Data Privacy & Security

Data Breach Preparation and Response

The key is to be proactive, not reactive. We can help you develop your incident response plans, and identify gaps and weaknesses in your cybersecurity program. When you experience a security incident or possible breach, we can help by:

  • Hiring outside forensic and other consultants directly in order to enhance attorney-client privilege protection
  • Verifying whether an incident or breach occurred
  • Leading the investigation as a data breach coach, including reviewing forensic reports, applicable law, managing the data breach response team/plan, and advising on communication strategy and notification requirements
  • Preparing and supporting communications regarding the breach to regulators, affected individuals, the media, and others, as required by applicable law and best practices
  • Identifying and minimizing the risks related to a breach, such as the risk of a lawsuit and implementing litigation holds
  • Preparing summaries of the event and other relevant legal requirements
  • Reviewing applicable contractual requirements
  • Handling responses from customers, potential litigants, and government agencies, including negotiating with regulators to minimize penalties they may impose

We also work in harmony with strategic partners in forensics and investigation, IT technical and physical security compliance and management, cybersecurity, data classification, data analytics, public relations, and crisis management.