Law and Technology

Crisis Management: Responding to a Data Breach

September 11, 2020

Virtual Program - *Program Postponed*

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

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We have postponed this event until 2021.  We plan to be back in touch soon with a new date!


Designed as an “issue spotting” simulation exercise, the participants will assume corporate leadership roles designed to put them in their client’s shoes during the simulation. Through a series of escalating scenarios, the participants will gain insights that should help them advise their clients more effectively when faced with a cyber-breach, a privacy incident or litigation.

Details for connecting to the virtual conference will be sent after you register.

Who Should Attend?

Those seeking to better understand the crisis management process in the context of a data breach. Teams are welcome and, depending upon size, will be kept together during the simulation – each team member should individually register. Participants who also attend CAIL's September 9-10 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference will have an opportunity to put what they learned to use in a corporate crisis scenario.

Registration is limited. Early registration is encouraged!

Conference Chair

Mark E. Michels
Santa Clara University School of Law

Conference Facilitators

  • Alex C. de Alvarez, Dallas, Texas
  • Robert Glaser, Houston, Texas
  • Shawn A. Morgan, Steptoe Johnson PLLC
  • Micah Skidmore, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Shawn E. Tuma, Spencer Fane LLP


9:00 am

Crisis Management Simulation - Overview Of The Process & Faculty Introductions

9:15 am

Situation 1 (Incident Fog): The Problem, Team Discussion & Debrief (Time includes two transitions (five minutes each) to go in/out of breakout sessions and main room)

10:15 am


10:30 am

Situation 2 (The Plot Thickens): The Problem, Team Discussion & Debrief (Time includes two transitions--five minutes each--to go in/out of breakout sessions and main room)

11:30 am


11:40 am

Situation 3 (Under The Microscope): The Problem, Team Discussion & Debrief (Time includes two transitions--five minutes each--to go in/out of breakout sessions and main room)

12:40 pm

Break & Lunch On Your Own

1:10 pm

Team Discussions Of Lessons Learned: Putting It Into Practice (Time includes one transition--five minutes--to go from breakout sessions to the main room for the next session)

2:10 pm

Report Out To Entire Group—Team Take-Aways: Putting It Into Practice

2:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Faculty “Lessons Learned” Discussion With 10 Minutes Q&A

3:00 pm


CLE Information

Texas Course Number 174095254. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3.75 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

This online program has not been approved for MCLE credit in any other jurisdictions. If requested by attendees, CAIL will request accreditation in California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Accreditation has not been sought or approved in these jurisdictions at this time.  MCLE credit will not be requested in any other jurisdiction.

Although attendees may be able to request MCLE credit directly in additional jurisdictions, the rules vary in each jurisdiction. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in certain jurisdictions and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your jurisdiction’s MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about its MCLE rules.


  • The detailed scenario was well thought out to maximize opportunities for discussion & learning
  • I liked best “The collaboration of the group as well as the experts in the room”
  • The speakers [were] very impressive, professional, and courteous
  • I liked best the “Expertise of panel”
2019 Conference Attendees

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This conference is held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants, including journalists, are free to use any information received, but comments may not be attributed to any speaker identified by name or affiliation.

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