IP Partners Heather Buchta, Joel Tragesser Quoted in Indiana Lawyer Article About Law Firm, Client Data Security
Heather Buchta and Joel Tragesser, Quarles & Brady partners in the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group, were interviewed for an Indiana Lawyer article about what law firms are doing to protect their data and that of their clients. Buchta is Phoenix office chair of the IP team and Tragesser is Indianapolis office managing partner.
In the article, they share insight on steps forms and their clients are taking to increase data security as risks increase dramatically. An excerpt:
Joel Tragesser, partner in Quarles’ Intellectual Property Practice Group and the firm’s Indianapolis office managing partner, said in general, clients are concerned about the cyber safety of their personal information and intellectual property.
To that end, many clients are reviewing their cybersecurity policies, Tragesser said. Some have even retained security experts to advise them on how to upgrade their systems and on data protection in general.
Heather Buchta, chair of Quarles’ Intellectual Property Practice Group in Phoenix, said attorneys at the firm are reminded not to open suspicious emails and to report anything unusual to the IT department.
“Hackers know how to look for the weakest link,” Buchta said.