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Ian Ballon and Francoise Gilbert Speak at Daily Journal’s Cybersecurity Forum 2018

LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Ian C. Ballon will co-chair and Francoise Gilbert will speak at the Cybersecurity Forum organized by the Daily Journal and held at The Montage Beverly Hills March 8, 2018.

Ballon, co-chair of the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and an internet and mobile litigation shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles and Silicon Valley offices, will moderate the “Litigation Trends for Litigators and Transactional Lawyers” and “Chief Information Security Officer/General Counsel” panels. Gilbert, shareholder in the firm’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, will present on the effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on U.S. Businesses on the “International Regulatory Trends” panel.

Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the Daily Journal’s highly-rated annual Cybersecurity Forum, where legal professionals discuss the latest cybersecurity threats facing companies and examine innovative solutions for keeping data secure.

Ballon defends data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits, in addition to representing companies in other technology, IP and internet, and mobile-related complex litigation. A list of his recent cases is located within Ian Ballon's Bio. He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2nd edition, the 5-volume set published by West (, which includes extensive sections on data privacy, cybersecurity, and defending class action suits. In addition, he is the author of “The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook” (West 2008) and “The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook” (West 2009). Ballon serves as executive director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce. He was most recently included on the Daily Journal’s 2017 “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” list, as well as being recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards and an intellectual property “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. He was named the Lawyer of the Year for information technology law in the 2018, 2016, and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition to his J.D. and LL.M., Ballon holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Gilbert focuses her practice and research on U.S. and global data privacy and security matters. She counsels clients on complex issues and compliance requirements related to privacy, security, and e-business risks. Some of her favorite engagements include designing data protection programs that comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), shaping digital advertising campaigns, integrating privacy and security controls in data analytics and artificial intelligence projects, identifying and addressing personal data issues likely to arise from the use of products or services used in digital cities, connected devices, intelligent vehicles, and other emerging technologies. Gilbert is the author and editor of the leading two-volume treatise “Global Privacy and Security Law,” published by Wolters Kluwer (, which analyzes in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents (WolterKluwer 2009-2018). She has received law degrees and obtained bar admissions both in the United States and in France, and holds CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

About Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and professionals located throughout the world. The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues including privacy audits, policies and procedures, compliance with data security laws and industry standards, employee privacy, record retention/electronic discovery, cross-border data transfer, data breach readiness and response and litigation and dispute resolution, as well as the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.