International & National Security Law

The Iran Nuclear Deal: How Did We Arrive Here and What Can Be Done Next?

Atlanta Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 PMKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2800
Atlanta, GA 30309


  • Jamil N. Jaffer, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, Homeland and National Security Law Program, George Mason University School of Law and former Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, Senate Foreign Relations Committee


Cybersecurity: Private Sector Faces Increasing Regulatory Risk From Agency Enforcement and Informal “Guidance” Becoming Standard of Care

Litigation Practice Group Teleforum Thursday, October 15, 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

After Target, Anthem, Sony and Ashley Madison, cybersecurity is at the top of every company and regulator’s list of worries. As Congress considers legislation, the Executive Branch has been implementing a Presidential Executive Order to develop a “voluntary” framework for cybersecurity. The private sector faces a rapidly shifting terrain without clear standards. Agencies are flexing their regulatory muscles to expand oversight through informal guidance and threat of enforcement, as embodied in a recent victory by the FTC in the Wyndham case.

This Teleforum will provide an overview of the cybersecurity trends facing the private sector, and will discuss the implications for predictability, transparency, and innovation. Will the President’s Executive Order, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, become the de facto standard for the private sector? Is the federal government regulating through the threat of enforcement by FTC, FCC and other federal agencies, instead of through more regular administrative processes? What should companies make of emerging agency “guidance” from agencies like the FDA, SEC, NHTSA, and DoD, on operations and innovation in areas like the Internet of Things, mobile applications and devices, cloud services, connected cars?

Join us for a lively discussion about these trends and what the private sector faces in 2015 and 2016.


  • Megan Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Brent McIntosh, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Rebecca Seidel, General Counsel, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee