The Sanford & Hall Report
The Sanford & Hall 2020-2021 topics include:
- International Cyber Policy
- Global Public Health & Wellness
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ADRIANA SANFORD, J.D., Dual LL.M
Award-Winning Cybersecurity & Global Privacy Law Expert; International TV Commentator; CNN Dinero Analyst; OU Acting-Director of Executive Education; Director of OU Global Risks & Threats Leadership Forum; Senior Fellow at OU Center for Intelligence & National Security; Former Fortune 10 Regional Counsel
REAR ADMIRAL USN (ret.) GARRY E. HALL
Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances at U.S. National Security Council
ADRIANA SANFORD is an international corporate lawyer and an award-winning cybersecurity and global privacy laws expert with decades of experience in compliance, investigations, and security. A global keynote with the American Program Bureau, she provides the keynotes to some of the world’s top conferences, including to hundreds of General Counsel and senior legal leaders from Fortune 1000 companies at the Corporate Counsel's 19th Annual SuperConference. She is also Private Equity International’s keynote to hundreds of Chief Compliance Officers and compliance professionals for the upcoming Private Fund Compliance Forum in New York. She is also a humanitarian and international television commentator who appears regularly as a CNN Español analyst to over 93 million viewers throughout the U.S. and Latin America. She is frequently described as “an audience grabber” and as having “the unique ability to speak to captains of industry, college students, and academicians all in the same audience.”
Her research, scholarly work, and publications focus on laws at the international level, where multijurisdictional laws conflict and possible outcomes for corporate non-compliance includes high penalties, criminal liability, and physical danger for executives in foreign territories. She is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative; former delegate of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Chile; former Amnesty International USA board member; is a recipient of the 2019 Cybersecurity Woman Law and Privacy Professional of the Year Award that celebrates “female cybersecurity leaders changing the world;” and was featured in Women in Security Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation. The former Regional Counsel for a Fortune 10 company and former Assistant General Counsel for a publicly-traded financial institution has two decades of experience representing multinationals on issues related to global threats and governance in the U.S. and abroad. A visionary thinker with fluency in four languages and multiple law degrees from Georgetown and Notre Dame, she has extensive experience advising, training, and educating Executive Management. The co-author of two books on global threats that the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) adopted to commemorate their centennial anniversary, she has served as a keynote at more than 140 industry conferences through organizations such as ISSA, ISACA, SCCE, CSA, CIEPLAN, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and Rotary International.
She is the Acting Director of Executive Education for the Gene Rainbolt School of Business, Senior Fellow at OU’s Center of Intelligence and National Security, and a Faculty member of the Michael F. Price College of Business. She also serves as Of Counsel with a leading Chilean law firm, Puga Ortiz and is licensed to practice law in California. Among her roles, she previously served as Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Talca, as a Georgetown Law Dean’s Visiting Scholar, an ASU Lincoln Professor of Global Corporate Compliance and Ethics to 80,000 students, and as ASU’s Residential Faculty Fellow for the College of Liberal Arts. She has taught more than 7,200 MBA, MiM, and undergraduate students through several top-tier business schools in the U.S. and abroad, including Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Universidad de Talca, and Arizona State University. In response to COVID-19, she has founded and presides over The University of Oklahoma Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum.
REAR ADMIRAL GARRY E. HALL USN (ret) received a political appointment to serve as a Senior Director on the National Security Council (NCS) and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. On the NSC he was responsible for Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Immigration and Migration, Atrocity Prevention, United Nations Operations, Democracies, and Fragile States. In support of these portfolios, he led a team of career professionals dedicated to each of these functional areas.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy he served 35 years on active duty. A naval aviator, he flew anti-submarine warfare helicopters and commanded two squadrons. Additionally, he commanded the capitol ship USS Tarawa LHA 1, which had a compliment of 1000 Sailors, 2000 Marines, 32 aircraft and 3 landing craft. As a Flag Officer he served as General Tommy Franks Information Operations Officer at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, served with NATO in the United Kingdom, commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the Middle East, and led a Senior Service college at National Defense University. Admiral Hall holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and is a graduate of National Defense University’s Capstone Course.