About the Speaker
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    Rebecca Rakoski
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, XPAN Law Partners

    Rebecca L. Rakoski is the managing partner at XPAN Law Partners, LLC. Rebecca advises her clients on a proactive, multi jurisdictional approach to identify and address data privacy and cybersecurity compliance gaps and potential liabilities. She uses her extensive experience to work with her clients to create and tailor a security and privacy governance program that fits their specific needs in order to limit their regulatory exposure.

    Rebecca counsels and aggressively defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to minimize her client's litigation risks.

    Rebecca regularly negotiates complex contractual provisions that are impacted by domestic and international data privacy regulations including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. She understands how the nature of the data can affect the role her client plays in the data transaction and uses that knowledge to mitigate corporate liability.
    As a thought leader in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity, Rebecca serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association's Cyber Task Force. Rebecca is Vice-Chair Elect for the New Jersey State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Law Section.

    Rebecca has been appointed and served in multiple highly complex litigation matters by the New Jersey Superior Court as a Special Master in the areas of technology and eDiscovery. She also served on the Complex Business Litigation Committee that drafted and revised the New Jersey Court Rules involving electronic discovery. Rebecca was on the eDiscovery committee of her prior law firm and created its eDiscovery subgroup.

    Rebecca is on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems and is also the Acting Dean of Online Learning and an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law.