Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
Any organization can face internal or external threats to the security of its data, and the financial and reputational costs of such an event are significant. Our multi-disciplinary team of attorneys has extensive investigative and crisis management experience in government, in house, and private practice. We help clients manage cyber risk, determine the extent of breaches, navigate the evolving landscape of data privacy law, and manage a wide variety of post-breach contingencies. This often includes:
Risk Management and Event Preparation — Our team, which includes Certified Information Privacy Professionals and former prosecutors, helps clients build security incident and data breach response plans, conduct privacy and data assessments, and examine insurance coverage. We also run training exercises and mock drills for attorneys, company officials and boards, and assess clients’ compliance with regulations and industry-specific best practices.
Rapid Response and Investigation — In the wake of a potential data security incident, it is crucial to find out what happened — and fast. We conduct privileged investigations to review systems, understand the scope of the incident, and coordinate with third-party experts. Our deep bench of attorneys with prosecutorial and regulatory experience has relationships in place to best protect against risk, trigger the interest of law enforcement when helpful, and, if necessary, facilitate contact with regulators. As the event unfolds, clients count on our continued support to advise on disclosures to internal and external stakeholders, including the public.
Reputation Management — Our attorneys are experienced crisis managers who know how to solve problems that involve a variety of stakeholders. We assist clients in preparing to answer questions quickly and confidently from the board of directors, media, regulators, customers, and the public at large — and to do so in a way that preserves legal defenses and brand integrity. We help to brief executives and, when necessary, engage public relations professionals to assist in developing an effective outward-facing strategy.
Data Breach Litigation — The scale of post-breach litigation continues to expand, and the jurisprudence in breach cases continues to evolve. Our highly experienced litigators know how to both achieve quick resolutions and manage complex long-term disputes. Our team has successfully tried high-stakes cases in federal and state courts across the country. In particular, we have extensive experience with nationwide class action litigation in some of the most difficult jurisdictions. With the breadth and depth of our trial experience, we handle every phase of litigation, from pre-suit investigation to trial and appeal.