A Risk-Based Approach to GDPR Compliance: Priorities for the Next 24 Days and Beyond


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


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims. 

There are 24 short days before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but many US businesses as well. If you’ve only just begun your GDPR readiness efforts (or have not started at all — or are still unsure whether the GDPR applies to your organization), learn how to tackle the most important pieces and score some quick wins in order to best mitigate your organization’s compliance risk before May 25 and beyond. 

Educational Objectives:
•    Understand how the GDPR affects US organizations
•    Know where to invest your compliance efforts in order to mitigate non-compliance risk
•    Understand which GDPR compliance issues have been identified by regulators as priorities

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorney/Counsel, General Counsel, Of Counsel

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Jaime L. Barwig
  • Associate
  • Bass, Berry & Sims

Jaime Barwig counsels clients from diverse industries, such as retail, healthcare, media and technology, on matters affecting intellectual property ownership, development, commercialization and protection, as well as data protection and privacy matters. She helps clients navigate intellectual property (IP) issues and protect their IP assets, and represents clients in a wide variety of transactions, including licensing and service agreements, marketing arrangements, advertising and promotions, strategic relationships and mergers and acquisitions. 

Jaime has significant experience assisting both start-ups and established companies with privacy and security issues, trademark and related licensing issues, and a variety of web-related matters, including terms of use, data collection and processing, and issues arising out of user-generated content and advertising and media campaigns conducted through social networks and mobile devices. 

Shelley R. Thomas
  • Member
  • Bass, Berry & Sims

Clients rely on Shelley Thomas for the development, commercialization, transfer and protection of intellectual property assets. Shelley advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues related to mergers and acquisitions; license agreements; software-as-a-service; ASP and cloud hosting contracts; supply; distribution and reseller agreements and online and offline marketing and content syndication. She represents private and public companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, automotive, media, lifestyle, financial services, retail, consumer products and e-commerce.

Peter Wainman
  • Partner
  • Mills & Reeve

Peter is a technology lawyer and specializes in IT law and data protection.  He can typically be found drafting and negotiating IT contracts, from major IT outsourcing projects for public sector bodies and PLCs to standard “software as a service” terms for early-stage technology businesses.  

As an IT specialist, Peter acts for a wide range of clients who need his support in different ways.  On major projects, he often works alongside experienced who expect him to ensure that contractual documents are clear and robust, lead on key negotiations and advise on risk.  For growing technology businesses, he often provides guidance on current approaches to IT contracting and how the latest developments in the sector affect them. Many of his clients rely on his judgment in assessing data protection risks, based on over ten years of experience.

Continuing Education

COA; 1.0 CLE
A basic understanding of privacy issues.
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