January 7, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that robust consumer protection will be a major focus of his policy agenda. In this webcast, an experienced team of Gibson Dunn consumer protection attorneys will preview the incoming administration’s anticipated consumer protection agenda in areas including consumer fraud, privacy, and consumer financial protection. We also will discuss what, if any, impact this policy shift is likely to have on state-level enforcement. Topics to be discussed include:
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Joel M. Cohen is a partner in the New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s global White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. He is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor highly-rated in Chambers and ranked a “Super Lawyer” in Criminal Litigation by Global Investigations Review. Mr. Cohen’s practice focuses on financial institution litigation, FCPA/anticorruption issues, and other international disputes and discovery.
Alex Southwell is a partner in the New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Group. He is a Chambers-ranked former federal prosecutor and was named a “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. Mr. Southwell’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations and compliance monitoring, and he has considerable experience in information technology-related investigations, counseling, and litigation.
Ryan Bergsieker is a partner in the Denver office and a former federal cybercrimes prosecutor. He is recognized by Chambers as one of the top white collar defense and government investigations lawyers in Colorado, and was named by BTI to its Client Service All-Stars List. Mr. Bergsieker’s practice focuses on government investigations, complex civil litigation, and cybersecurity/ data privacy counseling.
Winston Y. Chan is a former federal prosecutor and litigation partner in the San Francisco office. He has particular expertise representing clients in enforcement actions and investigations by California’s Attorney General and local district attorneys. Mr. Chan is a Chambers-ranked attorney in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star”, and recommended annually by Global Investigations Review.
Mylan Denerstein is a partner in the New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Policy Practice Group. Ms. Denerstein leads complex litigation and internal investigations and represents companies facing a diverse range of legal issues, typically involving federal, state and municipal government agencies. She is a former federal prosecutor and also served as Counsel to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. She was named by Benchmark Litigation as a 2021 “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and a 2021 “Litigation Star” nationally and in New York.
Elizabeth Papez is a litigation and regulatory partner in the Washington D.C. office and a former federal prosecutor and Justice Department official. She is repeatedly recognized as one of Benchmark USA’s Top 250 Women in Litigation nationwide. Ms. Papez’s practice focuses on high-stakes consumer protection, securities, and antitrust matters with parallel civil regulatory and litigation exposure. She has particular experience with the application of federal competition and consumer protection laws and multi-jurisdictional discovery and data-sharing considerations.
Ashley Rogers is a partner in the Dallas office. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Group. Ms. Rogers’ practice focuses on a wide range of data privacy and consumer protection matters, and she has particular experience representing clients in the technology and internet industries in putative data privacy class actions and in government investigations.
Amanda Aycock is a senior associate in the New York office, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Privacy, Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Practice Group. Her practice is cross-disciplinary and includes significant experience in consumer protection, data privacy, contract, antitrust, and criminal law. She was named in 2020 by Legal 500 as a Rising Star” in corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense, and as a “Name to Note” for white collar matters emanating from the technology, media and entertainment industries.
Victoria Weatherford is a senior associate in the San Francisco office and member of the firm’s Litigation Department. She has particular experience representing clients in enforcement actions and investigations by California’s Attorney General and local district and city attorneys, in California writs and appeals, and at trial. She is recognized as one of the ABA’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in 2020. From 2014-2018, she served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where she first-chaired statewide consumer protection cases to trial under California’s Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law.
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