Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GE, Dow, HSBC and Others Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity, Data Management Issues at LTNY

Top Legal Experts Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity,
Data Management Issues at LegalTech New York


UnitedLex President Dave Deppe Leads a Discussion on ‘Transforming Discovery Through Data Management’ with Experts from HSBC, GE and The Dow Chemical Company


Chief Privacy Officer Jason Straight Joins Experts from BNY Mellon, Ropes & Gray and The Deltennium Group on a panel titled ‘Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches’


Overland Park, Kansas – (January 30, 2015) – UnitedLex, a global, full-service provider of technology-powered legal and business services, today announced that top legal counsel from HSBC, Dow Chemical Company, GE, BNY Mellon and others will join UnitedLex executives on stage at LegalTech New York (Feb. 3-5; Hilton New York Hotel) to educate attendees on the issues of cybersecurity and data management. UnitedLex executives will also be on hand at Booth #2104 to discuss its Questio e-discovery managed service, cybersecurity consulting services and more.

‘The Convergence of Legal and IT Risk Management’ track, sponsored by UnitedLex, will explore the deepening ties and close collaboration between the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. The track will provide a roadmap to how IT and Legal departments can work together to effectively minimize eDiscovery costs, minimize an organization's exposure to cyber-based threats and be prepared for the inevitable data compromise incident when it occurs. The two panels hosted by UnitedLex include:

Transforming Discovery Through Data Management (Feb. 5; 10:30am, Rendezvous Ballroom)
With data growing exponentially, legal counsel is struggling to control eDiscovery costs. However, they can now effectively find potentially relevant documents earlier in the process with greater accuracy than ever before. By combining technology and analytical expertise, it is now possible to gather early stage legal intelligence to develop case strategy and limit the amount of data promoted to review.

  • Dave Deppe, President,UnitedLex
  • Jacob J. Herstek, Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank USA, NA
  • Lynn S. Looby, Managing Counsel for Litigation, Regulatory & U.S. Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Farrah Pepper, Executive Counsel - Discovery, General Electric Company

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches (Feb. 5; 12:15pm, Rendezvous Ballroom)
CISOs understand the IT ramifications of security breaches but do they comprehend the business and legal implications? Without the full picture, CISOs could expose their companies to lawsuits and regulatory actions costing hundreds of millions of dollars. Real case studies will illuminate how Legal and IT can collaborate to identify the business and legal liabilities of a cyber-security breach to help prepare a proactive cyber risk strategy.

  • Jason Straight, Senior Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLex
  • Gerry Czarnecki, Chairman & CEO, The Deltennium Group, Inc.
  • Peter Kolchmeyer,
Managing Director & Senior Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
  • Mark P. Szpak, Partner, Ropes & Gray


“Cybersecurity risk mitigation and controlling burgeoning e-discovery costs are among the most business critical topics for both IT security professionals and internal counsel, but in order to effectively achieve the desired results, Legal and IT must find ways to collaborate before a cybersecurity or litigation event occurs,” said Dave Deppe, President of UnitedLex. “UnitedLex is eager to share the findings we’ve gathered from the marketplace, and spotlight relevant case studies and best practices from some of America’s top corporations and law firms.”

About UnitedLex
UnitedLex is a global provider of technology powered legal and business services that delivers industry leading legal and cyber risk strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex's more than 1,800 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around across the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world's leading corporations and law firms.


By Guest Blogger: UnitedLex