The compromise of confidential customer, patient or employee information can have a serious impact on your company’s reputation and finances and has serious consequences for those whose privacy is violated.
We take the stress out of the situation. Our team helps clients protect their data long before an incident occurs, plan for situations beyond their control and respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches.
We have the systems and assets already in place that make the difference between a scramble and an efficient and compliant response. We manage media responses and coordinate with trusted vendors who provide high-volume breach notification, call center functions, credit monitoring, forensic analysis and remediation efforts. Our team also provides step-by-step navigation of any litigation or government investigation.
The combination of many well-meaning federal and individual state laws means increasingly complex requirements for data security, data breach notification and data destruction/disposal. We clarify your compliance needs, analyze your risk of data breach, evaluate your existing privacy policies and practices, train employees and help you put best-practice procedures into action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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