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Cyber & Privacy Law

M&C attorneys have decades of experience in handling a wide variety of practical and legal issues and litigation that arise out of cyber and data privacy law. Our practice group leaders are a former deputy district attorney who received cyber crime training from the FBI and a former corporate officer with practical knowledge of corporate governance and years of experience in the entertainment industry This firm provides representation on cyber law and data privacy matters to a wide range of clients, including companies, corporations, start-ups companies, public agencies and privately held firms that have been victimized by cyber crime.

Our attorneys work together with a multi-faceted team to assist clients to evaluate and manage all aspects of a data breach or hacking incident. Such hacking incidents trigger a multiple risk and response challenges. In order to respond quickly and cost effectively, our team of attorneys and experts take an interdisciplinary approach to all matters. We work closely with those lawyers from our insurance and coverage, professional liability, health care, white collar, commercial and business litigation, retail and hospitality, employment and class action practice groups who are best suited to handle each unique claim. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients in the collection, management and protection of personal, financial and health information, as well as the investigation, assessment and litigation of matters arising from information security and data breach incidents.

Professional services range from advising clients on legal and regulatory compliance and risk management, to the development of an incident response plan and implantation of remedial action in response to a cyber security breach. We provide guidance post-breach to determine the scope of a breach, advise on statutory notification requirements, negotiate with credit and debit card processors and, if needed, engage the services of forensic and public relations experts to provide investigation assistance and analysis to mitigate any resulting liability. Services also include preparation for litigation and representation both in class action and business to business, providing advice on documentation retention obligations and working with law enforcement and government regulators. Our attorneys have experience in the evaluation of insurance coverage issues across all product lines and types of insurance policies and litigation of declaratory judgment and contract actions in the context of cyber and data privacy coverage matters.

M&C lawyers interface with federal and state investigative agencies and government regulators in a multitude of practice groups. We are available to represent clients throughout the country in federal and state courts, before regulatory agencies and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in cases arising out of data security events asserted by regulators, consumers, our clients’ business partners and other parties. M&C provides counseling to companies and professional with regard to social media. Our attorneys provide risk management advice regarding social media in the workplace and implantation of polices to protect social media assets. We also can provide advice to law firms and insurance industry professional on the impact of social media on those industries and litigation.