Webcast: The Stored Communications Act and Trends in Data Privacy: What Companies Need to Know in 2021

March 2, 2021

This presentation focuses on the federal Stored Communications Act, including its access and disclosure prohibitions. We also discuss recent cases interpreting the Stored Communications Act, as well as recent trends in data privacy and California’s new Prop 24.

This practical discussion emphasizes what companies need to know when responding to subpoenas that might calls for customer and client data and other content.

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Michael Holecek is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, class actions, labor and employment law, and data privacy—both in the trial court and on appeal.  Mr. Holecek has first-chair trial experience and has successfully tried to verdict both jury and bench trials, he has served as lead arbitration counsel, and he has presented oral argument in numerous appeals.  Mr. Holecek has also authored articles on appellate procedure, civil discovery, corporate appraisal actions, data privacy, and bad-faith insurance litigation.

Eric Vandevelde is a litigation partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office and a member of its White Collar Defense and Investigations, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Crisis Management practice groups.  He is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced trial and appellate attorney.  Mr. Vandevelde’s practice focuses on white collar and regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations, and technology-heavy civil litigation matters, often involving computer/software-related trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and other intellectual property.  He routinely handles consumer protection investigations by state and federal regulators, including state Attorneys General and District Attorneys, as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), into allegedly unfair, unlawful, and deceptive practices.

Lisa V. Zivkovic, Ph.D is an associate in the New York Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She is a member of the Firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, Technology Transactions, and Litigation practices groups. Ms. Zivkovic advises a wide range of clients, including technology, financial services, data aggregation and analytics, vehicle, and telematics companies, on new and complex legal and policy issues regarding global data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and big data.


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