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UK cyber security webinar: navigating potential risks and the paths to compliance in 2021

12 April 2021, 1.00pm BST

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UK cyber security webinar: navigating potential risks and the paths to compliance in 2021


In recent years, organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors and markets have been targets of cybersecurity attacks. For their general counsel, knowing how to respond to these threats goes beyond knowledge of black-letter law. Knowing who to communicate with in the organisation, aligning legal with other functions, and finding practical and timely external advice are now more important than ever. And with the trend toward remote working, the risks businesses in all countries face are set to grow.

This webinar, brought to you by The Legal 500 and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is designed to provide GCs with the essential knowledge on the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate, manage and overcome cyber incidents whilst also delivering relevant and practical insights on the current regulatory landscape.


James Lloyd, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
James Lloyd is a partner in Orrick’s ‘outstanding’ cyber and data privacy enforcement and litigation practice in London. Working with clients to navigate all aspects of international data privacy and cyber security crises to achieve better commercial, regulatory and judicial outcomes.

With a background in litigation and investigations, James brings a unique approach to cybersecurity and privacy in the UK and Europe. James serves his clients in guiding their response to cyberattacks, data breaches and enforcement action by data protection regulators. Described by his clients as ‘extremely knowledgeable and can always be relied on to provide timely, pragmatic and commercial advice,’ James helps them navigate the confusing and, at times, contradictory world of privacy with confidence, and support them to achieve their overall business aims and objectives.

Keily Blair, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Keily heads up the cyber, privacy and data innovation practice in London. Keily works with her clients as a ‘strategic business partner’ to navigate privacy and cyber security crises to achieve better commercial, regulatory and judicial outcomes.

Due to her background as a litigation and enforcement lawyer, Keily has a different perspective on cybersecurity and data privacy issues. She has led the response to investigations by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, the Irish Data Protection Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, the FCA, the SFO, the US Department of Justice, the FBI, the SEC and Parliamentary Select Committees. Keily has also acted as external legal counsel for privacy and financial service regulators.

On cybersecurity issues, Keily directs cybersecurity incidents and investigations across multiple jurisdictions and incident types from simple business email compromises, to enterprise-wide network intrusions and cyberattacks with national security implications. Keily has worked with national and international law enforcement and is called upon to act as external legal counsel to security and forensics firms when engaging with regulators.

Simon Blackwell, head of legal, BT
Simon Blackwell is a legal principal at BT plc. He and his team provide transactional legal support to BT Security and BT Defence. BT Security is a very swiftly growing unit of BT Global, which is responsible not just for protecting BT, the BT network and its critical national infrastructure, but also for a substantial security solutions business, selling to customers across the globe both in the public and private sectors.

Simon trained at the Department of Trade and Industry from 2004, before qualifying into the procurement team there in 2006. He left to join a City firm in 2008 before joining BT Global Health’s commercial team in 2011 and has been at BT ever since.

Natalie Salunke, head of legal, RVU