Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Q & A

In simple terms, what does your cybersecurity and data privacy practice cover?

At its core, this aspect of my practice revolves around two key components: data management and compliance, ensuring that companies adhere to the necessary regulations, and responding effectively to data-related incidents or breaches.

What sparked your interest in this field?

The ever-evolving nature of this practice area truly fascinates me. Witnessing the dynamic changes from inception to resolution keeps me engaged. Additionally, its interconnection with various industries and aspects of life intrigued me from the start.

What are the primary challenges your clients face?

Clients grapple with the rapid evolution of threats in cybersecurity and the continuous shifts in regulatory landscapes, which demand swift and precise responses to safeguard their data and operations.

Which industries have you provided legal counsel for in this area?

I've had extensive experience working with a diverse range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment, sports, and restaurants.

How do you tailor your legal advice to a business's specific challenges?

Understanding the stakeholders involved, getting a comprehensive view of the business’s operations and goals, and identifying risks and their tolerances are crucial aspects of tailoring precise legal advice.

How do you stay updated on industry trends affecting clients?

I keep myself informed by reading industry publications on a daily basis, networking with data privacy professionals (both legal and non-legal), and monitoring proposed legislation and regulatory developments.

What sets your practice apart from others in the field?

Our approach is deeply immersive. On the compliance side, we integrate ourselves within client organizations, engaging with a multitude of stakeholders. We delve into all facets, gaining a comprehensive understanding beyond the legal department, including marketing, IT and HR. Moreover, our experience spans clients of all sizes.

How do you engage with the community outside of your legal practice?

I serve on the board of a local charter school, provide pro bono legal services to those in need, including advocacy for neighborhood groups, and participate in various community professional groups.