Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Executive Committee Meeting: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Madison, 2nd Floor

Meeting Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Regent, 2nd Floor | 3.5 MCLE Credits 

Security and Safety in the Workplace: Protecting Your Employees, Office, Equipment & Data

[This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.] 

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.  Welcome, Introductions, and Vote on Nominating Committee Slate

Chairs: Drew Jaglom, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY; Anthony Fletcher, Esq., Law Offices of Anthony  Q. Fletcher, New York, NY 

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Office Security: Best Practices for Protecting Employees and Physical Premises in the Workplace (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)

Panelists will discuss best practices concerning the provision by employers of physical security of employees through building/office access protocols and policies, fire and emergency alert tests, education and drills, weapons in the workplace policies, emergency action planning and more.  

Speakers: Robert Peabody, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C., New York, NY; Mark Santiago, SB2 Consultants LLC, New York, NY; Carla Varriale, Esq., Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, New York, NY; Hal Weidenfeld, The Madison  Square Garden Company, New York, NY 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Break 

10:15 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.  Technology and Equipment Security Concerns (1.0 Credit in Law Practice Management) 

Technology and equipment is becoming more portable and outdated more quickly in this ever-more mobile world. Panelists will discuss concerns regarding “Bring Your Own Device” policies, protections of physical and cloud computing networks, best practices around equipment destruction and otherwise.

Speakers: Ignatius Grande, Esq., Berkeley Research Group LLC, New York, NY; Lawrence Montle, Esq., New York State Insurance Fund, New York, NY; Gina Sansone, Esq., Axinn Veltrop & Hardrider LLP, New York, NY

11:05 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Cyber, Information and Data Security: Protecting  Confidential Information (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

In an expanding web-based world, protecting both a company’s information and that of its investors, clients and employees is a high priority. Panelists will look at current cyber and information security issues, including through an in-depth discussion of the current status of recently enacted or expanded data privacy laws (i.e. GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act, NY’s SHIELD Law), their implementation and associated challenges.

Speakers: Taa Grays, Esq., MetLife, New York, NY; Laura Jehl, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery LLP, New York, NY; Emma Maconick, Esq., Shearman & Sterling, Menlo Park, CA; Michael Riela, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY

Reception & Luncheon: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor

Active Assailant/Shooter Threat Response Discussion
•How to handle received Bomb Threats
•How to recognize and handle Suspicious Mail
•How to report and respond to Suspicious Packages
•Basic Personal Safety Tactics

Speakers: Thomas Belfiore, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; Jeffery Parker, Department of Veteran Affairs, Montrose, NY

Committee Sessions: 

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  

Franchise Distribution and Licensing Law | Green Room, 4th Floor 

Banking Law | Gibson, 2nd Floor 

Mergers & Acquisitions | East, 4th Floor 

Not-for-Profit Corporations Law | Clinton, 2nd Floor    

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Bankruptcy Law | East, 4th  Floor 

Securities Regulation | Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor

BLS Committee meeting registration is separate from NYSBA Annual Meeting Registration. There is no charge for NYSBA members to attend this Committee program ($25 for non-members). Annual Meeting registration is not required to attend this committee event.

Register online, or register by phone during business hours (8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) by calling the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Please reference event code BUSJA20, and indicate which committee meeting/s you plan to attend.

Want to join a BLS Committee as a member? There is no cost to join if you are a NYSBA and Business Law Section member. 

Section Chair: Drew Jaglom, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY

Program Chairs: Anthony Fletcher, Law Offices of Anthony Q. Fletcher, New York, NY; Jessica Parker, Credit Suisse, New York, NY 


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Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Networking Reception:  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Off-site @ Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP | 845 3rd Ave New York, NY

Wine, Beer and Spirits Committee Networking Program and Committee Kick Off Meeting  

Reception Info & Registration