GDPR & Cross-Border Deals: Is Your Company Ready Now and Going Forward?


This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Globalization Partners.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018. This regulation will impact any organization that will offer goods and services in the European Union. If your business or your clients are operating or looking to operate in the European Union, you must understand the complexities of this new data protection framework and ensure you are prepared for compliance in time for the deadline and that you keep on top of changes and refinements moving forward.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where our panelists will outline the complexities of the GDPR and the pieces of the regulation that will affect your operations. This program will discuss how you can best manage overall compliance with the GDPR and provide practical strategies for ensuring that you maintain compliance in the long-term.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand the GDPR and how it will apply to expansion into and operations in the EU;
• Learn how to prepare your business and clients for compliance with the complexities of the GDPR.
• Review documentation best practices to demonstrate GDPR compliance.
• Gain strategies for ensuring compliance with the GDPR to avoid fines and penalties.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorney/Counsel, General Counsel, Managing Partner, Of Counsel, Partner, Practice Group Leader


Danielle Vanderzanden
  • Shareholder
  • Ogletree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ms. Vanderzanden is a Shareholder in the Boston office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Privacy practice group.  She specializes in the areas of privacy, restrictive covenant, wage and hour, discrimination and labor and employment litigation and counseling.  She devotes her practice to helping employers with employment-related disputes, conducting investigations and providing counsel to clients seeking to reduce their potential for liability to their employees and third parties.  She has personally conducted dozens of investigations, including investigations involving employee allegations of misconduct by company executives and systemic discrimination.

She is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and provides advice regarding cybersecurity and privacy matters, including applicable state, federal and multi-national privacy and information security requirements.  For nearly ten years, she has provided clients with advice regarding written information security policies and all aspects of data breach remediation, response and notification.  She has counseled dozens of clients through the process of complying with a myriad of data breach notification requirements among the 50 United States and in a variety of multi-national data breach scenarios.  She routinely helps clients navigate the choppy waters churned by the challenges of social networking sites, the Internet of Things and related technological developments. In 2015, the National Law Journal selected Ms. Vanderzanden for inclusion on its inaugural list of “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers.”

Adrienne Drew
  • Associate Counsel
  • Globalization Partners

Adrienne is Associate Counsel for Globalization Partners. Adrienne specializes in domestic and international global data security and data privacy issues. Her work at Globalization Partners focuses on the company’s contracting and data privacy compliance. She is also a leader of the company’s Data Privacy Task Force, which addresses data privacy, security, and compliance issues company-wide. Before joining Globalization Partners, Adrienne was in private practice at law firms in California and Boston and has extensive commercial and employment litigation and counseling experience.

Cécile Georges
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • ADP

Cécile Georges is the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) of ADP. She has led the Privacy and Data Governance Team, which is part of the Global Compliance organization, since December 2016. The Team provides advice and operational guidance to all ADP business units globally, and is responsible for the design and implementation of ADP’s enterprise-wide compliance programs with respect to the protection of personal information.

In her previous role as the lead lawyer for the Asia-Pacific region, Cecile relocated from Paris, France to Singapore, where she supported the geographical expansion of ADP in the Asia-Pacific region.  Cecile joined ADP in 1999 and was instrumental in building the Legal function in France. In 2006, she was appointed as the head of Legal for Europe and was promoted to VP, Assistant General Counsel. In 2011, her scope was expanded and she was responsible for all of Employer Services International Legal. Cécile has always been focused on the development of performance-driven teams that deliver excellent services to the business and ADP clients.

Cécile holds a Magistère (Masters) in Information Technology Law and passed the Paris Bar.

Continuing Education

COA, 1.0 CLE, 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of international privacy issues.
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