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Symposium Speakers!

Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law Symposium


Legal Problems in Data Management:

IT & Privacy at the Forefront


Information on Presenters

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Dual-Use Devices in the Workplace


Eugene Goryunov, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Greg Polins, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ryan Hubbard, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Eugene Goryunov

JD, cum laude, The John Marshall Law School

BS, Computer Science, with Honors, DePaul University

Eugene Goryunov is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in complex patent matters involving many diverse technologies. Goryunov is deeply involved in all aspects of trial in Federal courts, at the ITC involving Section 337 investigations, at the USPTO, and in appeals to the Federal Circuit. He regularly serves as trial counsel in jury trials in Federal court and counsel in direct and interlocutory appeals to the Federal Circuit. He also serves as second-chair counsel in numerous inter partes review and covered business method review trials at the USPTO on behalf of both petitioners and patent owners. To date, Goryunov has prepared and/or filed nearly 50 petitions requesting post-grant review with the USPTO.


Goryunov is also a regular contributor to various intellectual property publications; he has published more than 30 articles, many of which relate to issues in post-grant review trials at the USPTO. He has also taught patent litigation at the University of Notre Dame.


Greg Polins

JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School

BS, Computer Science, magna cum laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Greg Polins is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent infringement litigation. Polins focuses his practice on matters relating to Internet services and software products, with a particular focus on media streaming and protection of media assets. He has experience in several aspects of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigation, fact development, discovery and motion practice, taking and defending depositions, working with experts, infringement and invalidity analysis, claim construction, and summary judgment briefing.


Before attending law school, Polins created software for the equities trading desk at Lehman Brothers. He also developed web software at ESPN.


Ryan M. Hubbard

JD, summa cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ryan Hubbard is an intellectual property associate in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago office. He concentrates on complex patent litigation in federal court across the country. Hubbard has experience with a variety of hardware and software technologies, including cryptography and network devices, database and storage software, semiconductor fabrication and testing, digital video, GPS devices, commercial refrigeration, Internet advertising, wireless devices, automotive networks and sensors, and digital picture frames.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Drafting and Implementing Effective Social Media Policies in the Workplace


Charles Mudd,

Principal Attorney

Mudd Law Offices

BA, Purdue University

MA, Purdue University

JD, Quinnipiac University

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law Offices. Over the last 13 years, he has developed a broad-based practice representing local, national, and international clientele in diverse litigation and transactional matters. Mudd has become internationally known on issues of intellectual property, privacy, and technology. On such issues, he has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. and has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also has filed two writs with the United States Supreme Court. He has taught courses on these subjects at The John Marshall Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Address


John Dziedzic, Director, FBI Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
Eric Shiffman, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Division, Chicago


John T. Dziedzic is an 18-year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department. In 2006, he was detailed to the FBI’s computer forensics laboratory, the Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (CGRCFL). He attained his FBI CART (Computer Analysis Response Team) certification in 2007 and has since analyzed more than 1000 pieces of digital media in support of hundreds of criminal investigations. He has testified in both state and federal court as an expert witness in the field of digital forensics. In February 2009 he was appointed Laboratory Director of the CGRCFL.


Eric Shiffman is a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI in the Chicago Division. He has been with the Bureau for almost 10 years and has been assigned to white collar crime matters, including mortgage and identity fraud; national security matters, including counterespionage and counterproliferation; and is currently the supervisor of the cyber criminal intrusion squad, which includes the FBI’s Cyber Task Force and Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

“Big Data”: Ownership, Copyright, and Protection


Peter DiCola, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Marcelo Halpern, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP


Peter DiCola

Associate Professor of Law

Northwestern University School of Law

AB, Princeton University

JD, University of Michigan

PhD in Economics, University of Michigan

Peter DiCola uses empirical methods and applied economic models to study intellectual property law, media regulation, and their intersection. His research has centered on the music industry and related industries. In graduate school, he worked with the nonprofit Future of Music Coalition on many research projects and he continues to serve on its board of directors. His current work focuses on copyright law’s regime for digital sampling and deregulation in the radio industry.
Marcelo Halpern


Perkins Coie LLP

JD, Columbia University School of Law

MBA, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

BA, Wesleyan University

Marcelo Halpern’s practice focuses on transactional, strategic and corporate representation of global Fortune 100 companies, start-up and emerging growth companies, as well as U.S.-based and international governments and non-profits. His experience includes structuring and negotiating technology and intellectual property-oriented strategic alliances and joint ventures; software, data and content licensing; outsourcing and ERP implementation transactions; counseling on digital strategy concerns including open source licensing, data security, data use and privacy issues (including HIPAA, GLB and cross-border data privacy issues); hosting, cloud computing and software services agreements; Internet exchanges and marketplaces; Internet advertising and sponsorship agreements; research and development transactions; private labeling, co-branding and other marketing and distribution strategies; and intellectual property and technology issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, financing and bankruptcy transactions.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Developments in Cybersecurity Law and Best Practices


Bruce Radke, Shareholder, Chair of Data Privacy and Information Management Practice, Vedder Price PC

Mike Waters, Shareholder, Vedder Price PC


Bruce A. Radke


Vedder Price

JD, magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law

BA, cum laude, University of Illinois

Bruce Radke joined the Chicago office of Vedder Price in 1998. He is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Information Management practice group. He has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Data Privacy.


Radke has drafted and reviewed data privacy and security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, COPPA, GLBA, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, state breach notification laws, international data security laws and other privacy-related laws and regulations. Additionally, he has counseled clients in the development and implementation of incident response plans.


Michael J. Waters


Vedder Price

JD, Northwestern University School of Law

BS, University of Michigan

Michael J. Waters is a shareholder in Vedder Price’s Chicago office. He also is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy & Information Management practice group. Waters counsels clients in all industry sectors in connection with the retention and management of electronic and hard copy data and records. This includes counseling clients on privacy and data security issues and assisting clients in preparing for and responding to data security breaches, as well as advising clients on eDiscovery issues. He is a member of InfraGard (a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector), the Privacy and Information Security Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee.


3 – 4 p.m.

The Impact of International Data Restriction Laws on U.S. Companies


Gary Friedlander, Vice President and Division General Counsel, TransUnion LLC

Devereux Chatillon, Partner, Co-Founder, Chatillon Weiss LLP

Alison Harkins, Of Counsel, McKenna Storer


Gary Friedlander

Vice President & Division General Counsel

International Operations & Global IP

TransUnion LLC

JD, The John Marshall Law School

BS, Northwestern University

Gary Friedlander is a vice president and division general counsel, international operations and global intellectual property, for TransUnion. As a member of the Transunion International Leadership Team, he is a subject matter expert in dealing with a wide variety of legislative, regulatory and business issues including data protection and complex global intellectual property and technology transfer agreements. He oversees and manages a team of in-house attorneys located in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and South Africa along with several international and domestic outside counsel. Friedlander is credited with establishing TransUnion’s patent initiative program, which provides in-house intellectual property guidance and training primarily in the areas of patents, licensing and trademarks.


Devereux Chatillon

Partner, Co-Founder

Chatillon Weiss LLP

JD, New York University

AB, American History, Harvard University

Devereux Chatillon is an experienced media and intellectual property attorney who specializes in the area of copyright and trademark counseling; strategic positioning and risk management; and litigation advice, including commercial as well as content related. She works with large and small companies, including established firms and start-ups, to advise them on the use of every kind of content, from digital to traditional print, including licenses, rights and litigation. She also creates new templates for applications and content use across all platforms and provides general advice to clients in identifying and helping minimize legal risk.

Alison Harkins,

Of Counsel

McKenna Storer

Before joining McKenna Storer, Alison Harkins was in-house corporate counsel for several major corporations including MCI, Accenture, Savvis, and Information Resources. She has more than 15 years of experience handling a wide variety of business transactions, including non-disclosure agreements, distribution arrangements, consulting and professional service contracts, telecommunications, technology, data, cloud-computing, and software licensing agreements. She also has experience setting up business corporations and LLCs, creating contract templates and improving contract completion times. Harkins has subject-matter experience in privacy and data security matters and has created several corporate privacy and data security policies and statements. Recently she has been working on a seconded basis for a multi-national corporation in their data privacy legal team.

4 – 5 p.m.

Kit Brough, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP); Regulatory Specialist, Groupon, Inc.

Jim Lai, Privacy Officer, HERE, a Nokia company; Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School

Manuel Cuevas-Trisan, Vice President, Counsel, and Chair of Global Privacy & Information Security Committee, Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School


Kit Brough

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Regulatory Specialist,

Groupon, Inc.

Kit Graham Brough is a Regulatory Specialist at Groupon. After earning a Master’s degree in Art History, Brough briefly worked at a boutique white collar criminal defense firm in New York City. After moving to Chicago, she took the IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Professional training and shifted her focus to data privacy work at ZS Associates, a marketing consulting firm. In 2013, Brough joined Groupon, where she works on the Global Data Privacy Team.


Jim Lai

Privacy Officer

HERE, a Nokia company

Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School

Jim Lai is an attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional focusing on privacy, data protection, and technology issues. He has represented Chicago-area tech companies for the past 10 years both in private practice and in-house and volunteers as a faculty supervisor managing student lawyers at The John Marshall Law School’s Business Enterprise Law Clinic. Lai’s practice focuses on data governance, privacy-by-design, privacy risk management, and incident response.


Manuel Cuevas-Trisan

Vice President, Counsel, and Chair of Global Privacy & Information Security Committee

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, The John Marshall Law School

Manuel Cuevas-Trisan is an attorney and information privacy executive with 15 years’ experience in multinational business and law firm settings. His expertise involves cross-border and domestic employment law, privacy and data security compliance program management, labor relations counseling and management, ethics and compliance, internal investigations, benefits aspects of M&A transactions, executive and expatriate compensation, HR policy development, non-solicitation and restrictive covenants, international business contracts, and training and outside counsel management. He is adept in implementing workplace rights and positive employee relations practices in multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, China, U.K and Canada. He has also developed and led a comprehensive privacy program on a global scale.