Cybersecurity Risks in the Construction Industry


August 13, 2020
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm ET

About the Webinar

Cosponsored with the ABA Section of Litigation Construction Litigation Committee.

The construction industry is not exempt from cyber-attacks and can benefit greatly from proactive measures to mitigate the potential risks that could impact operations. Cybersecurity risks affect all types of businesses, but the mitigation measures and solutions are not the same.

During this webinar, our panel of industry leaders will discuss cybersecurity and its impact on the construction industry, including types of cyber losses, litigation exposure and trends, legal obligations, and data security best practices.

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Odia Kagan, Partner and Chair of GDPR Compliance and International Privacy, Fox Rothschild LLP. Odia utilizes her in-depth knowledge of EU and U.S. data protection law to provide hundreds of U.S.-based and international corporations personalized, pragmatic, actionable advice on their road to compliance with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other U.S. data protection laws. Odia has been certified by the IAPP as a Fellow of Information Privacy.

Ankur Sheth, Senior Managing Director, Ankura. Ankur has been focused on cybersecurity for more than 16 years across a variety of competencies and industries and continues to serve his clients in successfully mitigating potential cyber threats. He has worked with clients across multiple industries ranging from financial services to consumer products to help them strategize, analyze, plan, architect, design, implement, and support cybersecurity related controls and systems.

Michael J. Skweres, Senior Managing Director, Ankura. Michael is a forensic accountant with 30 years of focused experience in the analysis and quantification of property and business interruption losses resulting from catastrophic events on behalf of clients in a wide variety of industries. He has a unique background, with experience providing loss accounting services to both insurers and policyholders, and a proven track record in assisting clients with large, complex insurance claims and litigation.


Karen Layng, President, M.A.I.T Co. Karen is the founder and president of M.A.I.T. Co. which focuses on business strategy, construction and legal advisory services and arbitration. Karen is a licensed AAA arbitrator and mediator on the mega construction, commercial litigation and joint venture and M&A panels and is an adjunct professor in the Northwestern University Engineering Masters in Design and Construction program. She is the former Chief Strategy Officer and GC to a national mechanical firm, and was a managing partner of the international law firm, Vedder Price heading its litigation and construction practices.


About the Ankura Construction Forum

The Ankura Construction Forum is the place to find actionable insights developed by experts who are engaged on some of the world’s largest capital projects. Owners, developers, contractors, and other professionals working in the construction industry will find tools that address a broad spectrum of advisory, risk management, scheduling, delay, cost accounting, claims, and litigation issues.