Managing Cyber Threats, Privacy & Risk

Sponsored Event | March.26.2015 | 8:00am - 10:30am (Pacific Standard Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley

Companies are dealing with the new reality that their cybersecurity posture is important to business partners, customers, employees, board members, shareholders and regulators across the globe. With the dramatic rise in the prevalence and frequency of cyber-attacks that result in lost intellectual property, business intelligence and customer data, the question is “when, not if” your organization will experience a security compromise. Orrick, PwC and Edelman have assembled a team of cybersecurity and privacy specialists for an interactive discussion covering topics critical to every organization.

  • “Knowing the adversary”: threat actors, attack vectors, methodologies and risks to your enterprise and its critical data assets
  • Risk mitigation strategies, including evaluating cloud SaaS and IaaS offerings, and implementing contractual and technical methods for shifting security risks
  • Step-by-step breach planning to minimize disruption to the business, efficiently comply with regulatory obligations, and preserve brand and reputation
  • Internal and external communication strategies to manage breach incidents while reinforcing public trust and minimizing regulatory scrutiny

Attendees should include: Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers, General Counsel, Chief Audit Executives, Chief Marketing Officers, Audit Committee and Board Members, Directors and others interested in this subject matter.

Featured Specialists:

  • Antony Kim, Partner, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Orrick
  • Aravind Swaminathan, Partner, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Orrick
  • David Chamberlin, Data Security & Privacy Group Lead, Edelman
  • Jane Allen, Forensic Investigations Partner, PwC
  • Charles White, Strategic Threat Management Director, PwC

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Gruppenklage Verteidigung
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Behördliche Untersuchungen und Vollstreckungsmaßnahmen
  • (Schieds ) Gerichtsverfahren
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Aravind Swaminathan Partner

Seattle; Boston

Data is igniting a global, technological revolution. Increased collection, use, storage, and transfer of data has shifted the paradigm of innovation – and created a global security problem. Fortune 500 companies with large quantities of data, cities with vulnerable infrastructure, and every institution in-between must manage that risk, without encumbering progress or technological advancement. To do so, they turn to Aravind Swaminathan. Aravind is ranked by Chambers USA in the categories of both Privacy and Data Security: Litigation (Band 2) and Privacy and Data Security: Incident Responses, as well as Chambers Global, which described him as "formidable in assisting clients with both the noncontentious and litigious elements of cyber-attacks and security breaches, including resulting class actions." Clients endorse Aravind, telling Chambers, that he is "very substantively knowledgeable" and has "knowledge gained from prosecuting hackers, meaning he fundamentally understands what they do."

As a strategic cybersecurity advisor, Aravind partners with clients to proactively plan for a crisis and develop strategies to improve resiliency, respond efficiently and effectively, protect their business and brand, and defend them in the onslaught of litigation and enforcement actions that follow. He guides organizations from large public company financial institutions to start-up technology companies to critical infrastructure providers through incidents, and develops business and brand-centric strategies to mitigate and manage risk. He has directed more than 200 cybersecurity incident and data breach investigations, including enterprise-wide network intrusions to cyberattacks with national security implications. 

With extensive trial, litigation and appellate experience, he defends his clients in cyber, privacy, and payments-related class actions and other civil litigation (particularly Computer Fraud and Abuse Act matters), and when these issues lead to regulatory investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and State Attorneys General.   

Aravind’s background as an assistant United States attorney and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section attorney gives him first-hand understanding of federal agencies that allows him to swiftly navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for his clients. As a federal cybercrime prosecutor, Aravind investigated and prosecuted a broad array of cybercrime cases, including hacking, phishing, trade secrets theft, click fraud, cyber threats, and identity theft. Aravind also led the cybercrime outreach program, where he worked with members of the Department of Justice, state and federal regulators, law enforcement and other organizations on cybersecurity and related privacy issues. During his time as federal prosecutor in the Complex Crimes Unit, he also investigated and prosecuted a wide array of white-collar crimes, including investment schemes, corporate fraud and embezzlement, securities fraud, tax evasion and the nation’s largest bank failure.