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The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Presents Law School for the CFO

The CFO Leadership Council

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 9:45 AM (PDT)

The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Presents Law S...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CFO Leadership Council Members Ended Free $0.00
Non-Member Senior Financial Executives
CFOs, VPs of Finance, Controllers, and other financial professionals with similar responsibilities.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
First-Time Attendee Senior Financial Executive
CFOs, VPs of Finance, Controllers, and other financial professionals with similar responsibilities.
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Law School for the CFO
Wednesday, October 19
7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Panelist Program  

The offices of KPMG 
20 Pacifica., Suite 700, Irvine


OC Oct Panel v3 


Program Description:
Join us for Law School for the CFO program, which continues to be one of the CFO Leadership Council’s most popular events. This year the team of attorneys will discuss major topics that CFOs and senior financial professionals deal with on a day-to-day basis including Employment Law, Cyber Security Law, and Fiduciary Duties Affecting CFOs. The program provides practical advice with trends/updates and real life examples in key areas to help you limit your company’s risk. This is a great opportunity to learn from the experts! 


Learning Objectives:


Employment Law - Highlighting the most recent legislative enactments in California:

  • Pay Equity
  • Leave Entitlements
  • Retaliation Protections
  • Hiring
  • Arbitration Agreements.

Cyber Security Law 

  • Best practices for email retention and restrictions
  • The elements of a strong data security policy, and advice on building a strong data mapping and employee application policies
  • How cyber warfare and data breaches are affecting corporate risk solutions, and questions you should be asking your broker

Fiduciary Duties Affecting CFOs  

  • Care and Loyalty
  • Disclosure of Material Information
  • Duties in Contractual Contexts


To register for this program, simply complete the form above. The Orange County CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. CFO Leadership Council members from all our chapters may also attend for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $65. 

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration. 

More Information:

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Stacy Hall, Marketing Director, Southern California Chapters at 


Send cancellations to no later than 4pm on October 12th to receive a refund.


CPE Information:

  • Program level: Advanced
  • Approved CPE: 2.0 Credits, Field of Study:  Business Law
  • Program Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preperation: None
  • Delivery Method: Live/Group


The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:



Speakers Bios:


Blake Bertagna, Associate Employment Law Department, Paul Hastings

Blake Bertagna is an associate in the Employment Law Department and is based in the firm's Orange County office. Mr. Bertagna defends employers in both the federal and state courts in complex employment litigation, including class action and multiplaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions, and trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters, as well as individual cases for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and other statutory, contract, and tort claims. Mr. Bertagna also represents clients who are undergoing OFCCP audits, regularly provides preventative advice on employee leave, affirmative action compliance, employment policies, wage and hour compliance, investigations, and employment practices reviews. 

Mr. Bertagna represents major corporations in such diverse fields as financial services, technology, transportation, sports and entertainment, retail, and health care.

Mr. Bertagna has authored numerous articles on a range of employment topics, which have appeared in publications such as Bloomberg BNA, Law360, Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin, and Cornell HR Review.

Before joining Paul Hastings, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Bertagna is admitted to the bars of California and the District of Columbia.

Jay T. Thompson, Partner, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell

Jay T. Thompson has extensive experience representing private companies, business owners and investors in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions and private securities offerings.

Jay serves as general counsel to many of his clients, their management and board of directors, helping to shape and execute their business strategies and succession planning, as well as to advise them on day-to-day legal and other strategic issues.


John A. Vogt, Partner, Jones Day

John Vogt is a first chair trial lawyer who focuses on cybersecurity law and devotes his nationwide practice exclusively to class action defense.

Over the past decade, John has defended nearly 100 state, federal, and nationwide class actions. His class action experience ranges from data breach and privacy litigation, the collection and sale of consumer data, claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), recording and wiretap claims under Sections 632 and 632.7 of California's Penal Code, claims under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), claims under the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA), class claims related to negative option advertising and automatic renewal of online subscription services, credit reporting, product labeling, claims under Section 17200 of California's Business & Professions Code (UCL), claims under California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), breach of express and implied warranty claims under California's Song-Beverly Act and the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the design and sale of engineered products, tobacco advertising and promotions, and bundled billing.

In addition to his trial and class action experience, John has briefed and argued dozens of appeals before U.S. federal courts and has led trial teams in domestic and international arbitration. He also advises corporations on their cybersecurity and consumer privacy obligations. Clients regularly call on him to handle their most difficult and complicated legal matters.

Jessica M. Sawyer, Associate, Jones Day

Jessi Sawyer's practice is focused on privacy, cybersecurity, and protection of consumer and business data. She represents global companies in complex litigation, class actions, and government investigations by the FTC, CFPB, and state attorneys general. Jessi also advises clients on state, federal, and international privacy laws; cybersecurity risks, policies, and incident response; security breach notification laws; and data security obligations.

Jessi publishes regularly on privacy and cybersecurity issues and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Jessi's accomplishments include the successful defense of class actions for a major consumer reporting agency and representing a confidential client in the breach of sensitive data regarding persons in the U.S., the EU, and Asia.

Jessi also maintains an active pro bono practice. In partnership with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, she has represented victims of domestic violence in civil actions. She also has represented pro bono clients in mortgage fraud cases and worked with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking to obtain T-Visas for victims of human trafficking.

Before attending law school, Jessi was a 2002 Los Angeles corps member of Teach For America, a national program in which recent college graduates commit to teach for two years in low-income schools. She spent six years teaching science, first at Lynwood High School and then at Animo Venice Charter High School.

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When & Where

20 Pacifica
#Ste 700
Irvine, CA 92618

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 9:45 AM (PDT)

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