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Lauren Fisher
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Chief Legal Officer
Vox Media, Inc.
As part of Vox Media’s executive team, Lauren is involved in setting company strategy and high-level decision making.  Vox Media’s legal issues are widely varied, from intellectual property to personnel issues, info security and data privacy to corporate governance, and from advertising law to corporate compliance. Lauren has been with Vox Media since 2008, when the company was known as SportsBlogs, Inc. and only published the SB Nation sports blogs brand.  Prior to joining Vox Media, Lauren worked at AOL and The Vanguard Group.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff Flake
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US Senator
Senator Jeff Flake is a fifth-generation Arizonan who was raised on a cattle ranch in Snowflake, Arizona. Snowflake was named in part for Senator Flake's great-great grandfather.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Jeff served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013 representing the East Valley.
As a member of the U.S. Senate, Jeff sits on the Judiciary Committee where he also serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee where he also serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, and the Foreign Relations Committee where he also serves as chairman of Subcommittee on African Affairs.
After serving a Mormon mission in southern Africa, Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science.
In 1987, Jeff started his career at a Washington, D.C. public affairs firm, but soon returned to Africa as Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia. In this role, Senator Flake helped monitor Namibia's independence process and saw that nation usher in freedom and democracy.
In 1992, Jeff and his family moved back to Arizona where he was named Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute. In this role, Jeff worked to promote a conservative philosophy of less government, more freedom, and individual responsibility.
Jeff and his wife, Cheryl, live in Mesa and have five children.
Tanya Forsheit
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Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Tanya Forsheit is a Partner and Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, based in Los Angeles. She has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years. She represents multinational and emerging companies in the media, entertainment, consumer products, technology, health care, and professional services industries, and serves as go-to outside privacy counsel for numerous organizations. She advises on the protection, processing and monetization of confidential data, including matters related to interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices and data analytics. She has advised on hundreds of information technology deals and transactions on behalf of both service providers and enterprise purchasers, including AdTech and cloud computing agreements involving the processing of sensitive information. She is routinely called upon to help clients respond to time-sensitive security events and has advised on hundreds of such incidents. She has assisted dozens of organizations in preparing for unprecedented changes to privacy practices and programs under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. She was recently named a finalist for Cybersecurity Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Nick Holland
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Partner, Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy
I have over 24 years’ experience in advising clients on international technology and privacy projects and most of my work is international. I was a senior in house counsel at a US company for a number of years.

My main areas of practice are consumer and commercial transactions, global privacy compliance programs, global data security advice and IT outsourcing transactions for a range of clients across the world, and as I was an in house lawyer for many years my main clients are senior in house counsel.

I particularly specialise in undertaking BCR projects aswell as implementing global privacy programs for multinationals, using GDPR as a catalyst for that.

I am a regular speaker at ACC conferences in the US and Europe and undertake numerous webinars for ACC aswell as presenting at various lawyer conferences. I also run an in house technology forum for senior in house counsel and am well known to most technology in house counsel throughout EMEA.

I am regarded by both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading individual in technology and privacy.
Boris Segalis
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Cooley LLP
Boris Segalis has focused his practice exclusively on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity for more than 10 years. He counsels clients on a range of privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues in the context of compliance, business strategy, technology transactions, breach preparedness and response, disputes and regulatory investigations and legislative and regulatory strategy. He advises clients on information law issues within data-based products and services, big data programs, smart grid operations, marketing and advertising, corporate transactions (including M&A, private equity, buyouts, public offerings and bankruptcy), state and federal investigations and regulatory actions, cross-border data transfer, vendor management, cloud computing, technology transactions, incident and breach response and pre-response planning.
Andrea Shandell
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Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Privacy Officer
Gannett Co., Inc.
Andrea T. Shandell is Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Privacy Officer of Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. Andrea provides legal, counseling, compliance and training services to Gannett in the areas of privacy, information security, circulation law, litigation, ethics and media and marketing services business operations. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Andrea currently is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel - National Capital Region. Prior to providing services to the Law Department, Andrea was a trial lawyer, mostly representing personal injury litigants and taught at the University of Maryland University College. Andrea regularly speaks at continuing education events for several associations on topics of privacy, litigation management and marketing compliance.
Andrew Smith
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Bureau of Consumer Protection

Andrew Smith is Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He came to the FTC from the law firm of Covington & Burling, where he co-chaired the financial services practice group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith was a staff attorney at the FTC, where he led the agency’s efforts to make several rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Mr. Smith has written extensively on consumer protection and financial services issues, served as the Chair of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee, and is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Williams College, and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he served as Professional Articles Editor of the William & Mary Law Review.

Kurt Wimmer
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Covington & Burling LLP

Kurt Wimmer is the U.S. chair of our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, and is past chair of the Privacy and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. He is rated in the first tier by Legal 500, designated as a national leader in Chambers USA, and is included in Best Lawyers in America in four areas. Sources for Chambers USA describe him as "a leading person in the field" and "extremely gifted at what he does."

Mr. Wimmer represents major social media companies, global technology companies and multinationals on privacy, cybersecurity and technology law issues. As a former Fortune 500 general counsel, he “offers clients experience and insight having been both in-house and outside counsel,” according to Chambers USA. His clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Accenture, Amazon, General Mills, ExxonMobil, Instagram, WhatsApp, Evernote, Cloudflare, CBS, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.

Mr. Wimmer is qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and the United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He focused on EU data protection law in Covington’s London office, where he was managing partner, from 2000-2003. From 2006 to 2009, he was general counsel of Gannett Co., Inc. Mr. Wimmer has testified before Congress and state legislatures several times, as well as legislative bodies in several other countries. He has represented industry coalitions and published widely on the GDPR and global Internet jurisdiction issues.