Managing Deal Risk in a Post-Verizon/Yahoo World: Data Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions

Privacy and network security measures continue to play an increasingly prominent role in decisions about potential strategic investments and acquisitions. Examining a target’s data inventory, data collection practices, privacy policies, cyber-insurance policies, compliance with privacy laws and data security standards and identifying security vulnerabilities are essential to valuing a deal.

This webinar will offer participants an interactive conversation with Karen Bromberg, IP Partner and Privacy Specialist and Kwaku Andoh, currently a Corporate partner specializing in M&A transactions and former Managing
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Karen Bromberg is a partner at Cohen & Gresser, and chairs the firm’s Privacy and Data Security group. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with certifications covering U.S. and European privacy law. See More...

Kwaku Andoh’s practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, as well as general corporate counseling. See More...

Practice Areas:

Corporate and M&A, Technology Law

Topics:

Privacy and Data Security, Public Merger Agreements

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Goals:

GOAL 1Identify data protection vulnerabilities

GOAL 2Draft data and cybersecurity related risk provisions in M&A agreements

GOAL 3Due diligence for negotiating deal value

GOAL 4Manage deal risk and plan for post-acquisition data integration

Audience:

Inside counsel · Bankers / finance professionals · M&A professionals · Tech firms · Data privacy attorneys · M&A attorneys

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Karen Bromberg is a partner at Cohen & Gresser, and chairs the firm’s Privacy and Data Security group. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with certifications covering U.S. and European privacy law.

Her intellectual property practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, and internet-related issues.

She regularly negotiates and drafts license agreements for software and other IP assets as well as a variety of commercial agreements in support of her clients' technology transactions, including outsourcing agreements, cloud computing agreements, infrastructure agreements, distribution agreements, and partnership agreements.

Karen also represents companies in connection with the due diligence review and evaluation of target companies’ intellectual property assets in connection with joint ventures, asset purchases, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kwaku Andoh’s practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, as well as general corporate counseling. Kwaku has substantial experience in deal negotiation and documentation across a broad spectrum of industries, including information technology, biotechnology, consumer products, and the financial services sector.

Prior to joining the firm, Kwaku served as Managing Director & Associate General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase, where he advised on over $10 billion in investments in FinTech startups, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and venture capital transactions for all JPMorgan Chase lines of business worldwide.

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Managing Deal Risk in a Post-Verizon/Yahoo World: Data Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions

Privacy and network security measures continue to play an increasingly prominent role in decisions about potential strategic investments and acquisitions. Examining a target’s data inventory, data collection practices, privacy policies, cyber-insurance policies, compliance with privacy laws and data security standards and identifying security vulnerabilities are essential to valuing a deal.

This webinar will offer participants an interactive conversation with Karen Bromberg, IP Partner and Privacy Specialist and Kwaku Andoh, currently a Corporate partner specializing in M&A transactions and former Managing Director & Associate General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase. Together, they will provide guidance to deal attorneys for conducting data privacy and cybersecurity due diligence in M&A transactions and discuss best practices for identifying data protection vulnerabilities, drafting data and cybersecurity related risk provisions in M&A agreements and offer strategies for using the results of due diligence to negotiate deal value, manage deal risk and plan for post-acquisition data integration.

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