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J. Scott Humphrey, Esq.

J. Scott Humphrey is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, & Non-Compete practice group. He serves on the Group’s National Steering Committee and has successfully prosecuted and defended trade secrets and restrictive covenant cases throughout the United States. In doing so, Scott has successfully obtained and defeated temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions involving trade secret and restrictive covenant matters for clients in the technology, securities and financial services, transportation, electronics, software, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries. Scott has also written

and reviewed restrictive covenant agreements for Fortune 100 companies and small privately held corporations.

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Paul R. Hales, Esq.

Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.

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David L. Osburn, MBA

David is the founder and managing member of David L. Osburn & Associates LLC, a Las Vegas-based business training and contract CFO firm that provides seminar/keynote speeches for various groups including CPAs, bankers, attorneys, credit union employees, credit managers, trade groups, and business owners. He also serves as a contract CFO for several clients including construction companies, medical practitioners, and real estate developers, co-manages a bank educational program with the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and is a board member of North Star Business Services, a commercial lending company (commercial real estate and equipment financing).

His extensive professional background encompasses over 24 years in banking, finance, and marketing. His bank commercial lending credentials include comprehensive loan underwriting, management, customer development, and loan work-out experience.

In addition, David is an Adjunct Professor for Regis University, an accredited MBA program and the College of Southern Nevada, a community college. He has taught college courses for over 22 years, covering Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Banking, Business Law, and Management.

He earned an MBA in Finance/Marketing from Utah State University and a BS in Finance from Brigham Young University. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma National Commercial Lending School.

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Thomas Scolaro, Esq.

Tom Scolaro, a partner at the Miami-based personal injury law firm of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A., is an experienced trial lawyer having tried many cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients, including the largest personal injury verdict in Monroe County history. In that case, Mr. Scolaro obtained a $40.5 million dollar verdict for the victim of an assault in a hotel parking garage. Over the course of his career, Mr. Scolaro has obtained over $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured victims throughout Florida. Mr. Scolaro handles all types of complex liability and severe injury cases in all courts throughout Florida. He is a nationally recognized leader in negligent security cases and an advocate for civil justice for crime victims.

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Stephen S. Wu, Esq.

Stephen S. Wu is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group in San Jose, California. He advises clients on transactions, compliance, liability, security, and privacy matters regarding the latest technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, automated transportation, the Internet of Things, and Big Data. He helps clients with domestic and international privacy and security matters in negotiating agreements, incident response, breach notification, litigation, and managing privacy and security policies and programs, certifications, and audits. He counsels clients concerning cyber-risk insurance policies and coverage and risk management strategies. In addition, he advises clients on secure electronic commerce using digital signatures, other secure electronic signatures, electronic credentials such as digital certificates, encryption, and public key infrastructure.

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Ronald J. Hedges, Esq.

Ronald J. Hedges, J.D., is a Senior Counsel with Dentons US LLP. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2017. Mr. Hedges is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics related to electronic information and is the principal author of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition (Federal Judicial Center: 2017).

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Katy M. Young, Esq.

On a typical day you’ll find Katy, Ad Astra’s managing partner and boss lady extraordinaire, out on the front lines advocating fiercely for her clients — as well as behind the scenes, helping to build a law firm full of wonderful people she’s proud of.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” is one of Katy’s life mantras, and she’s never backed down from pursuing the outcome that represents a true victory for each client.

Whether it’s settling a dispute between co-owners of a business, representing individuals in breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition claims, or defending private companies in a securities action, Katy’s mix of empathy and determination makes her an ideal teammate, supporter, and champion in any legal action.

Fellow attorneys regularly seek out Katy’s expertise as well, as she has expertise in emerging fields such as the cannabis industry.

From tech companies to breweries, cannabis businesses to startups, Katy uses her razor-sharp legal skills to enable California’s brightest stars to do what they do best: focus on their businesses and their lives while she handles the disputes that are holding them back.

When she’s not securing victories for her clients, she’s likely camping with her husband and two children, cooking for friends, or planning her next beach vacation.

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Alaap B. Shah, Esq.

Alaap B. Shah is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office.

Mr. Shah:

Advises clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection laws and regulations

Advises on cybersecurity and data breach matters

Advises clients on health care fraud and abuse matters and government investigations relating to health information technology

Counsels clients on digital health and data asset management strategies and related compliance issues

His work focuses on defense and counseling of health care entities on legal and regulatory compliance issues around privacy, cybersecurity, and data asset management. He has extensive experience with legal issues related to health information technology, big data analytics, and digital health strategies. He provides compliance counseling, establishes and evaluates compliance programs, conducts privacy and security risk assessments, establishes compliant contracting strategies to build trust networks, and responds to data breaches.

Mr. Shah is a Certified CSF Practitioner, a designation given by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization that provides training to develop and maintain effective security programs for health care and life sciences companies that comply with security laws, regulations, and standards, including HITECH, HIPAA, PCI, JCAHO, CMS, ISO, NIST, and various other federal, state, and business requirements. He is also recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). Mr. Shah is also recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States.

Mr. Shah began his legal career at Epstein Becker Green. Before rejoining the firm in October 2017, he served as Senior Counsel and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at an oncology membership society where he strengthened enterprise-wide privacy and security, helped establish a big data initiative focused on improving quality of care by harnessing cancer patient medical information, and built data sharing trust networks among the oncology community.

During law school, Mr. Shah worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of General Counsel, where he provided legal counsel and support to all agencies and programs under the Public Health Division of DHHS.

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Cheryl Nolan, Esq.

Nolan Animal Law is a boutique Animal Law firm providing legal guidance, education, and assistance for the local community. Cheryl Nolan’s steady participation in the owning, training, and showing of dogs gives her the distinct advantage of understanding the complexities and legal challenges of owning, working with, and/or accommodating animals. With over 23 years of legal experience, Ms. Nolan is committed to providing essential legal services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that require a unique perception of the legal system concerning animals. She is a member of the San Diego Humane Society Board of Trustee’s Philanthropy Committee, the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance.

Practice Section Animal Law Committee, and Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Animal Law Section.

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Niraj Chhabra, CFP, MBA, CLTC, CRPC

As a certified financial planner, Niraj Chhabra has a unique and disciplined approach:

What makes my practice unique is my focus on my clients in the legal profession. I strive to help attorneys at all stages of their careers grow financially as they grow within their profession. I do this by providing holistic financial planning and complimentary educational workshops. My goal is to help attorneys navigate through their unique tax challenges and modify their financial plan as their careers evolve.

Areas of focus:

  • Family finances
  • Tax planning strategies
  • Estate planning strategies
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning for small business


  • MBA, 2015, Finance – Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Business Administration, 2005, Management & Marketing – Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ