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Friday, November 14, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

The Hanover Manor16 Eagle Rock Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936

CPE Credits

  • 2.00 CPE Credits in AA
  • 2.00 CPE Credits in CS


Free Event
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Earn 2 CPE credits in Accounting and Auditing/2 CPE credits in Consulting Services


Cyber Threats and Security: Protecting Your Clients’ Assets
Operating in today’s businesses environment means facing increasingly sophisticated threats from cyber criminals, hacktivists, and nation-states with aims ranging from theft, defamation, and sabotage. It is no longer sufficient to solely protect your clients’ tangible assets – your clients’ data and reputation face critical risks that require a proactive approach and informed advisors. Join a panel of the region’s leading experts from industry and law enforcement to learn about the cyber threat’s impact on the CPA and business communities and how to navigate your firm and clients through it.


  • Evolving legal landscape surrounding data security
  • Prevention of cyber breaches and data theft
  • Reputational risk management
  • Cyber insurance



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$89 per person after November 12th. Season Pass holders must register for each event individually.
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Judith Germano

Judith H. Germano, Esq.

Judith H. Germano is the founding member of Germano Law LLC, advising Fortune 50 and other companies, entities and individuals, on cyber security, privacy, complex white-­collar criminal and regulatory-­compliance matters. She has counseled clients on matters of corporate governance, internal investigations, crisis management and criminal as well as civil defense. Judith also serves as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, focusing on cutting-­edge Cyber security and privacy issues and leading the Center on Law & Security’s cyber security task force of corporate executives and senior government officials. Ms. Germano previously was Chief of Economic Crimes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. A federal prosecutor for 11 years, Ms. Germano supervised and prosecuted complex criminal cases of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, securities and other financial fraud, corruption and national security. Ms. Germano handled the District of New Jersey’s first criminal prosecution based on evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); supervised major, international data breach investigations; and prosecuted a $37 million securities fraud case that resulted in the nation’s longest-­ever prison sentence for insider trading. Ms. Germano also was the lead prosecutor in the investigation and prosecution of Sharpe James, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and a State Senator. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Germano worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York, handling a wide variety of corporate civil, antitrust, bankruptcy and white-­collar criminal matters. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ms. Germano received her J.D. degree, with honors and a full academic scholarship, from St. John’s University School of Law, and received her B.S. degree from Cornell University. Ms. Germano lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to cyber security, privacy, financial fraud, private and public-­sector corruption (including FCPA), ethics, and national security. Directors & Boards Magazine has recognized Ms. Germano as a “cyber security expert.”

Matthew Knouff

Matthew F. Knouff, Esq., CIPP/US, CEDS
Principal and eDiscovery Counsel
CDS, Inc.

Matthew F. Knouff is Principal and eDiscovery Counsel with Complete Discovery Source, Inc., an award-winning, global electronic discovery services provider and technology developer. Mr. Knouff advises law firms, corporations and government agencies worldwide on eDiscovery and information governance policies and processes, cost & risk reduction strategies, and defensible deployment of technology during legal proceedings. He has led numerous successful discovery efforts in 26 countries across five continents. He is an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Groups 1 & 6 and the EDRM’s IGRM and Metrics Sections, Project Leader for the EDRM’s eDiscovery Maturity Self-Assessment Tool (eMSAT-1), former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s eDiscovery Sub Committee, an avid participant with the New York State Bar Association and many other professional organizations.Mr. Knouff has developed numerous CLE programs and is a frequent lecturer, blogger, writer, and national speaker on issues related to eDiscovery, cross-border litigation, and information governance. He is also the founder of ESI Survival Guide ( – a video blog dedicated to helping legal practitioners handle data management issues in the Digital Age. In 2012, he was published in both the North Carolina School of Law Journal of Law and Technology and the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology on issues related to cross-border eDiscovery, and was a panelist at the Advanced eDiscovery Institute at Georgetown Law. Mr. Knouff is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Law and lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

Fernando Pinguelo

Fernando M. Pinguelo, Esq.
Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC

Fernando M. Pinguelo, Esq., is a trial lawyer and Chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck's Cyber Security & Data Protection and Electronic Discovery groups. He devotes his practice to complex federal and state litigation with emphasis on cyber security, data privacy, and international law. He handles a broad spectrum of disputes including business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright/trademark infringement, and employment. Mr. Pinguelo earned accreditation as an information privacy professional from International Association of Privacy Professionals. A leader in the emerging areas of cyber law and eDiscovery, he works closely with businesses to develop strategies for managing business and legal issues relating to electronic data. His global network of highly skilled professionals from across the U.S. and more than 70 other countries enables him to provide clients with quality services outside our jurisdictions. Recently, he provided commentary on proposed federal legislation concerning cyber security. His numerous published articles and speaking engagements in his areas of practice reflect the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the issues that his clients face. Chambers & Partners identified him as a "Recognized Practitioner" in the Nationwide Privacy & Data Security section of its Chambers USA Guide 2014 for his experience in handling notable matters. Mr. Pinguelo is a graduate of Boston College (BA, magna cum laude, 1994) and Boston College Law School (JD, 1997).

Christian Schorle

Christian Schorle
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Christian Schorle is a Special Agent with the FBI. He works in the Cyber Security division.

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