Speaking Engagements | May 18, 2021

Coren, Panelist, Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Panelist: Jeffrey D. Coren

Phillips Lytle LLP and Dopkins & Company, LLP hosted a webinar titled, “Protecting Against Cyber Threats: Best Practices for Plan Fiduciaries.” This program was held virtually via WebEx on Tuesday, May 18. Phillips Lytle Partner and Data Security & Privacy Practice Team Leader Anna Mercado Clark, CIPP/E, CIPP/US moderated the discussion.

Employee benefit plan cyber threats continue to rise. Fiduciaries are held responsible by regulators, and litigation risk is growing. A panel of professionals from Phillips Lytle LLP and Dopkins & Company, LLP discussed cybersecurity as it relates to retirement plans.

Topics of discussion:

  • An overview of the threats posed to employee benefit plans
  • Recent history of litigation and settlements
  • Best practices and emerging trends to protect the plans and fiduciaries from cyber threats


  • Jeffrey D. Coren, Phillips Lytle LLP, Attorney, Data Security & Privacy
  • Filip Grzelak, Phillips Lytle LLP, Attorney, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • John F. Matte, Jr., CPA, Dopkins & Company, LLP, Senior Manager, Assurance Services Group
  • Andrew J. Reading, CPA, Dopkins & Company, LLP, Partner, Assurance Services Group

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