Privacy Matters: Planning for, Responding to, and Learning from Data Breaches Luncheon Panel

Program Details

Online pre-registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available. Please send an email to Ann Scheible at if you are in need of a walk-in registration form.

Privacy and data security is one of the most prominent issues affecting organizations today, which, if overlooked, can lead to serious and long-lasting consequences. With a new data breach being uncovered seemingly every week, like it or not, whether your company is affected by one is becoming increasingly less a matter of if than a matter of when. Which means, this is a scenario every PR practitioner needs to be ready for.

When: Tuesday, Apr. 16; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT
Where: Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn (Private banquet entrance at 50 W. Randolph St.)


Deborah SongAssociate Director, Media Relations, Rush University Medical Center

Deborah Song is associate director of media relations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She is responsible for media relations and crisis communications for the medical center and university. She also plays a key role on the social media team at Rush. Before Rush, she managed media relations, communications and government relations at Advocate Christ Medical Center and was a media relations associate at Northwestern Medicine. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago.

Steven Worth, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, OneSpan

Steven Worth is General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary and member of the executive team. His 20+ years of industry experience includes software, SaaS, technology services, and consulting. Before joining OneSpan, Steven was on the executive team at SilkRoad Technology, a leader in SaaS human resources applications. Prior to that, Steven was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, an international publicly traded technology services firm. He helped build Diamond’s business and played a key role in its 2010 sale. Steven practiced with a large international law firm after he graduated with MBA and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. in Industry and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Christopher Veatch, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Christopher Veatch is a Partner in the White Collar & Investigations practice group at Perkins Coie LLP. Chris is the former Chief of the National Security & Cybercrimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, and a former SEC Enforcement Attorney. His practice includes matters involving cybercrime; securities and other financial fraud; the FCPA; trade secret theft; and export controls and U.S. sanctions programs. A focus of his practice is working with companies on internal investigations, compliance, cybersecurity, and intellectual property issues, including preparing for and responding to significant incidents. Chris is an active speaker on cyber and intellectual property risks and threats, data breach response, and white collar crime.


Jamie Singer, Senior Vice President, Crisis & Risk Management, U.S. Data Security and Privacy, Edelman

Jamie provides issue management, crisis preparedness and crisis communications counsel to clients across industries, including food & beverage, health care and higher education. She provides strategic counsel to companies and non-profit organizations facing reputational risks such as data security & privacy vulnerabilities, product quality issues, and human safety and health concerns. Jamie’s expertise includes leading risk and vulnerability assessments, scenario plan and crisis simulations/trainings.

Suburban Chicago chapter members: You are eligible to register at the Chicago chapter member rate. Send and email to to request the member discount code.

Dietary restrictions? Email by Friday, Apr. 12.

Questions? Email Sarah Hanel, APR, and Kayee Ip, 2019 Programming co-chairs at

Program Details


$45.00 Chicago Chapter Member
$50.00 after 12:00 am April 14
$40.00 Earlybird rate before March 28

$55.00 Non-member
$60.00 after 12:00 am April 14

All ticket sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.

April 16, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

150 N. Dearborn (Banquet entrance at 50 W. Randolph St.)
Chicago, IL 60601
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