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LAG August Event
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Category: Lawyers Affinity Group (LAG)

Data Security: What All Lawyers Need to Know

Organizations are increasingly under siege from a variety of electronic-based threats. They range from malicious insiders and cyber criminals to lax internal protocols and unsecured corporate networks. While these factors have posed eDiscovery challenges for years, they are particularly troubling at this time. With employees increasingly using consumer-grade cloud applications to commit corporate espionage, with cyberattacks on the rise, and as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to proliferate, clients and counsel must take proactive steps to prepare for these threats. This includes developing actionable procedures to address problems arising from electronic threats and vulnerabilities that are beyond the traditional realm of eDiscovery.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recognizing the nature and scope of threats posed by personal cloud use, cyberattacks, and the IoT
  • Developing actionable policies and enforcement mechanisms to protect against threats and strengthen vulnerabilities
  • Understanding the role that analytics can play in enforcing internal protocols and detecting cyber-risks

About the Speaker

Philip Favro acts as a trusted advisor to organizations and law firms on important questions surrounding discovery and information governance. Phil provides guidance on litigation hold policies, data collection strategies, and search methodologies. He also offers direction to organizations on records retention policies and the need to manage dynamic sources of information found on smartphones, cloud applications, and social networks.

Phil is a thought leader and a legal scholar on issues relating to the discovery process, the confluence of litigation and technology, and information governance. His articles have been published in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs.

Phil is a member of the California and Utah bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference where he serves as the Project Manager for the Steering Committee. Phil also serves as the Director of Legal Education for the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL). Prior to joining Driven, Phil practiced law in Northern California where he advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. He also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.

This event will qualify for CLE credit.

Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. The presentation will take place during the second half of the meeting. 

Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting. It is essential that you RSVP 24 hours in advance using the link below, so our Membership Coordinator can send you the meeting information promptly.


Bruin Professionals Lawyers Affinity Group brings together licensed attorneys, professionals and consultants that provide services to the legal community. The goal of this group is to foster collaboration and share knowledge through speakers, networking events and socials. Our group members are trusted advisors to their clients, specializing in the area of law.