November 17th, 2023: Security, Privacy and Consumer Protection Conference

Nov 17th Privacy Conference

This year, PCCE's annual fall conference focuses on the management of effective privacy and cybersecurity programs, focusing on areas of legal risk, regulatory demands, disclosure requirements, and increasing threats.   This off-the-record discussion convenes top academics, government officials, general counsel, compliance officers, information security and privacy professionals, and expert external counsel. Additionally, following a discussion on the recent New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Rule amendments, keynote speaker Adrienne Harris, the Superintendent of NYDFS, will close the conference with an address on the department’s cybersecurity initiatives. Pre-registration is required. 

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Continuing Legal Education

This event has been approved for 6.5 New York State CLE credits in the category of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - General. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.


Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan St., 9th Floor

New York, NY 10012  

Keynote Speakers

Harriet Pearson, New York Department of Financial Services







Harriet Pearson, Executive Deputy Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services

Harriet Pearson is Executive Deputy Superintendent and head of the Cybersecurity Division at the New York Department of Financial Services. She joined DFS on August 1, 2023 and brings over 30 years of legal, compliance, and business experience to public service. Previously Pearson was a Partner at Hogan Lovells where she founded and led the global cybersecurity practice for a decade before transitioning to Senior Counsel in 2021. She joined Hogan Lovells after a 19-year career with IBM, where she served as the company’s first Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer. In these and other positions at the company, Pearson led large global teams and represented the company externally to Congress, the White House, regulators, the media, advocacy organizations, and business leaders nationally and internationally. Pearson has received numerous recognitions for her pioneering work in cybersecurity and data privacy law and policy. Born in New York City, Pearson graduated with honors from Princeton University and the UCLA School of Law and completed executive leadership training courses at Harvard Business School and Said Business School of Oxford University. She is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Florencia Marrotta-Wurgler

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Boxer Family Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler focuses on contracts, consumer privacy, consumer law, electronic commerce, empirical legal studies, and law and economics. Her research has studied consumer contracts and privacy policies online, such as whether disclosure and information privacy regimes are effective and whether people read fine print. She has participated in FTC hearings and testified before the US Senate. She is a co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and a former member of the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association. She serves as the Director of the Study Abroad program in Buenos Aires at NYU School of Law, where she is also a fellow at the Engelberg Center and an affiliated faculty member at the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network. Professor Marotta-Wurgler received a BA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from the NYU School of Law.


8:30am Registration


8:55am Welcome and PCCE Rule


9:00am – 10:05am Panel: Managing an Effective Privacy Program in a Time of Increasing Regulatory and Legal Risk

Moderator: Avi Gesser, Partner and Co-Chair of Data Strategy & Security Practive Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Nicole Friedlander, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

James Haldin, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Melissa Harrup, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Mondelēz International

Judy Titera, Former Chief Privacy Officer USAA; Independent Board Director, MS Transverse; Strategic Advisor, RadarFirst 


10:05am – 10:25am Networking Break


10:25am – 11:05am Presentation and Fireside Chat: Does Regulation Result in Better Privacy Compliance by Firms?

Moderator:  Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE

Speaker:  Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Boxer Family Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


11:15am – 12:20pm Panel: Effectively Addressing Dark Patterns and the Unfair Manipulation of Consumer Choices

Moderator: Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE


Nancy Libin, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Lisa Kim, Senior Privacy Counsel and Advisor, California Privacy Protection Agency

Christopher Jon Sprigman, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Felicity Slater, Policy Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum


12:30pm – 1:20pm Networking Lunch, Lipton Hall, 108 W 3rd St, Lower Level


1:30pm – 2:35pm Panel: Managing an Effective Cybersecurity Program in a Time of Increasing Threats and Disclosure Requirements

Moderator: Douglas Bloom, Managing Director, Co-Head of Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, Morgan Stanley


Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, DOJ

Gabrielle Guzman, Counsel, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data, BNY Mellon

David Hirsch, Chief, Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Erez Liebermann, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


2:35pm – 2:55pm Networking Break


2:55pm – 4:00pm Panel: The NYDFS Cybersecurity Rule Amendments and Their Implications for Firms Beyond the Financial Sector

Moderator: Judith Germano, Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity


Justin Herring, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; former Executive Deputy Superintendent of the Cybersecurity Division, NYDFS

Cheryl James, VP, Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

Matt Levine, Partner, Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP; former Executive Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement, NYDFS

Edward Stroz, Founder, Consilience 360


4:00pm – 4:15pm Networking Break


4:15pm – 4:50pm Fireside Chat: Harriet Pearson, Executive Deputy Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services

Moderator:  Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE

4:50pm – 5:30pm Reception