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Former Sen. Evan Bayh to discuss Snowden and cybersecurity at ABA international law meeting

Former Sen. Evan Bayh to discuss Snowden and cybersecurity at ABA international law meeting

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 — Former Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will discuss private contractors, Edward Snowden and cybersecurity during the 2014 Spring Meeting  hosted by the American Bar Association Section of International Law in New York.

More than 1,500 international law practitioners, scholars, corporate counsel, government and regulatory lawyers, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations from some 52 countries will attend.

Notable experts including ABA President James R. Silkenat, Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor, Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine, former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye and Duncan Niederauer, president of InterContinental Exchange Group Inc., will address topics including:

·        Human trafficking

·        International tax issues

·        Legal education

·        The intersection of business and human rights

·        Gender equity

·        Cybersecurity

2014 Spring Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law

April 1-5

Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10022-6844

Program highlights include:

“Private Contractors, Snowden and Cybersecurity: Did the Reorganization of the Intelligence Community Achieve Success?” — Panelists, including former Sen. Bayh, will discuss the Snowden case and cybersecurity for practitioners and U.S. government contractors. They will examine the restructuring of the intelligence community and its use of contractors; whether Congress should revisit the post-9/11 Commission reorganization; the impact of Snowden and other data breach cases on the new cybersecurity standards for federal government contractors; and if these changes will affect lawyers’ obligations to safeguard client data.
Thursday, April 3, 9 – 10:15 a.m.      

“Luncheon with Ambassador Ken Taylor and Patricia Taylor” — During an Iranian hostage crisis, ambassador Ken Taylor, a Canadian diplomat, educator and businessman, and his wife, Pat Taylor, provided sanctuary to six diplomats from the U.S. embassy, and at great personal risk, helped smuggle them out of Iran. These events, known as the Canadian Caper, were the inspiration for the 2012 film “Argo.” Ambassador Taylor and his wife will discuss their experiences in the diplomatic service and their views on the importance of diplomatic immunity as a means of protecting the rule of law and human rights.
Thursday, April 3, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

“Conversation with the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court”— Chief Justice Leo Strine of the Delaware Supreme Court will discuss recent Delaware decisional law with global implications, M&A developments, the impact of activist investors and what the future may hold in corporate law. He will also share his views on Delaware’s relevance to global business, whether Delaware’s dominance is shifting and who Delaware’s primary rivals are for entity formation and dispute resolution in the U.S. and abroad.
Friday, April 4, 10:45 am – noon     

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or

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