Season 1, Episode 11: Preserving Legal Privilege After a Cybersecurity Incident

  • CyberSide Chats
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Jerich is joined by Melissa Parisi of Herbalife Nutrition and Caroline Morgan of Culhane Meadows to discuss the topic of retaining privilege after engaging a cyber attorney during or after a cyber incident. An organization may lose legal privilege after a cyber incident if they don’t take some of the steps that Caroline & Melissa discuss in this episode. In the event of post-incident litigation, the do’s and don’ts covered can make or break a defense strategy.



Melissa Parisi is the Senior Director of Worldwide Privacy at Herbalife Nutrition, a global leader in meal replacement protein shakes, dietary supplements and skin care products. She leads the Company’s global privacy program, which spans over 90 markets. Prior to joining Herbalife, Melissa was at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, where her practice focused on government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and commercial litigation and disputes. Melissa has represented companies in the health, wellness and fitness industry, as well as a wide range of other industries, including apparel, pharmaceutical, medical device, energy, oil and gas, banking, and insurance. Melissa earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and B.A. cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.

Caroline Morgan is a partner in the litigation and privacy groups at the New York office of Culhane Meadows, the largest national women owned law firm in the country. Caroline counsels companies on navigating state, federal and international data privacy and breach notification laws. Caroline also assists clients with data security incident plans, privacy policies and achieving cybersecurity best practices to minimize losses. She is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of emerging data privacy and cybersecurity legal developments, in addition to the regulatory and litigation landscape in the digital assets or blockchain/distributed ledger technology space.

The statements of the guest speakers in this podcast should not be construed as legal advice and they represent their views only and not those of their respective companies.

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