Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Planning an Effective Response to a Cyber Incident

Program Number: 29108

Program Date: 06/25/2019


A competent and effective response to a cyber incident requires advance consideration of many issues. In this program, Carole Buckner, Partner at the Procopio law firm in San Diego and a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and Christopher “Todd” Doss, Managing Director at Ankura in Washington DC, will assist attendees in developing an incident response plan in advance of a data breach. The speakers will discuss who should be on the incident response team, including internal and external members, and strategies for training for an effective response. The panel will also discuss the roles of legal counsel (in-house and outside counsel) in the development of a response strategy and preservation of attorney client privilege. Insurance considerations in a data breach incident will be addressed. Partnering with an external forensic consultant is a cornerstone of a strong incident response plan, both to address the breach and to preserve evidence. Mr. Doss, a former FBI Assistant Director, who now focuses on cybersecurity and crisis management, will address current trends and the role of a forensic specialist, and interaction with law enforcement.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1. General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1. General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Both New and Experienced Attorneys in NY


Carole Buckner, Esq.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

CAROLE J. BUCKNER is a Partner and General Counsel at Procopio. Her practice focuses on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering, including advising lawyers and law firms, and rendering expert opinions. She also serves as an expert consultant on issues involving legal ethics including legal fees, billing, fee arrangements, conflicts of interest, fee sharing, referral fees, unauthorized practice of law, withdrawal from representation, modification of fee arrangements, client trust accounting, and other issues. Prior to joining Procopio, Carole was a sole practitioner in the field of legal ethics, issues involving professional responsibility, and the law of lawyering. Carole also served as dean of St. Francis School of Law. Carole has previously worked in litigation, as in-house counsel, as a federal prosecutor, and she has taught and worked in administration at multiple law schools. Carole was a member of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professionalism and Conduct (COPRAC) starting in 2005. She served as COPRAC chair in 2009-2010, and later as the Special Advisor to the Committee. Carole is a member and former Co-Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. She is a member and former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (PREC). Carole is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee. Carole has also spoken and written extensively on a wide variety of ethics related topics. Through COPRAC, the LACBA, SDCBA, OCBA, PLI, CEB, and other organizations, Carole has spoken at the State Bar’s Annual Ethics Symposiums, State Bar Annual Meetings, bar association MCLE programs, and in other venues on a wide variety of ethics related topics including attorneys’ fees, client trust accounting, conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, screening, judicial recusal, lawyer advertising, collaborative law, prosecutorial misconduct, ethical issues arising from lawyer impairment, and many others. Carole has also participated as a panelist on the annual update on ethics-related cases. Also on behalf of COPRAC, Carole has closely monitored the work of the Commission on the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and has written and spoken on the new California Rules of Professional Conduct.


Christopher Todd Doss

Ankura Consulting Group LLC

Former FBI Assistant Director; Cybersecurity & Crisis Management

Christopher “Todd” Doss is a Managing Director at Ankura with more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement. Todd is a senior executive with proven ability to lead global security, criminal, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and intelligence operations in high-risk, complex environments. He links results-oriented solutions to critical incidents worldwide by partnering and collaborating and builds global teams to effectively address complex and politically challenging investigations. He also develops and presents strategies for effective solutions. He is based in Washington, DC.

Todd’s professional experience includes:
• Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory: directed large, complex
programs with more than 40 management staff members, 1,100 special agents and professional
personnel, and a more than $100 million budget to provide global, strategic, operational,
investigative, and infrastructure support to the US intelligence and law enforcement
• Established the sole government facility dedicated to researching, manufacturing, testing,
and characterizing homemade explosives and devices. The facility analyzes immediate and
on-the-horizon threats by testing their properties, and then generates authoritative information to
detect and prevent their use by terrorists. The facility works with Transportation Security
Administration to improve airport screening tools.
• Partnered with government agencies, industry, and Congress to develop a rapid DNA
(hands-free) capability to develop a profile from an arrestee in less than
two hours. Created the implementation plan to link these instruments to allow searching of
the Combined DNA Index System from authorized booking stations throughout the US.
• Reduced the FBI Laboratory Division’s budget and staffing by $20 million and 104
positions (15 percent), respectively, while maintaining established productivity levels.
• Designed and implemented the FBI’s Data Integration and
Visualization System, which — for the first time in the FBI’s history
— provided a single sign-on search capability across more than 100 intelligence data sets contained in multiple, disparate systems. Leveraged an agile development approach and strategy to successfully achieve customer buy-in and participation
with the system. DIVS is now the primary data search tool used by the FBI.
• Successfully transitioned the nation’s largest forensic laboratory from a paper-based
evidence and case management process to an electronic system designed to record forensic analysis
throughout the examination life cycle. The effort was phased into operation over a four-year period
and resulted in a significant reduction to the administrative workload of laboratory personnel.
• Led the consolidation of two major enterprise wide data systems used to analyze National
Security intelligence into one system, which resulted in the FBI saving approximately
$10 million and minimizing the risk of overlooking key segments of intelligence.
• Significantly enhanced the sharing of digital media with other USIC partners by implementing
an automated process that met dozens of interagency legal and security requirements and expedited
the sharing of intelligence.
• Developed and implemented a strategy that positioned the Terrorist Explosive Device
and Analytic Center as the single US government center and repository of improvised explosive
devices. He also expanded partner engagement, increasing the number of agencies with
personnel assigned to TEDAC by 50 percent.
• Led the FBI’s strategy and relocation of TEDAC from Quantico to Huntsville. Facilities will
be constructed in four phases; operations were downsized from more than 600 personnel to 265 to
meet current requirements; and approximately 245 personnel relocated to Alabama.
• Deployed hundreds of investigative personnel to conduct extraterritorial and
international investigations around the globe, often resolving complex logistical matters and
diversity in operating environments that were encountered from country to country.
Successfully conducted operations abroad while maintaining the safety and security of all
investigative personnel (e.g., deployed personnel to a Ukrainian war zone to investigate
the Malaysian airliner shot down by a missile).
• Selected twice by the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the
federal coordinator for the Kentucky Derby; established a federal incident management, security,
and response plan for coordinating communications among federal, state, and local
first responders. Also led the FBI’s federal incident management and security assistance
activities across the spectrum of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
• Led national forensic investigative efforts, deployed staff, and secured financial resources
to support major FBI investigations (e.g., the Boston Marathon bombing, the Washington Navy Yard
attack, Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting, San Bernardino attack, Mandalay Bay shooting in
Las Vegas).
• Ran a program that managed more than 1,500 evidence response team members across the FBI.