The Secure Times

An online forum of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Privacy and Information Security Committee


The Secure Times Online Forum, a publication of the Privacy and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association, is served by revolving slate of contributors.

Bridget Calhoun (

Heather Enlow-Novitsky (

Carla Hine (

Kurt Johnson is a 1L at the University of Michigan Law School. Before law school, Kurt worked at Hitachi Consulting, where he helped to develop and implement a program for Hitachi Consulting to comply with aspects of Indian’s data privacy regime. He would like to practice in data privacy and consumer protection law. (

John McBride (

Ben Neumeyer (

Margot Patterson is Counsel with the Ottawa, Canada office of Dentons Canada LLP, in the areas of privacy, competition, copyright, and regulatory law. Margot is recommended by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Communications Law. An important part of Margot’s practice is providing advice on compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and with federal and provincial privacy laws. Canadian and international clients include businesses in the telecommunications, technology, electronics, gaming, retail, and advertising and marketing industries. She provides practical solutions to ensure that contracts, customer service standards and policies are CASL and privacy law compliant. Before joining Dentons, Margot was General Counsel and Vice-President, Legal Affairs for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  (

Sherrie Schiavetti (

Abigail Slater is a member of the New York Bar and a Solicitor in England and Wales. She is currently employed as an antitrust attorney by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington D.C. Prior to the FTC, she worked in several offices of the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. All views expressed are the author’s own and do not represent the views of the FTC or any individual Commissioner.  (

Matt Sullivan (

Josh Tzuker is a counsel in Crowell’s public policy practice. Mr. Tzuker specializes in providing strategic counsel, technical advice, and advocacy for clients who have policy challenges before the Congress and Administration. He has more than twelve years of experience in government and private practice, having served as Legislative Director and Counsel for Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and former Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell from 2002-2007.  Mr. Tzuker has deep experience in telecommunications, energy/climate, consumer protection, and intellectual property issues. He has a wealth of experience in assembling large, multi-faceted coalitions that engage the Congress, Executive branch, and non-governmental organizations. He has also provided political risk due diligence for sensitive corporate transactions as well as counsel for witnesses in Congressional investigations.  (

Marie-Andree Weiss (

Eric Whisler (

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