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Recording: 2019 Energy Law Academy Course 105: Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry
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2019 Energy Law Academy Course 105: Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

In this Course, students will learn the basics of cybersecurity in the energy industry. We will discuss the basic concepts, including key terminology, of what cybersecurity is. Our faculty will then address what happens in a data breach, and the legal and practical considerations in responding to the breach. We will explore the role of the lawyer, senior management, and the board concerning cybersecurity. Our faculty will provide an update on the current status of data privacy laws, as well as current trends. They will also cover vendor and supply chain management, and cyber insurance. Our program will wrap up with a panel featuring presentations on cybersecurity in the oil, natural gas, electric utility, hydro, and nuclear industries. Our program will feature a keynote speech by a governmental official involved in cybersecurity.


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM:  Registration and Boxed Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Introduction, Logistics

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Keynote Speaker: Joseph McClellandDirector, FERC

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: What Is Cybersecurity?

  • Basic concepts (what are the threats, what are we trying to protect, how do we protect it, what are the major statutory and regulatory principles, etc.)​
  • Key terminology

Speaker: Dr. Cynthia HsuCybersecurity Program and Product Manager, NRECA

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM: Data Breach and Breach Response

  • What happens in a data breach (with a particular focus on ransomware)
  • Legal, operational, commercial, and other risks
  • Due diligence and legal minimum requirements before, during, and after a breach
  • Key steps in responding

Gwen Keyes FlemingPartner, Van Ness Feldman
Carter SchoenbergExecutive Vice President of Cybersecurity SolutionsIPKeys Power Partners

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Role of Lawyer, Senior Management, and Board

  • The lawyer’s obligation for his or her own practice and office (including professional ethical obligations)
  • Counseling the C-suite
  • Protecting attorney-client privilege
  • Applicable standard of care (business judgment rule, fiduciary duty)
  • What senior management and board should be doing now

SpeakerDan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking Reception hosted by Morgan Lewis


7:30 AM -  8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast 

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Welcome, Introduction / Recap

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM:  Data Privacy

  • The legislative response – federal vs. state
  • Trends – CA vs. GDPR
  • PCI compliance

Speaker: Paul McCulloch-OteroCounsel, Eversheds Sutherland

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Vendor and Supply Chain Management

  • Key commercial considerations
  • Current regulatory environment

SpeakerDan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Cyber Insurance

  • What it covers – and what it doesn’t
  • Practice pointers

Speaker: Harvey BartlePartner, Morgan Lewis

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Energy Sector Panel

  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Electric Utility
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear 

Arjun RamadevanahalliAssociate, Morgan Lewis
Ben NorrisSenior Counsel, American Petroleum Institute

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM: Wrap-up & Conclusion