17th Annual Legal Reform Summit

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Speaking Engagement | October.26.2016 | 8:30am - 5:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rob McKenna, partner in Orrick's Public Policy Group, will be speaking at the upcoming 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. This two-part engagement will delve into the future of data security and privacy liability. In his first appearance, Rob will moderate a panel discussion on the intersecting role that the government, state enforcers, and private industry play in the future of data security and privacy liability. For his second appearance, Rob will interview Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies, on insights into the Institute for Legal Reform's data privacy message testing results and their implications for future policy. More information on the event is located here.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Public Policy
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Robert McKenna Partner Public Policy, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Seattle; Washington, D.C.

Robert M. McKenna, partner in Orrick's Seattle and Washington, D.C. offices, leads the state Attorney General team in the firm's Public Policy Group and is a member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. A former Washington State Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Rob is accomplished in all areas of public policy, appellate law and investigations. He is a Chambers USA Band 1 Partner in Government Relations: State Attorneys General.

Rob represents a wide range of technology and other companies in matters involving cyber security, data privacy, litigation, appellate litigation, regulatory proceedings, state attorney general investigations and legislative issues. His experience, stature and expertise add essential capabilities for clients seeking coordinated policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and litigation strategies in state capitols across the country and in Washington, D.C., where he has testified before Congress and assisted clients who have been called to testify before Congressional committees. While at Orrick, Rob has represented clients in both state and federal court, typically in cases centered on constitutional questions.

Rob served two terms as Attorney General of Washington, from 2005 to 2013. He successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and helped negotiate three of the largest consumer protection settlements in national history, all involving mortgage lending and servicing. He is a recognized leader in the development of data protection and privacy regulation. Rob was the first state Attorney General to build a computer forensics lab to collect evidence of Internet fraud, and passed one of the nation's first anti-spyware laws.

Rob served as President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) from 2011-12 where he co-launched the NAAG Intellectual Property Task Force to advance the national fight against counterfeiting and piracy. While serving as NAAG President, he created and led a national initiative to combat human trafficking which continues to this day. The NAAG human trafficking summit he hosted in Seattle in 2012 led AGs to launch state-level initiatives around the country. His fellow attorneys general honored him in 2011 with the Kelley-Wyman Award for “Outstanding Attorney General” in America.