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Christopher Scott D’Angelo Speaks at International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting

April 25, 2019


Christopher D’Angelo was the Moderator and a speaker for the program, GDPR: Nine Months Later – The Impact in the EU on Enforcement and Compliance and in the US on Discovery, at the Midyear Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in Santa Barbara, California, USA, in February 2019.  The panel, consisting of leading lawyers from Europe and the U.S., addressed the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018, and focused on how non-EU based firms must comply with the GDPR when offering goods and services to EU “data subjects” in the EU, or monitoring the behavior of EU residents in the EU. The panel analyzed GDPR requirements and penalties, compliance initiatives, and the response of insurers to claims relating to alleged GDPR violations, and also discussed the impact of GDPR on discovery obligations of both US and ex-US companies in litigation in the US. The Midyear Meeting also included several other programs presented by leading lawyers and other experts from throughout the world with regard to a range of dispute resolution, business law, and government compliance and investigations.

Mr. D’Angelo is Chair of the Business Disputes & Products Liability Practice and the Chair of the International Practice at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, based in its Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY offices.  His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, corporate litigation, intellectual property, class actions, products liability and mass claims, construction and risk management, including in his role as national counsel for several major U.S. clients and his representation of foreign concerns in the United States and United States concerns abroad, as well as litigation and other matters in the probate courts.  Mr. D’Angelo is a member of The American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute, the International Bar Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the British-American Business Council, the French American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Chamber of Commerce and the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. D’Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on law-related matters  His articles, books and presentations have involved such topics as business disputes, class actions, multi-national litigation, attorney-client privilege, privacy, FCPA and other anti-corruption and bribery regimes and requirements, information and documents management, alternative dispute resolution regimes.

Mr. D’Angelo is listed in Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers and Who’s Who in American Law. He received both his B.A. with distinction and with Honors in History (1975) and his J.D. (1978) from the University of Virginia.

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