Rutan & Tucker today announced the launch of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Led by co-chairs Michael Hornak and Lisa Neal, the group combines the talent and experience of attorneys from the firm’s corporate, intellectual property, insurance, employment law and trial practices.
The multidisciplinary group counsels a wide range of public and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, retail, medical, and financial services sectors and has the ability to handle all legal and business implications of data breaches, privacy-related class action litigation, and transactions involving data protection and security issues.
“We want our clients to understand a proactive approach will ensure they are prepared for and are able to mitigate the regulatory, compliance and technical risks associated with data breaches,” says Michael Hornak, a partner who litigates cases involving general business disputes, IP, class actions and corporate governance issues, in addition to counseling clients in the aftermath of data breaches. “Our firm is perfectly positioned to respond to privacy concerns and security breaches.”
The Rutan group advises clients on the collection, use, sharing and commercialization of third party and customer data, including negotiating and drafting data sharing and co-op agreements and data security clauses in broader third party vendor agreements. They provide the expertise necessary for unique data regulatory compliance and data integrity due diligence in strategic transactions. The Rutan attorneys also counsel companies regarding the purchase of emergent cyber and related coverage to mitigate the risks of potential data breaches.
“We composed a team with a variety of specialized skills and expertise who can provide practical, comprehensive and efficient solutions,” said Lisa Neal, a litigator who handles business, real estate, insurance, class action and IP matters. “Based on what we are seeing in the marketplace, companies need access to counsel who can provide in-depth risk assessments and audits in the aftermath of a security breach.”
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Rutan & Tucker is one of California’s largest full-service law firms with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business, banking and finance, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, construction law and taxation and estate planning.