Europe's New NIS Directive & Data Protection Regulations: Preparing for Cyber & Data Security Obligations

Webinar | March.30.2016 | 11am - 12pm (Eastern Standard Time)


Orrick partner Aravind Swaminathan will be speaking on the comp webinar "Europe's New NIS Directive & Data Protection Regulations: Preparing for Cyber & Data Security Obligations," hosted by NYSE & Palo Alto Networks.

Together, panelists will discuss:

  • What the EU is trying to achieve with these laws- what do they want companies to do differently?
  • Who do the laws cover, when will they come into effect, and what are their security-related obligations?
  • How should companies, including those doing business transatlantically, prepare for their oncoming obligations? What strategies should be in place?  What have other international companies done to prepare and communicate?
  • What might be the legal consequences of non-compliance? 




  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Class Action Defense
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Trials
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Aravind Swaminathan Partner

Seattle; Boston

A leading cybersecurity and online safety authority, Aravind is recognized by Chambers USA in Privacy and Data Security in both Litigation and Incident Response. Clients describe him as “a very talented lawyer experienced with incident responses” and “incredibly responsive and technically savvy.”

Aravind’s deep knowledge of his clients’ business objectives and technological capabilities distinguishes him as a strategic advisor and frontline crisis responder. He advises some of the world’s leading online platforms, public and private financial institutions, tech companies, higher education institutions, and critical infrastructure providers on cybersecurity, and their obligations to monitor and remove harmful or illegal content online and root out instances of child exploitation.

He is adept at guiding companies through cybersecurity incidents, having directed more than 500 data breach investigations, including enterprise-wide network intrusions to cyberattacks with national security implications. Aravind defends clients in an array of cybersecurity and privacy class actions and regulatory enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FTC, NY DFS and State AGs, and also represents individual C-level executives in criminal and civil regulatory enforcement matters.

As a former assistant United States attorney, he investigated and prosecuted a broad array of cybercrime, child exploitation cases, digital crimes, and white-collar crime cases. This first-hand knowledge of federal agencies allows him to navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for clients.

Aravind is a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors, and he devotes much of his free time to advising independent schools on AI, online safety, and cybersecurity, and teaching and coaching.