Orrick Library Seminar Series - Ransomware: How Companies Should Prepare for This Cyber Threat

Seminar | July.11.2017 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo

日本語: ランサムウェア: サイバー攻撃の脅威にどう備えるべきか

Orrick’s Tokyo Office Litigation Group is hosting a series of monthly “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

As the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year highlighted, a ransomware attack is a key threat to even the most sophisticated businesses.  In 2016, hackers attacked about half of all U.S. companies with some type of ransomware. Not only are the attacks on the rise, but every week new ransomware variants appear in the internet ecosystem. Ransomware attacks can pose an immediate threat to a company’s business, with the potential to shut down operations if effective safeguards and response protocols are not in place. There are legal risks as well.  Regulators have become more attentive to the growing number of attacks, and some have made proclamations about how companies should respond that fundamentally change the legal compliance landscape, requiring the merger of business continuity and disaster recovery plans with incident response activities. 

Our 90-minute long seminar will discuss:

  • The scope of the ransomware threat to your business,

  • Steps to take to prevent ransomware attacks, including obtaining cyber insurance coverage, and

  • How to respond when your company is hit with ransomware

Darren Teshima, partner in the San Francisco office will present live in our Tokyo office; there will be time set aside for questions and answers.

Date: July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speaker: Darren Teshima, Partner, Orrick San Francisco Office
Language: English
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: July 11 (Monday)

*Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives in Japanese.

** Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Patents

Tokyo

Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He has broad experience in handling cross-border litigation, arbitration, intellectual property and compliance matters.

His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.