Organizing Committee

Photo Solove5Daniel J. Solove

John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University
Founder, TeachPrivacy

Daniel J. Solove is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of many books, including Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law (Aspen 2006), now in its third edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz.

Solove has published about 40 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Professor Solove has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, and C-SPAN’s “Book TV.” A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature. Professor Solove has testified before Congress, and he has consulted and served as an expert witness in many high-profile cases. He has delivered more than a hundred lectures around the world.

Photo Hoofnagle4Chris Hoofnagle

Lecturer in Residence, Director – Information Privacy Programs, UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley Law Site

Chris Jay Hoofnagle is director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s information privacy programs and senior fellow to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. He is an expert in information privacy law. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Hoofnagle was a non-residential fellow with Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to that, Hoofnagle focused on regulation of telemarketing, financial services privacy, and credit reporting at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. Hoofnagle co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, DC.


Photo Schwartz4Paul Schwartz

Professor of Law, Director, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Special Advisor, Paul Hastings LLP.

Paul M. Schwartz is Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley Law School and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. A leading international expert on informational privacy and information law, he has published widely on these topics. In this country, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. He is also a co-author of the casebook, Information Privacy Law (Aspen, 3d ed., 2009). Professor Schwartz has provided advice and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States and Europe. He has also assisted numerous corporations in the United States and abroad with information privacy issues. He belongs to the American Law Institute. Professor Schwartz received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. degree from Brown University.


Photo Wolf4Christopher Wolf

Partner and Leader of Privacy and Information Management Practice – Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington; Founder and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum
Hogan Lovells site

Christopher Wolf leads the global Privacy and Information Management practice at the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP.  Chris has practiced law for more than three decades in Washington, DC, and has focused on Internet and privacy law since the early days of those disciplines.  MSNBC has called Chris “a pioneer in Internet law” and the Washingtonian magazine dubbed him a 2013 “Tech Titan.” Chris spoke recently at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Berkeley, CA Workshop on “Big Data” and at the Yale Law School “Big Data and the Law” conference, among numerous speaking engagements.  He was the 2014 Commencement Speaker at the Washington & Lee University School of Law, his alma mater.   Chris founded and co-chairs the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank committed to advancing privacy in practical ways, and is a founder of the Coalition for Privacy and Free Trade, which is seeking durable mechanisms for cross-border data flows that protect privacy.  Chris is the editor and contributing author of legal treatises, including the first privacy law treatise by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and he is co-author of a recent book on Internet hate speech, Viral Hate: Containing its Spread on the Internet (Macmillan Palgrave 2013).  Chris is National Civil Rights Chair at the Anti-Defamation League, and is on the boards of other charitable organizations, including WETA Public Broadcasting, the George Washington University Hospital and Food & Friends, a social services agency.  Chris’ recent scholarly work includes white papers on law enforcement and national security access to data in the Cloud in comparative jurisdictions, and a   Washington University (St. Louis) Law Review article on EU-US privacy as well as a forthcoming University of Colorado Law Review article on data use governance.  Chris is a member of the American Law Institute and is participating in the ALI project on the restatement of privacy law.


Photo Wilder4Marcy Wilder

(Health Privacy Law Salon only)
Partner and Leader of Privacy and Information Management Practice – Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hogan Lovells site

Marcy Wilder is a director of Hogan Lovells’ global Privacy and Information Management practice and a nationally-recognized data protection lawyer who focuses on health information law. Ms. Wilder assists clients in managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices and data breaches, including compliance with HITECH, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and federal and state privacy laws. Ms. Wilder also helps clients navigate the rapidly changing policy and regulatory landscape related to ARRA stimulus funding for health information technology. Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Ms. Wilder served as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served as the lead attorney in the development of HIPAA privacy regulations. Ms. Wilder is currently ranked as a leading privacy and technology lawyer in both Chambers USA and the Legal 500 and was named by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as a top ten Outstanding Healthcare Information Technology Lawyer for 2009. In addition to serving on the Leadership Council for the national e-Health Initiative, Ms. Wilder was appointed to the Steering Committee for the Markle Foundations’ Connecting for Health Public-Private Collaborative. She counsels clients on matters related to electronic data sharing, including HITECH compliance, the use of health information in e-health and Internet ventures, electronic medical and billing systems, research registries, tissue banks, and marketing initiatives. Her clients include information technology vendors, informatics companies, health plans, health care clearinghouses, e-health organizations, health care providers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, universities, and research institutions. Ms. Wilder has been a featured speaker at Health Information Technology and HIPAA conferences and seminars across the country, and lectures frequently on data privacy and security, data-mining, and clinical and records research. She is also editor-in-chief for the monthly Hogan Lovells Health IT Executive Report.


Photo Bennett4Barbara Bennett

(Health Privacy Law Salon only)
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hogan Lovells site

Barbara Bennett’s practice focuses on health care transactions, technology, and strategic business advice. She also counsels businesses on data protection issues, including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, consumer protection strategies and intellectual property laws. Barbara’s health care experience includes representation of technology and information services companies, health care providers and payors, investment banks, and management service companies in transactions involving life sciences companies, information technology services businesses, physicians, hospitals and academic medical centers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and other managed care entities. She also counsels both early-stage and established technology and biotechnology clients. Barbara has spoken extensively on health care legal issues and was editor of the 2002 BNA treatise E-Health Business and Transactional Law. She is trained in dispute resolution and served on the approved panel for court-appointed mediators in Tennessee state courts. Barbara was appointed to and served on both the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson in 1997, Barbara was General Counsel and corporate secretary of an HMO management company, TriPoint Health Group. There she was responsible for the overall management of the internal and external legal and regulatory affairs of the company and its subsidiaries. Prior to that, from 1986-1995, she was Associate General Counsel of Vanderbilt University, representing the University’s Health Sciences Center for managed care issues and transactions matters, and representing the university overall for intellectual property and technology transfers, cost accounting (including audit and negotiation), and insurance and risk management. She created and implemented policy and strategy, as well as evaluated and structured joint ventures and other business opportunities for the university in health care, technology, and other areas.

Photo Koenig4Jim Koenig

(Health Privacy Law Salon only)
Global Leader, Commercial Privacy Practice and Leader, Cybersecurity for Health at Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton

Jim Koenig is the Global Leader, Commercial Privacy Practice and Leader, Cybersecurity for Health at Booz Allen Hamilton.  He was formerly a Director and Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Privacy and Identity Theft practice. He has an extensive business, technology and legal background, and is a recognized authority on privacy issues impacting healthcare, financial services, direct marketing and technology. Jim provides global privacy and security strategy, compliance and training services focused on ROI-driven solutions that balance the goals of business with respect for consumer privacy. He has provided privacy services to pharmaceutical, health insurance, financial, retail, cable, telecom, car rental, airline and manufacturing companies. His professional activities include: Member of Educational Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member of Privacy Council for the Direct Marketing Association, Member of American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG), Member of Technical Management Board’s Task Force on Privacy.