Nicholas R. Merker | Baker & McKenzie LLP
Nicholas (“Nick”) Merker is a member of Baker McKenzie’s North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, which provides clients with a full suite of data privacy and cyber services. Having a ten-year background in technology as a systems, network and security engineer prior to his law career, Nick advises clients on identifying and mitigating legal risk, offering practical solutions rooted in deep understanding of the technology and new media. He is a sought-after international speaker, teacher, writer and professor on data security and privacy-related legal issues. Nick is Faculty at the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he leads global privacy trainings to executives, engineers, lawyers, and managers. He also teaches a Data Security and Privacy Law course at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Stephen E. Reynolds | Baker & McKenzie LLP
Stephen Reynolds is a member of Baker McKenzie’s North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, which provides clients with a full suite of data privacy and cyber services. He frequently advises clients on complex matters involving data privacy and security laws and serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Stephen’s expertise adds value to organizations by mitigating cyber threats through proactive preventative measures and navigating complex litigation on behalf of clients in data privacy and security. As a former computer programmer and IT analyst, Stephen is uniquely able to and routinely uses his computer background in cases involving data privacy and security, electronic discovery, social media discovery, and computer forensics. Stephen has given several presentations on data privacy and security, electronic discovery, and social media discovery, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Stephen teaches CISSP classes as a Direct Instructor with the (ISC) . Additionally, Stephen teaches a course on Data Security and Privacy Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Brian J. Pezzillo | Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC
Brian Pezzillo is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, privacy and cybersecurity, administrative law, commercial and business law. Mr. Pezzillo advises clients with regard to data privacy compliance on international, national, and state laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). Mr. Pezzillo regularly prepares privacy policies for clients and assists with development of internal privacy programs. Mr. Pezzillo earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Graduate Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity from Drexel University. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota (inactive), Arizona, Colorado and before the U.S. District Court, districts of Nevada and New Mexico; and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th, and 11th circuits. Mr. Pezzillo is a member of State Bar of Nevada (Construction Law Section), as well as the State Bars of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and the American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, and Business Law Section) and Clark County Bar Association. Mr. Pezzillo serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction and Large-Complex Construction panels as well as the Commercial and Consumer panels. He is also accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is also a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) and is listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer in America and holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.