Cancellation Notice

In light of the health risks represented by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the recent state of emergency declared in a growing number of states and the travel bans being imposed by many companies in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Risk & Compliance Summit in Chicago, IL from April 5-7, 2020. We understand that the Risk & Compliance Summit offers a vital forum to hear from and interact with industry thought leaders and luminaries. Therefore, we will be investigating alternative ways to deliver some of this valuable content to you throughout 2020. Please look for more information to follow in the near future.ComplianceEase will refund all registration and sponsorship payments within 60 days. We thank you for your patience as we work through this administrative effort. Should you have any questions please contact

  • If you booked a hotel room with the JW Marriott, please call them directly to cancel at 312.660.8200.
  • We understand that most major airlines are currently offering no penalty cancellations for booked flights.
  • If you also registered for the CSBS hosted LEF Mini Summit on April 8th, please expect a separate email from CSBS.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Risk & Compliance Summit.

With best regards,  Dan Smith, Summit Chair

Kathleen Benway

Kathleen Benway

CompanyAlston & Bird, LLP

Kathleen Benway concentrates her practice on government investigations and corporate compliance related to consumer protection issues, including privacy, security, advertising, and marketing. She also supports clients in policy and rulemaking proceedings tied to the California Consumer Privacy Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule.

With over 12 years of senior-level experience with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Kathleen is positioned to represent clients before the FTC and other government agencies. She was chief of staff to three directors of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), served as a senior advisor to a former FTC commissioner, and was counsel to two BCP directors, providing legal and policy advice across a range of investigations and litigation, rulemaking, and other consumer protection matters. Kathleen led investigations and prosecuted privacy, data security, and unfair and deceptive business practice cases in the BCP’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection and Division of Marketing Practices.

While at the FTC, Kathleen served two details as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, assisting in investigations and providing advice to senators, staff, and other stakeholders on proposed legislation and policy issues. Additionally, she served as assistant chief in the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau and as a U.S. delegate to the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network and the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities.


Alsont & Bird, LLP

Risk Track

The Deluge of New Data Security Rules

6 April, 2020  2:50 pm  Grand Ballroom B