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Protecting Your Business in 2019 for California’s New Consumer Privacy Legislation


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


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

The California state legislature wrapped up the 2017–2018 legislative session with a consensus privacy measure that sought to clean up the newly enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—the nation’s strictest consumer privacy and data protection legislation. The cleanup legislation was necessary to resolve drafting errors and further clarify certain provisions of the CCPA, which was passed last-minute in late June as a compromise among privacy proponents, the legislature and the business community.

The CCPA is a far-reaching measure impacting business entities across industries, many of which are grappling with interpreting its requirements to ensure that their privacy and data security policies and procedures are in compliance. The cleanup bill permits a brief extension of the January 1, 2020, implementation date for certain core requirements under limited circumstances and makes other nuanced changes to the CCPA. Even with these changes, the act remains the most complex privacy and data security measure in the nation, and companies need to understand the specific requirements of the law and how to prepare for them.

In this webinar, Manatt’s privacy and data security and California state government teams guide companies through the complex maze of the CCPA and what it means for compliance going forward. 

Educational Objectives:

• Review the political landscape in which the CCPA and the cleanup legislation passed, including California’s unique ballot initiative process and how it was leveraged to press legislative action on the CCPA.
• Summarize the CCPA’s statutory provisions, the broad swath of information the law governs, the new rights it affords consumers and the compliance issues it has created.
• Review the repercussions of noncompliance including the potential for private rights of action in data breaches and related litigation risks.
• Discuss recent amendments to the CCPA and what might be coming next.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Executives, business leaders, in-house counsel and other in-house legal professionals specializing in privacy and data security.


Thomas McMorrow
  • Partner and Chair, California State Government and Regulatory Policy
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Thomas McMorrow has extensive experience providing counsel on a broad range of federal, state and local government policy; regulatory; and operations issues. He represents private and public sector clients across multiple industries, including governance, healthcare, land use and technology.

Tom is recognized for his ability to facilitate the resolution of intractable policy and regulatory disputes. He was instrumental in getting California’s first-in-the-nation civil Gideon law enacted. The legislation, which was vetoed several times before his involvement, establishes the right to counsel for low-income individuals involved in life-changing civil proceedings.

Similarly, Tom successfully challenged an administrative decision that would have denied California’s Medi-Cal population access to breakthrough medicines, and he has represented multiple Medi-Cal providers to ensure access to necessary medical services.

In the public procurement arena, Tom has defended the award of some of California’s highest-valued state services contracts, and challenged other major state contracting decisions. The state retained Tom as its counsel in defending its decision to terminate one of the largest contracts in the state’s history.

Tom served as outside counsel to the president’s Community Empowerment Board, representing the Clinton administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, before state and local governments that successfully competed for supplemental tax credits and federal grant allocations to be dedicated to job creation.

In 2009, California Lawyer honored Tom as an Attorney of the Year for his work in enacting civil Gideon. He serves on the Order of Malta Free Clinics’ board of directors and on the University of California Center Sacramento’s advisory board. He is the immediate past chair of the Coro Foundation’s national board of trustees.

Tom is responsible for the firm’s California policy practice and the management of the Sacramento office.

Brandon Reilly
  • Associate, Privacy and Data Security
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Brandon Reilly is a civil litigator and privacy and data security attorney in Manatt’s Orange County office. Brandon counsels businesses and other organizations on a wide range of issues in the privacy, data security, and consumer financial services spaces. In this area, he advises clients on security incident investigation, containment, and mitigation; managing data breach responses; and assisting impacted entities before and during litigation, regulatory inquiry, and government enforcement.

Also a civil litigator with broad experience in federal and state courts, Brandon has significant experience litigating on behalf of a wide range of businesses, including in banking, mortgage lending and servicing, auto finance, retail and e-commerce, payment card industry, energy, vehicle manufacturing, and on behalf of sovereign Native American nations. Additionally, Brandon has extensive experience advising financial services companies on regulatory compliance and representing them in government enforcement actions and monitoring.

Brandon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US) and an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

He is the coordinator for Manatt’s veterans’ benefits and discharge upgrades pro bono practice, and regularly provides pro bono representation in that area.

John V. Treviño, Jr.
  • Counsel, Privacy and Data Security
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

John Treviño is counsel in the firm’s Orange County office and a member of the litigation group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, privacy and data protection, and other cybersecurity issues. Before joining Manatt, John worked for several years as an in-house privacy and compliance attorney in corporate legal departments of major telecommunications, travel and technology companies. He also has significant in-house experience as a data privacy officer, where he designed and implemented data governance strategies and identified privacy-related enterprise risks at both regional and global levels. This experience gives him unique insight into the challenges companies face in the design, implementation and rollout of an effective compliance program. His broad subject matter knowledge and in-house experience make him highly valued by in-house counsel to identify and mitigate potential privacy and data protection risks.

As a litigator, John has extensive experience as both outside counsel and in-house counsel managing a variety of litigation in the U.S. and abroad. Before law school, John served in the U.S. Air Force.

Continuing Education

1.5 General COA, 1.5 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to privacy and data security.
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