Case Studies

Cybersecurity and Data Breach Issues

  • Handled a matter involving misappropriation of trade secrets and business torts relating to employee raiding in the computer network security industry, resulting from a computer intrusion.
  • Mediated a legal malpractice action allegedly arising from negligent drafting of claim language in a cybersecurity patent, allegedly leading to loss of royalties from private cloud providers.
  • Counseled many clients on response activity after data breaches.
  • Made presentations to many clients on protecting critical IP against data intrusion into computer networks and the cloud.
  • Mediated a software licensing dispute regarding encryption software for a new proposed crypto-securities exchange that would operate in part on iOS and Android mobile phones.
  • Mediated a cryptocurrency and Blockchain dispute involving competing claims between former employees and startup developer of Blockchain software and infrastructure arising from alleged failure of the developer to pay compensation and allocate tokens from an Initial Coin Offering.
  • Arbitrated claims between an online product seller and an online selling platform for breach of the terms of service agreement and a counterclaim for fraud.
  • Moderating and Presenting a CLE program “Practical Tips on Privacy Law and Cybersecurity” on September 29, 2021.
  • Presented 2019 CLE program “The Ethics of Lawyering in a Cyberspace World” with extensive discussion of cybersecurity issues.
  • Co-Author, “Cybersecurity in the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices Industries: Protecting Your IP and Confidential Information in Cyberspace”, Foley & Lardner Guidebook, Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Issues for Boards of Directors”, ABA CLE 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Protecting Corporate Trade Secrets in a Digital Network Environment,” 1 Privacy & Data Security Law Journal 56 (December 2005).

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