Cybersecurity: What Government Contractors Need to Know (May 21, 2019)

Program Number: 2978

Program Date: 05/21/2019


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This one-hour class will provide a summary of key concepts in cybersecurity and the legal requirements that apply, with a focus on government contractors. Taught by two experts with deep knowledge and experience in cybersecurity, government contracts, and government priorities, this class will help government employees, government contractors, and lawyers get up to speed on the latest standards and requirements in this field.

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Available in states

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

Credit Information

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

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY


Townsend Bourne, Esq.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Townsend Bourne is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Townsend represents clients of all sizes on matters relating to the myriad of issues affecting government contractors.

Her experience includes complex litigation in connection with the Contract Disputes Act and the False Claims Act, bid protest actions both challenging and defending agency decisions on contract awards before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims, claims litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, investigating and preparing contractor claims, and conducting internal investigations. She also advises clients on compliance with government regulations relating to cybersecurity, data rights, the GSA Schedule program, subcontracts, procurement integrity, and mandatory disclosure.

In addition to her practice, Townsend writes frequently on legal and regulatory developments affecting the Government Contracts industry.


Jonathan Meyer, Esq.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jonathan Meyer counsels’ clients on their interactions with federal and state government, as well as cybersecurity, homeland security, Congressional oversight and immigration, among other challenges.

Jon has helped clients respond to data breaches, new regulatory requirements, border security issues and government investigations, including special counsel and Congressional oversight investigations. He has represented clients before the Justice Department, Homeland Security, ICE, USCIS, TSA, FEMA and CBP, among many other agencies, as well as in court.

Jon served for 17 years in government, including as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Counselor in the Department of Homeland Security, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice (twice), and Counsel to Senator Joe Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At Homeland Security, Jon advised the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, General Counsel, Chief of Staff and other senior leaders of the 240,000-employee agency on law and policy issues, including cybersecurity, airline security, high technology, immigration reform, encryption, and intelligence law. In this capacity, he supervised attorneys at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Secret Service, and the Coast Guard, among others. He also oversaw all litigation at DHS, at levels from discovery disputes to Supreme Court briefs. In addition, he led the Department’s responses to Congressional oversight from over 90 committees and caucuses of jurisdiction.

Jon is regularly sought out by the media on issues such as cybersecurity, homeland security, immigration and Congress. He has appeared in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Vanity Fair, and National Law Journal, among others.

Jon is a recipient of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Outstanding Service Medal, DHS’s highest civilian honor, along with the U.S. Secret Service Director’s Honor Award and numerous other awards and honors.

Prior to entering government service, Jon practiced law at two major law firms in New York and Washington.