The past few years have seen an explosion in recognition of the importance of the fields of privacy and data security.  Large-scale commercial data breaches, state-sponsored hacks, and government surveillance routinely make headlines.  The risks have become even more real as the actors behind these data and privacy breaches now have the tools to do real damage.

At the same time, more and more personal information is captured, shared, mined, brokered, analyzed, “monetized” — you name it.  Data security experts have long warned of the risks, and the menu of security options is vast.  But there’s a growing legal aspect to all of this.  And at the end of the day, that can make a huge difference to your bottom line; especially since no protection is foolproof.

That’s where we come in.  We are a law firm that knows the world of data security and privacy inside and out.  From data loss prevention, to incident response planning, data breach notification, and negotiation with We uniquely address the legal aspects of the area, while still working from a holistic, comprehensive view.  In other words, we do privacy and data security law, but competently and properly contextualized within the whole arena of data security risks, technical problems, organizational challenges, shifting government regulations and other growing legal risks.

Critically, we bring to the table a conviction to provide our clients assurance that goes beyond knowing there is simply a law firm they can call to “put out fires” — at costs that escalate hourly.  Instead, we provide a total package service, evaluating your information architecture at the outset to discover the legal vulnerabilities and relevant risks, keeping the picture up to date with periodic assessments, providing you a privilege shield-secure communications facility for ongoing advice and updates, and providing a generous set of efficient legal tools within the base of our flat-rate service.   The end goal is to (1) minimize your legal risks down the road, rather than focusing on “firefighting”, and (2) when legal “emergencies” do occur (such as in the event of a data breach), to be able to quickly dispense with any legal matters, without their inflating into the expensive, long-drawn out affairs that other law firms love (but clients hate).

Don’t wait: start protecting your data security “flank” from legal risks… today! Read about our privacy and data security services (including our “24/7” Breach Guard service — detailed background), or simply contact us directly about them.