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Privacy Shield Ruled Invalid by CJEU in Schrems II: Where do we go from here?

Presented by: Gayle Gorvett and Ken Rashbaum

Tuesday, August 4th
12:00 PM EDT

A few of the topics that will be discussed are as follows:

  • The Court of Justice of the European Union, on July 16, invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as a mechanism for transferring personal data from the EU to the United States, a decision that greatly impacts over 5,000 entities that relied on Privacy Shield for transfers of personal data from the European Union.
  • The decision potentially impacts over $7 billion in Transatlantic trade.
  • This webinar will analyze the legal and business impacts of the Court’s decision, including the Court’s skeptical discussion of Standard Contractual Clauses as an alternate method of data transfer, and the practical implications and recommended next steps for organizations that are registered with the Privacy Shield Framework or work with business partners or vendors who transfer data under the Framework.

Live Interactive Q&A – Bring/Submit Your Questions

Time will be reserved to answer specific questions from attendees and we encourage those in attendance to come with questions prepared. If you would like specific questions addressed, you are invited to submit questions in advance to Chris Dawe at

About Gayle Gorvett

Gayle Gorvett is the Founder and Managing Partner of GGorvett Consulting LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a high-level legal advisor and trusted partner to senior management on subjects including complex technology transactions (SaaS, managed services, integration, implementation, licenses, data privacy), negotiations with strategic partners, compliance, and corporate Finance with an emphasis on cross border negotiations.

Gayle has over 19 years of experience as an international corporate and technology transactions lawyer, advising clients in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, including 5 years as a member of Latham & Watkins’ Technology Transactions department in New York. Gayle worked in-house in two listed companies: Nexans, SA and Brinks EMEA in Paris, France prior to founding her company GGorvett Consulting EURL. Gayle also worked as an investment analyst at Prudential Capital prior to attending law school. Gayle enjoys using her finance and legal knowledge to assist her clients in growing their business.

She is co-vice chair of the International Legal Affairs Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel, a member of the Outreach Committee of the Atlanta chapter of ChIPs, and a member of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta. She is a Northwestern University School of Law graduate with a B.A. in International Business from DePauw University. Gayle has lived and worked in the US, Japan and France and is a member in good standing of the New York and Georgia bars.

About Ken Rashbaum

Kenneth N. Rashbaum of Barton LLP advises multinational corporations and healthcare organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and e-discovery. He counsels multinational corporations on information governance and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws; the interface of e-commerce and legal and regulatory liabilities in areas such as cybersecurity and breach response. Ken has vast experience in preparation of protocols for compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries; conduct of information security and data breach response assessments, investigations and remediation initiatives; and policies for social media legal and regulatory compliance.

Ken serves as special e-discovery counsel for complex litigation and in matters in which electronic evidence from beyond the U.S. is required. He has been recognized internationally as a thought leader in electronic discovery and disclosure, and has served as national e-discovery counsel for multinational pharmaceutical corporations and global e-discovery counsel in products liability and IP litigation. Ken was appointed to the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center for its September, 2010 session and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute (November 2009 and December 2012 sessions) to lead sessions on international e-discovery issues and challenges.

In his capacity as a nationally known expert on data privacy, Ken counsels healthcare organizations on compliance with federal, state and judicial standards governing protected health information. He has served as HIPAA and privacy counsel to major hospital systems, health plans, physicians’ groups, cloud computing providers and health information application developers; advised academic hospital systems on protocols for implementation of electronic health records; and provided counsel on risk management issues in access, uses and disclosures of electronic patient information.

Ken is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and had been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University from 2013 – 2015.

Prior to joining Barton, Ken was a senior litigation partner in the New York office of Sedgwick LLP (formerly Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold) where he was the Co-Chair of the E-Discovery, Compliance and Data Management Practice Group.

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