Patricia M. Hamill to Moderate Panel at the National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel

Conrad O’Brien is very pleased to announce shareholder Patricia M. Hamill’s participation in the Fifth Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel.  The Forum is being held on behalf of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Business Law Section and Health Law Section, April 24-26, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  Patricia is one of the senior members of Conrad O’Brien’s white collar criminal defense group and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. 

Patricia will be moderating a panel that will explore “How to Effectively Address Data Breaches and Intellectual Property”.  

Investigating and responding to data breaches require specialized skills and active coordination with a company’s IT personnel and external IT experts. Among the various federal laws to be considered when protected private information has been improperly accessed are the HIPAA/HITECH and/or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. In addition, protection of intellectual property has become a hot issue with the tremendous amount of movement in the workforce. This panel will address ways to protect your IP, to investigate any breaches, and to handle possible reporting mechanisms under the Economic Espionage Act. 

Attendees of this Forum will: 

                •  Learn strategies to avoid new threats facing in-house counsel

                •  Gain practical knowledge about the responsible corporate officers doctrine

                •  Increase familiarity with current compliance and fraud investigation

                   procedures 

We hope you will consider joining Patricia at this year’s Forum! 

For more information on the Forum or to register, please visit:  www.americanbar.org.