Cameron Shilling will co-present
a forum on privacy and data security for independent schools on Monday, May 5,
2014 at Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
The digital age has heralded
explosive growth in the amount of data created, stored and transmitted on
computers and mobile devices, over the Internet and broadband, and on social
media sites. The very same technological advancement that has defined the
times also poses serious threats to our personal privacy and data security, and
serious potential liability to entities – like schools – that gather and retain
this data. In recent years, there has also been a proliferation of federal and
state laws that impose obligations on schools regarding the storage and
transmission of personal data about employees and students. This seminar
will address the dangers schools face in this regard, provide an overview of
applicable laws all schools should know, and outline the steps schools should
take to mitigate data security risks.
David Wolowitz, Co-chair of
McLane’s Education Practice will introduce the speakers and moderate the
forum. The co-presenters will be Jonathan Moll, General Counsel at Babson
College and Cameron Shilling, Chair of McLane Privacy and Data Security
Group. These two experienced attorneys will share their personal
experiences and provide practical advice to understanding the cyber liability
exposures your schools face and how to effectively mitigate the risks of a data
breach at your school. In addition to working in private practice serving
educational institutions, Jonathan will also share what he and others at Babson
learned from navigating a recent data breach.
Cameron Shilling is a
Director in the McLane Law Firm’s Litigation Department, and Chair of their
Privacy and Data Security Group. In his 18 years as a lawyer, Cameron has
managed, litigated and resolved numerous commercial matters involving business,
technology, and employment issues in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New England,
and around the country.
Combining his business, technology and employment interests, Cameron has
developed a depth and breadth of experience in privacy and data security.
His résumé includes managing data security audits, preparing and implementing
written security policies, addressing day-to-day security issues, and
investigating and remediating security breaches. Cameron has dealt with
these issues under a wide range of state and federal laws, including the
Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act (GLB), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
(HITECH), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, Fair Credit
Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), and a
number of state data security laws.
Data privacy is another focus of Cameron’s practice, including creating and
social media policies, advising clients about workplace privacy, social media,
and consumer privacy, and handling data privacy claims asserted against
companies. He has dealt with these issues under numerous applicable laws,
including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored
Communications Act (SCA), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Federal Trade
Commission Act (FTC Act), the Massachusetts privacy act, state wiretap laws,
and a variety of other state and federal laws.
Cameron received a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1995, and a B.A. from Lewis
& Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1992, with honors in Business.
While in law school, he interned for United States District Court Judge Royce
Lamberth in Washington, D.C.
He can be reached at McLane’s
Manchester, New Hampshire office at (603) 628-1351 or at [email protected].
David Wolowitz, Co-chair of McLane’s Education Law Group is an
experienced litigator with over 35 years experience, who also advises
independent schools on risk avoidance and crisis management. David is able to
offer clients risk management and crisis response advice based on his
substantial and varied trial experience. His background and experience in key
legal areas, including employment, mental health, contract, criminal, fiduciary
and tort law, enables him to provide practical and useful advice to his
clients. He has active trial practice in federal, superior and probate courts
in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
David has a substantial practice
representing independent schools. His clients include boarding and day schools,
from small, local schools to nationally known schools. He advises independent
schools on all aspects of legal issues, risk management and crisis response. He
works closely with heads of school, deans, financial officers, trustees, health
providers and others. He trains school administrators, faculty and staff on
safe practices to protect students in their care. He also trains his clients on
how to operate safely, how to recognize and address signs of inappropriate
behavior and how to respond to allegations of misconduct.
David also has a national
consulting practice. He regularly provides training to independent schools
throughout the country and presents to national organizations, including the
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of
Boarding Schools (TABS). He has conducted dozens of training sessions in person
and over the internet on various topics relating to governance, risk management
and student safety. He has been qualified as an expert witness and testified on
the adequacy of independent school policies and procedures relating to the
protection of students from harassment and misconduct.
David received his J.D. from the
University of Michigan (1975), M.A. from Harvard University (1971) and his A.B.
from Washington University (1968).
He can be reached at the firm’s
Portsmouth, New Hampshire office at (603)334-6923 or by email at [email protected].
To register for the event, which
will take place from 9:30am-1:30pm, on May 5, 2014, contact Tarey Warnock at
About the McLane Law Firm and
Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf,
Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is the largest full-service
law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and
Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth
of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client
service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad
spectrum of domestic and international clients. www.mclane.com
McLane’s Education Group has
extensive experience in understanding the unique nature of the governance of
educational institutions as well as in handling difficult issues that may arise
in the school setting. Representing colleges and independent schools in
all aspects of operations, the Education Group advises on a wide range of
issues, from administration, employment and fiscal matters to risk management,
managing and defending personal injury claims, training, regulatory compliance
and immigration issues. The Group conducts training and internal investigations
and should the need for litigation arise, McLane’s seasoned litigation
attorneys represent schools before federal and state courts, as well as