- Cyber insurance and litigation
- Outsourcing agreements and contracts
- Responding to internal and external incidents
- Common network breach threats
- Best practices to manage your IT environment
- Building an emergency communication plan
All attendees will receive a compliance guidebook and lunch will be provided.
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About the Presenters
Tony Payne | Moderator
Clark Insurance | VP / Business Development
Tony Payne is Vice President of Business Development at Clark insurance. Prior to joining the agency in 2011, he served as Executive Director of the Alliance for Maine’s Future, Regional Vice President at OneBeacon Insurance and Vice President of Underwriting & Marketing at MEMIC. He currently is the Chair of the University of Southern Maine Board of Visitors. He also has served as Vice Chair of the Maine Education Loan Authority and was elected for two terms on the town council in Falmouth. He has been active in numerous business, civic and non-profit organizations over his 35+ years in the business community.
Broadreach Public Relations | President
Linda Varrell founded the award-winning firm Broadreach Public Relations in 2006 as a way to help businesses and organizations raise their profiles. She is a nationally accredited public relations expert and project manager with deep experience developing and leading corporate, public relations and sales and marketing initiatives. She is a results-oriented leader with repeated success in managing strategic projects across multiple disciplines including numerous merger integrations, technology and product launches, and organizational restructuring.
Linda earned a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and is pursuing an MBA. She was adjunct faculty for a small Maine college and is regularly tapped to speak at C-level events and industry-specific conferences. Linda is a former Bank Security and Privacy Officer. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Maine Public Relations Council and Maine Center for Creativity and resides in Yarmouth.
Michael R. Bosse
Bernstein Shur | Shareholder
After clerking for Maine Supreme Court Justice Robert Clifford for a year after law school, Mike dove straight into construction law, defending architects and engineers in construction cases at a small Portland insurance defense firm. Since joining Bernstein Shur a decade and a half ago, Mike has had the pleasure of representing the full panoply of participants on a construction project: developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, and sureties in everything from contract negotiation and administration to construction claims, collection efforts, and litigation. He has deep experience with the prosecution and defense of mechanic’s liens, Prompt Payment Act claims, and cases under Maine’s Home Construction Contracts Act, among other construction statutes.
Mike strives to provide his clients with legal advice and counsel on whatever is affecting their businesses or lives. He has quickly grown from a fresh, young litigator to the chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, building his practice into a truly regional one, covering primarily Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In service to his firm, Mike ran for and was elected to the firm’s Compensation Committee and has served for the past five years in that capacity. Over the years, Mike also has developed superior knowledge in asbestos defense, having represented manufacturers of pumps, valves, insulation products, siding, roofing, and gaskets, with additional experience in litigating eminent domain cases for and against the Maine Department of Transportation, municipalities, and private owners.
An ally for clients of all shapes and sizes, Mike also fosters a special fondness for animal law, and began to develop this expertise a decade ago, when the very concept of animal law was in its infancy. He frequently works on matters involving household pets (including dogs, cats, horses, turtles and even elephants!) in disputes over ownership or custody, dangerous dog cases, and veterinary malpractice matters, and finally, the widely reported first pet food class action lawsuit that was prosecuted in the mid-2000s. As Mike would tell any new client, and has told the press, his guiding principle is that he is “pro-animal.” He currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association Animal Law Committee and has previously presented to the Maine Bar Association on the evolving principles of animal law.
Bernstein Shur | Shareholder
Tony knows entrepreneurship and innovation, and lives it with his clients. He provides day-to-day counseling and transactional assistance to a wide range of growing businesses spanning software, e-commerce, renewable energy, manufacturing, and other advanced technologies. Tony has practiced law with Bernstein Shur for three decades, and since the late 1990s has assisted countless start-up and established technology companies with everything from raising angel and venture capital, to developing and commercializing new products and services, to negotiating sales and mergers.
Additionally, Tony is the manager of TechVentures Group, a business advisory division of Bernstein Shur. In this capacity, Tony helps new and growing companies assemble outsourced management teams designed to assist with growth, equity and debt financing, strategic alliances, and more.
SymQuest | Technology Leader
Mark Jennings has been working in the Computer Networking industry since 1988. Jennings began his career in IT with SymQuest’s predecessor McAuliffe Office Systems. As a field engineer through the late 1980’s and mid 1990’s Jennings guided both small and large businesses through the process of converting their individual PC’s into networked environments with shared data and collaboration tools. With the advent of the Internetrevolution of the mid 90’s Jennings worked with businesses to understand the benefits and risks of connecting to this new resource.
In 1996 Jennings joined the newly formed SymQuest Group, Inc. to help develop and manage the support services SymQuest offers its customers. Jennings worked with businesses to take advantage of the new tech generation, teaching benefits and how to mitigate security risks. In his current role as Senior Sales Director of Network Services, Jennings works with SymQuest’s sales and service teams to educate customers on current best practices around data protection, disaster recovery, security, and overall technology planning. Throughout the years, Jennings has presented on such topics to professional organizations in the finance and banking, insurance, manufacturing, and medical industries among others.