Attorney John Weaver will be presenting at the Boston Bar Association’s 2022 Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference on Thursday, December 8, 2022. John will be discussing Current Privacy and Information Security Trends in M&A Transactions.
He will be joined on the panel by:
- Heather Egan Sussman from Orrick
- Jennifer Chunias from Goodwin
John is a director at McLane Middleton and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group. John divides his privacy and cybersecurity practice between pre-breach and post-breach representation. Before a data breach, he conducts risk assessments of clients’ privacy and information security controls, oversees remediating information security vulnerabilities and gaps in privacy regulatory compliance, and negotiates data security agreements with their customers and vendors. After a data breach, John converts “end of company” attacks to manageable events by calmly quarterbacking clients’ data security teams – cyber liability and cyber crime insurance providers, forensic investigators, IT staff, etc. – to restore operations, evaluate legal obligations, and retain customer relationships.
John is also a nationally recognized voice in the field of artificial intelligence law, advising a wide range of companies – from startups to international corporations – on regulatory and legal issues unique to artificial intelligence, including consumer protection requirements and privacy legislation. He is the author of Robots Are People Too, released by Praeger Publishing, which explores legal issues implicated by autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, and a contributing writer at Slate magazine, where his articles focus on similar issues. John is a sought after speaker on topics related to law and emerging technologies, and has been interviewed by The Atlantic, Consumer Reports, and the Boston Business Journal, among other media outlets. John sits on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, where he is writing a series of essays on AI and the Constitution. He can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2685 or [email protected].