Partners Peter Chan and Valerie Mirko join Brian Hengesbaugh to discuss the SEC and cybersecurity, leveraging their own experiences with the agency to give an overview of the past, present and future. Listen to learn about:

  • The evolution of the SEC’s focus on cybersecurity, particularly with regard to financial institutions
  • An insider’s take on what may trigger SEC investigation
  • What’s in store with the Biden administration and how companies should prepare
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Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Peter represents public companies, financial services firms, and other organizations in litigation, investigations, and regulatory actions by federal agencies. Former head of the SEC Chicago office's Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Unit, Peter also advises clients on compliance and regulatory matters impacting the municipal securities markets and investments by public pensions and other institutions. He is also a leading expert in advising companies and outside auditors in connection with SEC and other regulatory inquiries regarding financial restatements and disclosures.


Valerie is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Financial Regulation and Enforcement Practice Group in North America. She regularly advises broker-dealers and investment advisers regarding federal and state securities laws and regulations, including FINRA rules, and counsels clients during all aspects of broker-dealer and investment adviser regulatory examinations and enforcement investigations.