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I'm a lawyer, writer and environmental science nerd.
I currently work as an in-house lawyer at a tech company. Before entering tech I spent almost a decade in the energy industry, and a short time as a Law Fellow at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). After the Deepwater Horizon accident, I managed Natural Resource Damage Assessment investigations and the $1 billion early environmental restoration program at BP.
I've written articles for print and publication appearing in TechCrunch, Bloomberg Law, LegalTech News, Above the Law, SCCE Magazine, Ethikos and the Suffolk University Law Review. I've commented on pieces on cybersecurity and women in technology in The Wall Street Journal and Politico.
I co-wrote the chapter on Sustainable Development in The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (1st ed., 2007). I'm currently working on a fiction project.
I was a Board Member and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy and am currently a Board Member of the Information Security Leadership Foundation. I'm also a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association.
When I'm not working, I'm usually reading, writing or birding.
Past Media & Events
21st Century Legal Profession Course, Suffolk University Law School
Guest Lecturer, November 16, 2020
NCSA Small Business Cybersecurity Summit 2020 (Watch the video)
Session Speaker: Putting the Plan Into Action: Data Breach Response, October 15, 2020
Podcast: ITSP Magazine's Common CyberSecurity Misconceptions And Conversations
Compliance with industry standards is sufficient for a security strategy (misconception), July 8, 2020
Podcast: The Hitch Cast (Listen here)
How the pandemic has affected the CISO's role in building and managing the company's business continuity plan (click link above), May 9, 2020
Webinar: CCPA Compliance Beyond Deadline Day (View webinar)
BrightTalk Panel Discussion, Recording Available (click link above), March 10, 2020
Heavybit: DevGuild Enterprise Security (Watch the video)
Session Speaker: Passing Enterprise Security Reviews, November 14, 2019
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) Startup Pitches and Panel Discussion
Moderator, VC Panel, November 13, 2019
San Francisco Day of Shecurity
Keynote Speaker, Real Life in Security GRC, October 11, 2019 (Presentation recap here)
California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
Panelist: Big Data, Big Concerns, October 10, 2019
FedRAMP Small Business & Startup Meetup (Recap here)
Industry Panelist at Code for America, September 25, 2019
Webinar: Getting Ready for CCPA (View webinar)
BrightTalk Panel Discussion, Recording Available (click link above), September 17, 2019
California's New Privacy Regulations: What Marketers Need to Know Now
[Panel] AMA SF at General Assembly, September 11, 2019
a16z Podcast: What to Know about FedRAMP (Listen here)
Steven Sinofsky & Lisa Hawke (click link above), August 28, 2019
Privacy Track: Compliance Upcycling: applying federal guidance to privacy and security programs
Salesforce Security Team: Guest Speaker 2019
[Internal Talk] Security Landscape: opportunities, challenges, and finding support
Illuminating Dark Data: Risk Mitigation in the Era of Big Data [Ethics CLE]
a16z Podcast: What to Know about GDPR (Listen here)
Steven Sinofsky & Lisa Hawke (click link above), April 12, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation Panel
Women in Security and Privacy + Dropbox Panel 2017
Breaking into Security: Panel Discussion
A Discussion on AI and Government Regulation 2017
TheBridge, Dcode42 and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce C_TEC
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