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Developing GDPR Compliance Code and Implications for California Consumer Privacy Act Practices

Sidley Austin Law Offices, Washington, D.C.
September 26-27, 2019 December 5-6, 2019 (new dates)

The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute will hold an invitation-only Distinguished Lawyers conference on Developing GDPR Compliance Code and Implications for California Consumer Privacy Act Practices at the Sidley Austin Law Offices, Washington, D.C., on December 5-6, 2019. If you are interested in attending, please send a brief description of your experience and reasons for attending the conference to

The conference will examine a draft compliance code of conduct for cross-border discovery under the EU General Data Protection Regulation prepared by a Duke/EDRM project team. Duke/EDRM formed the team in August 2017 to examine GDPR’s provisions, which called for the promulgation of a code of conduct by an outside institution that would provide guidance for becoming GDPR compliant.  The draft focuses on the regulations’ impact on cross-border discovery.  The guidance is aimed at mitigating some of the risk that international litigation teams and ediscovery practitioners face when balancing U.S. discovery obligations against European data privacy laws. The conference will also include panels addressing the implications of GDPR on California Consumer Privacy Act practices, which are modeled on GDPR.

Ten federal judges and approximately 50-75 practitioners are expected to attend.

Active interaction among judges, practitioners, and law professors in an intimate environment is a hallmark of every Duke Law’s Distinguished Lawyers Conference.  At the conference, we will ask that each panelist make brief remarks.  We will then open a general discussion.  All conferees are expected to participate in the discussion.

To encourage frank discussions, the conference is held under the Chatham House Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Registration Fee – The registration fee of $950 includes conference materials, two continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday, a reception on Thursday evening, and grab-and-go snacks at the end of the conference on Friday.  An early-bird registration fee of $850 applies, if you register on or before August 1, 2019.  Please email any questions to

CLE ─ CLE will be applied for in North Carolina.  If you are a practicing attorney in North Carolina, your CLE hours will be submitted for you.  Attorneys from other states will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” and a completed “Uniform Application for Accreditation” form after the conference in order to submit CLE hours for your state.