Continuing Legal Education

Six Months to GDPR - Ready or Not?

January 11, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3.50 MCLE hours, including 0.50 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Intellectual Property
Co-sponsored by Business and Securities Law, Corporate Law Departments and International and Immigration Law

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)


Do you know what “GDPR” means?

The new General Data Protection Regulation for Europe (GDPR) was designed to protect the identifiable information of all individuals within the European Union. American attorneys with clients who have business in Europe – and American attorneys working in international law firms – need to understand GDPR and how it applies to companies and law firms that are based in the United States. Attorneys and in-house counsel with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • What to expect when the new law takes effect in May 2018;
  • Why protecting your client’s data is so important (and the consequences for not doing so);
  • The privacy issues and concerns in the U.S. and under the GDPR that you need to be aware of;
  • How GDPR affects U.S. based organizations; and
  • Much more!

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Margo Lynn Hablutzel
, DXC Technology, Connecticut


NOTE: Your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.



8:45 – 9:30 a.m.  GDPR and Privacy Basics
Lawyers have heard of GDPR and know it’s important, but without understanding the underlying privacy issues, it’s hard to recognize how it may affect your practice. This presentation provides background information on privacy issues in the U.S. and under the General Data Protection Regulation for Europe.
Charles L. Mudd, Jr., Mudd Law Offices, Chicago

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  GDPR: The In-House Perspective
Do you have vendors or service providers that maintain information overseas? Do your clients maintain data on behalf of their own international employees or affiliates? Are you an in-house attorney who occasionally works with overseas clients? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an in-house attorney as she explains why (and what) you need to know about the new General Data Protection Regulation for Europe.
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, DXC Technology, Connecticut

10:15 – 11:00 p.m.  GDPR for the Mostly European Organization
You may be the attorney for a U.S. affiliate of the European company, or you may have several European clients, or you may work in an international law firm. Regardless of which situation you fall in to, it’s important that you understand your obligations, especially if the data you use belongs to European clients, but lives mostly in the United States.
Michelle J. Rozovics, Rozovics Law Firm, LLC, Crystal Lake

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  GDPR for the Mostly U.S.-Based Organizations
Your organization may be based in the United States… but where is your data from? Do you know where your customers’ data is from? Are you prepared if you suddenly find a customer with European ties? This presentation examines GDPR for those attorneys dealing with mostly U.S.-based organizations.
Lei Shen, Mayer Brown, Chicago

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  GDPR – Why it Matters to Protect the Data*
While it makes sense to protect your clients’ information and data, it is more than just good business practice to do so because your reputation may be on the line. Especially considering that an increasing number of court decisions have found attorneys and firms liable for not appropriately protecting the information of their employees and clients. Don’t miss this segment that explains why it’s so important to protect your data and the consequences of not doing so.
James J. Grogan, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago



*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval