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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Christopher G. Lazarini

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Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX

Christopher G. Lazarini

Member

Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5702 TEL
(866) 422-6479 FAX

Chris Lazarini joined Bass, Berry & Sims as a Member in the Firm's Broker-Dealer and Financial Products Litigation Group in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a founding partner of Tate Lazarini Brady & Davis, PLC in Memphis. For more than 20 years, Chris has focused his practice on the representation of broker-dealers, financial institutions and investment advisers and their registered representatives and agents. A significant amount of Chris' practice is devoted to representing independent contractor firms and their representatives in matters such as defending customer complaints and arbitration claims, responding to regulatory inquiries and charges and handling internal investigations and employee relations. Chris also counsels clients and individuals in matters relating to recruitment of registered representatives. Chris has appeared before arbitration panels and courts throughout the country, has lectured at national and local conferences at the request of clients, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

In April 2013, Chris was selected by the Financial Services Institute (FSI) to serve on its FINRA Arbitration Task Force. The Task Force was comprised of experienced attorneys and broker-dealer executives and compliance officers who identified areas of concern with FINRA's arbitration process and proposed improvements and solutions to FINRA. In October 2014, Chris became a Senior Contributing Editor of the Securities Online Litigation Alert (SOLA). In this role, Chris contributes weekly content to SOLA analyzing case law related to the broker-dealer industry.

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Memphis Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Foundation — Fellow

American Bar Association

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Best Lawyers in America® — Arbitration; Litigation: Securities (2008-2018)

Financial Services Institute — FINRA Arbitration Task Force

Securities Online Litigation Alert (SOLA) — Senior Contributing Editor

Memphis Bar Association — Fellow

Memphis Leadership Academy

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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