Speakers

Mark Walmsley, CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Mark Walmsley is an experienced chief information security officer. He studied law before joining a number of small boutique private investigation agencies. The majority of Marks professional career has been spent within the legal industry, working within litigation before moving to business services where he managed high-value, complex programmes of work. Mark...more


Mike Seeney, Head of Supply Chain Information Risk, Pinsent Masons


Mike is Head of Supply Chain Information Risk for international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he has developed and implemented a methodology and process for this purpose. He is also the lead for any client related information security assurance and wider associated security compliance matters and obligations. This entails relaying the firm’s information security...more


Bruno Edenogie, Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


Bruno Edenogie is the Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He is responsible for managing the firm's legal and regulatory obligations, including its privacy management programme. In addition, he is the chair of the firm's privacy committee and is a member of the firm's risk management and IT security committees.


Emmet Horrigan, IT Director, Arthur Cox


Emmet is an IT Director with in depth and demonstrated knowledge of the evolving nature of IT service provision, both internally and increasingly to a firm’s client base. He has prior experience of working within other high profile professional service organisations. Emmet is a strong information technology professional skilled in... more


Rob Pomeroy, Head of Information Security and Security Architect, Hill Dickinson



Warren Whewell, IT Security Manager, Simmons & Simmons


Warren has been working in Information Security for more than 15 years, notably working in that time for 2 Welsh Police Forces, a large financial outsourcer and 3 Welsh Authorities. He managed the IT Security for Gwent Police when they hosted the NATO conference in 2014. Warren is a CPNI qualified Counter Terrorism security specialist, a lead ISO27001 auditor and...more


Richard Hodkinson, CTO, Freeths


Richard is an IT Director/CTO with more than 25 years’ experience in acquisitive law firms. He has experience in defining, shaping and leading business technology driven change and innovation.  Richard has been placed in the UK’s CIO magazine 100 league table for the last 4 years and in the top 20 legal sector CIOs. He has expertise in building scalable operational...more


Andrew Powell, CIO, Macfarlanes


Andrew is CIO at Macfarlanes and is responsible for setting and implementing the firm’s IT and information security strategies.Having originally trained as an architect, he has spent the last 15 years leading legal technology teams in Edinburgh...   more


David Robinson, Head of IT Security, Herbert Smith Freehills


David Robinson is currently the Head of IT Security at Herbert Smith Freehills, a leading international law firm, where he has held his current position since 2015. In this global role, he is responsible for the security of all systems and infrastructure at the firm. Before HSF, David held a number of senior positions across various sectors and business units, including...more


Craig Ovens, Head of IT, Burges Salmon


Craig is an extremely energetic, self-motivated Senior Leader with a wide range of experience in the IT industry, in particular IT Operations and Managed Services. He is able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. He has highly inspirational, proven and heralded leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives....more


Omar H. Choudhury, Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Ropes & Gray


Omar H. Choudhury is currently the Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Ropes & Gray LLP. In this role he is part of the Office of General Counsel providing legal and strategic advice to the firm globally on a variety of Compliance & Risk Management matters including: AML, ABC, Vendor management, Data Privacy and ERM and other legal/regulatory issues...more