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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • Fintech/Regtech Track: Data Security and Privacy Update

    Location: Celestin Ballroom C,
    Level Three


    Speaker(s)

    Thomas Kearney, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Mark Melodia, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP

    Timothy Tobin, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Sheilah Goodman, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae

    Breakout Session,

    Fintech/Regtech Track

    Data security must always be top of mind for anyone focused on business risks. Join a discussion on best practices for data security, identifying emerging threats and how to structure a flexible and responsive data security regime.

    Speaker(s)

    Thomas Kearney, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Thomas Kearney helps lenders, technology companies, and other financial services providers navigate issues arising under financial services laws. Thomas works with clients to operationalize state and federal laws and regulations, ranging from implementing the recent HMDA amendments to assessing program compliance with information privacy, data breach, and cybersecurity requirements. He counsels fintechs, regtechs, and vendors on developing and maintaining compliant technology and data systems.  Thomas joined Akerman from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Regulations, where he played a key role developing and drafting multiple mortgage originations related rulemakings. He led the team responsible for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rulemakings. He was also substantially involved in the CFPB's TILA—RESPA Integrated Disclosure (Know Before You Owe) rulemaking and the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage rulemakings.

    Mark Melodia, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP

    Mark Melodia is a privacy, data security and consumer class action defense lawyer at Holland & Knight. His practice focuses on governmental investigations and putative class actions in the following areas: data security/privacy, mortgage/financial services and complex business litigation, including defamation.
    Out of more than 150 putative class actions that Mr. Melodia has defended, more than 80 – including several as lead defense counsel in multidistrict litigations (MDLs) – arose from alleged consumer privacy violations, data incidents and allegations of data misuse. He represents clients responding to government privacy investigations before the FTC, OCR, state attorneys general and DOJ. He advises senior management teams and boards on opportunities and risks presented by a data-centric business environment.

    Timothy Tobin, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Tim Tobin has focused on privacy, data security, and cybersecurity law since the beginning of his legal career nearly 20 years ago.  Whether in marketing and advertising, contracting and deals, the development of new products and technologies, cross-border data sharing, or within the workplace, he helps clients understand their obligations to protect data and is a trusted counselor for how they can lawfully collect, use, and share personal information. Whether the issue relates to state laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), federal laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA), the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) and many others, or international laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Tim does this effectively by providing practical risk-based advice so clients can focus on the bottom line.  Tim is always at the ready to help when a business experiences a security incident, having counseled companies on hundreds of data breaches since the early implementation of data breach notification laws. Tim also helps clients prepare before a data breach happens; he has helped numerous companies with incident response preparedness plans and exercises. He Tim helps companies with regulatory investigations, having represented clients across a range of consumer protection issues, including privacy, data security, and advertising, as well as in investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Department of Justice.

    Sheilah Goodman, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae

    Sheilah Goodman has been an Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae since August 2000. She works on federal consumer financial regulations and privacy matters. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, she was General Counsel for Ultraprise, an internet company that launched a secondary mortgage market platform. Sheilah was a Senior Attorney in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve for seven years where she worked primarily on TILA, RESPA and ECOA. She began her legal career in private practice representing mortgage lenders.