Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.) Presents at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2021
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 14, 2021 – Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.), Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Appellate and Mediation, Neutral Services and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups, presented at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting on April 14, 2021.
Judge Vanaskie joined a panel of industry professionals to present “Federal Preemption of U.S. State Privacy and Data Security Statutes: What Are the Dividing Lines?” The panel explored contentious aspects of a potential federal privacy law or data breach notification law and examined the extent such laws should preempt otherwise applicable state privacy and data security statutes. Speakers included Sheryl Falk, Partner and data security law practitioner at Winston & Strawn LLP; Ryan G. Kriger, Assistant Attorney General in the Vermont Office of the Attorney General’s Public Protection Division; Daniel S. Robinson, Partner and litigator at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.; and Jim A. Trilling, a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.
Judge Vanaskie is Of Counsel with Stevens & Lee’s Litigation Department. He is a former Judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Judge Vanaskie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2010 where he served with distinction for eight years, participating in and deciding many complex, high profile cases. Before 2010, he served as a district judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for 16 years, including seven years as chief judge.
Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.)