Peter Duda

Peter is President of the agency’s global crisis and issues team and is based in New York. He has counseled clients in a wide variety of industries on media and communications strategies relating to such complex and sensitive issues as cyber security incidents, high-profile litigation, government investigations, regulatory enforcement, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, M&A transactions, hostile takeovers, labor relations, trade disputes, product liability, management transitions, corporate positioning and corporate reputation management.  In the area of cyber security, Peter has helped clients manage through a wide-range of situations, including ransomware and state-actor attacks.


Fidan Karimli

Fidan is the Director of Incident Response at Coveware. She has extensive background in cyber incident response, complex white-collar and cybercrime investigations, including ransomware, fraudulent wire transactions, identity theft, check fraud, business email compromise, bust-out merchant fraud, and child exploitation cases.

Fidan holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. She’s admitted to practice both in California and New York. Fidan also holds a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy from New York University School of Law and Tandon School of Engineering. She also holds various certifications in forensic analysis from Cellebrite and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Additionally, Fidan is fluent in multiple languages, including Russian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, and has conversational Bulgarian and Farsi.


Ron Lee

Ron advises and represents clients in national security, cybersecurity and privacy, and government contracts matters. A former General Counsel of the U.S. National Security Agency 1994 to 1998 and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice 1998-2000, he helps companies structure and protect the commercial, compliance and strategic aspects of their relationships with key national security and cybersecurity government agencies and customers. Ron also represents clients in national security-based international trade regulatory matters; compulsory process and voluntary requests for information; Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, big data and privacy, electronic surveillance and computer crime matters, risk management and corporate governance, and security clearance matters.

Ron was Chief of Staff of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1996. He served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Abner J. Mikva of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Keisha McClellan

Keisha McClellan is vice president, global crisis & issues, at Weber Shandwick, where her focus includes cybercommunications related to cybersecurity, data privacy and regulatory concerns. She advises on a broad range of high-profile crises—including executive malfeasance and transitions, data privacy and cybersecurity incidents, litigation communications, and internal culture controversies—and counsels clients on risk management, strategic communications, brand safety, media skills training and strategy, and thought leadership visibility. McClellan’s expertise in cyber incidents such as ransomware, phishing, and business email compromise involves developing complex communication plans, conducting real-time crisis simulations, and more.

This program is approved for CLE and CPD credit in the following states: Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama,Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Navigating Ransomware Incidents for In-House Counsel


Event Description

How ready is your organization to manage through a ransomware incident?


Join us at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Wednesday, March 27, for the next edition of our IHC Cybersecurity Deep Dives Series as Ronald D. Lee of Arnold & Porter, Fidan Karimli of Coveware, Keisha McClellan and Peter Duda of Weber Shandwick deep dive into current ransomware trends, best practices to navigate a cyber incident, what helps (and what hurts) negotiations with threat actors and tried-and-true approaches to repairing brand reputations in the wake of a ransomware incident.


This session will cover essentials such as:


  • Legal considerations within ransomware incidents
  • Negotiation tactics to use with ransomware attackers
  • Building cyber communications resiliency within your organization
  • Leveraging social and traditional media data via A.I. to help protect your brand


When an attack happens, Arnold & Porter quickly mobilizes its investigation and litigation teams, which have successfully defended clients against data breach and privacy plaintiffs as well as the major data protection authorities, to contain the incident and minimize losses.


Coveware is a category defining cyber extortion incident response firm that empowers victims of cyber extortion to recover their data with transparency, efficiency and integrity.


Weber Shandwick is a leading agency with a global crisis management team who advise at the intersection of business, public policy, geopolitical risk and cultural transformation. The team has guided clients on more than 110 cyber incidents around the world.


Who Should Attend
This program is designed for all levels of in-house counsel who are involved in cybersecurity incidents or corporate communications for their organizations.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to Weber Shandwick. If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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