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Dec 28, Dr. Michael Turner - President of the Policy and Economic Research Council
Dr. Turner currently serves as President and Senior Scholar of PERC, which he founded. He is a prominent expert on
credit access, credit reporting and scoring, information policy, and economic development. He has testified before
Congress and numerous state legislatures, and presented studies to a host of government agencies including the FTC,
the FCC, and the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Council of Economic Advisors, and the White House.
Dr. Turner was appointed to the first Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security
by former Secretary Tom Ridge, and served on an Advisory Board at the Brookings Institution. He has advised senior
government officials in more than 20 countries, and was a policy advisor to the Obama Campaign on urban policy.
The author or co-author of dozens of books, studies, or articles, Dr. Turner is widely cited in the mainstream and trade
media. He is a highly sought after public speaker who has addressed audiences worldwide. Dr. Turner has served as expert
witness for both plaintiff and defense in several federal cases (class action, anti-trust) involving information policy,
consumer credit, credit reporting and financials services.
Dr. Turner served as Graduate Fellow at the Columbia Institute of Tele-Information at the Columbia Business School,
Executive Director of the Information Services Executive Council, manger of government affairs for the North American
Telecommunications Association, and staff assistant in the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Turner received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in International Political Economy and his B.A. from Miami
University in Economics. He was awarded a Yeck Fellowship from Harvard Business School, is an affiliate Scholar of
the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and was awarded the Ashoka Foundation Fellowship in 2009.
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Dec 21, Jim Palmer - President of the Orange County Rescue Mission
Jim Palmer was born and raised in Orange County, where he spent much of his childhood at the Boys & Girls Club in
Newport Beach. At the age of 14, Jim felt called to rescue those who were less fortunate, and he has followed that calling.
Jim was elected to the Tustin City Council in November of 2006. Jim currently serves the Citizens of Tustin through
his service on the Orange County Library Board, Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency, Water Advisory Committee of
Orange County, Senior Fund Board of Directors, and Tustin Pride Committee. He serves as alternate for the Newport Bay
Watershed Executive Committee, Orange County Council of Governments Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County
On July 3rd, 2007 President George W. Bush nominated Jim for the position of Director, Corporation for National and
Community Service. Sixty days later the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Jim’s nomination for his term ending 2011.
Jim has quietly served on over 42 different non-profit Board of Directors. He has served seniors, veterans, children,
families, those who are sick and those who are hurting. Jim married Michelle in 1993, who is the love of his life. Driven
by passion and love for others, they began their family by fostering 9 children and adopting the first three: James, Kody
and Nancy. When Nancy was born, she was a crack baby addicted to speed. Jim and Michelle spent a year of sleepless nights
ministering to Nancy’s needs and helping her get through the trauma. Today, Nancy is a lovely, bright 10 year old girl. In
2001 Michelle gave birth to a daughter named Sophie.
Radio talk show host Dr. Laura, when meeting Jim, wholeheartedly endorsed his common sense approach for helping people by
offering them "a hand-up, not a hand-out."
As President of the Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM), the county’s most comprehensive private homeless services provider,
Jim has worked to create long-term self-sufficiency and stability among our county’s homeless by going beyond temporary
solutions to address the underlying causes of transitional and chronic homelessness.
Believing in a hand-up and not a hand-out philosophy, Jim has worked to effect systemic change as well as to personally
assist the homeless in areas of affordable housing and healthcare; behavioral health issues, such as mental illness,
drug and alcohol addiction, and HIV/AIDS; illiteracy; financial incapacity; unemployment and under-employment due to
the technological divide; domestic violence; and the culture of poverty which leads to a lack of hope among its members.
Jim has led OCRM to address the growing needs of homeless families and individuals living in and out of motels, cars,
parks, and other diverse places through the development of mobile outreach programs to serve the homeless. These
include a mobile food pantry, two mobile medical clinics, a fixed medical clinic for low-income patients with no
insurance, and a mobile technology vehicle for training and career services.
Within Orange County, Jim is widely known as a leader in the field of homeless issues. He believes absolutely in the
benefit of collaboration to accomplish a greater good, and provides invaluable guidance and insight through his volunteer
involvement on numerous government and nonprofit boards. Since 1997, he has served as a County Commissioner for the Orange
County Housing Commission; today he serves as its Vice Chairman, and was instrumental in the development of the Continuum
of Care Leadership Cabinet, a sub-committee of the Housing Commission which assists in the development of regional
strategies for homeless programs, which he serves as its Chairman. Out of this Leadership Cabinet, the county government
was guided to create planning groups to focus on advocacy, homeless prevention, outreach and assessment, transitional and
emergency shelters, and affordable housing programs.
As Chair of the Leadership Cabinet, Jim has helped the Orange County government secure over $60 million in federal funding
for county homeless programs. Furthermore, Jim's vision for collaboration led him to found the Orange County Partnership,
a collaborative group of hunger, housing, and healthcare providers. In addition, Jim recently served on the Orange County
Mental Health Board.
Under Jim's visionary leadership, OCRM has received national recognition for their rates of success from client graduates
and entrepreneurial approaches to developing self-sufficiency, including award of the 211th Presidential Point of Light,
Governor Schwarzenegger's Service Award (2004), and most recently, recognition from President George W. Bush at the First
Annual Faith-based Initiatives Conference in Washington, D.C., where Jim had a place of honor on stage with the President.
Jim's passion for helping the homeless extends far beyond a desire to benefit OCRM. He leads by example and is known for
his honesty and integrity. Thus, he has earned the respect of numerous local & national officials. When Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita hit in 2005, Jim and the Orange County Rescue Mission led a county-wide effort to assist the hurricane evacuees
who came to Orange County. As a result, this was the only county in the nation who allowed a government, public and non-profit
disaster recovery effort to be led by a non-profit organization.
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Dec 14, Joanne McNabb - Chief of the California Office of Privacy Protection
Joanne McNabb is Chief of the California Office of Privacy Protection. Created by legislation and opened in 2001, the
first-in-the-nation Office is a resource and advocate on identity theft and other privacy issues. In addition to
providing information and education for consumers, the Office also publishes privacy practice recommendations for
business and other organizations.
McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is co-chair of the International Association of Privacy
Professionals' Government Working Group. She also serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. She is a frequent speaker at privacy conferences and seminars.
Before starting the Office of Privacy Protection, McNabb had over 20 years experience in public affairs and marketing,
in both the public and private sectors, including five years with an international marketing company in France. Her
marketing background gives her an understanding of the commercial uses of personal information that have become a
significant privacy concern.
McNabb attended Occidental College and holds a master's degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.
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Dec 7, Andrew Smith, Esq. - Financial Privacy Expert
Andrew M. Smith is partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office.
He counsels various financial institutions on the full range of consumer financial
services law issues. In particular, he advises clients on: financial privacy issues
relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit
Transactions Act (FACT Act), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; consumer lending
issues under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and state and federal laws
prohibiting unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Smith served as the FACT Act Program
Manager in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he directed
numerous rulemaking proceedings governing, among other things, the obligations
of creditors and credit bureaus with respect to identity theft victims, the use of
prescreened solicitations to market credit and insurance, the proper disposal of
consumer information, the sharing of information among affiliated companies, and
the provision of free annual credit reports to consumers. Mr. Smith also
supervised the drafting and publication of several FTC studies of the credit
reporting industry and the accuracy of information in credit reports. Mr. Smith
also has served as an assistant to the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer
Protection, where he advised the director on a wide range of issues relating to
consumer financial services and privacy, and coordinated the FTC’s legislative
efforts to enact the FACT Act in 2003.
Before his stint at the FTC, Mr. Smith was in private practice in Washington, D.C.,
counseling businesses on consumer financial services issues and representing
clients before federal regulatory agencies and in the federal courts. He has
successfully represented financial services and consumer products companies in
FTC enforcement actions and in consumer class actions. Mr. Smith has also
served as a staff attorney, Senior Counsel, and Acting Assistant General Counsel at
the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he directed the writing of SEC
decisions involving investment advisers, broker-dealers, and accountants.
Mr. Smith is a frequent speaker at conferences on privacy, data security, and FCRA
issues. He is involved in the American Bar Association, serving as Chair of the
Federal and State Trade Practices Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial
Services Committee. He also actively participates in the Privacy and Consumer
Protection Committees of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.
Mr. Smith received his B.A. from Williams College in 1987 and his J.D. from the
College of William & Mary in 1994, where he acted as professional articles editor
of its law review. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and
the District of Columbia.
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Nov 30, Anthony Oncidi, Esq. - Employment Expert and Chairman of the Los Angeles Labor and Employment Department
Anthony J. Oncidi is a partner in the Firm and the Chair of the Labor and Employment Department in the Los Angeles
office. Tony represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including
litigation and preventive counseling, wage and hour matters, including class actions, wrongful termination, employee
discipline, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, executive employment contract disputes,
sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues, Sarbanes-Oxley
claims and employee raiding and trade secret protection. A substantial portion of Tony's practice involves the defense
of employers in large class actions, employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination litigation in state
and federal court as well as arbitration proceedings, including FINRA matters.
Tony is the author of the treatise titled Employment Discrimination Depositions (Juris Pub'g 2009; www.jurispub.com), co-author
of Proskauer on Privacy (PLI 2009), and, since 1990, has been a regular columnist for the official publication of the
Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California as well as the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Tony also is a regular commentator on employment-related issues for public radio station KALW-FM in San Francisco and
has been a featured guest on Fox 11 and CBS News in Los Angeles. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading national
media outlets such as The National Law Journal, Bloomberg News, The New York Times, CBS News, and Newsweek and Time
magazines. Tony is a frequent speaker on employment law topics for large and small groups of employers and their
counsel, including the Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM"), PIHRA, the National CLE Conference, the
Employment Round Table of Southern California (Board Member), the Council on Education in Management, the Institute
for Corporate Counsel, the State Bar of California, the California Continuing Education of the Bar Program and the
Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Associations. He has testified as an expert witness regarding wage and hour
issues as well as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and has served as a faculty member of the National
Employment Law Institute. He has been selected to serve as an arbitrator in an employment discrimination matter.
Tony is an appointed Hearing Examiner for the Los Angeles Police Commission Board of Rights and has served as an Adjunct
Professor of Law and a guest lecturer at USC Law School and a guest lecturer at UCLA Law School.
Tony is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in his field who is "credible and confident" and who
provides "spot-on service" with "know-how and the ability to get to the point quickly."
He is ranked as one of the "Nation's Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" (Human Resource Executive) and
one of the top 10 employment defense attorneys in California/top 5 in Los Angeles (Daily Journal). He has been
selected by his peers throughout the United States to be a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Additionally, he has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating ("AV"), indicating "very high to preeminent
legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar."
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Pomona College, and his Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice
before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and all U.S. District Courts in California.
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Nov 23, Kirk Nahra, Esq. - Healthcare Expert
Kirk J. Nahra is a partner with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in healthcare, privacy,
information security and overall compliance litigation and counseling for the health care and property/casualty
insurance industries and others in the financial services industry and elsewhere facing compliance obligations in
these areas. He is chair of the firm's Privacy Practice and co-chair of its Health Care Practice. He works with
insurers and health care industry participants in developing compliance programs and defending against government
investigations into their practices. He assists companies in a wide range of industries in analyzing and implementing
the requirements of privacy and security laws across the country and internationally. He serves on the Board of
Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is the editor of Privacy Advisor, the monthly
newsletter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a Certified Information Privacy
Professional. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Health Law Reporter and the Health Care Fraud Report. He
was named as the Co-Chair of the Confidentiality, Privacy and Security Workgroup, a panel of government and private
sector privacy and security experts advising the American Health Information Community (AHIC) on privacy and security
issues arising from health information technology. He has been named an expert practitioner by the Guide to the Leading
US Healthcare Lawyers, a leading health care lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America directory and one of the leading
privacy 'hired guns' by Computerworld.
Mr. Nahra received his law degree from Harvard Law School, Cum Laude, in 1987. He received his undergraduate degree
from Georgetown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1984.
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Nov 16, Jim Harper - Author and Director of Information Policy Studies for CATO
As director of information policy studies, Jim Harper focuses on the difficult problems of adapting law and policy to
the unique problems of the information age. Harper is a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy
and Integrity Advisory Committee. His work has been cited by USA Today, the Associated Press, and Reuters. He has
appeared on Fox News Channel, CBS, and MSNBC, and other media. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Administrative
Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Recently, Harper wrote the book
Identity Crisis: How Identification Is Overused and Misunderstood. Harper is the editor of Privacilla.org, a Web-based
think tank devoted exclusively to privacy, and he maintains online federal spending resource WashingtonWatch.com. He
holds a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.
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Nov 9, Jason Rich - Author and Journalist
Jason R. Rich is the bestselling author of more than 39 books. With 20+ years of journalism experiences, he's also
a frequent contributor to numerous major daily newspapers, national magazines and popular websites. As an author and
journalist, Jason R. Rich currently writes about travel, entertainment, career-related issues, personal finance, pets,
credit repair, electronic entertainment (video and computer games), blogging, franchising, and the Internet
(eCommerce) - along with a wide range of other topics. Since 1985, he has done literally thousands of interviews
with well-known celebrities from television, motion pictures and the recording industry. He's also interviewed
hundreds of professional athletes, entrepreneurs and top-level business leaders for a wide range of media outlets.
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Nov 2, Susan Grant - Director of Consumer Protection at Consumer Federation of America
Susan Grant is Director of Consumer Protection at Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of some 300
non-profit consumer groups that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, education,
and advocacy at both national and state levels. Ms. Grant works specifically in the areas of privacy, deceptive
marketing, online safety and security, fraud, electronic and mobile commerce, and general consumer protection issues.
She coordinates CFA's Fake Check Task Force, conducts CFA's annual Consumer Complaint Survey, and is a recognized
authority on combating consumer fraud and deception.
Ms. Grant is also involved in global consumer protection issues through her work in the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue,
a group of consumer organizations in the United States and the European Union countries that provides input on cross-border
consumer issues to the U.S. and EU governments, and her participation in the U.S. government delegation to the Committee
on Consumer Policy at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. She began her career in consumer
protection in 1976 as an investigator and Director of the Consumer Protection Division in the Northwestern Massachusetts
District Attorney's Office. In 1993, Ms. Grant became Executive Director of the National Association of Consumer Agency
Administrators, a professional organization for the heads of government consumer protection agencies. From 1996 to 2007
she served as Vice President of Public Policy and Director of the Fraud Center at the National Consumers League before
joining the CFA staff in 2008.
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Oct 26, Tom Oscherwitz - Chief Privacy Officer and VP of Government Affairs for ID Analytics
Thomas Oscherwitz is responsible for monitoring and managing compliance with key government laws and regulations for ID
Analytics as Vice President of Government Affairs. In addition, Oscherwitz, a Certified Information Privacy
Professional (CIPP), is the company's Chief Privacy Officer. Oscherwitz regularly gives consulting advice to ID
Analytics customers in the areas of privacy, regulation, and legislation.
Oscherwitz joined ID Analytics from the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) where he served as counsel to Feinstein
and represented her for five years on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security.
During his tenure in the Senate, Oscherwitz played a leading role in the drafting of identity theft and privacy legislation,
and helped draft key anti-fraud provisions of the FACT Act.
Prior to working for Feinstein, Oscherwitz was legislative assistant for Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) where he served
as an aide on the House Science Committee and Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law. He also worked
as a research fellow in the Program on Medical Ethics for the University of California, San Francisco.
Mr. Oscherwitz is the Chairperson of TechAmerica's Identity Management Committee and the originator of the Red Flag Forum
on LinkedIn. He also recently served on a Presidential advisory Committee on identity management.
Oscherwitz is a frequent public speaker and writer on the topics of identity theft and identity intelligence. He has
addressed audiences at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Federal Trade Commission, the
Department of Homeland Security, the Catalyst Conference, the American Bar Association, the GFIRST National Conference,
and at numerous other venues.
BA, Stanford University
JD, University of California, Berkely
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Oct 19, Tina Stow - Senior Director of Privacy and Communications for LexisNexis
Tina Stow is Senior Director of Privacy and Communications for LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business
information solutions to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law
enforcement, accounting and academic markets. Within this capacity, she reports to the Senior Vice President for
Privacy, Security, Compliance and Government Affairs and is responsible for communication with public and private
sector stakeholders and LexisNexis associates on matters of privacy, security and compliance as related to the
company's business. She also develops outreach and education strategies, privacy, security, and compliance policies
consumer opt-out program and responds directly to consumer inquiries relating to privacy.
Tina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in English from the University of North Carolina
at Wilmington and Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.
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Oct 12, Beth Givens - Privacy Expert and Director of PRC
Beth Givens is founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a nonprofit advocacy, research,
and consumer education program located in San Diego, California. The PRC was established in 1992 with funding
from the California Public Utilities Commission's Telecommunications Education Trust. It is an independent
program of the Utility Consumers' Action Network, a nonprofit organization that advocates for consumers'
interests regarding telecommunications, energy and the Internet.
The PRC maintains a complaint/information hotline on informational privacy issues, the only one of its kind in
the country. It publishes a series of guides on informational privacy issues. Topics include Internet privacy,
wireless communications, credit reporting, identity theft, telemarketing, medical records, workplace privacy,
employment screening, unsolicited mail, government records, children's online privacy, among others. These are
available at the PRC's web site, www.privacyrights.org.
Givens frequently speaks and conducts workshops on the issue of privacy. She has participated in many media
interviews including: The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), CBS Evening News, CNN, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Good
Morning America, Court TV, NBC Evening News, CBS Weekend News, and major U.S. daily newspapers. She has
testified on privacy public policy concerns before the U.S. Senate, the California Legislature, the California
Public Utilities Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration, and the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency.
In addition, Givens has been a member of several task forces examining privacy-related public policy issues::
California Office of Privacy Protection Advisory Committee; Truste Wireless Privacy Committee; Justice Management
Institute's Electronic Court Records Advisory Committee; Task Force on Criminal Records Identity Theft; California
Legislature's Joint Task Force on Personal Information and Privacy; California Judicial Council Subcommittee on
Privacy and Access; Internet Policy Committee of the San Diego Public Library; and the Mayor of San Diego's City
of the Future Task Force. She has served on the U.S. Census Advisory Committee, California Radio Frequency ID
Advisory Committee, and the California REAL ID Task Force,. Many of Givens' speeches and testimony are available
on the PRC Web site under "Speeches&Testimony," www.privacyrights.org/ar.
Givens was awarded a Pioneer Award in 2002 from the Electronic Frontier Foundations. The Privacy Rights
Clearinghouse is a 2000 award recipient from The Foundation for Improvement of Justice for its work in
assisting victims of identity theft. Givens is a recipient of the 2000 Privacy International Brandeis Award.
Ms. Givens contributed articles on identity theft to two encyclopedias: World Book (2004) and Encyclopedia of
Crime and Punishment (2002). She also contributed a chapter to the 2006 book, RFID: Applications, Security and
Privacy. She is the author of The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your Personal Information
(Avon Books, 1997). She is co-author of Privacy Piracy (with Mari Frank) : A Guide to Protecting Yourself from
Identity Theft. Givens is also co-author and editor of the PRC's fact sheets, on the Web at www.privacyrights.org/fs.
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Oct 5, Paul Fogel - Noted Appellate Attorney
Paul's practice focuses on appeals, writs, post?trial motions, and law and motion matters in a broad range of
civil law areas, including unfair competition, health care, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation,
defamation, products liability, taxation, contracts, public entity law, premises liability, employment, professional
negligence, higher education and constitutional law. He has handled more than 350 appellate matters (resulting in
some 60 published opinions), including matters in the California Supreme Court, the District of Columbia and Ninth
Circuit Courts of Appeals, every Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal, and several other state appellate courts.
Paul has a number of national and regional clients who engage him directly to represent them in appeals and related
proceedings. He regularly provides appellate assistance to Reed Smith's trial attorneys and is frequently engaged by
non-Reed Smith attorneys to consult on or handle appellate matters.
Paul was named one of Northern California's Top 100 Attorneys by Northern California Superlawyer Magazine
in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and has been included as a "Superlawyer" in appellate law annually since 2004. He also
has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and was featured in the 2008 Legal 500 as an "exceptional"
appellate lawyer who "pays close attention to client needs" and "demonstrates high ethical standards."
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Sep 28, Marjorie Cohn - Professor, Attorney, and Author
Professor Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human
rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides
legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America and Pacifica Radio. Professor Cohn is
the author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law and co-author of Cameras in the Courtroom:
Television and the Pursuit of Justice. Her new book, Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military
Dissent, will be published in winter 2009.
Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as Fordham Law Review, Hastings Law Journal and Virginia
Journal of International Law, as well as The National Law Journal, Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Tribune.
Professor Cohn is a contributing editor to Jurist, MWC News and Guild Practitioner and her weekly columns appear
on AlterNet, Counterpunch, CommonDreams, HuffingtonPost, OpedNews, AtlanticFreePress, AfterDowningStreet, ZNet,
and GlobalResearch, and are archived at http://www.marjoriecohn.com/.
She has been a criminal defense attorney at the trial and appellate levels for many years, and was staff counsel
to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Professor Cohn is the U.S. representative to the executive
committee of the Association of American Jurists. The recipient of the San Diego County Bar Association's 2005
Service to Legal Education Award, Professor Cohn was recognized as one of San Diego's Top Attorneys in Academics
for 2006 and 2008, was given the 2007 Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Law by
the San Diego Law Library Justice Foundation, and received the 2008 Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace
and Justice Studies Association.
She sits on the Advisory Board of the US Human Rights Network, the Advisory Committee of the Joan B. Kroc
Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego and the Advisory Board for the Haywood Burns
Memorial Fellowships for Social and Economic Justice, and serves on the Roster of Experts at the Institute
for Public Accuracy. Professor Cohn testified in 2008 about government torture policy before the House
Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She was a legal
observer in Iran on behalf of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers in 1978 and she has participated
in delegations to Cuba, China and Yugoslavia. She lived in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Professor Cohn has
taught at Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 1991.
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Sep 23, Jeff Dion - Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association
Jeff Dion has championed crime victims' rights for more than two decades. Jeff began advocating for victims in 1982,
when his twenty-three year old sister, Paulette, was murdered by a serial killer. Only 14 years old himself, Jeff pressed
the police for information on his sister's case and, after it was solved, decided to pursue a career in law to help
other crime victims.
In honor of his sister's memory, Jeff lobbied the Virginia General Assembly, resulting in 13 victims' rights bills being
enacted into law. These statutes established a victim's right to be present in the courtroom, the right to offer oral
impact testimony at sentencing, the right to confer with the prosecutor, a civil cause of action for stalking, an
expanded civil statute of limitations for victims, and an expanded legal definition of "victim."
In 1998, Jeff joined the staff of the National Center for Victims of Crime, where he currently serves as the Director
of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. In that capacity, he lectures throughout the country to foster greater
communication and understanding among crime victims and trial attorneys. He trains victim advocates in the application
of civil litigation and instructs fellow attorneys in crime victim issues and services. Having trained advocates and
attorneys in 37 states, Jeff is a nationally recognized expert with strong ties to direct service providers and leaders
in the field of victim services. In the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Jeff worked with more
than 1,500 victims and surviving family members to help them understand their rights, and he helped train more
than 2,000 attorneys on the dynamics of victimization and understanding the special needs of survivors.
He previously served as a Governor's Fellow in the Office of the Virginia Attorney General, a Law Clerk to the Judges
of Virginia's 17th Judicial Circuit, and a civil litigator with the firm of Hudgins, Carter & Coleman.
In 2002, he was appointed by Governor Mark Warner and in 2006 was re-appointed by Governor Tim Kaine to the Virginia
Criminal Justice Services Board, which distributes Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act grant funds
to local programs throughout the Commonwealth. Jeff serves on the Victim Services Grant Review Committee, and is the
Chairman of the Victim-Witness Issues Advisory Committee.
Jeff, who is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, serves on the Board of Directors of his local rape crisis
center, Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Service of Prince William County, Inc., which serves nearly 500 victims
each year. He is a former board member and current advisory council member for the National Association to Prevent
Sexual Abuse of Children.
In 2005, Jeff was presented the Allies for Justice Award by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and was honored
by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as one of the individuals who has had the greatest impact
on crime victims' rights in Virginia over the previous 10 years. In 2006, the Attorney General of the United
States presented him with the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award. This award honors an outstanding individual
whose leadership, vision, and innovation have led to significant changes in public policy and practice that benefit
crime victims, and is one of the prestigious National Crime Victims' Rights Week Awards, which are the highest honors
in the field of crime victim services.
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Sept 16, Gillian Hayes - Assistant Professor at UCI
Gillian Hayes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She
received her PhD from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Her research is in Human Computer Interaction,
with emphases on ubiquitous computing and computer supported cooperative work. She focuses on recording technologies for
education and healthcare, investigating issues of usability, usefulness and social impact of technology on feelings about
surveillance, privacy, and control of data.
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Sept 9, Larry Ponemon - Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute
Dr. Larry Ponemon, is a pioneer in the development of privacy audits, privacy risk management and ethical information
management. He is the chairman and founder of The Ponemon Institute. Based upon his vast experience in the fields of
corporate governance, privacy compliance, data protection and business ethics, he consults with leading multinational
organizations on global privacy management programs. Dr. Ponemon was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Privacy for
the United States Federal Trade Commission and to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws. Dr.
Ponemon was recently appointed by the Governor of Arizona to serve as public member of State Board of Optometry. Dr.
Ponemon has held chaired faculty positions at Babson College and SUNY Binghamton and he's published dozens of articles
and five learned books. He is a frequent media commentator on privacy and other business ethics topics for CNN, Fox News,
CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times, Business 2.0,
Newsweek, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, Industry Standard, Boston Globe, InfoWorld,
InformationWeek, Forbes, Fortune, CFO Magazine, Red Herring, Dow Jones News and others. His research studies are well
respected and have a profound impact on the manner in which corporations are changing their approach to important
You can learn more at www.ponemon.org.
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Sept 2, Les Rosen - President of Employment Screening Resources
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), a national
background screening company located in California.
He is the author of, "The Safe Hiring Manual--Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your
Workplace." (512 pages-Facts on Demand Press), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also
authored "The Safe Hiring Audit." In addition, he has produced a DVD training top showing a negligent hiring mock trial,
and has produced an online 20 hour training course in he area of safe hiring and background checks.
He is a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. His
speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He has qualified and testified in the
California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.
He is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney and has taught criminal law and procedure at the
University of California Hastings College of the Law. His jury trials have included murder, death penalty and federal
cases. He graduated UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and received a J.D. degree from the University of California at
Davis, serving on the Law Review. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in the national Martindale-Hubbell listing
of American Attorneys.
Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background
Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry, which now has over 500 members. He was
also elected to the first board of directors and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.
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Aug 26, Lee Tien - Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law,
including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole
practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Mr. Tien has published articles on
children's sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, and the First Amendment status of
publishing computer software. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University,
where he was very active in journalism at the Stanford Daily. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma
News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley. Lee also
did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC-Berkeley.
+1 415 436 9333 x102 Lee Tien
Senior Staff Attorney (Privacy, Free Expression & Freedom of Information)
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Aug 19, Collaborative Law Professionals
Bev Jewell, Collaborative Divorce Coach
Ms Jewell received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University, Irvine in 1995. She is a
Nationally Certified Professional Counselor and Mediator, with offices in Tustin and Palm Springs where she helps
individuals and couples deal with breakdown in communication, conflict resolution, negotiate differences and transition
into and out of relationships.
Ms. Jewel has been a Divorce Coach with Collaborative Divorce Solutions in Orange County since 2003, where she assists
clients during one of the most emotionally stressful times of their lives. She is also a member of Collaborative Divorce
Services of Coachella Valley, the American Counseling Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
John R. Denny
John R. Denny was born in Santa Monica, California in 1957. He graduated from the University of California,
Los Angeles (B.A., Economics, 1980) and Loyola Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1994). At Loyola Law School, he was a
member of the Order of the Coif and St. Thomas More Honor Society. He was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law
Review (1992-1994). He was admitted to the California Bar (1994), U.S. District Court, Central District of California
(1994), and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1995). He has been named a Certified Specialist
in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Denny is a member of the Orange County
Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section) and the State Bar of California, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange
County (CDSOC), and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). He served on the Board of Trustees
of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2001-2002) and the Lawyers Club of Los Angeles County (President, 1999-2000;
Board of Governors, 1995-2002). Mr. Denny is a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar
Foundation. Mr. Denny limits his practice to Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Law.
Carol R. Hughes, Ph.D.
Carol R. Hughes, Ph.D., has been a licensed marriage, family and child therapist
and a State of California board-certified clinical hypnotherapist for over 25 years.
Her academic background includes being a summa cum laude graduate for her
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, in addition to being a Phi Beta Kappa
member and a two-time Fulbright scholar. Concurrently with her private practice,
for ten years she also served as an Associate Professor of Human Services at
Saddleback College, the last three years of which she was the Director and Lead
Professor for the Annual International Eating Disorders Institute, which attracted
students and clinicians from all 50 states.
Carol is a sought-after speaker in the fields of holistic psychotherapy, family therapy, child and adolescent behavior,
co-parenting, addictive disorders, trauma recovery and children of alcoholic and other dysfunctional family systems. Her
clinical background includes extensive training in mindbody healing, hypnotherapy, chemical dependency, eating disorders,
trauma recovery, mediation and divorce peacemaking. In her private practice, Carol currently facilitates therapy groups
and workshops on the topics of parenting/co-parenting, eating disorders, incest and sexual abuse, addictive disorders,
inner child healing, holistic health, and children of alcoholic and other dysfunctional family systems. When time allows
Carol also provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at a ranch in San Juan Capistrano.
Tracy S. McKenney, CFP®, CDFATM
Tracy S. McKenney, CFP®, CDFATM - Tracy S. McKenney is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial
Analyst. She's been working with divorcing couples in collaborative divorce practice for the past 3 years. She started
her financial planning practice in 2003 after receiving her Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 licenses. She helps people plan their
financial future and prepare for their retirement years.
As the 'financial professional' in the collaborative divorce cases, she works with both the husband and wife to document
all the assets/debts, income and expenses. She works with them to figure out how to afford 2 households on the same income.
Using Family Law Software, she's able to show the couple multiple property division scenarios, and advise them on the
future consequences of those choices. She has completed over 20 collaborative cases.
Sherry D. Graybehl D'Antony
Sherry D. Graybehl D'Antony Collaborative Divorce Attorney - is a collaborative divorce attorney and mediator in
Orange County, California. She is also a Family Law Specialist . She has more than twenty years of experience in
family law, and strives to work with her clients to reach a mutually agreeable resolution of the family law issues. Ms.
D'Antony has litigated numerous family law cases and finds that going through the Court system, is emotionally traumatizing
to the clients and to their relationship with each other and their children.
Ms. D'Antony has found through her mediation and collaborative practice that the families start a healing process and
that the parties participate and come up with their own workable arrangements for the division of their assets and
parenting plans for their children. Collaborative law provides a veil of privacy and confidentiality that is not present
in the litigation process. It is Ms. D'Antony's belief that Collaborative and Mediation formats will be the wave of the
future for all family law cases. They do not belong in a Court or in this combative and dysfunctional arena.
Ms. D'Antony litigation experience in custody, property division and support matters provides a vast experience that helps
her guide her clients through this less intrusive and people friendly alternative to litigated divorce.
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Aug 12, Lothar Determann - Partner/Attorney Specializing in International Technology Law
DR. LOTHAR DETERMANN practices and teaches international technology law. As a partner with Baker & McKenzie
LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, focusing on technology and international business law, his
practice covers counseling technology companies on taking their R&D, products and contracts international,
as well as software licensing, electronic commerce, data protection, intellectual property and outsourcing.
Dr. Determann is admitted to practice in Germany and California and was named one of the top 10 Copyright Attorneys
by the San Francisco / Los Angeles Daily Journal. He teaches Computer Law, Data Privacy and Internet Law at UC
Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), USF Law School and Freie Universität Berlin, and is a member of the Association
of German Public Law Professors since 1999. He has authored three books and more than 40 articles, including
Dangerous Liaisons - Software Combinations as Derivative Works? (21 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 14412006); Don't Judge A
Sale by its License: Software Transfers under the First Sale Doctrine in the U.S. and the EC, 36 U.S.F. L. Rev. 1
(2001, co-author: A. Fellmeth), and Freedom of Communications on the Internet (Berlin 1999, 653 p.). For more
information see www.lothar.determann.name and www.bakernet.com.
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Aug 5, Chris Hoofnagle - Senior Staff Attorney and Expert on Privacy Law
Chris Jay Hoofnagle is senior staff attorney to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and senior fellow
with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. His focus is consumer privacy law.
From 2000 to 2006, he was senior counsel to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and director of the
organization's West Coast office. At EPIC, he concentrated on financial services privacy, telemarketing regulation
and consumer profiling. He was also a non-residential fellow with Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society
for the 2005 academic year.
Hoofnagle is a nationally recognized expert in information privacy law. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and
the California Senate and Assembly numerous times on social security number privacy and credit transactions. The text
of his written testimony is online at http://epic.org/.
Hoofnagle was the author of an amicus brief in Remsburg v. Docusearch, a case in which the Supreme Court of New
Hampshire held that private investigators have a duty to exercise reasonable care towards individuals being
investigated, and that individuals may bring common law privacy claims against investigators who acquire personal
information through deception. He also authored an amicus brief in Kehoe v. Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust, in which
the 11th Circuit held that individuals do not need to demonstrate harm to collect monetary damages from invasions of
privacy. The decision makes it economically viable for individuals to vindicate privacy rights in court, and resulted
in a $50 million settlement including direct payments to thousands of affected plaintiffs.
Chris is a regular contributor to print, radio and television articles, Hoofnagle has provided commentary for over
1,000 news stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC News
and other major media outlets. (2004). http://www.law.berkeley.edu/samuelsonclinic
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Jul 29, Participants of the International Association of Holistic Lawyers Conference in Chicago
The IAHL membership has a unique and diverse character as the journey to finding more joy, satisfaction
and meaning in life has many different paths. In this organization you will find lawyers who are also
therapists, healers, musicians, jugglers, and parents. You will find members who are exploring different
ways of practicing law, who are learning how to deal with the stress of the legal profession, who are
becoming healthy and whole, and who are passionate about helping the legal profession become more open
and responsive to its clients and the world at large.
To find out more about the IAHL, visit www.iahl.org.
To learn more about our great guests, please visit the following websites:
Scott Farrell: www.gitlinlawfirm.com/about_bios_sjf.htm
Sandra Crawford: www.lawcrawford.com
carl Michael rossi: http://collaborativepracticechicago.com/coaching.html
J. Kim Wright: www.cuttingedgelaw.com
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Jul 22, Ed Mierzwinski - U.S. PIRG Consumer Program Director
Ed Mierzwinski is the Consumer Program Director with the National Association of State Public Interest Research
Groups (U.S. PIRG) since 1989. State PIRGs are non-profit, non-partisan consumer, environmental and good government
watchdog groups around the country. He often testifies before Congress and state legislatures and has authored or
co-authored numerous reports on consumer issues ranging from the failure of cable television deregulation to privacy,
identity theft, bank fees, predatory lending and unfair practices and product safety. He is often quoted in the national
press and has appeared on network news shows including NBC Today, CNN Crossfire and ABC Nightline. He has been profiled
in the New York Times. He is a 2003 recipient of Privacy International's "Brandeis Award" for privacy protection efforts.
He is a past member of the boards of several large consumer-owned businesses, and the University of Connecticut
Cooperative Corporation, a student-owned bookstore. From 1981 through 1988, he was Executive Director of Connecticut
PIRG. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA, MS).
Phone: (202) 546-9707
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Jul 15, Jay and Linda Foley - Founders of the Identity Theft Resource Center
Jay Foley is the co-founder/director of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationwide, nonprofit identity theft
program located in San Diego, California. The ITRC was established in 1999 in response to the growing need for
victim assistance and public empowerment caused by the explosive rise in identity theft crime rate.
As the spouse of an identity theft victim, Foley understands the practical and emotional complexities of this crime.
Since 1999, he has assisted thousands of victims via email and telephone.
As ITRC's primary criminal justice contact, he has received great support and accolades from members of law
enforcement across the country who frequently refer victims to him for assistance. Foley currently sits numerous
law enforcement, governmental and legislative taskforces, including JAG and has testified at legislative hearings
in various states and in front of Congress.
Foley is also a popular presenter and trainer. He has also appeared on many major television news shows, quoted in
most major newspapers and radio stations around the country.
Jay Foley's background includes over 20 years in project management, customer service training, sales and database
management. His experience in the US Navy and study for his MCSE and MCDBA certificates has proven to be invaluable
in understanding the computer's role in this crime, possible solutions and in anticipating future trends.
He is a recipient of the 2004 Crime Victims Service Award presented by the U. S. Attorney General for the Department
of Justice and commendations by Senator Dianne Feinstein and former CA Governor Gray Davis.
Linda Foley is the co-founder/director of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nation-wide nonprofit identity
theft program based in San Diego, California. Established in 1999 in response to the growing need for victim assistance
and public empowerment due to the epidemic rise in identity theft, today ITRC is nationally respected for its
expertise and work.
As a former victim of identity theft herself, Foley is uniquely suited to understanding the complexities of this
crime. ITRC supports thousands of victims through its web site, email and telephone correspondence. Foley developed
and wrote the numerous comprehensive publications on ITRC's website (www.idtheftcenter.org) and used by the national
office and network of trained volunteers.
Foley provides testimony and information for national and state conferences and taskforces, and remains a resource
for legislators throughout the nation. Foley has appeared on numerous major television news show, several talk shows
and is widely quoted by major newspapers, radio stations and magazines.
Besides her work in the community, Foley forges partnerships with companies to create better document handling
procedures. She has created a workplace ID theft self-assessment inventory for use by businesses that might not
want outside consultants to evaluate their company.
She has been honored as the 10Leadership Program (San Diego's ABC affiliate) Individual Leader for 2001, is a
recipient of the prestigious Foundation for Improvement of Justice Award (Sept 2000), the 2004 National Crime
Victim Service Award presented by U. S. Attorney General for the Department of Justice and commendations by U.S.
Senator Dianne Feinstein and former CA Governor Gray Davis.
Identity Theft Resource Center
PO Box 26833, San Diego CA 92196
Office Line: 858-693-7935
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Jul 8, Judge James (Jim) Gray
JUDGE JAMES P. GRAY (Ret.) RECEIVED HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT UCLA IN 1966, AND HIS LAW DEGREE FROM USC IN 1971. JUDGE
GRAY ALSO SERVED WITH THE PEACE CORPS IN PALMAR NORTE, COSTA RICA, WHERE HE TAUGHT PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND
HEALTH FROM 1966 TO 1968.
FROM 1972 UNTIL 1975, JUDGE GRAY WAS A STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR THE U.S. NAVY
JAG CORPS AT THE NAVAL AIR STATIONS IN GUAM AND LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA. WHILE IN THE SERVICE, HE WAS AWARDED
NATIONAL DEFENSE, VIETNAM SERVICE AND COMBAT ACTION RIBBONS.
JUDGE GRAY WAS A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR WITH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES, WHERE HE EVENTUALLY
HEADED A UNIT THAT PROSECUTED VARIOUS FRAUDS AGAINST THE VA, FHA AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES.
AFTER WORKING IN PRIVATE PRACTICE IN NEWPORT BEACH IN CIVIL LITIGATION WITH THE LAW FIRM OF WYMAN, BAUTZER,
ROTHMAN & KUCHEL, JUDGE GRAY WAS APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR DEUKMEJIAN TO THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL COURT IN DECEMBER
OF 1983, WHERE HE WAS ACTIVE IN TRYING TO COMBAT THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES. HE WAS AWARDED
A COMMENDATION FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THESE EFFORTS IN 1990.
JUDGE JIM GRAY WAS ELEVATED BY GOVERNOR DEUKMEJIAN TO THE ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IN JULY OF 1989, WHERE HE
RECEIVED AWARDS AS THE 1992 "JUDGE OF THE YEAR" BY THE BUSINESS LITIGATION SECTION OF THE ORANGE COUNTY BAR
ASSOCIATION, THE 1995 "JUDGE OF THE YEAR" BY THE ORANGE COUNTY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION. HE RETIRED
AFTER 25 YEARS ON THE BENCH IN JANUARY OF 2009, AND NOW WORKS IN PRIVATE MEDIATION FOR ADR SERVICES, INC. IN IRVINE.
JUDGE JAMES P. GRAY HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL COUNCIL, THE ALCOHOL ADVISORY BOARD TO THE ORANGE
COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THE ADVISORY BOARD TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL & DRUG PROGRAMS, THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE ORANGE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY, AND HAS SERVED AS AN
ELECTED MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT.
HE ALSO WAS THE FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF THE WILLIAM P. GRAY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN INNS OF COURT; A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
OF COUNCILORS OF THE USC LAW SCHOOL; A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE FOR THE CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL COUNCIL;
AND A FOUNDER OF PEER COURT, WHICH ADJUDICATES REAL JUVENILE CASES IN NUMBERS OF ORANGE COUNTY'S HIGH SCHOOLS USING
STUDENTS AS JURORS.
HE IS THE AUTHOR OF WHY OUR DRUG LAWS HAVE FAILED AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT - A JUDICIAL INDICTMENT OF THE WAR ON
DRUGS (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001), AND WEARING THE ROBE: THE ART AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF JUDGING IN TODAY'S
COURTS (SQUARE ONE PRESS, 2009)
He's also THE COMPOSER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL "AMERICANS ALL" (HEUER PUBLISHING), AND HE ALSO WRITES A WEEKLY
COLUMN ABOUT ISSUES OF OUR DAY FOR THE DAILY PILOT NEWSPAPER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JUDGE JAMES P. GRAY, PLEASE VISIT HIS WEBSITE AT WWW.JUDGEJIMGRAY.COM.
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Jul 1, Laura Innes, Esq. - Employment Law Attorney
Laura Innes, a director of Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC, has been engaged exclusively in the practice
of labor and employment law for 23 years. Her practice combines preventive counseling for management with civil
and administrative litigation defense. Recognized by Martindale Hubbell as an "AV" rated practitioner, Ms. Innes
regularly publishes articles on a wide range of employment law topics and is a frequent speaker to client and
community groups. Ms. Innes has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" - one of the top 5% of lawyers
in Northern California - by San Francisco Magazine for each of the last four years (2004-2009) and was featured in
an interview entitled "America's Most Influential Women" for the Forbes SkyRadio program airing on American Airlines
and United Airlines flights in January and March 2005, respectively. Ms. Innes acts as a mediator in labor and
employment matters; and serves as an Expert Witness regarding all labor and employment matters with special emphasis
on employment practices, discrimination and sexual harassment claims and wage and hour disputes.
Ms. Innes is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Employer's Resource Institute and is a member
of the Associated General Contractors Legal Advisory Committee. Ms. Innes is a member of the Labor and Employment
Law Section State Bar of California, American Bar Association, San Francisco Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar
Association; and the Marin County Bar Association.
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Jun 24, Jonathan Kirsch - Author and Publishing Attorney
Photo Credit: Alfred Benjamin
JONATHAN KIRSCH is the author of twelve books, including seven books on the history of religion and religious texts,
two novels and two books on publishing law. (See below.) He has contributed book reviews to the Los Angeles Times for
more than 30 years, and he appears as a commentator and guest host on NPR affiliates KCRW-FM and KPCC-FM in Southern
California. He also serves on the adjunct faculty of New York University's Professional Publishing Program.
Kirsch has served as a guest lecturer at schools, universities, libraries, museums, synagogues and churches across the
United States. He has also served as legal counsel on a pro bono basis for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles,
Center for Media Literacy, and California Lawyers for the Arts. He is also general counsel for the Independent Book
Publishers Association (formerly Publishers Marketing Association), which presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award
for Special Achievement in Publishing in 1994. Kirsch is a member of California Lawyers for the Arts, the Los Angeles
Copyright Society, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Sections of the
California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Kirsch writes and lectures on legal topics relating to the publishing industry for the Independent Book Publishers
Association, the Western Publishing Association, the Publishers Association of the West, the Publishers Association of
Los Angeles, the National Museum Publishing Seminar of the University of Chicago's Graham School, the Authors Guild,
the Practising Law Institute, the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, the Intellectual Property, Internet and
New Media Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Mystery
Writers Association, the Independent Writers of Southern California, California Lawyers for the Arts, Sisters in Crime,
Southwest Manuscripters, and other publishing industry associations and legal programs.
Kirsch was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, attended high school in Culver City, and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with
honors in Russian and Jewish history and Adlai E. Stevenson College honors at the Santa Cruz campus of the University of
California. A member of the California State Bar since 1976, he earned a Juris Doctor degree cum laude at Loyola
University School of Law.
Before embarking on the practice of law, Kirsch was senior editor of California Magazine (formerly New West Magazine),
where he specialized in a coverage of law, government and politics. Previously, he worked as West Coast correspondent
for Newsweek, an editor for West and Home magazines at the Los Angeles Times, and a reporter for the Santa Cruz
Sentinel. As a book reviewer and a freelance writer, he has contributed to the Washington Post, Toronto Globe and
Mail, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, New Republic, Publishers Weekly, Performing Arts,
Human Behavior, L.A. Architect and other publications. He is also the author of two novels, Bad Moon Rising (1977) and
Lovers in a Winter Circle (1978).
Kirsch is married to Ann Benjamin Kirsch, Psy.D., a psychotherapist in private practice in Beverly Hills.
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Jun 17, Nuala O'Connor Kelly - GE Senior Counsel, Information Governance and Privacy
Nuala was named senior counsel, information governance and privacy in 2008 and joined GE as chief privacy leader in
2005. In her current role, Nuala co-leads GE's Information Governance Council, which is responsible for the
development and implementation of the Company's policies and practices across the data life cycle, including
creation, protection and disposal. As privacy lead, Nuala also facilitates the team of business privacy leaders
and the Information Governance and Privacy practice groups.
Prior to joining GE, Nuala served as chief privacy officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before DHS,
Nuala served as chief privacy officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she also served as chief counsel for
technology and as deputy director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning. Prior to public service, Nuala
served as vice president-data protection and chief privacy officer for emerging technologies for the online company,
DoubleClick, and also served as the company's first deputy general counsel for privacy.
Nuala has practiced law with the firms of Sidley & Austin, Hudson Cook, and Venable in Washington, DC. She is a
member of the board of directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a Certified
Information Privacy Professional.
Nuala was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up on New York's Long Island. She received her A.B. from
Princeton University, a master's of education from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University
Law Center. She is a member of the bar of Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Nuala lives in Virginia with her husband
Glenn Kelly, their daughters Nora (4) and Maggie (2), and two Labrador Retrievers, Elie and Earl.
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Jun 10, Hanna Hasl-Kelchner - Attorney and Author
Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, The No Nonsense LawyerTM, is a licensed attorney, educator, speaker and author of
The Business Guide to Legal Literacy: What Every Manager Should Know about the Law (Jossey-Bass, 2006).
Her legal career began in Washington, D.C., spanning private and government practice, including service at the
U.S. International Trade Commission where one of her cases was decided by President Reagan. Moving to in-house
practice, she developed a diverse portfolio of increasing responsibility at various large corporations,
including Degussa Corporation and Reichhold, Inc.
Hanna earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her MBA degree from Cornell University, and her
law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, where she won awards for her advocacy skills.
She has also been on the faculty and taught at the Duke University Fuqua School of Management and the University
of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Besides serving on the advisory board of WeComply, Inc., and the editorial board of the Journal of Business
Ethics Education, Hanna also hosts a blog at www.Legalliteracy.com and speaks to various audiences on how legal
literacy can enable higher business performance.
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Jun 3, Robert Siciliano - Expert on Personal Security and Identity Theft
Robert Siciliano is an expert on personal security and identity theft. With 25 years of experience in
self-defense, security work, martial arts, white collar crimes and observing the human condition. Mr.
Siciliano has been researching and keeping in tune with all aspects of security by staying on top of what
is new and ahead of what is next at all times as the CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com .
An American television news correspondent, security analyst, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist,
and author of "The Safety Minute: Living on high alert; How to take control of your personal security and prevent
fraud", Mr. Siciliano's goal is to inform and educate Americans to avoid becoming a statistic.
His thoughts and advice on all security and fraud matters appear often in both the televised and print news media.
A sampling of his work includes appearances on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CNBC, USA Today,
Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest, Consumer Digest, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, ABC
News.com, TechRepublic, Search Security, AP, UPI, Reuters, and Entrepreneur.
Mr. Siciliano is a professional speaker and delivers presentations through the United States and Canada on
identity theft protection and personal security, including self-defense. By training people to become winners,
Siciliano has earned much critical praise teaching workshops and giving seminars to people of all ages throughout
the country, on how to avoid assaults and prevent fraud.
Current positions include;
Uni-ball Corp; National Spokesperson representing anti check washing pens.
McAfee Anti-Virus; Consumer Advisory Board Member
Biometric Signature ID; Advisory Board Member
Bank Fraud IT Security Report; Editorial Board
Advanced Platform Solutions Inc. Advisory Board Member
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May 27, Robert Brownstone - Attorney and Law and Technology Director
Robert D. Brownstone, Esq. is the Law & Technology Director at Fenwick & West LLP, a 250-plus-attorney
Silicon-Valley-headquartered law firm, specializing in providing a wide array of services to high-tech and
life-sciences companies. He is sometimes referred to as "The Guru of Metadata" or "Law and IT in One Brain."
Mr. Brownstone advises clients on electronic discovery, electronic information management, information-security
and retention/destruction policies and protocols. He also collaborates with clients as to computer solutions
enabling compliance with legal obligations. A nationwide speaker and writer on many law and technology issues,
Mr. Brownstone is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on electronic information.
He is a member of four state bars (including California and New York), of the Information Systems Auditing and
Control Association (ISACA) and of the executive committee of the State Bar of California's Law Practice
Management and Technology (LPMT) Section.
Before joining Fenwick & West in 2000, Mr. Brownstone had a varied 13-year career as a litigator, law school
administrator, law school teacher and consultant. He received his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law
School in 1986 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1982.
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May 20, Senator Joe Simitian - California, 11th District
Joe Simitian was elected to the California State Senate in November 2004 to represent the 11th State Senate
District, which includes portions of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. His public service over
the years includes stints as a State Assemblymember, member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,
Mayor of Palo Alto and President of the Palo Alto School Board. He has also served as an election observer/supervisor
in El Salvador and Bosnia, and participated in refugee relief and resettlement efforts in Albania and Kosovo.
In the Senate, Simitian chairs the Environmental Quality Committee and serves as a member of the following
committees: Budget & Fiscal Review, where he is Chair of Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection
and Transportation; Education; Energy, Utilities & Communications; Natural Resources & Water; and
Transportation & Housing.
Simitian received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with academic honors, from The Colorado College. He also holds a
Master of Arts degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, a Master in City Planning
degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of
California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
The California Journal identified Simitian as among those at the "Top of the Class" during his first term in the
Legislature. More recently, the Capitol Weekly identified Simitian as one of the half-dozen "Most Effective"
members of the Legislature.
San Jose Magazine has repeatedly recognized him as one of the "Power 100 of Silicon Valley", and in 2003 Simitian
was selected by Scientific American magazine as one of the "Scientific American 50" Leaders in Technology from
around the world.
Simitian and his work have been quoted or noted in publications as diverse as the Atlantic Monthly,
Conde Nast Traveller, Mother Jones, People Magazine, and Scientific American. His media appearances
range from CNN to the "Dr. Phil Show", from CTV (Canadian Television) to ABC Radio National in Australia.
You can learn more about Senator Simitian at www.sen.ca.gov or www.sentatorsimitian.com.
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May 13, Chi Chi Wu - Staff Attorney for the National Consumer Law Center
Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at NCLC. Chi Chi focuses on consumer credit issues at NCLC, including fair
credit reporting, credit cards, refund anticipation loans, and medical debt. Chi Chi is co-author of the
legal manuals Fair Credit Reporting Act and Credit Discrimination, and a contributing author to Cost of Credit,
Truth in Lending, and Collection Actions. Before joining NCLC, Chi Chi worked in the Consumer Protection Division
at the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.
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May 6, Bob Sullivan - MSNBC Journalist and Author
BOB SULLIVAN is a technology writer for MSNBC who has concentrated on technology crime and consumer
fraud. He is the nation's leading journalist covering identity fraud having written more than 100
articles on the subject since 1996. His work appears on several MSNBC partner sites including MSN.com,
Wall Street Journal Interactive, and ZDNet.com. Sullivan also appears on air on MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Nightly
News, the Today show, and various local NBC affiliates. He is the winner of the prestigious 2002 Society
of Professional Journalists Public Service Award for his series of articles on online fraud. He has spoken
before trade and government groups including the National Association of Attorney Generals. He lives in
Maltby, Washington with his golden retriever, Lucky.
Author, Behind the Identity Theft Epidemic
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Apr 29, Robert Brennan - Consumer Attorney and Author
Attorney Robert Brennan grew up steeped in the legal tradition: his uncle was former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
William J. Brennan, Jr. (deceased), and his father, Frank Brennan, was chief in-house counsel for several major
U.S. corporations during his long career.
Robert Brennan began his career in civil litigation in 1988, and opened his own general practice firm, The Law
Offices of Robert F. Brennan in 1991 (www.brennanlaw.com).The firm specializes in litigating cases related to
violations of consumer protection laws, including unfair and abusive debt collection, lemon law, automotive
dealer fraud, wrongful credit damage, personal injury, and consumer protection class actions.
An experienced and aggressive trial lawyer with an excellent win record, Brennan has a wide range of successful
litigation experience, including medical malpractice, consumer fraud (including consumer warranty and "lemon
law" issues), personal injury, and business litigation. He is also a nationally recognized speaker on consumer
protection and consumer fraud issues, and has published numerous articles on those and other litigation issues.
Brennan is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Hollywood Bar
Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Irish-American Bar Association, the California
Association of Consumer Attorneys, the Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, and the National
Association of Consumer Advocates, for which he was a founding member. He has been honored to have been
selected as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" for the past four consecutive years.
For more information, please visit www.brennanlaw.com
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Apr 22, Peggy Eisenhauer - Founder of Privacy & Information Systems
Margaret P. ("Peggy") Eisenhauer is the founder of Privacy & Information Management Services - Margaret P.
Eisenhauer, P.C. For the past 17 years, she has helped companies develop and document privacy, security and
fair information practices programs. She has extensive experience with U.S. and international privacy laws as
well as industry practices for managing consumer, customer and employee information. In addition to traditional
legal compliance work, she provides privacy assessment services, training, and assistance with privacy and
security incident response.
Ms. Eisenhauer was identified as one of the Top 25 American Privacy Law
Consultants by COMPUTERWORLD in March 2006, October 2007 and December 2008. PIMS was also named "One
of Eight Privacy Firms to Watch" by COMPUTERWORLD in April 2007.
Prior to forming PIMS, Ms. Eisenhauer
founded and led the Hunton & Williams, LLC privacy and information management practice group. She has also
served as General Counsel and Director, Data Acquisition for Information America, Inc. (now Westlaw® Public Records),
a Thomson Reuters company.
In addition to a J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law (1989),
she holds a Master of Science in Information & Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1992). She
is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a Certified Information Privacy
Professional (CIPP), a member of CIPP Advisory Board, a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, and member of the Nymity
Ms. Eisenhauer is a frequent speaker and author on privacy and information management topics. In
addition to numerous articles published in the BNA Privacy and Security Law Report and BNAI World Data Protection
Report, Ms. Eisenhauer is the author of the case book, A Global Survey of Privacy & Security Enforcement Actions
with Recommendations for Reducing Risk (published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals,
Peggy Eisenhauer is admitted to practice law in the states of Georgia and Florida, U.S.A. She can be reached
at 404-914-1163 or via email to email@example.com.
PRIVACY & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES - MARGARET P. EISENHAUER, P.C.
4355 COBB PARKWAY SUITE J-280 - ATLANTA, GA 30339 U.S.A
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Apr 15, Kevin O'Grady - Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Dr. Kevin O'Grady is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Orange County/Long Beach region. He
previously served as the region's Associate Director. At the ADL, Dr. O'Grady oversees all programming
including: civil rights; government affairs; community relations; education; and law enforcement relations.
He coordinates the region's response to civil rights issues and hate crimes, monitors extremist groups,
and speaks at public forums on issues of civil rights, diversity, anti-Semitism, and education.
Before joining the Anti-Defamation League, Dr. O'Grady served as the Dean of Students for Milken Community
High School, the largest Jewish Day School in the country. He has also served as Director of the Hawai'i
Technology Project: a state wide project that introduced on-line technologies into small schools across the
state's five primary islands. In 2001 he was named "One of Los Angeles' City and County's Most Inspirational
Teachers." He recently, authored a study of gay and lesbian high school teachers and is considered a national
expert in the area of gay and lesbian issues in education.
In addition to his work with the ADL, Dr. O'Grady is a member of The Center, Orange County, GLSEN Orange
County and the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs. He holds a masters degree in Political Science
from California State University, Fullerton and a doctorate in Education from the University of Southern
California. Kevin lives in Long Beach, CA with his partner Dr. Craig Kain.
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Apr 8, Dr. Larry Ponemon - Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute
Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research "think tank" dedicated to
advancing privacy and data protection practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and
the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework.
Ponemon Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors and verifies
the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a various industries. In addition to Institute activities,
Dr. Ponemon is an adjunct professor for ethics and privacy at Carnegie Mellon University's CIO Institute. He is a founding board member
of the Unisys Corporation's Security Leadership Institute.
Dr. Ponemon consults with leading multinational organizations on global privacy management programs. He has
extensive knowledge of regulatory frameworks for managing privacy and data security including financial services,
health care, pharmaceutical, telecom and Internet. Dr. Ponemon was appointed to the Advisory Committee for
Online Access & Security for the United States Federal Trade Commission. He was recently appointed by the
White House to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Ponemon was also an appointed to two California State task forces on privacy
and data security laws.
Dr. Ponemon is a member of the National Board of Advisors of the Eller College of Business
and Public Administration, University of Arizona. He serves as Chairman of the Government Policy Advisory Committee
and Co-Chair of the Internet Task Force for the Council of American Survey and Research Organizations (CASRO).
Dr. Ponemon was a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he founded the firm's global compliance risk
management group. Prior to joining Price Waterhouse as a partner, Dr. Ponemon served as the National Director
of Business Ethics Services for KPMG Peat Marwick, and was appointed Executive Director of the KPMG Business
Ethics Institute. Dr. Ponemon has held chaired (tenured) faculty positions and published numerous articles and
learned books. He has presented more than 500 keynote speeches or learned presentations at national or international
conferences on privacy, data protection, information security, corporate governance, and responsible information
Dr. Ponemon is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, serving
as founding member of the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) Advisory Board. Dr. Ponemon is
column editor for Computerworld, CSO Magazine, BNA, Dark Reading and other leading publications. He is a frequent
commentator on privacy and business ethics for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times,
Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times, Business 2.0, Newsweek, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report,
CIO Magazine, Industry Standard, Boston Globe, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, Forbes, Fortune, CFO Magazine, Red
Herring, Dow Jones News and others.
Dr. Ponemon earned his Ph.D. at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He
has a Master’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and attended the doctoral program in
system sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ponemon earned his Bachelors with
Highest Distinction from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He is a Certified Public Accountant
(active license in Texas).
Dr. Ponemon is a veteran (Vietnam War era) of the United States Navy. He is married
and has two sons.
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Apr 1, 24hr Jazz Festival
Normal programming pre-empted for 24 hour Jazz Festival - Midnight to Midnight 4/1/09.
Join us on April 8 when our guest will be Dr. Larry Ponemon.
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Mar 25, Dr. Marcel Adam Just - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Carnegie Mellon’s
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Marcel Adam Just, the D.O. Hebb Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon and Director of its Center
for Cognitive Brain Imaging, is a researcher and scientific contributor in a broad set of areas of neuroscience,
with major funding for over three decades from NIH (including a Senior Scientist Award) and ONR (Office of Naval
Research). He has made pioneering brain imaging contributions in language processing, multitasking, and thought
identification (from brain images) that have been published in leading journals. He is the author of one of the
leading theories of autism, has recently helped develop the first successful attempt to decode a simple thought
from a person's brain activity (published in Science), has demonstrated the brain consequences of cell phone use
during driving, and has demonstrated for the first time that the brains of children who are poor readers can be
changed, not just in how they activate, but also in their very anatomy. In addition to the scientific research,
he has also been involved in relating neuroscience findings to public policy, including providing testimony on
the biological basis of autism to the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee on Human
Rights & Wellness, and testimony on cell phone use during driving to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Transportation Committee Hearing.
His research uses brain imaging (fMRI) in high-level cognitive tasks to study the neural basis of the architecture
of human thought. The fMRI studies attempt to determine the underlying cortical components of the cognitive system
and the nature of the collaboration among them in many different types of tasks. The individual projects
investigate high level thinking in tasks like sentence comprehension, mental rotation, imagery, object recognition,
problem-solving, and decision-making. The projects examine normal cognitive functioning in college students and in
adolescents, as well as in special populations, such as patients with autism and children with dyslexia.
The fMRI results are being used in the development of a computational theory of cognition called 4CAPS, which
models the dynamic, collaborative activity of the brain's large-scale network of computational centers, each
drawing on its own set of relative specializations. This approach provides an account of the relation between
thought processes and brain activity.
For bio and publications information visit: www.ccbi.cmu.edu/people_faculty_content.htm
For research center information visit: www.ccbi.cmu.edu
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Mar 18, Dr. Marcel Adam Just - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Carnegie Mellon’s
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Due to technical difficulties, this interview was rescheduled to Mar 25
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Mar 11, Peter Cullen - Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft
As GM Trustworthy Computing and Chief Privacy Strategist at Microsoft Corp., Peter Cullen is directly
responsible for managing the development and implementation of programs that bolster the privacy and
trustworthiness of Microsoft® products, services, processes and systems worldwide. Cullen leads Microsoft's
privacy group as well as teams of online safety, geopolitical and accessibility experts, all committed to
enhancing customers' computing experiences. Cullen brings more than a decade of expertise in privacy and
data protection to his role as well as extensive background in building sound organizational practices. In
2003, Cullen was honored with the International Association of Privacy Professionals' (IAPP) Vanguard Award
for Privacy Innovation for his contributions to the privacy profession.
During his tenure at Microsoft, Cullen has been a leading advocate for strong and innovative safeguards for
personal information, privacy and data, as well as technologies, services and processes that enhance trust
and ease of access. He meets regularly with industry and public policy leaders and is a frequent speaker at
conferences, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Before joining Microsoft in July 2003, Cullen served as the corporate privacy officer for the Royal Bank of
Canada (RBC), where he was responsible for influencing initiatives relevant to the RBC Financial Group's
strategic approach to privacy. He also established the Corporate Privacy Group, a first for a Canadian
financial institution, to more effectively coordinate the management of privacy across the organization. During
Cullen's tenure at RBC, he also helped increase shareholder value through customer loyalty and satisfaction endeavors.
Cullen holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western
Ontario. He is married with two adult children. In his personal time, Cullen enjoys practicing his passion
for the culinary arts, golfing and skiing.
Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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Mar 4, Dan Solove - Law Professor and Author
Daniel J. Solove is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School.
He received his A.B. in English Literature from Washington University, where he was an early selection
for Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, Professor Solove won the university-wide
scholarly writing Field Prize and served as symposium editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of
the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Following law school, Professor Solove clerked for The
Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After practicing law as
an associate at the firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., Professor Solove began a second clerkship
with The Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He began his law teaching career at Seton Hall Law School in 2000. He joined the George Washington University
Law School faculty in 2004.
Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature,
jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. He teaches information privacy law, criminal
procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.
An internationally known expert in privacy law, Solove has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several
hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today,
Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.
Professor Solove is the author of Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of
Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007),
The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press 2004) and Information
Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2009), among other titles. His book, The Future of Reputation,
won the 2007 McGannon Award.
He has written more than 25 articles, which have appeared in many of the leading law reviews, including the
Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, NYU Law Review,
Michigan Law Review, and U. Chicago Law Review, among others.
He has consulted in high-profile privacy law cases, contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court,
and testified before Congress. He serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and
is on the board of the Law and Humanities Institute.
Professor Solove blogs at Concurring Opinions, a blog covering issues of law, culture, and current events. It
was selected by the ABA Journal as among the 100 best law blogs.
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Feb 25, Dr. Bryan McDonald - Assistant Director for the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
Bryan McDonald is the Assistant Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs. He received a
Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, a Master's Degree in Political Science
from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor's Degree (in Honors, Summa Cum Laude) in English from Virginia Tech. His
research explores the impacts of processes of global change on politics and security with a focus on human,
environmental, and international security. Current research projects include: threats and vulnerabilities of
the emerging network of global food systems; the environmental dimensions of peacebuilding and post-conflict
reconstruction, and social and political impacts of the changing global security landscape.
He is co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Human Security (MIT Press, forthcoming 2009) and Landmines
and Human Security: International Politics and War's Hidden Legacy (SUNY Press, 2004, paperback 2006). His
work has been published in Democracy & Society, The Journal of the American Planning Association, The Canadian
Journal of Political Science, Global Environmental Politics, Organization & Environment, Natural Resources
Journal, Environment, Politics and the Life Sciences, International Environmental Agreements, and The Environmental
Change and Security Project Report. McDonald has presented papers at annual meetings of the American Political
Science Association, the International Studies Association, the American Planning Association, and the American
Collegiate Schools of Planning.
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Feb 18, Madison Ayer and Evan Hendricks
Evan Hendricks and Madison Ayer aboard the Spirit Soaring in Newport Beach, CA
Madison Ayer - Vice President, Strategy and Policy for ID Watchdog
Madison develops collaborative relationships with consumer advocates, regulatory agencies, consumer protection
groups that are concerned with identity theft protection. Ayer takes the lead as ID Watchdog's representative
in helping to define best practices and industry standards within the identity security industry. Ayer began
researching identity theft solutions while working with an accounting firm in Milton Keynes, England. He worked
as a venture capital analyst for Bolder Venture Partners, before co-founding a successful credit consultancy in
2003. Ayer studied at the college of Engineering at Cornell University.
Evan Hendricks - Editor/Publisher of Privacy Times
Since 1981, Evan has been Editor/Publisher of Privacy Times, a biweekly, Washington-based newsletter that
reports on privacy and information law, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Evan has
researched and written many articles on Congressional and State legislative actions, judicial opinions,
industry trends and actions, executive branch policies and consumer news as they related to the FCRA.
Evan is qualified by the federal courts in FCRA and identity theft cases and he has served as an expert witness
in Congressional hearings testifying on Identity Theft, Credit Reports, Privacy, Social Security Numbers and more.
He has consulted with private companies like Experian and also governmental agencies the US Postal Service.
He is also the author of several books including:
Credit Scores and Credit Reports: How The System Really Works, What You Can Do (Privacy Times, 2004)
Your Right To Privacy: A Basic Guide To Legal Rights In An Information Society (2nd Edition, Southern Illinois
University Press, 1990), (Includes a chapter on credit reporting)
Former Secrets: Government Records Made Public Through The Freedom of Information Act (Campaign For Political
Evan also lectures about privacy issues nation wide and internationally including Wales, Paris, Venice, the
Hague in the Netherlands
Evan is also considered an expert by the media. He has been on Nightline. World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News,
CBS Evening News, CNN News Watch, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, various local affiliates, and such shows as the Oprah
Winfrey Show and Geraldo, regarding a wide range of privacy issues.
He is quoted regularly by major and small newspapers (including The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and Money Magazine), regarding issues of privacy
generally and the privacy implications of consumer reporting specifically.
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Feb 11, Susie Vanderlip - Author, Speaker
Susie Vanderlip is a nationally-renown speaker on prevention, youth and family issues, and is
the author of the iParenting Media Award-winning book 52 Ways to Protect Your Teen –
Guiding Teens to Good Choices and Success. Susie’s program, Legacy of Hope®, has reached
over one million teens, parents, counselors, therapists, teachers and other adults in middle
schools, high schools, colleges, conferences, communities and corporations across 47 states and
Canada. She has been a teen and family issues expert on the national television’s FOX News
Live and is one of only 178 speakers since 1977 worldwide to be inducted into the National
Speakers Association prestigious CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, awarded to her in July, 2007.
She also presents emotional well-being, stress management, and life balance workshops that
provide participants experiential practice in the healing message of Legacy of Hope®.
In Legacy of Hope®, Susie portrays a mesmerizing array of real-life characters and shares
research-based insights into the underlying emotional issues and life stressors that lead youth
as well as adults to destructive choice including underage drinking, alcohol and drug abuse,
teen pregnancy, AIDS, gangs, domestic violence, self-harm, depression and more. As Susie
presents the struggle to find balance and healing, both youth and adults learn to build their
own self-esteem, make responsible choices and reach out for help and support. Her message of
HOPE and concrete solutions leads to overcoming adversity, compassion, improved communition
in relationships, and responsible life choices.
Susie’s guidance and encouragement is deeply rooted in years of involvement with the
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), National Council on Alcoholism and
Drug Dependence, National Association of Peer Programs, PRIDE, SADD, MADD, 4-H, Youth
to Youth, Friday Night Live, child abuse councils, domestic violence councils, teen pregnancy
programs, community coalitions and a profound respect for the 12-Step support programs.
Susie speaks to adolescents, college students, parents, educators, counselors, psychologists,
medical professionals, juvenile justice and crime prevention professionals, general audiences in
communities and churches, corporate management/employees who work with youth
employees, and more. Her clients have included a large number of prevention coalitions,
counseling associations, rehab facilities, thousands of middle schools, high schools, and
colleges; community/parent programs and churches nationwide. Her clients include such
prestigious entities as the Betty Ford Center, Hazelden, American Counseling Association and
Susie’s “Broadway-class” performance skills are routed in 30 years performance, choreography
and teaching experience as Executive Director of Dance Kaleidoscope of Orange County,
Associate Professor in Dance at Coastline Community College, and graduate of the South Coast
Repertory Professional Actors Workshop.
Susie’s LEGACY OF HOPE message is also available on DVD for sharing at home and in
classrooms along with motivational books for teens in which she is a contributing author. She
may be reached via her website: www.legacyofhope.com and www.WaystoProtect.com.
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Feb 4, Tom Johnson - COB, California Sciences Institue
Dr. Johnson is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Sciences Institute,
and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the SANS Technology Institute. Dr. Johnson is
one of the founding partners of the Forensic Data Center a company focused on computer forensics He
received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Michigan State University and his Doctorate from the
University of California - Berkeley.
Dr. Johnson founded the Center for Cybercrime and Forensic Computer Investigation, and the Forensic
Computer Investigation Graduate program. Additionally, Dr. Johnson was responsible for developing the
on-line program in Information Protection and Security and also founded the Graduate National Security
program offered at two of our National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories in California and New Mexico.
Currently, Dr. Johnson serves as a member of the FBI Infraguard program; and also is a member of the
Electronic Crime Task Force, New York Field Office, U.S. Secret Service. The United States Attorney
General appointed Dr. Johnson a member of the Information Technology Working Group, and he served as
Chair, Task Force Group on Combating High Technology Crime for the National Institute of Justice. Dean
Johnson was also appointed an advisor to the Judicial Council of California on the Court Technology Task
Force by the California Supreme Court.
Dr. Johnson has published five books, 13 referred articles; holds copyright on 4 software programs and
his chapter on "Infrastructure Warriors: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland by Organized Crime," was published
by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. In addition to lecturing at the U.S. Army
War College, Carlisle Barracks, he has also lectured at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and
Dr. Johnson has appeared in both State and U.S. Federal courts as an expert witness and was a member of the
Select Ad Hoc Presidential Investigative Committee and consultant to the American Academy of Forensic
Sciences in the case of Sirhan B. Sirhan regarding evaluation of ballistics and physical evidence concerning
the assassination of United States Senator, Robert F. Kennedy.
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Jan 28, Aurea McGarry - Author, Survivor
Aurea was born and raised in New York City. Her father was a multimillionaire businessman and her mother was
a beautiful model.
Aurea enjoyed an upscale lifestyle in Manhattan until her father was brutally murdered, gangster-style when
she was only fifteen years old. Forced to give up an elite private school and her dream of becoming an Olympic
figure skater, she entered the work force.
Aurea attended college and studied at the New York Academy Of Theatrical Arts, Herbert Bergdorf Acting Studio,
Phil Black and Luigi's Dance Studio's to pursue her aspirations of being a success in the entertainment world one day.
She has worked on the soap opera "The Edge of Night" and appeared in many infomercials, movies, plays and
Mystery Dinner Theatre shows. She's also had great success with a leading cosmetic company. And she was a
professional White Face Clown for over twenty years.
Her first marriage to a pastor's son was physically and verbally abusive. Aurea didn't want her daughter to
continue to grow up in an abusive environment and found the courage to leave. With the support of her mom,
stepfather and the wonderful women associated with her in the cosmetic company.
Aurea faced many other struggles in her life. She lost her mother to cancer, later her brother was also treated
for Hodgkin's Cancer and a short time later Aurea was diagnosed with cancer herself, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
After surgery and grueling chemotherapy which almost killed her, the surgeon told her she'd never be able to
speak above a faint whisper because they had to remove a major nerve to her vocal cord. Besides the vocal cord
the surgeon removed half of her left lung, part of her right lung, the lining around her heart, her thymus and
disconnected half of her diaphragm.
She has been cancer-free now since 2000 and can talk just fine despite the grim diagnosis.
Aurea went on to become Mrs. U.S. Beauty Of Georgia 2003. Also winning the title of Most Inspirational contestant.
She now travels the country speaking her message of hope, faith and having a great sense of humor.
Your organization can request her by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jan 21, Robert Ellis Smith - Journalist, Privacy Journal
Robert Ellis Smith is a journalist who uses his training as an attorney to report on the individual's right
to privacy. Since 1974, he has published Privacy Journal, a monthly newsletter on privacy in a computer age
based in Providence, R.I.
Smith is a frequent speaker, writer, and Congressional witness on privacy issues and has compiled a clearinghouse
of information on the subject: computer data banks, credit and medical records, the Internet, electronic
surveillance, the law of privacy, and physical and psychological privacy.
Smith is the author of Ben Franklin's Web Site: Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet
(Spring 2000), the first and only published history of privacy in the U.S. He is also the author of Our
Vanishing Privacy (1993), The Law of Privacy Explained (1993), Privacy: How to Protect What's Left of It;
Workrights, a book describing individual rights in the work place; and The Big Brother Book of Lists.
Privacy Journal also publishes Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws, Celebrities and Privacy,
and War Stories, a collection of anecdotes on privacy invasions.
The New York Times said Smith "sounds the alarm about maintaining freedom and privacy in the computer age" and
called him "a principled critic." Privacy Journal is "a privacy watchdog," according to Time, and "the paper
of record for lawyers and others interested in privacy rights," according to U.S. News and World Report.
Smith, has been asked to write the definitive statement on privacy in the last two editions of The World Book
Encyclopedia. He has appeared on all three network morning news programs, as well as "Face the Nation,"
"Nightline," and "All Things Considered." He has been a regular commentator on "Marketplace" on American Public Radio.
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Jan 14, Robin Davis - CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
Robin Davis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER leveraging 24 years of experience in the business. She is the
owner and top advisor of Davis Wealth Enhancement Group in Stuart, FL. She has been advising retirees and
those nearing retirement since 1984, helping her clients work toward their financial goals. A member of the
Financial Planning Association, Davis had held hundreds of public seminars around the country.
Robin is the author of an award winning book titled, "Who's Sitting on Your Nest Egg? Why You Need a
Financial Advisor and Ten Easy Tests for Finding the Best One", which is endorsed by the Financial
Planning Association. The book reveals the importance of working with a competent, ethical advisor
and offers readers 10 easy tests for finding the best financial planner. She hopes to aid investors
in discerning between the "salesmen" in the financial industry- those who have dollar signs in their
eyes instead of your best interest in mind-and quality financial planners.
Davis is a contributing author for Affluent Magazine and has been a guest on numerous radio shows
including Oprah & Friends.
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Jan 7, Pam Dixon - Author and Researcher
Author and researcher Pam Dixon founded the World Privacy Forum in November 2003. As an author and a researcher,
she has consistently broken critical new ground in her work. She researched and wrote the first report on medical
identity theft (May 2006), bringing that topic to the public for the first time. Medical identity theft is now a
widely acknowledged issue, just two years after the report's publication. In 2008, a California law was passed
based on Dixon's research, and Dixon has also worked on medical identity theft issues nationally and internationally
through her non-profit work public interest research work with the World Privacy Forum.
Two earlier research studies Dixon wrote on fraudulent Internet sites led to FTC enforcement actions against
"imposter domains." A groundbreaking longitudinal research study Dixon wrote on job scams was the first research
documentation of the problem as it impacted consumers. The report greatly increased awareness of the problem
for consumers and in the job search industry, eventually leading to positive changes in the sector. She was also
the principal investigator and author of the first sector-wide study of job applicant privacy, a report a year in
its research that was released in November 2003. Dixon won the Consumer Excellence Award in 2008.
In addition to her national and international work at the World Privacy Forum, Dixon serves as co-chair of
the California Privacy and Security Advisory Board, a state level board which reports to the California Secretary
of Health. Dixon was formerly a research fellow with the Privacy Foundation at Denver University's Sturm School
of Law. There, she researched and wrote about technology-related privacy issues.
Dixon has written extensively about technology both as a book author and as a former New Media columnist for the
San Diego Union Tribune. Ms. Dixon has written seven books for major publishers, including two critically acclaimed
books about technology and consumers. She wrote the first book to ever be published about the subject of online
job searching, a book for Random House / Times Books which went on to be a finalist for the Computer Press Awards.
Her book on distance education is a classic and is used in college classrooms today. Dixon is frequently quoted in
the media regarding privacy and security issues.
The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Business Week, The
Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, Reader's Digest, USA Today, the Sunday Times
(London), Wissen (Germany), and many others have featured and quoted Dixon. Dixon's television appearances include
segments on Good Morning America, CBS News' "48 Hours," the BBC, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox, PBS, MSNBC and NPR.