May 7, 2024: General Meeting & Luncheon featuring Ronald Sarian

RONALD SARIAN
Adjunct Professor of Information Privacy at the USC Gould School of Law, Global Chief Privacy Officer for Ingram Micro
General Meeting & Luncheon

Professor Sarian was recruited to become general counsel for eHarmony in 2013. There, he provided strategic legal advice to all areas of data privacy. He implemented robust, best practices cybersecurity measures, including incident response plans, as well as privacy policies, terms of service, safety tips, and disaster recovery plans. He has been teaching information Privacy Law and is a nationally recognized leader, lecturer and panel member in privacy, cybersecurity and information governance.

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RONALD N. SARIAN

Ron Sarian currently wears two hats: Global Chief Privacy Officer for Ingram Micro and Adjunct Professor of Information Privacy at the USC Gould School of Law.

By way of background, after spending over two decades as a “5 out of 5 AV-Preeminent” rated Los Angeles business litigator, Ron was recruited to become General Counsel for eHarmony in 2013. There, he provided strategic legal advice to the C-Suite and assured global compliance in all areas of data privacy, including GDPR. He implemented robust, best practices cybersecurity measures, including Incident Response Plans, as well as Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, Safety Tips, and Disaster Recovery Plans.

After five productive years at eHarmony, Ron became General Counsel at OilR, an early-stage blockchain stablecoin company, where he advised in areas such as Whitepaper, intellectual property, corporate structure, contracts, securities, SEC and FINRA issues, KYC/AML, and capital raising.

Ron concurrently joined Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, a national Top Tier law firm, where he specialized in information privacy and ADA, Title III website access law, and chaired their Digital Workplace and Data Privacy Practice Group.

Ron was asked to join the faculty at the USC Gould School of Law in December of 2022 as an Adjunct Professor of Information Privacy Law. He has just finished teaching his third semester and will return for the Fall semester.

In November of 2022, Ron was recruited to join Ingram Micro, a multi-national Fortune 100 tech company, as its Global Chief Privacy Officer. There, he is in charge of all privacy compliance worldwide.

As a nationally recognized thought leader, lecturer, and panel member in privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance, Ron has served as a keynote speaker and faculty member for ALM Legaltech and cyberSecure, and the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel All Hands Meeting, among others. His select panel discussions have included Cybersecurity: Bloomberg Big Law Business–West, DLA Piper’s Global Perspectives on Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity Roundtable, the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute, the Peer 150 Cyber Attic at Google Ventures, and the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity panel. Ron’s profile has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Recorder, Corporate Counsel, and Modern Counsel, and he is a member of both the California and District of Columbia Bars..

Ron has been published over thirty-three times, including in CIOReview, The Cybersecurity Law Report, the Risk Management Monitor, SHRM, and Lexology. His publications have focused on privacy and cybersecurity.  He also has four published legal opinions from his years as a business litigator covering privacy, regulatory, jurisdictional, and Federal consumer class action issues.

Ron has been married for thirty-eight years to his wonderful wife, Trojan Karen Nahigian Sarian. And they have three successful Trojan children to boot!