Negotiating Cyber Insurance Webinar

Focus on Worldwide Best Practices and Coverage Issues

March 1, 2017  



Conference Speakers:

Speakers' Bio

Stephen T. Raptis

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Insurance Recovery

Handling Complex Insurance Claims

Daniel Garrie

Senior Partner & Co-Founder of Law & Forensics LLC.

Jeffrey Batt

 Vice President

Marsh’s Cyber Practice / Cyber Center of Excellence

Heather Wilkinson

Vice President,Willis Towers Watson, Part of the Cyber and E&O practice team.

David Lashway

Partner Baker & McKenzie

Head of Global Cyber Security


Hillary B. Brennan

Partner BakerMcKenzie

Jeffrey Batt  is a Vice President in Marsh’s Cyber Practice / Cyber Center of Excellence, a national team of specialists within Marsh’s Financial and Professional Liability practice.  In this capacity, he develops cyber risk management and transfer solutions for large domestic and global corporations.  In addition to his role as a client advisor, Jeffrey’s work also focuses on sales, marketing, cyber analytics and product training, and thought leadership efforts.


Prior to joining Marsh, Jeffrey served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense for nearly six years.  In this capacity, he advised DoD on sensitive legal and policy issues pertaining to national security, compliance, and information management.  Before his government service, Jeffrey worked for three years in the legal private sector on litigation and insurance coverage matters.    

Jeffrey also is currently a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the ISDE law school in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches on cyber security (threats, incident response and best practices), cyber security law and policy, privacy, negotiations, and oral advocacy.

Jeffrey is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Hamilton College.  He also is presently pursuing a certification in Cyber Leadership from the National Defense University, and previously served as a fellow at a U.S. think tank (the Center on Global Interests) focused on U.S.-Russia relations.

David C. Lashway  David  leads Baker McKenzie’s global cybersecurity practice and is a partner in Washington, DC. His practice involves advising clients on complex internal investigations, as well as administrative, civil and criminal litigation matters


Daniel Garrie  As a Neutral with JAMS, Daniel Garrie serves as an E-Discovery Special Master, Forensic Neutral, and Mediator/Arbitrator with a focus on complex software and business litigation, e-discovery disputes, privacy and data breach matters, trade secret theft, and intellectual property litigation. Garrie is renowned as a Neutral, Special Master, and Mediator/Arbitrator for his ability to resolve e-discovery and technology-related disputes thoroughly and cost effectively. Garrie's background and experience in both law and computer science provide a unique perspective and an unsurpassed level of understanding on legal/technology matters. He brings many years of diverse technical and litigation experience in complex disputes, first as a technical expert and with 15+ years as a neutral and lawyer.

Garrie is the Senior Partner & Co-Founder of Law & Forensics LLC, a technology consulting firm that specializes in e-discovery, software, computer forensics, and cybersecurity. His work with Law & Forensics includes preparing incident response plans for cyber incidents, serving as an expert witness, developing e-discovery playbooks, and conducting digital forensic investigations. Prior to founding Law & Forensics LLC, Garrie built and sold three separate companies.

Garrie is a nationally recognized educator and lecturer on computer software, cybersecurity, e-discovery, forensics, emerging Internet and mobile technologies, and cyber warfare. He has published over 150 articles and is cited in more than 500 articles and opinions. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare, a fellow at the Ponemon Information Privacy Institute, and is on the Board of Advisors of several cybersecurity and technology start-ups. 
Garrie also is a Cybersecurity Partner at the law firm Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP.

Stephen T. Raptis is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and has two decades of experience handling complex insurance claims on behalf of commercial policyholders, as well as other complex commercial disputes. He emphasizes strategic, multidisciplinary solutions that maximize recoveries for clients while minimizing their costs. Steve seeks to resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, including through negotiation and mediation. But where necessary, he aggressively litigates insurance coverage and other commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country.

Steve advises clients on coverage issues arising under all types of commercial insurance policies, including general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, cyber liability, pollution liability, and first-party/property policies. He regularly handles cases involving environmental contamination, bodily injury claims, product-related claims, cyber-related claims, professional liability claims, governmental claims and construction-related claims, among others, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance proceeds for his clients.


Heather Wilkinson is part of the Cyber and E&O practice team of Willis Towers Watson and specializes in the placement of these coverages.  She has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry. She provides risk solutions and educational presentations to organizations on the Privacy/Cyber Errors & Omissions and Media Liability lines of coverage. 


Her day-to- day responsibilities include determining renewal strategy, the placement of insurance programs and providing client services through the course of the year. Heather is a founding member of the Willis Towers Watson E&O and Cyber Broker Team

Hillary B. Brennan is a Partner in Washington, DC. office of BakerMcKenzie. Her practice involves
assisting clients with internal investigations, as well as complex administrative, civil and criminal litigation. She also advises clients on transactional matters.


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