ATLANTA—Womble Bond Dickinson’s Atlanta office is hosting a year-end CLE for in-house counsel on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The three-hour CLE event will feature sessions on:

  • “There must be a pony…” Data Assets/ Data Liabilities: Risks You Don’t Know (General 1 hour), led by Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ted Claypoole.
  • Managing a Legal Department and the Role of Legal Ops (Professionalism 1 hour), led by Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Nancy Kumar, Rolta AdvizeX Technologies, LLC General Legal Counsel Melloney Douce and WellStar Health System, Inc. Deputy General Counsel Jason Stevens. Change Healthcare Chief Regulatory Officer and Womble Bond Dickinson alum Jill Girardeau will moderate this panel discussion.
  • Going Phishing? Business Email Compromise and How to Avoid Being the Big Catch (General 1 hour), led by Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Steve Middlebrook.

Ted Claypoole leads Womble’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, IP Transactions Team, and FinTech Team, and he just stepped down as chair of the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee and stepped onto the ABA Business Law Section Leadership Council. He has managed responses to scores of data exposure incidents in all types of businesses and has served as in-house tech counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America. With former White House CIO Theresa Payton, Ted has published the booksProtecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? and Privacy in the Age of Big Data.

Nancy Kumar is a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s GCSolutions team, which provides affordable on-demand, scalable legal services to corporate law departments and small and medium companies. She has nearly 20 years of industry experience in-house counsel roles navigating a wide variety of legal issues including commercial transactions, compliance, data privacy and security, information governance, real estate, electronic discovery, internal investigations, and employment litigation.

Steve Middlebrook has an extensive background in emerging payment technologies, prepaid and stored value products, mobile payments, web-based financial services, virtual currency and distributed ledger technology. His prior experience includes being General Counsel at two FinTech companies, and a decade’s service at the US Department of the Treasury. He also served as an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) committee which drafted the Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act. The Uniform Act was recently approved by the ULC and is now being considered for adoption by a number of states.