Jackson Walker partners Byron Egan and Stephanie Chandler spoke at the Dallas Bar Association’s Securities Section Meeting on March 26, 2012.
Their presentation, entitled “Are You Prepared for Anonymous? Securities Lawyers Need to Address Cybersecurity Risk,” covered information on cybersecurity matters, including state laws requirements, information on steps corporate boards can take to minimize risk, and fiduciary duty issues.
For an overview of recent guidance from the SEC on Cybersecurity Risk, please click on the links below:
- The SEC Starts Talking About Cybersecurity
- Gearing up for 2012 Annual Reporting Season: Has Your Public Company Board Addressed Cybersecurity Risk?
- Business Leaders Must Address Cybersecurity Risk
Byron Egan is engaged in a corporate, partnership, securities, M&A, and financing practice. He has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries including energy, financial, and technology. In addition to handling transactions, he advises boards of directors and their audit, compensation and special committees with respect to fiduciary duty, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, special investigation, and other issues. Mr. Egan received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Egan is Senior Vice Chair and chair of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.
Stephanie Chandler’s practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; technology licensing and commercialization, and general corporate work. She assists clients with both the formation of organizations, public and private offering of securities, governance issues and shareholder proxy contests, as well as Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance matters. Her clients include startup companies commercializing innovations in information technology and biotechnology; private investors and private equity and venture capital firms; and large privately held and publicly traded companies. Industries she serves include software, healthcare and life sciences, oil and gas, energy trading, transportation and logistics, educational institutions, and construction.