British American Business Council and Poyner Spruill Present Program on International Cyber Security and U.S. Immigration Reform

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of the British American Business Council and Poyner Spruill LLP will host a program addressing “U.S./International Cyber Security & U.S. Immigration Reform” on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This educational program with networking social to follow will be held at Poyner Spruill’s office at Suite 1900, 301 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh.

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Attendees will hear the latest on the hot topics of data security/privacy and immigration reform from the following Poyner Spruill attorneys:

Elizabeth Johnson, Partner
Elizabeth’s practice focuses on privacy, information security and records management. Her comprehensive, practical approach to privacy law is reflected by the diversity of her clients, which hail from a variety of industries including health care, financial services, insurance, retail, telecom, utility, technology, consumer goods and client services.

Jennifer Parser, Of Counsel
Jennifer’s practice includes a broad range of immigration and labor and employment matters. She is a multi-lingual attorney able to handle all immigration matters, including numerous visa programs and petitions, deportation and political asylum cases, and naturalization and renunciation matters. She advises on I-9 compliance, oversees and responds to issues relating to employer-generated audits, and assists with Immigration and Custom Enforcement issues.

In addition, Kevin Hayes from U.K. Trade & Investment will comment on the recently announced cyber attack war games to be staged between the United Kingdom and United States.

Kevin Hayes, U.K. Liaison Officer – Cyber Security
Kevin has worked for GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) for over 20 years in a variety of roles, in Operations and most recently in Information Assurance and Cyber Security, where he now specializes. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a full and founding member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

“Cyber attacks on Sony and other private and public entities have dominated the headlines, and President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform have spurred tremendous debate on the subject,” said Steve Cain, president of the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter, BABC. “This program will address both very timely issues and provide expert insight and opinions.”

The BABC is a transatlantic business network that helps bridge markets between the U.S. and U.K., stimulating collaboration and fostering partnership. The Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of BABC was founded in 2012 to build on the close professional, business and cultural relationships between North Carolina and the U.K. and to act as a catalyst to help maintain and further strengthen the strong and lasting trade partnerships between the two. The organization hosts educational and networking events throughout the year.

To register for the event, visit The cost is $20 for BABC members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information about the Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter of BABC, visit For more information about Poyner Spruill, visit

About the British American Business Council: The British American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 25 chapters and 3,000 member companies, including many of the world's largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Companies can gain access to the benefits of membership in this network by joining one of the BABC's chapters, all of which are independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide their member companies with a broader transatlantic business network and additional member benefits, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities. For more information, visit

About Poyner Spruill LLP
Poyner Spruill has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Southern Pines, North Carolina, giving it a statewide presence. The firm’s size enables it to foster individual attorney excellence in such diverse practice areas as bankruptcy, workouts, creditors’ rights, employment law, immigration, commercial real estate, employee benefits, banking law, privacy and information security, venture capital, public utilities, health care law, governmental relations, environmental law, securities law, municipal law, construction law, white collar criminal defense, as well as trials and appeals in all state, federal and administrative courts and tribunals and alternative dispute resolution. Visit us online at