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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 2, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced three new partners:  Christopher W. Meyer, Monica R. Skanes, and Brian M. Wang.  Chris Meyer leads the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Management practice, helping clients protect critical business and consumer information.  He also represents clients in commercial litigation, corporate transactions, and regulatory compliance [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna of counsel Chris Meyer participated in the Albany Business Review's Table of Experts Cybersecurity.  The discussion focused on how businesses across the country are dealing with data security concerns, data breaches, best practices for keeping information secure and how new regulations could impact businesses. Click here to download a PDF transcript of the discussion

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Increasing cyber threats and changing regulations create new challenges for business leaders in companies of all sizes. Click here to view WOH attorney Chris Meyer’s recent webinar on emerging cybersecurity law issues that will affect senior business executives and board directors in 2017. To download a PDF of the slides used in the presentation, click on the link below. Download Cybersecurity-and-the-C-Suite.pdf.

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New York’s “first in the nation” financial services cybersecurity rules have been finalized and will go into effect on March 1, 2017. The final regulations cover every business regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), including but not limited to banks, credit unions, insurers, and mortgage companies. Covered entities have until August 28, 2017 to comply, although longer compliance dates are applicable to some specific provisions. [...]

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Jean Gerbini, Of Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, was recently honored with the John E. Leach Memorial Award. The John E. Leach Memorial Award is presented by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (“TICL”) of the New York State Bar Association recognizing outstanding service and distinguished contributions to the legal profession as a member of the TICL Section. An attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna [...]

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