MCLE Credits: 1.00 including 1.00 MCLE, 1.00 Ethics
The 2018 Minority Clerkship Luncheon sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association's Minority Participation Committee.
John Ansbach serves as a Vice President of Engagement Management in Stroz Friedberg’s Dallas office. In support of his clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, law firms, federal, state and local entities and foundations, John provides proactive cybersecurity risk mitigation services. He also supports his clients in responding to information security incidents, directing and managing digital forensic investigations, and in handling electronic discovery matters overseeing data collection and processing projects.John is a 21-year litigator turned in-house lawyer. He has more than 10 years of litigation experience and another 10 years of experience serving as a Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel to companies with national and international footprints. Immediately prior to joining Stroz, John served as General Counsel for a global technology systems integrator that supported commercial enterprises with cybersecurity, cloud, unified communication and networking, storage and compute solutions. In that capacity, John was responsible for all the legal affairs of the company, as well as the company’s information security; international operations and compliance; and, internal audit functions. He developed and implemented the company’s first formal internal information security program, developing a team and implementing technical and non-technical safeguards, processes and controls to help keep the company, its employees and customers secure.John is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to cybersecurity, big data, electronically stored information (ESI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud. He has authored articles for Law Technology News; the Association of Corporate Counsel; the American Law Institute; the Texas Lawyer; Corporate Counsel magazine; and, The Texas Lawbook. John serves on the cybersecurity advisory board of Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the local chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).John is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US). He is also a cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics. He earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin.
As a certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaching Federation PJ has over 2,000 speaking and coaching hours under his belt. Utilizing his Strengths-based psychology and Core Clarity personality models, PJ coaches lawyers from the partner level to the associate level, solo law firms to mid-size firms, C-level executive boards, sales teams, business owners and financial services industry executives who need traction when processing specific goals.
Karen McCloud owns and operates Karen D. McCloud, P.C. She represents employees in disputes against employers. She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors. She is also a member of DFW-National Employment Lawyers Association and the Texas Employment Lawyers Association.
Ms. Mun~oz’s practice primarily focuses on business, commercial, insurance, and labor and employment litigation. She has represented clients in commercial contract disputes, cases related to title, life, health, and disability insurance litigation, partnership and business disputes, and employment litigation. Prior to joining Figari + Davenport, Ms. Mun~oz practiced at a business litigation firm and gained extensive litigation experience on both the plaintiff and defense side in federal and state courts, securing optimum results for her clients from securing pre-judgment injunctive orders to appellate review relief. Ms. Mun~oz takes a grassroots approach to her cases, working to develop the strategy of each case, initiating tactical motion practice, and advocating in the courtroom.
Jennifer C. Wang is Of Counsel to Carter Arnett. Jennifer is a commercial litigator with experience in private practice and government. Jennifer has represented corporate and individual clients in litigation including product liability, medical malpractice and other personal injury torts. She also has handled commercial lawsuits involving breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, tortious interference, unfair competition, insurance coverage claims and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Carter Arnett, Jennifer was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas where she represented the City in civil litigation matters ranging from constitutional claims to financial disputes, utilities, zoning and land use issues. Immediately after law school, Jennifer served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Sam A. Lindsay in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. While in law school, Jennifer clerked for Judge Russell Roden in the Dallas County Court at Law No. 1. Jennifer was also an associate at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal.
Before embarking on her legal career, Jennifer was a journalist, with experience in both print and broadcast journalism. Jennifer was an on-air reporter and anchor for an ABC affiliate in North Carolina prior to joining a CBS affiliate in Orlando, Florida as an on-air reporter and fill-in anchor.
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