November 27, 2019 Senior Lawyers Division Committees

SLD International Law Committee

International Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Considerations for Senior Lawyers

By Robert E. Lutz and Aaron Schildhaus

The ABA International Senior Lawyers Committee’s monthly conference call will be held at 11:30 am EST on December 11.  Call-in 866-646-6488 | Conference Code: 376-453-1400.

An important area of concern to senior lawyers and seniors in general is our increasing reliance on the internet and how it touches on our personal and professional lives in a geometrically increasing paradigm shift. Almost all of us now use email and internet research. Moreover, global legislative developments are impacting the practice of law, particularly in the realm of data protection and privacy. 

Your personal data, and perhaps more importantly, that of your corporate and personal clients are now at risk from cyberattacks of all kinds. In an effort to sensitize our members to the issues and provide guidance to help protect lawyers and their clients, we are pleased that the committee’s first substantive program will be presented on the December 11 conference call.

The free program is entitled “International cybersecurity and data privacy considerations for lawyers” and will be presented by Demetrios Eleftheriou and Aaron Schildhaus. Their discussion will provide information on key legislative developments and will touch on areas of concern to senior lawyers, including an overview of best practices and helpful tips.

Demetrios A. Eleftheriou of Eleftheriou Law Firm PLLC has 19+ years of experience solving complex regulatory and transactional privacy and data security issues. He served as the lead global privacy lawyer at American Express (New York), EMC Corporation (Boston area and England) and Symantec (Silicon Valley). Prior thereto, Demetrios counseled clients on privacy, data security and e-commerce issues as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC.

Aaron Schildhaus of Martorello Schildhaus LLC ( email Aaron ) has decades of international legal corporate, business and financial experience. He represents small, medium and large corporations in transactional and compliance matters.  A former Chair of the ABA’s Section of International Law, his practice areas include international contracts, data protection, privacy and anti-corruption. He has written many articles on the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and serves on the ABA Cybersecurity Task Force.

If you wish to participate, please send emails to the SLD International Law Committee co-chairs: Aaron Schildhaus and Professor Robert Lutz  with a copy to Emily Roschek at