, DC, London and Brussels. Bojana works with global business and technology leaders, regulators, policy and law makers to shape global data policy and practice and develop thought leadership and best practices for responsible and trusted use of data in the 4th Industrial Revolution. With more than 25 years of experience and deep knowledge of global data privacy and cybersecurity law, compliance and policy, Bojana has a proven industry record in designing strategy, and building and managing data privacy compliance programs. She was one of 20 privacy experts to participate in the transatlantic “Privacy Bridge Project” from 2014-2015 that sought to develop practical solutions to bridge the gap between European and US privacy regimes. Bojana was also the recipient of the 2019 International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Vanguard Award, which recognizes privacy professionals for outstanding leadership, knowledge and creativity in the field of privacy and data protection.
Currently, Bojana sits on a number of industry and regulatory advisory boards and panels. She was recently selected as a member of the Global Privacy Assembly Reference Panel. She participates in many industry groups and is a regular speaker at international privacy, data and cybersecurity conferences.
Laura Claster Bisesto is the Global Head of Policy & Privacy at Nextdoor, where she leads Nextdoor’s global privacy and regulatory compliance counseling programs and developed and oversees Nextdoor’s global product policy and public policy programs. Laura has extensive experience advising technology companies at different stages of growth, including Lyft, Checkr, and Verizon Media, which owned internet brands such as Yahoo, Aol, HuffPost, TechCrunch, and Tumblr, prior to divestiture. She particularly enjoys working in the fast-paced emerging regulatory space.
Prior to going into tech, Laura was a criminal prosecutor in San Diego and San Francisco counties where she oversaw hate crime prosecutions and led the prosecution of violent felonies, trying over two dozen jury trials.
Laura received her J.D. from U.C. Hastings. In law school, she externed for California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, and after law school, she clerked for the California Supreme Court’s criminal central staff. Laura is a proud Bruin and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA.
Nick Choate is a veteran of Capitol Hill who brings years of experience to clients who are seeking to influence policy in Washington, particularly with the Democratic Party in the House and Senate. Before joining Venable, Nick served as the deputy legislative director for former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). In this role, he coordinated telecommunications, appropriations, cybersecurity, and technology policy priorities on behalf of the senator and her work as a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Nick has extensive knowledge of the legislative process, having held several other positions with members of Congress, including legislative director, legislative assistant, and press secretary. He also served as director of government relations for a bipartisan Washington, DC government relations firm. On behalf of clients, Nick built relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, and tracked legislation related to agriculture, alternative energy, water policy, immigration, trade, and mortgage reform.
Cameron Cramer is the Sr. Director of Content Policy at ZEFR. He has been at ZEFR 6+ years leading the team of “Content Experts” that have lead policy decisions around what content is safe & suitable for advertisers.
Cameron is based in Los Angeles where he works mostly from home with his “coworker” Billie, his 4 year old black lab who often snores while he’s on meetings.
Daniel Goldberg is Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group at Frankfurt Kurnit. Widely considered one of the top privacy lawyers in the US, he has been consistently recognized by top legal rating organizations including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Super Lawyers. Mr. Goldberg counsels clients on all matters involving data – from collection and monetization to security and incident prevention. He has special expertise in ad tech and technology transactions, often negotiating sophisticated agreements on behalf of top agencies, brands, and technology providers. Mr. Goldberg regularly advises clients on GDPR and CCPA compliance, and is now actively preparing clients for new US privacy laws taking effect in 2023, including the CPRA, VCDPA, and CPA. He is based in Los Angeles and admitted to practice law in California.
Stacey Gray, CIPP/US, is the Director of Legislative Research & Analysis at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and leads FPF’s engagement on federal and state privacy legislation. This team supports policymaker education around emerging technologies and data-driven business models, and building consensus towards a comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.
Prior to leading FPF’s legislative engagement, she spent several years focusing on the privacy implications of data collection in online and mobile advertising, platform regulation, cross-device tracking, Smart Homes, and the Internet of Things. At FPF, she has authored FCC and FTC public filings, and published extensive work related to the intersection of emerging technologies and federal privacy regulation and enforcement. Stacey graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in biotechnology, and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, during which she worked in privacy-related civil rights litigation as a law clerk for Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, and as a member of the civil rights division of the Institute for Public Representation.
Michael Hahn is Executive Vice President & General Counsel at IAB and IAB Tech Lab. Michael has responsibility for all legal matters, including the direction of legal strategy, privacy compliance, antitrust compliance, intellectual property rights issues, and general corporate matters. Michael is also responsible for serving as an advocate for the digital advertising industry on common legal issues affecting member companies.
Michael joined IAB and IAB Tech Lab from Lowenstein Sandler LLP where he served as Vice Chair of the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. In that role, he provided clients with strategic counsel around competition, distribution and governance issues. In the area of litigation, Michael’s matters have included multiparty class action antitrust defense representation.
Michael served previously as Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Antitrust Law Committee. He also previously served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Competition Law 360 and the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Civil Torts & RICO Committee. Michael frequently publishes on a range of legal and policy issues.
Michael earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University, M.P.P. from Georgetown University and J.D. for Georgetown University Law Center.
A skilled lobbyist and Capitol Hill veteran, Bryce brings two decades of experience in political and legislative affairs to the team at Subject Matter. He began his time on the Hill as a Senate page in the mid-90s. After college, he worked in the House Republican Cloakroom, and later he worked as a legislative aide for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Most recently, Bryce worked as a senior vice president at CBS Corporation for almost 14 years, where he led federal legislative and political initiatives for the Fortune 500 media company on issues of video policy, copyright, tax, privacy and Internet-related regulations. Prior to that, he was the director of government relations at the National Association of Broadcasters, serving as the chief liaison between the radio/TV broadcaster’s advocacy organization and Congress and the Administration. Earlier in his career, Bryce worked in legislative affairs at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). While at the FTC, he was instrumental in establishing the National Do-Not-Call Registry. He also served as the head liaison between the agency and federal officials on antitrust, consumer protection and trade. He has also worked at the last five GOP conventions, helping to oversee the official proceedings of the event and successful run of the program.
Alysa Hutnik Chairs Kelley Drye’s Privacy and Information Security Practice Group in Washington, DC. She specializes in the areas of privacy, cyber, and advertising law. Her experience ranges from helping clients develop and implement comprehensive privacy programs and data strategies to defending clients in FTC and state attorneys general investigations. Much of Alysa’s practice is focused in the tech space in particular, including adtech, cloud, mobile payment, calling/texting practices and algorithmic decision-making and other big data-related services. Ranked as a leading practitioner in the Privacy & Data Security area by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Law360, Alysa has received accolades for the dedicated and responsive service she provides to clients. She is also an outside business advisor to Ketch, a data control platform that provides programmatic privacy solutions.
Pat Joyce is a lobbyist at KP Public Affairs who provides strategic counsel on policy, regulatory consulting, and legislative advocacy for a variety of clients. He has over a decade of experience in government affairs and political campaigns in California and Washington, DC. Pat focuses on many policy areas, including entertainment, labor and employment, technology, internet privacy, and environmental health and safety issues.
Prior to joining KP, Pat was a political consultant who managed and advised campaign finance operations for a half dozen Democratic members of Congress in Washington, DC raising millions of dollars from federal PACs and individual donors during the 2012 and 2014 campaign cycles. Before that, he served as Finance Director for an Ohio Congressman during the 2010 election cycle
Jessica Lee chairs Loeb & Loeb’s Privacy, Security & Data Innovations practice. Jessica helps companies in the U.S. and around the world launch, market and monetize their digital products and content. She provides strategic privacy counselling to clients who are leveraging data in connection with programmatic and addressable advertising, voice technology, location-based tracking, smart devices and wearables, as well as emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition. Jessica has assisted dozens of organizations design their privacy programs and operationalize U.S. and international privacy and data security requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and, more recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and upcoming state privacy laws. Jessica is the Chair of the Cyber Security & Surveillance Committee of the International Bar Association and sits on the IAPP’s Publications Advisory Board. Jessica is a supporter of the arts and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Weeksville Heritage Center and sits on the Board of Directors for the Laundromat Project and Musicians on Call.
Ari Levenfeld is Chief Privacy Officer of Quantcast. He has spent the last 15 years working for technology companies, focusing specifically on global compliance, data protection and policy. Prior to Quantcast, Ari held similar roles at Sizmek and Rocket Fuel. Ari holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He serves as co-Chair of IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework Steering Committee and holds fraud prevention technology patents. In his leadership role at Quantcast, he advances privacy forward, consumer friendly policies and practices for digital advertising in the U.S. and internationally.
Adam Lewin is Sr. Lead Privacy Counsel at LinkedIn, where he advises on cross-company privacy and data protection matters including LinkedIn’s compliance with U.S. state privacy laws.
Bill Magrath is an Associate General Counsel for Privacy at Yahoo, where he focuses on Yahoo’s ad platforms, Yahoo Mail, and Yahoo’s compliance with state privacy legislation. Bill was a software engineer prior to law school and enjoys leveraging his computer science background in his work as a privacy lawyer. Bill began his legal career as a transactional associate at Gibson Dunn and holds a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law.
Maneesha Mithal is a privacy and cybersecurity partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and data security, having led the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Division of Privacy and Identity Protection prior to joining the firm. In this capacity, Maneesha oversaw a team of 40 lawyers responsible for the enforcement of privacy and security laws. Maneesha also worked with congressional staff on federal privacy legislation, with state attorney general offices on joint investigations, and with other federal and international agencies on a variety of initiatives.
Maneesha previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel in the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), where she reviewed advertising cases and financial consumer protection matters, and held various positions in BCP’s International Division, including as Acting Associate Director. She began her legal career as a litigator at Covington & Burling.
Ms. Rich is Of Counsel at Kelley Drye within their Privacy and Advertising Law Practice, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on privacy and consumer protection, having spent 26 years with the FTC serving in various management roles, most prominently as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection where she lead a team of hundreds of lawyers and other professionals in Washington and eight regional offices. She has been at the forefront of numerous issues and led a number of influential FTC policy reports on topics including the Internet of Things, Big Data, data brokers, mobile apps, and cross-device tracking. She also led the development of the FTC’s rules protecting children’s online privacy and sensitive financial information. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Jessica was a fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy, and an Expert Consultant with Privacy for America, a business coalition focused on developing a framework for federal privacy legislation.
Ami Rodrigues is the head of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.’s global privacy program. She oversees legal compliance for global privacy, cybersecurity, technology transactions, e-commerce, machine learning, and mobile app development. Her prior experience includes working with start-ups, state government agencies, and Fortune 100 companies in setting up privacy programs, working with regulators, and navigating data security incidents. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM certifications and FIP and PLS designations from the IAPP.
Michael Signorelli, a member of the eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Group, focuses his practice on advising and representing clients on issues related to data privacy and security. Mike regularly advises companies on compliance with relevant Internet, cybersecurity, advertising, and marketing regulations, as well as responding to data breaches. He represents clients in federal and state data-related legislative issues, rulemaking proceedings, and other matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Election Commission (FEC), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and other U.S. federal and state agencies.
Mike counsels a wide variety of clients, including marketers, advertisers, trade associations, data providers, adtech, martech, e-commerce firms, retailers, and nonprofit organizations. He serves as counsel to the Digital Advertising Alliance—the cross-industry organization that establishes and enforces self-regulations for online advertising.
Mike advises clients on regulatory compliance matters and developments in the applicable laws and self-regulatory codes of conduct, such as the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (Can-SPAM), the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles, and the Network Advertising Initiative’s Code of Conduct. He also counsels clients on matters involving Internet governance, crisis management, and the development of self-regulatory programs.
As a co-chair of Venable’s Privacy and Data Security Group, Julia Tama is a trusted advisor to large and small companies in a dynamic legal area. Julia helps clients resolve their privacy and security compliance challenges and zealously defends companies in government inquiries or enforcement actions. Her approach is tailored and practical, rooted in a fluent understanding of relevant technologies and each client’s unique business model and goals.
Advocating on behalf of clients concerned about the potential impact of proposed agency regulation or legislation, including by monitoring policy developments and drafting comments on rulemakings
Julia advises clients on matters arising under various U.S. and international standards, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), California’s Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. She is proficient in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles and other self-regulatory frameworks. Julia guides clients through all phases of responding to data breach incidents, including conducting initial forensic investigations; issuing required breach notifications; and handling inquiries from regulators, customers, and the media.
Prior to joining Venable, Julia served as Judiciary Committee Counsel to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), where her portfolio included privacy, data security, consumer protection, child Internet safety, and foreign intelligence surveillance issues.
Lartease Tiffith is the Executive Vice President for Public Policy at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He leads IAB’s public policy team, which is responsible for advocating on behalf of IAB’s more than 700 member companies on complex issues, including consumer privacy, data security, global trade, international data transfer rules, and more. Lartease also leads IAB’s Public Policy Council, the marketing and media industry’s largest legislative and regulatory advisory group, with senior executives from more than 200 companies contributing to solutions to advance consumer benefits and economic growth. He also plays an important role in supporting IAB Tech Labs efforts to align the industry’s technical development and best practices.
Lartease joined IAB from Amazon, where he led the company’s public policy work around advertising, privacy, security, data governance, cross-border data flows, and consumer protection issues. In his role, he provided counsel to internal legal and business partners on global public policy matters to help guide the development of products, services, and internal policies. During his tenure at Amazon, INSIDER named him as one of the key players in politics and the tech world.
Prior to joining Amazon, Lartease served as Senior Counsel to then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Before working in the Senate, he practiced law at two international law firms (Kirkland & Ellis LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. Lartease began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Circuit Judge, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Lartease earned his B.A., J.D., and M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Dr. Rob van Eijk serves as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Europe. In this role, van Eijk implements FPF’s agenda in Europe, overseeing its day-to-day operations, and managing relationships with stakeholders in the industry, government, academia, and civil society. Prior to serving in this position, van Eijk worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) as Senior Supervision Officer and Technologist for nearly 10 years. He represented the Dutch DPA in international meetings such as the Technology Expert group of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and as a technical expert in court. He also represented the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled as the Article 29 Working Party, in the multi-stakeholder negotiations of the World Wide Web Consortium on Do Not Track.
Jurgen Van Staden is Senior Counsel on ByteDance’s Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs group. His work focuses on helping teams implement and streamline the company’s global advertising’s products and services. Prior to joining ByteDance, Jurgen served as Assoc. Gen. Counsel for Verizon Media (now Yahoo!) and on the Public Policy team at Facebook Inc. (now Meta), where he also worked on global advertising products and services. Before going in-house, Jurgen worked on policy, compliance, and strategic matters for the ad-tech eco system as VP of Policy at the Network Advertising Initiative.
I am Fieldfisher’s US Managing Partner. I am a Foreign Legal Consultant registered with the State Bar of California.
I’m one of a few leading EU privacy and technology specialists based full time in Silicon Valley. My daily workload focusses on data compliance projects and EU technology transactions (particularly those with a disruptive component).
For 20 years I have been advising clients selling and buying technology and on the regulations that may impact these sales and solutions. I have particular expertise where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage data in order to deliver value. I spend a lot of time helping US businesses understand and grow in European markets. I negotiate deals; help explain and comply with regulations and work to explain compliance in order to reduce friction in the contracting process.
With EU/US personal data exchanges so fundamental to US technology offerings, a large proportion of my time is spent assisting with large global data transfer projects, GDPR “readiness”, internal governance and accountability structures and on data protection risk management. I also know my way around Europe’s consumer and internet laws.
I’m a technology industry insider acting primarily for high-growth or large tech sector businesses. With so much reliance on technology across industries, I often draw on these skills as enterprises from other sectors look to deploy technology
Prior to ITI, Yael spent more than ten years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), most recently serving as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill focusing on privacy and consumer protection. Prior to that role, she spent seven years in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs where she worked on international policy issues and enforcement cooperation in the areas of privacy and data security. She also served on the U.S. government delegations to several international organizations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum(APEC). Earlier in her career, Yael served as the general counsel at ecommerce companies and was an associate at boutique New York law firms.
Brad currently serves as Director – Privacy and Public Policy at Meta. Prior to joining Meta, Brad served as Vice President of Public Policy for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Earlier in his career, Brad served as senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and as a fellow on the Senate HELP Committee.