Known for hosting powerful speakers that deliver business-critical information, The Lawyer’s GC Strategy Summit taking place between 30th September and 2nd October is a must-attend event. The 3-day virtual conference provides highly interactive and engaging formats including keynote presentations, TED-style talks, panel debates and more intimate roundtable discussions enabling effective learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Attendees have over 20 different sessions to choose from, including this 60-minute virtual roundtable discussion on The hottest of the hot: what you really need to know about data protection in H2 2020 taking place at 14:00 BST on the 30th September and again on the 2nd October.

During this roundtable discussion led by Cooley partner Ann Brevitt, participants will discuss all the data related issues and challenges that are keeping General Counsel awake at night:

  • Data transfers: how to navigate Schrems 2
  • Brexit: will the UK be adequate?
  • Breach notification: who’s notifying what?
  • GDPR enforcement: trends to watch


Ann Bevitt, Partner, Cooley

Ann Bevitt is a partner in Cooley’s London office. Ann is an Employment and Data Protection Lawyer. Ann assists clients with all aspects of privacy and data security compliance and risk management, and advises on issues such as GDPR compliance, effecting data transfers, drafting privacy policies and fair processing notices, rolling out new technologies in the workplace, contractual arrangements with third party service providers, electronic marketing, monitoring employees, dealing with e-discovery, undertaking internal investigations, handling external regulatory investigations, responding to subject access requests and notifying breaches. Ann’s employment practice covers all aspects, both contentious and non-contentious, of employment law and employment-related matters.

Patrick Van Eecke, Partner & Head of European Cyber/Data/Privacy Practice, Cooley

Patrick Van Eecke is head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice and vice chair of its global c/d/p practice. Patrick has more than 25 years of experience guiding clients on complex issues spanning data protection, cyber, consumer protection, advertising and electronic signatures. He advises startups, scaleups and multinationals in diverse industry sectors, from technology and life sciences, to communications, entertainment, retail and consumer products.

Please note that the virtual roundtables have very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

To find out more about the General Counsel Strategy Summit or to download the full programme, please visit the event website.