Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that Karen Painter Randall, Chair of Connell Foley’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, has been appointed to the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors by the University of South Carolina. The Board of Visitors works to support the College as it undertakes a broad range of activities that help advance its mission. As a member of the Board, Karen will serve as an ambassador for the College, provide counsel to leadership on challenges and opportunities, promote and suggest candidates to serve on the Board, and support the College's development plans. Karen will also share her expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy as the College looks to develop its inaugural Cybersecurity Degree program.
Karen is an alumna of the University of South Carolina, where she received her B.A. from the school's Honors College, and subsequently obtained her M.A. in Public Administration. She received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law while serving as a law clerk to the former Governor Richard Riley. Karen continues to be very active with her alma mater, often presenting and speaking at various educational events. She was appointed by the School of Law to lead its Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and serve as Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute, which was held earlier this year at the law school. The Task Force is comprised of national leaders in cybersecurity, including the DHS/CISA, FBI, and the legal, insurance, security/forensics, artificial intelligence and other sectors.
Among her many additional honors, Karen has received three ABA presidential appointments to serve on the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and the Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability. She is a founder and co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, and also serves as Chair of the USLAW Network Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group. Karen frequently writes and presents for a variety of national and regional associations and publications.