Mary Ellen Callahan

Assistant General Counsel, Privacy at The Walt Disney Company

Mary Ellen Callahan

Mary Ellen Callahan

Assistant General Counsel, Privacy at The Walt Disney Company

Biography

Mary Ellen Callahan is on the board of the University of Pittsburgh, International Association of Privacy Professionals and Capital Partners for Education and Member of The District of Columbia Bar and Partner at Jenner & Block LLP. In her past career she occupied the position of Chief Privacy Officer at US Department of Homeland Security and Member of New York State Bar Association. Ms. Callahan received a graduate degree from The University of Chicago Law School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Chief Executive Officer at Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at International Association of Privacy Professionals

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President, Asia-Pacific at The Walt Disney Company

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Vice Chairman at International Association of Privacy Professionals

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Faculty Member at Georgetown University - Law Center

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Assistant General Counsel, Privacy at The Walt Disney Company
Education
JD
Class of 1997

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

B.Phil., magna cum laude
Class of 1990
Memberships
Member

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Prior

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy
Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Chief Privacy Officer & Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer
2009 - Prior

U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government which is focused on homeland security to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. U.S. Department of Homeland Security combines 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency. Their mission to secure the nation requires the dedication of more than 225,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response from cyber security analyst to chemical facility inspector. The foundation of national homeland security strategy designed to achieve homeland security relies on the three key concepts of security; resilience; and customs and exchange. In turn, these key concepts drive broad areas of activity that the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) process defines as homeland security missions. Their main areas of responsibility are Guarding against Terrorism; Securing their Borders; Enforcing their Immigration Laws; Improving their Readiness for; Response to and Recovery from Disasters; and Maturing and Unifying the Department. U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security was established in 2002.

Partner
2012 - Prior

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, we’re the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The IAPP is the only place that brings together the people, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.

Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) mentors low-income high school and college students in the academic middle from the Washington, D.C. area to provide the skills and experiences they need to successfully complete college and to excel in the workforce.

Co-Chair of the Privacy Committee
Prior

The CIO Council, Originally established by Executive Order 13011 (Federal Information Technology) and later codified by the E-Government Act of 2002, is the principal interagency forum for improving agency practices related to the design, acquisition, development, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal information resources.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2006

TO PROVIDE HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO THE HOMELESS WOMEN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

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2005

PRIMARY CARE HEALTH CENTER SPECIALIZING IN LGBT HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, National Security
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans, Community Leaders
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