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Brandon N. Robinson, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Practice, will moderate a panel on cybersecurity topics specific to the energy industry on September 14, 2018 with the Women’s Energy Network of Greater Atlanta. Brandon will lead a discussion on information security and data privacy, including: what is cybersecurity, why is cybersecurity relevant today, and how does cybersecurity impact the energy industry. Panel members are expected to include cybersecurity and information security professionals and energy industry regulators.
As the leader of Balch’s Data Privacy & Security Practice,Brandon regularly represents public utilities and energy companies regarding cybersecurity and technology-related matters, including issues related to smart grid, physical security, electric transportation, drones (“UAS”), customer data privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), broadband and telecommunications, and more. He also counsels clients across numerous industries with respect to managing data privacy risks, complying with federal, state, and sectoral privacy laws and regulations, and handling data breach management and response. He is the editor and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Observer blog, which provides legal updates and thought leadership in data privacy and cybersecurity. Brandon's thought leadership has been featured in numerous publications including Law 360, Inside Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Money Management Executive, Business Alabama, and the Wall Street Journal.
Women’s Energy Network (WEN) provides professional development and networking opportunities to women who are leaders among the energy industry. Several Balch attorneys lead WEN’s Greater Atlanta Chapter. Angela Luckett, partner, Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, partner, and Jessica Nwokocha, attorney, serve on the organization’s board of directors and work to advance the goals of the chapter and empower women within the energy industry.