Each year, there are more than 1.5 million cyber-attacks on U.S. businesses. Victims include some of the biggest names in American business, as well as smaller businesses in every industry. Perhaps more important, everyday access to data can result in losses even without an attack: devices can be lost or stolen, for example. Every data incident has the potential to become a legal matter and can result in financial losses, litigation and erosion of investor and customer confidence. In addition to advising clients on the front end on compliance with government regulations, internal assessment and planning, we also have experience in handling responses to incidents and resultant litigation involving cyber-attacks, diversions of funds from hacking, stolen or lost devices, and other episodes. In this area, our attorneys have worked closely with clients that include retailers, service providers and others to prevent and remedy data breaches and have written and spoken frequently on data security and breach issues, including for financial and other professionals. 

The ubiquitous use of data in business exposes businesses to claims across the scope of legal practice. We have the resources and experience to represent clients in any area where there are claims related to data security or Internet use, including:

  • Harassment,
  • First Amendment,
  • Libel and defamation,
  • Infliction of emotional distress,
  • Breach of privacy,
  • Trade disparagement,
  • Copyright infringement,
  • Breach of contract,
  • Breach of security,
  • Misrepresentation, and
  • Tortious interference.