Our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team provides counsel on threat prevention and mitigation in the context of your key business drivers: intellectual property, financial/fiduciary, regulatory/compliance, operational, growth/opportunity, strategy, human capital, and reputation/brand.
We employ an integrated approach focused on 1) preventing attacks through proactive mitigation programs; 2) monitoring and detecting potential cyber risks; and 3) responding to breaches and other adverse events. We customize our data privacy and cybersecurity services to your business—size, industry, technologies, stakeholders, and compliance regimes.
Our platform starts with your business needs and “ends” with an intense focus on helping you “get back to business” and drive enterprise value. It’s a comprehensive, business-minded, intelligent approach to managing, mitigating and responding to cyber threats.
Modern Healthcare | March 12, 2020
Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague talks about how hospitals can remain in compliance with HIPAA while executing an effective crisis communications plan related to the coronavirus outbreak.
The American Lawyer | February 05, 2020
This article features Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Richard Tilghman analyzing Facebook’s recent $550 million settlement in a class action suit alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 23, 2020
This article mentions Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Troy Lieberman, who earned a favorable ruling on behalf of defendant Boston Scientific in a class action suit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Rochester Business Journal | January 17, 2020
In his latest monthly column, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent action by the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on VoIP providers who turn a blind eye to their clients’ unlawful telemarketing practices. Washington, DC, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly and Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Zach Osinski contributed to the article.
Rochester Business Journal | November 29, 2019
Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes talks to the Rochester Business Journal for their special report on the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect January 1. Jenny anticipates that companies will have to comply with the strictest state law on the books if Congress does not pass a federal law.
Rochester Business Journal | November 15, 2019
In the latest installment of his monthly column, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes state-level legislation aimed at enhancing consumer privacy rights and protections, similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes contributed to the column.
Rochester Business Journal | October 25, 2019
Jenny Holmes, Nixon Peabody associate, is quoted in this article about the trend of rising costs for cybersecurity protection.
Providence Business News | September 26, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how more Rhode Island businesses are purchasing insurance to protect against the fallout from potential data breaches.
Boston Globe | July 16, 2019
In this story, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes discusses privacy concerns raised by employers who are leveraging wearable devices such as fitness trackers to learn more about workplace productivity.
Bloomberg Law | June 11, 2019
San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Karl Belgum wrote this contributed article explaining that businesses need to perform a self-assessment of the risks of automated customer contact, given the FCC’s failure to clarify the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Buffalo Business First | June 10, 2019
In this article, Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ben Dwyer discusses how Canada’s approach to data privacy differs from the United States’, and how that impacts cross-border sharing of consumers’ personal information.
Providence Business News | April 26, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard authored this column about ransomware attacks and how businesses should respond, including considering whether the ransomware attack is reportable or subject to notification requirements.
Retail Environment | February 07, 2019
Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rich Tilghman authored this article about how legal trends related to data protection and monetization, ADA accessibility, and leasing will impact retailer strategies.
Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.
Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | January 23, 2019
Los Angeles Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Karina Puttieva co-wrote this contributed article identifying issues with the “remarkably unclear” California Consumer Privacy Act, a measure passed last year that regulates large businesses businesses who buy, sell or share consumers’ personal information.
Law360 | November 13, 2018
Boston Intellectual Property associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this article looking at possible FCC changes to the definition of “autodialer” in regard to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Law360 | September 05, 2018
This article mentions Complex Commercial Disputes partners Chris Mason, Sarah André, Dan Deane and Seth Horvath as counsel for The New York Bar Foundation and The New York State Bar Association in an amicus brief—filed with the United States Supreme Court—in support of the approval by a California District Court, and the Ninth Circuit, of Google’s settlement involving a “cy pres” remedy in a privacy-related case.
Confero | June 30, 2018
Rochester Corporate group associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article to the quarterly magazine for Westminster Consulting, discussing why benefit plans are inviting targets for would-be data thieves, and what plan administrators need to do to protect personal data.
Rochester Business Journal | June 07, 2018
Rochester corporate group partner Jeremy Wolk and associate Jenny Holmes co-wrote this contributed article on the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, “a set of tougher rules designed to give European Union citizens more control over their personal data.” The regulation applies to all organizations, regardless of location, that handle the personal data of EU citizens.
Law360 | March 15, 2018
Boston IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this article explaining how the DC Circuit Court’s ruling on the FCC’s telemarketing rules will provide some relief for businesses.
Modern Healthcare | December 31, 2017
In this round-up of health care industry predictions for 2018, Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague provides an outlook on the future of cybersecurity in health care.
CNBC | November 16, 2017
Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon, who this article identifies as a “top lawyer” in the digital health space, provides in-depth commentary regarding the three common practices she’s seen among health technology startups that may violate medical regulations and what companies should be aware of to avoid costly penalties.
Law360 | August 24, 2017
Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article about how Aetna Inc.’s mailed letters to policy holders regarding prescriptions for HIV drugs violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Bloomberg BNA | August 17, 2017
In an article about a class action complaint against Kohl’s Department Stores, Boston IP litigation associate and TCPA team co-leader Troy Lieberman is quoted on opt-out mechanisms for consumers.
WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | July 12, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in this television segment about what steps companies can take to better secure their data and be less vulnerable to hacking.
Bloomberg BNA | June 04, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane is quoted in this article about a matter involving a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against Colorado Technical University.
Bloomberg Law | May 07, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and New York City commercial litigation associate Paul Williamson contributed this article addressing the ways in which the Trump administration may affect the TCPA.
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