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Mock Board Room Crisis

The TrustBridge is delighted to be working with Squire Patton Boggs for two Mock Boardroom Crisis 2.0 sessions where we will use multimedia, including video clips, to bring a ransomware attack to life.

Ransomware is the most acute cyberthreat the UK faces. According to recent statistics from the National Cyber Security Centre, 39% of businesses in the UK said they had been affected by a cyberattack within the past year. We have certainly seen a significant increase in the number of clients seeking support in relation to ransomware attacks, and we are regularly advising in relation to two or three separate incidents per week.

Ransomware attacks can have a devastating impact on an organisation’s operations, finances and reputation, with potential civil, criminal, regulatory, employment and data protection consequences.

At this event, our panel of experts will guide and support you through a typical scenario in an informal and interactive setting to ensure that you are in a stronger position to respond, should your organisation be affected by such an attack and have potential involvement from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator or other bodies.

This event will be of particular interest to in-house lawyers, C-suite executives, senior HR professionals and risk and compliance professionals at regulated UK-based or headquartered businesses. If you can join us, please RSVP using the links below:

Event Details

• Dates:

Tuesday June 20th (all sectors) : Book Here

Tuesday 4 July 2023 (financial sector) Book here

• Location: Squire Patton Boggs, 60 London Wall, London EC2M 5TQ*

• Registration: 1:30 p.m.

• Timings: 2 – 5 p.m., followed by drinks and canapés

*Please find directions to SPB's new London office here.

Speaker Profiles

The event will be chaired by Paula Laird, partner, who leads the banking team in Europe and the Middle East. She is a well-known and highly respected practitioner in the asset-based lending (ABL) and asset finance fields, having been recognised by several leading legal publications. Paula typically acts for major financial institutions and corporates on asset finance transactions, including operating leasing, receivables finance, ABL, sale of leasing/asset finance portfolios and securitisation.

In addition to Paula, our experts on the day will include:

1. Malcolm Dowden is a director in the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice. Malcolm regularly advises UK and international clients on technology, data protection and electronic communications issues, including incident response and data breach investigations. Malcolm’s financial sector experience includes writing the rulebook and client agreement for one of the first regulated digital assets exchanges to achieve a full operating licence in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). He co-authored the UK chapter in Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies (ABA, 2018) and the EU/UK chapter in The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines (ABA, 2019).

2. Hannah Laming, partner, is the firm’s European head of the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. She manages high-profile, complex investigations and litigation, often involving the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or other UK and global enforcement agencies. Her areas of expertise include bribery, money laundering, serious and complex fraud, internal investigations, private prosecutions and contentious financial services matters.

3. Paul Anderson is partner in the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement Practice. His clients include a range of retail and wholesale financial services businesses, including banks, investment managers, insurers, building societies, broker dealers and independent financial advisers (IFAs). Paul was previously international counsel at Prudential Bache, the UK investment business of Prudential Financial, Inc., where he supported the investment management, stockbroking and commodity trading parts of the business in the UK and European branches in the Netherlands and Belgium.

4. Chris Webber is a partner in our Litigation team, specialising in resolving complex business and financial disputes and regulatory investigations. He is a trusted adviser to clients, including financial services firms, corporates, entrepreneurs and investors. Chris is recommended in The Legal 500 UK for commercial litigation, banking litigation, contentious financial services and civil fraud matters.

5. Helen Adams is a senior associate in the Labour & Employment team. She has particular expertise in investigating employees’ involvement in sensitive and legally complex situations concerning regulatory compliance and cultural issues. She is experienced in advising clients on their management of senior employees in the aftermath of a boardroom crisis. Helen has been appointed to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Code of Conduct Investigation Panel, she chairs independent review panels on school exclusions for her local council and she sits on the management committee of the Employment Lawyers Association.

The TrustBridge team of David Clarke, Bill Mew and Penny Heyes will be assisting indivual groups of delegates with their questions


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