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Krisha Cerilli

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Deputy Assistant Director, Technology Task Force
Federal Trade Commission
Krisha Cerilli is the Deputy Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s new Technology Task Force, announced in February 2019.  The Task Force consists of a team of lawyers who will investigate and litigate possible violations of the antitrust laws by technology companies.  Krisha joined the FTC in 2014, after six years in private practice.  Prior to the Task Force, she served as Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Competition, and as an attorney in the Mergers IV Division.

Harry Clarke

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Sr. Counsel
Harry Clarke is Sr. Counsel at Spotify, leading Product & Technology legal team. His team supports Spotify's global research and development from new product development to technology transactions. He also leads competition law efforts for Spotify. Before joining Spotify, Harry worked at several technology companies, litigated at a New York law firm, and clerked in federal courts in Seattle and Miami.
Harry has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and an A.B. from Duke University.

Cassia Furman

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Vicente Sederberg
Cassia Furman is a partner at national cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg and manages the firm’s California Practice Group based in Los Angeles.  In addition to supporting the firm’s policy and local government work in California and nationally, she provides clients with a wide range of transactional, regulatory and land use assistance related to the licensing and operation of California commercial cannabis ventures under MAUCRSA. Prior to her work with Vicente Sederberg, Cassia worked with a noted public finance firm where she oversaw the organization and general operations of dozens of special districts in connection with complex public infrastructure projects, including the issuance of multi-million dollar debt issuances. Cassia also assisted in the representation of numerous Colorado municipalities, where her duties included the drafting and implementation of comprehensive medical marijuana ordinances.

Susan Israel

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Of Counsel
Loeb & Loeb
Susan Israel is an experienced privacy attorney who focuses her practice on developing and implementing data privacy policies and programs. She advises companies on how to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and on issues that continue to arise with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She has experience drafting and negotiating data deals that protect privacy, especially in the context of advertising and related technology, as well as providing counsel on public policy issues in relation to both privacy as well as advertising law.
Susan maintains a broad knowledge of media, communications and advertising businesses, and has a pre-law background in broadcast news and publishing. She brings a deep understanding of the most complex and critical data privacy challenges faced by corporations and business entities, particularly within the media and advertising industries.

Travis LeBlanc

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Vice-Chair, Cyber/Data/Privacy Practice
Cooley LLP
Travis, vice-chair of Cooley's cyber/data/privacy practice, is a leading authority on cybersecurity, data privacy, telecommunications and the regulation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Drawing on his broad experience in federal and state government, he helps clients manage litigation and regulatory risk, as well as strategically respond to data breaches, cyberattacks, nation-state attacks, dissemination of stolen data, misinformation campaigns and government enforcement efforts, including those by state attorneys general. In addition to overseeing crisis management, internal investigations and national security matters, Travis advises and counsels clients on complex commercial, antitrust and intellectual property litigation. The respect and skills Travis has earned during his career have translated into appointments and recommendations across political spectrums, including his selection by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission as an arbitrator for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework in 2017 and his presidential nomination to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board in 2018.

Jessica Lee

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Co-Chair, Privacy Security & Data Innovations Group
Loeb & Loeb
Jessica Lee is the Co-Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Privacy Security & Data Innovations practice group.  She helps companies in the U.S. and around the world launch, market and monetize their digital products and content.  She advises on everything from interest-based and addressable advertising, data analytics, location-based tracking, smart devices and wearables, to the use of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, VR and AR, and facial recognition.  Jessica has assisted dozens of organizations design their privacy programs and operationalize U.S. and international privacy and data security requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), HIPAA, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and, more recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  
Named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Law for 2019, Jessica is routinely called upon to speak on the privacy and cybersecurity concerns in advertising, media, adtech, and health tech. She recently testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on the impacts of privacy regulation on the business community.

Emery Simon

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Global VP, Government Affairs
Emery Simon is Global Vice President for Government Affairs at Spotify. He coordinates Spotify policy and advocates on a broad range of issues including: competition, music licensing, tax, workforce, trade, artificial intelligence and privacy.  Before joining Spotify, Emery represented a broad array of technology companies in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US through the BSA | The Software Alliance,  as well as companies in media and consumer services.  Emery also spent 15 years in government, including 10 years at USTR as the lead US negotiator on intellectual property for NAFTA, the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement, and over 50 bilateral agreements and in Congress, working for the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.
Emery has a JD From Georgetown University, a Masters in International Affairs from School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, and a BS in Economics from Queens College.