The Management of Enterprise Risk & the Evolving Role of the Chief Risk Officer

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

Following last year’s Cyber Risks in the Boardroom program, which was attended by 300 practitioners and leading experts in risk management, the 2016 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP / RANE Risk Management Summit will again sponsor a seminar to discuss pragmatic ways to mitigate the risks management and boards face and identify proactive steps they can take to protect their enterprises. Sessions will focus on understanding how companies can best prepare for these exposures in advance, in response and in recovery.

As corporations struggle to define their risk exposures and identify who is responsible for protecting and mitigating against them, the Chief Risk Officer has emerged as a critical executive role to manage risk across the company.

Sessions to include:

  • Brave New World: The Evolving Nature of Enterprise Risk and Risk Management Expectations
  • Risk Ownership and Responsibility: The Rise of the Chief Risk Officer and the Need for Shared Accountability
  • A Look into the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for CRO 2.0
  • Cybersecurity and Crisis Management in the Digital Age

The summit will include a keynote presentation H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Attendance is by invitation only. For more information, contact events@ranenetwork.com.

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8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast & Registration

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome: Jay Clayton, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

9:15am – 10:00am Q&A with Diego Rodriguez, Chief Global Security Officer, Univision Communications

10:00am – 10:45am Panel Discussion   

Brave New World: The Evolving Nature of Enterprise Risk and Risk Management Expectations

The spectrum of risks that modern companies must be prepared to manage continues to broaden – financial, cyber, safety and security, and geopolitical, just to name a few. Driven by higher expectations from regulators, investors, and employees, the increasingly complex and interrelated nature of these exposures has wide-ranging financial, operational, legal, and reputational implications. Besides presenting the potential for significant impact on the financial bottom line and continuity of operations, the failure to anticipate and address these risks challenges the trust and confidence placed on management and the board of directors. Organizations struggle to define, assess, and manage their exposures as well as allocate resources to protect and mitigate against them. This session will explore the emerging exposures that have driven the need for more effective management of enterprise risk across a wide variety of industries.

11:00am – 11:30am Special Address by H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

11:30am – 12:15pm Panel Discussion

Risk Ownership and Responsibility: The Rise of the Chief Risk Officer and the Need for Shared Accountability

As new risks emerge and companies become more accountable for their mitigation, leaders need a clear view on who owns these risks, particularly in times of crisis, and a way to integrate risk management inside their organization. The Chief Risk Officer has emerged as an interdisciplinary role charged with identifying and managing risk across the company – an executive inside the company who ensures that risks are properly considered and addressed by the company while coordinating the financial, operational, legal, and reputational implications across the entire company. In this session, attendees will hear directly from current CROs on how they are implementing shared solutions for shared problems. The discussion will also address the skill sets, qualifications, and reporting structures needed for success, as well as benchmark emerging best practices and standards.

12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 1:30pm Panel Discussion

A Look into the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for CRO 2.0

Initially focused on financial and operational risks, the Chief Risk Officer of the future is poised to take on broader responsibilities, including managing areas like compliance and reputation risk. As a result, CRO 2.0 will need to combine sufficient knowledge, experience, and qualifications with intimate knowledge of how a company works, the regulatory environment governing their industry, and a sophisticated understanding of risk drivers, operational dependencies, and interconnected vulnerabilities. The risk manager of the future will become a critical driver of moving beyond controls and procedures to ensure that risk becomes part of the company’s culture and business decision process. This session will explore the future of the CRO, the role data analytics will play in decision-making, and the pros and cons of centralized versus distributed risk ownership, as well as what future threats today’s corporations need to be preparing for now.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Roundtable Discussion: Cybersecurity and Crisis Management in the Digital Age

Networking reception to follow.

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr.
Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

As a member of the Firm’s Financial Services Group, Thomas C. Baxter, Jr. focuses his practice on advising clients in the financial services, insurance, securities and FinTech spaces. Mr. Baxter’s advice relates to complex issues arising from supervision and regulation, investigations and enforcement actions, governance, compliance and risk management, crisis management and organizational culture. He also brings extensive experience dealing with central banks from around the world, and with sovereigns and their instrumentalities, as they address sovereign debt and dollar-liquidity issues. Mr. Baxter’s deep knowledge in these areas comes from more than 35 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, most in senior leadership roles.

Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Baxter was General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While serving for more than 20 years in that senior official position, Mr. Baxter led the New York Fed’s Legal Group. In addition to nearly 50 lawyers providing legal services, the Legal Group has significant non-legal functions, including the law enforcement unit, the corporate secretary’s office, the compliance and ethics function and the banking applications function. Mr. Baxter also served on the Management Committee, the bank’s highest-level executive committee.

In his capacity as General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Mr. Baxter was one of the primary designers of the historic liquidity programs developed by the Federal Reserve during the 2008 financial crisis. He was also a leading legal architect of the AIG and Bear Stearns rescues. Prior to that, he spearheaded the Federal Reserve’s on-the-ground efforts, following the September 11 terrorist attacks, to provide liquidity to financial markets and to assist New York City in its recovery.

Earlier in his career at the Fed, Mr. Baxter served as deputy general counsel for enforcement, where he led the Federal Reserve’s enforcement response to BCCI—the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. BCCI was, and remains, the largest bank fraud in history. Mr. Baxter’s handling of the BCCI case drew praise from then-Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, who called Mr. Baxter “instrumental” in “initiating” this case, and also in “bringing it to a conclusion.”

Mr. Baxter joined the bank in 1980, following a one-year appointment as a law assistant to the justices of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.

Mr. Baxter is a frequent lecturer at programs sponsored by the Uniform Commercial Code Institute, the Department of Justice’s Advocacy Institute, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Bank Administration Institute, the Practising Law Institute, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and similar organizations.

Geoff Brown
NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

In Spring 2016 Geoffrey Brown was named Citywide Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York, a position with cybersecurity and information risk purview across 100+ NYC Departments and Agencies and reporting directly to the Citywide Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (also known as DoITT, the technology core for NYC). Geoffrey came from financial services roles developing and operating threat management disciplines inclusive of threat intelligence, detection, response and countermeasures.

Prior to the private sector Geoffrey served at the U.S. Federal level with a focus on international concerns, including service with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) supporting the investigation’s work with the first responder community in NYC, and concentrating on the FAA and NORAD responses. Geoffrey is a graduate of Middlebury College.

David Cass
Chief Information Security Officer, IBM Cloud & SaaS Operational Services

Mr. Cass is the Chief Information Security Officer for IBM.  He has global responsibility for all aspects of security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Cloud & SaaS business unit.  Mr. Cass serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David is an active contributor to the FS-ISAC on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms, and works closely with U.S., and International Regulators.

Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier.  Where he lead an organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance on a global basis for Elsevier. He also served as the HIPAA officer for Elsevier.  David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated enterprise in the cloud.

David has extensive experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. As the Senior Director of Information Security Risk and Governance for Freddie Mac, David rebuilt the risk and governance function and developed a team to provide risk assessments, methodologies, tools, services, and training to improve the organization’s capabilities and maturity. Prior to that he was Vice President of Risk Management for JPMorgan Chase, and was responsible for providing an accurate assessment of the current risk management state, contributing to the future direction of risk management, continuity and disaster recovery capabilities for the organization.

David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT.  He is also a frequent speaker at high profile industry conferences, and serves on the Board of Directors for PixarBio Corporation.

Jay Clayton
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Jay Clayton’s practice involves public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets offerings, regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and other transactions where multidisciplinary advice and experience is valued.

Mr. Clayton is regularly consulted by financial institutions and other organizations on corporate governance, enterprise risk and strategic matters, including when business, operational, legal and compliance issues intersect. Recently, Jay has been consulted on cyber breaches and other cybersecurity matters.

While many of Jay Clayton’s engagements are confidential, his public engagements, including representing the underwriters in the Alibaba IPO (to date, the largest IPO), Barclays in the purchase of Lehman Brothers out of bankruptcy, Goldman Sachs in connection with the investment by Berkshire Hathaway (the model for subsequent TARP investments) and JP Morgan in connection with recent mortgage-related settlements with the DOJ and other authorities, reflect the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of his practice.

Mr. Clayton also represents several high net worth individuals and families in connection with their investments, including professional sports franchises and venture investments, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

H. Rodgin Cohen
Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Senior Chairman H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is a trusted adviser to the financial services industry and to global corporations and their boards of directors.

Mr. Cohen provides acquisition, regulatory, enforcement, securities law, corporate governance and cybersecurity advice to a large number of financial and nonfinancial institutions, both regular clients and as special assignments. As cyber risks have significantly increased, an increasing part of Mr. Cohen’s advice to senior management, banks and trade associations has related to cybersecurity.

Mr. Cohen is or has been a member of the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, the National Security Agency Cyber Awareness Panel, the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and The New York State Commission to Modernize the Regulation of Financial Services.

Mr. Cohen is widely recognized as a leader in the financial and legal services industries. He has received numerous accolades from—and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top lawyers by—the following authorities: The American Lawyer, Best Lawyers, BTI Consulting Group, Chambers USA, Financial Times, IFLR, Institutional Investor, The M&A Advisor, the National Association of Corporate Directors, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal and Worth Magazine.

Joseph DeSalvo
SVP and Chief Security Officer, Blackstone

Joseph DeSalvo is Chief Security Officer of Blackstone with more than 20 years of experience in corporate security and investigations. Based in New York, he oversees security for Blackstone’s facilities, employees and assets, business continuity, crisis management, duty of care and executive protection for all offices globally. A former FBI Special Agent, Mr. DeSalvo has held similar roles at Charles Schwab & Co., Bankers Trust Company and Iron Mountain. His roles have included executive management of a broad range of corporate security and risk management functions. Mr. DeSalvo earned an MBA and holds executive leadership certifications from Georgetown University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

John Evangelakos
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

John Evangelakos is one of the coordinators of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Cybersecurity Group, co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group, and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Evangelakos is also a member of the Firm’s Information Security Committee.

Mr. Evangelakos has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including in the technology sector and in the financial services sector and is. Among other transactions, he represented the Intercontinental Exchange in its acquisition of the NYSE Group and Eastman Kodak in the sale of its Digital Imaging patent portfolio to a consortium to facilitate that company’s emergence from bankruptcy.

Mr. Evangelakos has been recognized as a leading lawyer in leveraged buyouts and private equity by The Best Lawyers in America (2008-2016), as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions by New York Super Lawyers (2007-2016), as a recommended transactional IP lawyer in Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000 (2014-2016) and in The Legal 500 United States in the Patent licensing and transactional category (2014, 2016).

Adam B. Frankel
Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Evercore

Prior to joining Evercore in July 2006, from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Frankel was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a leading owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Bolivia. Mr. Frankel was also responsible for matters related to human resources and government affairs. Mr. Frankel worked from 1999 until 2003 as a corporate and transactions attorney in the office of the general counsel at Ford Motor Company. From 1995 until 1999, Mr. Frankel was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London and New York.

Mr. Frankel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a trustee at the Sesame Workshop serving as Chair of the Audit Committee. He has a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Nicole Friedlander
Special Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Nicole Friedlander is a member of the Firm’s Criminal Defense and Investigations and Cybersecurity Groups. Her practice focuses on representing and advising institutions and individuals in complex criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. She has particular experience in fraud, anti-money laundering, tax and cybercrime matters.

Ms. Friedlander joined the Firm in 2016 following eight years of service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. She was Chief of the Office’s Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, where she oversaw the investigation and prosecution of sophisticated financial frauds, cybercrimes, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act offenses, FCPA violations, criminal tax offenses and health care frauds. Ms. Friedlander personally led the successful investigation of the cyber intrusion, and largest-ever theft of customer data, at a U.S. financial institution. Ms. Friedlander also oversaw numerous investigations of offshore banks for assisting U.S. taxpayers in evading income taxes; the indictment of seven Iranians for engaging in coordinated cyberattacks on 46 financial institutions and hacking into the control systems of a New York dam, on behalf of groups sponsored by the Government of Iran; and the racketeering indictment of the owner of multibillion-dollar internet payday lending companies for usurious lending practices.

During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Friedlander also successfully tried numerous federal criminal cases and briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Robert Hormats
Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.
Former Undersecretary, Department of State

Robert Hormats is Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc. the New York based strategic international consulting firm that assesses and navigates emerging market geopolitical and macroeconomic risk for its clients. Previously Bob served as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Environmental Affairs from September 2009 to July 2013.

Before this Bob was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International) for 25 years. Earlier, Bob served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs .He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Bob has worked extensively in Western Europe, China, India, Russia, the Middle East and South East Asia. His areas of expertise and experience include international trade and investment, intellectual property, foreign investment in the US, protection of trade secrets and global energy issues.

Bob has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.

Bob’s publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars from the Revolution to the War on Terror; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy. Bob earned a BA from Tufts University in 1965, and an MA in 1966, and a PhD in 1970 International Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Eliot Jung
Executive Director Global Cybersecurity, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Eliot Jung is an Executive Director with Global Cybersecurity at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is currently responsible for building and developing Operational Protection Program, to include mobile device security, insider risk, and information security advisory, for the firm.  Previously, Eliot built and led the Strategic Cyber Intelligence team within Global Cybersecurity and produced cyber risk index, country threat assessments, and cyber intel alerts. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Eliot worked for the United States government and served in East Asia, Middle East, and New York.  His other professional experiences include starting an international education consulting company and working in capital markets at State Street Corporation.  Eliot received his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and his Bachelors of Arts from Colby College.  A former United States Fulbright Scholar and a Madison Policy Fellow for cybersecurity, Eliot is fluent in Korean and proficient in Japanese with knowledge in Chinese Mandarin.

William L. Lang, MD, MHA
Director of International and Direct-to-Consumer Services, Inova Health Care System

Dr. Bill Lang is the Director of International and Direct-to-Consumer Services for the Inova Health Care System in the Washington, DC, area.  For more than 20 years, he has been one of the world’s foremost experts in health aspects of contingency planning and the organizational response to critical incidents as well as maintaining an active role in developing and managing international executive health services. As the Director of the White House Medical Unit, Dr. Lang was responsible for organizing and providing comprehensive healthcare services to two U.S. presidents and thousands of members of the executive staff, both at home and in support of their global travels. He developed and oversaw medical contingency planning at the White House and for every presidential destination world-wide, and routinely worked with both US and international figures to ensure optimal health services for both leaders and their staffs. Later, at the Depart of Homeland Security, Dr. Lang played a key role in implementing the nation’s preparedness strategy for pandemics and bioterrorist attacks at the Departmental level.

Bill puts patients first, ensuring optimal health services are arranged and delivered in the most effective manner possible.  Importantly, he looks beyond the immediate impacts of critical health events to assist organizations in addressing the second and third order effects of both internal and external health issues and threats – both for individuals and for the organization, itself.  Very importantly, he is skilled and experienced at recognizing and explaining potential impacts of health-related issues and developing operationally-relevant options for leadership, including assisting communications personnel in crafting messages related to these events.

David Lawrence
Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer, RANE

David Lawrence is the Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer of RANE. He previously served for approximately 20 years as Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, David formed and was the global head of the Business Intelligence Group. His role covered a wide range of legal, regulatory, diligence and transactional responsibilities for the firm, as well as advising Goldman’s clients directly. David served on a number of the firm’s global risk-management and investment committees, including its Commitments and Capital Committees. In 2014, David received the FBI Director’s Award for his efforts in combating international terrorism.

Over the years, David and Goldman Sachs were jointly awarded over 20 risk management patents. While at Goldman Sachs, he helped create and lead the firm’s formation of Regulatory Data Corp (RDC), in which 20 of the leading global banks invested. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, David served for 10 years as an Assistant US Attorney, in the Southern District of New York. During this tenure, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Public Corruption and General Crimes Units. David serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation (City University of New York). David received a B.A. from Brandeis University in Urban Studies, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. He attended the University of Texas School of Law and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Elizabeth McCaul
Partner-in-Charge, New York Office, Promontory Financial Group

Elizabeth provides a broad range of financial and regulatory advisory services to clients in the United States and Europe, including assistance with matters related to safety and soundness, risk management, corporate governance, and capital markets.

Elizabeth joined Promontory after serving as the Superintendent of Banks of the State of New York, where she was responsible for supervision of some of the world’s largest institutions and most of the foreign banks operating in the United States, as well as community banks, mortgage companies, and the overseas banking activities of investment banks and insurance companies. All told, she oversaw financial institutions representing $2 trillion in assets. She is well recognized for her safety and soundness and risk management credentials. As Superintendent, she introduced capital markets specialists to the examination teams, established targeted hedge fund reviews, opened a Tokyo office, and helped banks and securities firms comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the USA PATRIOT Act. In her early days as Superintendent, Elizabeth directed a $22 billion banker’s bank, following its liquidity problems. After the 9/11 attacks, she worked with banks, securities firms, and the Federal Reserve to get the U.S. markets reopened and functioning properly. She subsequently worked with federal regulators and top law enforcement officials to create mechanisms to help guard against the use of the U.S. banking system for financial terrorism. Elizabeth served as the chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and as a member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).  She was an instructor on corporate governance at the Financial Stability institute at the Bank for International Settlements. She also worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs from 1985 to 1995.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts at Boston University and received a scholarship from the German government to the Common Market Program at the Institute of European Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Brent J. McIntosh
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Brent J. McIntosh is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group and is one of the co-heads of the Firm’s cybersecurity practice. He handles litigation and investigations for a wide variety of clients, including many major financial institutions. Mr. McIntosh originally joined the Firm in 2001 and then rejoined in 2009 after serving as an official at the U.S. Justice Department and as an attorney in the White House.

Mr. McIntosh has represented clients in a variety of state and federal courts and arbitral bodies, and he has served as lead counsel in appeals before the federal circuit courts. He has extensive experience litigating against federal agencies and advising clients on matters of federal administrative procedure.

Mr. McIntosh has also represented clients before numerous government agencies and congressional committees, including in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and the New York Attorney General. He has regularly handled matters in which investigations are accompanied by parallel civil litigation.

Mr. McIntosh’s clients have included financial institutions such as AIG, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Prudential and UBS, as well as corporations such as BP, Fiat, Chrysler, Finmeccanica, Interbrew (now Anheuser-Busch InBev), Labatt Brewing and Microsoft. He has also represented the Clearing House Association, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the Institute of International Bankers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has advised clients on matters relating to the Administrative Procedure Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Federal Arbitration Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state analogues, Suspicious Activity Reporting, and corporate compliance programs. His pro bono service has included representation of a capital inmate in post-conviction and clemency proceedings, as well as advice to foreign governments and multinational organizations on rule-of-law issues, especially as to efforts to aid developing nations in combating maritime piracy.

Mr. McIntosh has extensive experience advising on matters relating to cyber systems and data protection. He has provided advice and handled disputes regarding U.S. federal legal regimes governing privacy of privately held personal and financial data and state-law analogues. He advised a major U.S. company on the permissible handling of customer data in connection with a mobile-phone app, including sharing of customer data with third-party service providers. While serving in the Justice Department, Mr. McIntosh served as co-coordinator of various post-9/11 Executive Branch-wide “information-sharing” initiatives under the Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and Executive Orders 13356 and 13388. In that role, he helped coordinate efforts to facilitate the secure sharing of threat information (including cyber threat information) among federal agencies, state and local governments, and private-sector institutions such a critical infrastructure operators. He also advised on classified National Security Council policy-development efforts regarding intelligence community/military cyber operations, and while serving in the White House, he acted as liaison to the President’s Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Until January 2009, Mr. McIntosh was deputy assistant to the president and deputy staff secretary at the White House (2007-2009). In that position, he oversaw and coordinated the flow of official documents to and from the president, working closely with the president on a daily basis. Before that, he served in the White House Counsel’s Office as associate counsel to the president (2006-2007), where his portfolio included national security matters, investigations and litigation, and judicial selection and confirmation.

He previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy (2004-2006), most recently as deputy assistant attorney general (2005-2006), handling matters relating to counterterrorism, intelligence, international law, and federal criminal law and procedure, as well as judicial nominations. While at the Justice Department, he testified before Congress, represented the United States in proceedings before the United Nations, made media appearances on the Department’s behalf, assisted with the nomination and confirmation of two Supreme Court justices and many other federal judges, and was awarded two departmental medals and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.

Mr. McIntosh clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2000-2001), and Judge Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1999-2000). He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Alexander Hamilton Society, the American Society of International Law, the Bretton Woods Committee and the Federalist Society, and was previously a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves as co-chair of the Alexander Hamilton Society’s Washington, D.C. chapter and on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s International and National Security Law Practice Group. In 2013, the New York Law Journal named him a Rising Star.

Larry Knafo
Managing Director, Global Head of Enterprise Security and Chief Security Officer, BlackRock

Larry Knafo is the Global Head of Enterprise Security and the Chief Security Officer for BlackRock, a leading investment management firm.  Larry is responsible for managing the firm’s security posture, overseeing the resilience of its systems and operations and leading the firm’s activities during crisis events.

Larry previously served at Deutsche Bank (DB) where he was the Global Head of Crisis Management and Regional Head of Corporate Security and Business Continuity. At DB, Larry led the coordination of numerous crises including Hurricane Irene and Sandy, the Fukushima earthquake and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Through his career, Larry has held a variety of highly visible roles in the public and private sector.  Under Mayor Giuliani, Larry served as a founding member of the City’s Office of Emergency Management and under Mayor Bloomberg, Larry served as First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy CIO for the City of NY.

After 9/11 Larry was responsible for coordinating major components of the City’s recovery efforts including development of the City’s Emergency Operations Center, Family Assistance Center and response efforts to support the ensuing anthrax attacks and crash of American Airlines flight 587.

Larry has also held a number of roles that combine public safety and technology at firms such as Cisco and Northrop Grumman.  Finally, Larry often points out that none of these roles would have been possible without his first life-changing experience working on an ambulance and dispatching for the New York City Fire Department.

Larry holds a Masters in Technology Management from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Master’s Degree in Protection Management and Bachelors with a focus on economics from the City University of New York.

Irwin Redlener, MD
Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Professor of Health Policy & Management at CUMC
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Co-Founder and President, Children’s Health Fund

Dr. Irwin Redlener is the Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, which works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. He is a nationally recognized expert on disaster preparedness policies, pandemic in uenza, the threat of terrorism in the U.S., the impact and consequences of major natural disasters and related issues.

Dr. Redlener is the author of Americans At Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared For Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now, published in 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and recently served as one of the ten members of the congressionally established National Commission on Children and Disasters. Dr. Redlener is also President and Co-Founder, along with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), a philanthropic initiative created to develop health care programs in some of the nation’s most medically underserved communities. Dr. Redlener also serves as special advisor on emergency management and planning Mayor Bill de Blasio. Dr. Redlener holds an M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Hunter College of the College of the City University of NewYork and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Hofstra University.

Diego Rodriguez
SVP, Chief Global Security Officer
Univision Communications Inc.

Diego Rodriguez is Senior Vice President and Chief Global Security Officer at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In his role, Rodriguez oversees enterprise-wide security efforts to ensure that UCI has best-in-class practices in place to safeguard the Company, its people and its critical assets.

With more than 26 years of high-level security experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Rodriguez will leverage his past experience to assess potential threats, mitigate risk and help ensure continuity of operations—developing a global strategy that has the flexibility to adjust to rapid change in business, technology and information flow.

Prior to joining UCI, Rodriguez served as the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office; a role he was appointed to by FBI Director James B. Comey. With executive oversight for the largest FBI Field Office in the country, he oversaw all operations and personnel in the five boroughs of New York City, eight counties in New York state, and La Guardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Previously, he served as a special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas Field Office and before that, he was a special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in New York, where he oversaw major complex financial crime and insider trading investigations, numerous public corruption arrests, violent gang roundups and the largest La Cosa Nostra takedown in FBI history.

Rodriguez held various other roles during his FBI career, including at the FBI Headquarters, as chief of the Domain and Collection Management Section in the Directorate of Intelligence; chief of the Field Oversight Unit in the Directorate of Intelligence and supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division. He also served as Criminal, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence program manager and as assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, and worked in the Miami Field Office where he supervised a multi-agency drug squad under the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative—including overseeing the FBI’s first Joint Terrorism Task Force in the West Palm Beach Resident Agency. Additionally, Rodriguez spent some time in Puerto Rico, as a SWAT team member and a part of a drug/money laundering task force with the Country’s police department. He began his FBI career in 1990 as a member of the SWAT team and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force in New York.

Before joining the FBI, Rodriguez was a teacher in the New York City Public School System. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and Masters in Education degree from St. John’s University in New York. Rodriguez is a recipient of the 2015 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive.

Michael Sachs
Executive Assistant District Attorney
Chief of the Investigation Division
New York County District Attorney’s Office

Michael Sachs is an Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. In his current position, Mr. Sachs is responsible for supervising the Asset Forfeiture Unit, the Counter Terrorism Program, the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, the Financial Frauds Bureau, the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, the Rackets Bureau, the Public Corruption Unit, and the Tax Crimes Unit.  In addition, he assists the District Attorney with major initiatives such as the Global Cyber Alliance and the efforts surrounding encryption.

Prior to his current assignment, from February 2014 to August 2016, Mr. Sachs was the Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau where he oversaw a team of Assistant District Attorneys, analysts, and investigators who investigated and prosecuted financial frauds. The Bureau’s prosecutions included schemes to defraud, employee thefts, fraudulent document crimes, thefts committed by attorneys and other professionals, offenses related to real estate and housing, and the theft of public funds.

From December 2012 through February 2014, Mr. Sachs served as the Chief of Staff to the Investigation Division of the District Attorney’s Office. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Sachs developed policies and investigative strategies, maintained relationships with outside law enforcement agencies, and assisted in managing the investigative units and bureaus within the Investigation Division.

Mr. Sachs joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2005 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division. He later became a Major Case Assistant of the Identity Theft Unit, and then a member of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau.  Mr. Sachs has investigated and prosecuted numerous assault, narcotics, identity theft, and white collar fraud cases.  His most recent investigations focused on large-scale organized identity theft rings including those engaged in cyber bank fraud and deed fraud.

Mr. Sachs graduated from Colgate University in 1999 and received his law degree in 2005 from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

Jonathan Schwartz
Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer, Univision Communications

Jonathan Schwartz is Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer. In addition to serving as UCI’s top lawyer, Schwartz oversees the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, which includes the following areas: Legal and Business Affairs, Corporate Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Empowerment, Global Security, Standards and Practices and Advertising Review. Bringing together these functions under Schwartz’ leadership solidifies the Company’s commitment to lead by example as an ethical and fair company driven by its mission to inform, entertain and empower the communities it serves. Schwartz has also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Head of Government Relations, and Secretary for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.

Prior to joining UCI, Schwartz served as managing director and general counsel for JPMorgan’s Investment Bank. Previously, he was executive vice president and general counsel at Cablevision Systems. Prior to that, Schwartz held various roles, including senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Time Warner Inc., and as general counsel of online music company Napster.

Early in his career, Schwartz worked as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., and for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Schwartz graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and received his juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. He was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Cambridge University, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations. Schwartz was selected as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Schwartz is a member of several non-profit boards, including the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors and the University of Pennsylvania Basketball Board.

Mitch Silber
Senior Managing Director, Head of Geopolitical Intelligence, FTI Consulting

Mitch Silber is the head of the Geopolitical Intelligence Practice in New York.  He is a professional global political risk and intelligence analyst and has more than 20 years of experience creating, building and leading analytic teams and organizations dedicated to providing high-end finished intelligence, bespoke consulting and advisory work for a wide range of corporate, financial and governmental clients. He is a regular commentator on political risk and terrorism related issues for both print and broadcast news outlets.

Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Silber served for more than three years as the Executive Managing Director of the Threat Intelligence and Data Analytics practice areas at K2 Intelligence. He also led teams conducting anti-trust investigations, investigations of Ponzi schemes, public corruption investigations, cyber security assessments as well as threat intelligence analyses.

Prior to his work at K2, Mr. Silber served as Director of Intelligence Analysis at the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) and was responsible for building out and managing the Analytic and Cyber Units. He supervised the research, collection and analysis for the Intelligence Division’s entire portfolio of ongoing terrorism related investigations and was responsible for strategic assessments of emerging and future threats to the City of New York. Mr. Silber was involved in internal planning, development and new unit creation for the department and initiated and managed relations with foreign intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Silber has presented at the White House, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counter Terrorism Center and has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He is the author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, published in 2012 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and is a co-author of Cyberwarfare: Understanding the Law, Policy and Technology (2016 Thomson Reuters).

Mr. Silber is a visiting lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (“SIPA”) where he teaches a course on Modern Urban Counterterrorism. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at SIPA and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Silber received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania before spending nine years in corporate finance as a partner at The Carson Group and later as a principal at Evolution Capital, LLC, a boutique investment bank. Following his work in corporate finance, Mr. Silber earned his M.A. in International Relations from Columbia University.

Rob Sloan
Head of Cyber Content and Data, Dow Jones

Rob Sloan is Head of Cyber Content and Data at Dow Jones. Rob’s role in the Risk and Compliance business focuses on thought leadership and advising internally on cyber risk. Rob is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Rob started his career in the UK Government where he looked at some of the earliest state-sponsored attacks against government and critical national infrastructure networks. In 2011 he joined a specialist IT security consultancy to build and lead an incident response and investigation team.

Rob’s main interest lies in the requirements, motivations and technical capabilities of threat actors, particularly nation states.

Serina Vash
Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, NYU School of Law

Serina M. Vash is the Executive Director of the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. A seasoned former federal prosecutor and litigator, Vash brings with her two decades of practical experience and a passion for tackling the issue of deterring crime. Before joining NYU, Vash served for twelve years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she supervised and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including those involving securities fraud, money laundering, structuring, organized crime and racketeering, cybercrime, national security, and other financial frauds. In 2010, Vash was named the first-ever Chief of the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Vash also served as Acting Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel in both the Organized Crime/Gang Unit and the National Security Unit, and a member of the Office’s Trial Mentorship Program.

Michael M. Wiseman
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Michael Wiseman represents domestic and international commercial banks, investment banks and insurance companies. His practice encompasses regulatory and enforcement issues, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, new products initiatives, derivative products, payment system issues, consumer financial products, cybersecurity, and corporate governance and counseling.

Mr. Wiseman has a long history of advising global financial institutions on their largest transactional and their most sensitive regulatory matters. During the Financial Crisis, among other engagements, Mr. Wiseman advised AIG in connection with the $85 billion emergency financing plan with the Federal Reserve and subsequent $30 billion equity capital commitment facility. He then represented AIG in its capital restructuring and public offerings in connection with its exit from government ownership. He was recognized by The American Lawyer as a “Dealmaker of the Year” for his work on AIG. He also represented Goldman Sachs in its conversion to a bank holding company and UBS on a variety of matters, including obtaining SWF investments during the Financial Crisis.

Mr. Wiseman has also advised UBS on a variety of matters including enforcement, restructuring, acquisition, corporate governance and capital raising matters. He recently represented UBS in connection with its creation of a new top tier holding company. His enforcement practice has included representations of Bank of New York Mellon, Standard Chartered, Lloyds Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank, AIG, Moodys, Goldman Sachs, UBS, SEB and, recently, BNP Paribas in connection with the resolution of its recent sanctions matter.

His mergers and acquisitions experience includes acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures representing, among others, AIG, Bank of New York Mellon, U.S. Trust, UBS, Barclays, Dresdner Bank and SEB. His payment system representations include The Clearing House Association and CHIPS, as well as the creation of CLS. His trade association representations include The Clearing House Association, BAFT-IFSA and SIFMA.

Elad Yoran
CEO, Security Growth Partners

Elad Yoran is Executive Chairman of KoolSpan and CEO of Security Growth Partners. He is an advisor at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), director of the Cloud Security Alliance New York Chapter, and previously the FBI IT Advisory Council (ITAC). Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report and was recognized “Entrepreneur of the Year” by E&Y. His entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech, acquired by Symantec; MediaSentry, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, acquired by McAfee; and Vaultive. Elad was a strategic investor/advisor to NetWitness, acquired by RSA, ThreatGrid, acquired by Cisco, and Insightix, acquired by McAfee. He previously served as VP Global Business Development, Symantec. He served as a US Army officer in Mogadishu, Somalia during Operation Restore Hope and is a graduate of the Wharton School and West Point. Elad also serves as Director at Infinidat, Red Owl Analytics and MKA Cyber.

Event Recap:

The 2016 Risk Management Summit: The Management of Enterprise Risk & the Evolving Role of the Chief Risk Officer










Enterprise Risk Management: Where is Legal and Compliance?

The Banking Law Journal, January 2016

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr., and Won B. Chai










The Resiliency Roundtable: Why the Private Sector Matters

A Partnership of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness and RANE











Pre-recorded address by Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates and former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

The Role of Lawyers in Effective Risk Management
Tom Baxter, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Preparation Is Key for Risk Management
David Cass, Chief Security Officer, Cloud & SaaS Operational Services, IBM

DNC Hack Still Hasn’t Triggered Adequate Response to the Cyber-Security Threat
H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & CromwellLLP

How Today’s Chief Risk Officer Fits Into Enterprise Risk Management
John Evangelakos, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Why Risk Management Is Every Employee’s Job
Adam Frankel, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Evercore

The Evolving Role of the Chief Risk Officer
Larry Knafo, MD, Global Head of Enterprise Security & Chief Security Officer, BlackRock

How the Credit Crisis Exposed Problems in Financial Risk Management
Elizabeth McCaul, Partner-in-Charge, New York Office, Promontory Financial Group

Understanding Hazard Risk Management
Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Developing Trust and Relationships Are Key in Risk Management
Diego Rodriguez, SVP, Chief Global Security Officer of Univision Communications Inc.

Keys for Disaster Preparedness: Mutual Understanding and Cooperation
Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Understanding the Risk Landscape in a Multilateral World
Mitch Silber, SMD, Head of Geopolitical Intelligence, FTI Consulting

Cyber Risks and Negotiating the New Normal
Rob Sloan, Head of Cyber Content & Data, Dow Jones

The Importance of Dialogue in Risk Management
Serina Vash, Exec. Director, Program on Corporate Compliance & Enforcement, NYU School of Law

Risk Management: Establishing Relationships Ahead of Time
Elad Yoran, CEO, Security Growth Partners


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