Thomas J. Smedinghoff is Of Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, identity management, information security, and online authentication issues. He is Chair of the American Bar Association Identity Management Legal Task Force, and is also an advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), where he is currently working to develop international legal rules to govern electronic identity management issues. Tom is co-editor and contributing author of the GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY DUE DILIGENCE IN M&A TRANSACTIONS (ABA, 2017), and a contributing author to the THE ABA CYBERSECURITY HANDBOOK - A RESOURCE FOR ATTORNEYS, LAW FIRMS & BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS (ABA, 2013 and 2018). He can be reached at Tom.Smedinghoff@lockelord.com.