Kathleen A. McGee joins other speakers to address Government Investigations 2019: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings.

Program description:

Electronic information pervades our society. Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, security can be breached, and any breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and state levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about the scope, variety, and volume of electronic information to be produced.

This program will explore the role of electronic information through a hypothetical breach of a corporation’s information that leads to an investigation. It will focus on the “what, why, and how” an investigation is conducted – from the viewpoint of the investigating agencies and of the corporate representatives charged with responding to the investigation. The program will then consider a hypothetical class action that parallels the investigation and how that parallel litigation interacts with the investigation.


  • Ronald J. Hedges, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP


  • Patrick Butts, Director of Legal Operations and Information Governance, Hilltop Securities Inc.
  • Taa R. Grays, VP & Associate General Counsel – Information Governance, MetLife
  • Alison A. Grounds, Partner, Troutman Sanders eMerge
  • Paul G. Hayeck, Deputy Director, Division of Enforcement, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Julie Lewis, President, CEO, and Founder, Digital Mountain, Inc.
  • Kathleen A. McGee, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Deborah Morris, Deputy Enforcement Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • David C. Shonka, Partner, Redgrave LLP
  • Jason M. Silverman, Partner, Dentons US LLP
  • Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Divonne Smoyer, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Program Attorney:

  • Dana M. Berman, Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

This program takes place 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It will be groupcast or webcast at various locations and held in person at the PLI New York Center1177 Avenue of the Americas, Second Floor, New York, NY; 800.260.4754.