California’s New Privacy Law and Internet of Things Cybersecurity Laws

Program Number: 2944

Program Date: 01/09/2019


On the heels of the EU’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California has passed legislation that tracks the GDPR in important ways, and signals that more states (and, possibly, the US federal government) will dramatically tighten laws governing privacy. In addition to the California Consumer Privacy Act, California also recently passed a cybersecurity law governing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, both of which are scheduled to go into effect in 2020. In this webcast, three Eversheds Sutherland attorneys will address the general trends in rules and regulations governing information security and privacy, analyze the impacts of the CCPA and IoT legislation, and offer guidance on navigating this rapidly developing landscape.

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California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

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50 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

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Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY


Michael Bahar, Esq.

Eversheds Sutherland LLC

Michael Bahar, partner in the Washington DC office, is the co-lead of Eversheds Sutherland's global cybersecurity and privacy practice and a member of the firm’s Litigation practice. As former Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council at the White House, former Minority Staff Director and General Counsel for the US House Intelligence Committee, and as a former Active Duty Navy JAG, Michael provides advice on cybersecurity and privacy, international law and national security law. While with the House Intelligence Committee, he was lead drafter and negotiator for the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the USA Freedom Act (which reformed certain key surveillance authorities) and four annual Intelligence Authorization Acts. More recently, he was a leader of the Committee’s investigation into the Russian hacking of the 2016 election. Michael offers clients a wealth of knowledge about cybersecurity, information sharing, privacy, crisis management and establishing cybersecurity programs that are not only in accordance with evolving laws and regulations but that also find business opportunities.

With extensive interactions with the National Security Council, the US Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community—including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Special Operations Command—Michael Bahar, Leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Cybersecurity and Privacy team, advises clients on cybersecurity and data protection issues, international law, and national security.

His in-depth knowledge and deep understanding of these topics—particularly in assessing the appropriate levels of cybersecurity investment based on litigation and regulatory risk analysis—allows Michael to effectively advise clients and has made him a sought-after speaker at industry and corporate conferences across the country.

Michael’s previous experience includes serving nearly 10 years on Active Duty with the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, where he litigated felony court-martials, dealt with cutting-edge legal issues involving the laws of war, led the capture and investigation of the US Navy’s first set of captured pirates in generations, led a team of lawyers deployed to Afghanistan in support of a Special Operations Task Force, and completed two Pentagon tours. He has received two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals and one Navy Achievement Medal, in addition to earning his Navy Parachutist Wings.


Ali Jessani

Eversheds Sutherland LLC

Ali Jessani assists attorneys in Eversheds Sutherland’s Business Practices Group in the Washington, DC, office with legal research pertaining to cybersecurity, data privacy, and insurance products. He is a recent graduate of Duke University School of Law and has submitted his application to the New York Bar.


Frank Nolan, Esq.

Eversheds Sutherland LLC

Frank Nolan defends class action lawsuits and complex business litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. He advises financial services and insurance clients on issues affecting their core business practices. His cases involve claims of unfair trade practices, consumer fraud, antitrust and violations of data privacy laws. Frank also litigates and arbitrates business-to-business disputes, counsels clients on pre-litigation and compliance matters, and advises on contractual issues.

Frank has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the insurance and financial services sectors. As part of his class action and commercial litigation practice he defends and counsels companies facing claims or compliance issues arising from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), biometric protection and other privacy laws, and a wide variety of consumer protection statutes. Frank presents and publishes regularly on these topics.

Before joining the firm, Frank was an associate at an international law firm in New York. Before Prior to entering the legal field, Frank worked as a policy analyst for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions (ASA/ALT), where he focused on Congressional relations. In a similar capacity, he assisted the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions (USD AT&L).

Outside the office, Frank sits on the Board of Trustees for the 130-year old non-profit organization Trailblazers NY/NJ, which runs camps and after school programs in the New York metropolitan area focused on engaging children and teenagers with the outdoors to foster personal development. Frank is also on the Board of the non-profit organization City Cottage, which facilitates educational programs between high school students in the United States and Malawi.