In today’s highly competitive economy, information is critical to our clients’ success. We bring a cross-disciplinary approach to help clients acquire, use and protect critical information assets.
Our litigation, corporate and regulatory attorneys provide advice to clients in a wide variety of matters involving privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues, including:
- Privacy Policies
- Cybersecurity Policies
- Document Retention Policies
- Social Media Policies
- Acceptable Computer Use Policies
- Background Checks
- Workplace Investigations and Monitoring
- Responsibilities and Rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
- Investigation of alleged HIPAA violations
- Responsibilities and Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Contractual provisions relating to privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property rights
- Technology transfer agreements
- Due diligence in commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions
- Response to third party demands for information, including civil subpoenas, grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and search warrants.
- Response to demands under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and Stored Communications Act (SCA)
- Response to demands for information under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
- Litigation relating to cybersecurity incidents, including alleged theft of information by current and former employees
- Assistance to clients affected by ransomware attacks
Privacy, cybersecurity and information management are quickly evolving fields. We closely follow current developments and emerging trends so that we are prepared to offer clients timely and cost-effective advice.
Our privacy, cybersecurity and information management practice is coordinated by Chris Meyer, who is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as an Information Privacy Professional for the US Public Sector (CIPP/US), and as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). The CIPP/US certification covers privacy issues affecting US companies and individuals. The CIPM focuses on design of corporate privacy programs, managing compliance, auditing and data breach response. The CIPP/US and CIPM certifications are open to both attorneys and non-attorneys.