Moderator Jim Dempsey
Jim Dempsey is a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches a course on cybersecurity law, and Senior Policy Advisor to the Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. Prior experience includes serving as executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and as a Senate-confirmed member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He is the author of Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals, a handbook for practitioners, and writes on cybersecurity policy issues for Lawfareblog.com and for the website of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Beth George is a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she leads the firm's cybersecurity team, including providing advice on legal challenges faced by companies when preparing for and responding to cybersecurity breaches. In 2021, Beth briefly left the firm to serve as the Acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense during the beginning of the Biden-Harris administration. She serves as a senior adjunct fellow for the New York University School of Law's Center for Law and Security and as an affiliate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
Michelle J. Kane is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California and a member of the U.S. Attorney's Office's Special Prosecutions and National Security Section. Ms. Kane was a Trial Attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division where she prosecuted multi-district and international cases and served as the U.S. representative to the Organization of American States Working Group on Cybercrime and the Vice Chair of the G8 Transnational Organized Crime Subgroup on High Tech Crime.
John Vogt has received the cybersecurity Trailblazers award from The National Law Journal and, for multiple years in a row, the Los Angeles Daily Journal has recognized John as one of the top cybersecurity lawyers in California. He has represented clients facing class action risk under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), state and federal wiretap laws, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA). Mr. Vogt also advises clients on their data privacy obligations, including under the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Lindsey Tonsager is co-chair of Covington & Burling's global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and helps some of the world's most recognizable brands navigate complex issues arising from international, federal and state data privacy and cybersecurity laws.