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Cybersecurity

Big, small or in between, every business needs to protect their cyber infrastructure. We can help.

Barley Snyder’s cybersecurity team is dedicated to helping the firm’s clients navigate the complex laws, regulations and standards that relate to cybersecurity. Our emphasis on cross-practice and cross-office collaboration enables us to bring proactive, in-depth knowledge and experience to the legal and business needs of clients across industries in the area of cybersecurity. Leveraging our Practice Excellence® standards and capabilities, we have a particular focus on the handling of data breaches, cybersecurity compliance and counseling, transactional support and contract review, and cyber-related litigation. Our goal is a practical one – to help our clients leverage the value of technology that meet compliance obligations while still delivering value to the client’s business.

Data Breach

  • Coordinating breach notification responses and assisting companies with forensic support.
  • Counseling companies, officers, and boards of directors on developing and implementing risk and crisis management strategies.
  • Liaising with government and state law enforcement.
  • Proactive protection counseling and planning.

Compliance

  • Training and advising clients regarding compliance with international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing data security.
  • Facilitating network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance audits.
  • Counseling on data compliance strategies and the development of proactive data protection programs.

Transactional Support And Contract Review

  • Guiding clients on cybersecurity risks that may be underlying in a potential transaction.
  • Performing cybersecurity-specific due diligence to assess and address risk in the context of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and other corporate transactions.
  • Reviewing and negotiating contracts concerning data and vendor relationships, reviewing investment disclosures and analyzing risks inherent in the investment in and use of data.

Litigation

  • Defending companies in government and regulatory investigations.
  • Defending companies in class action and other litigation resulting from data breaches.
  • Enforcing actions against third parties liable under contract or other standard of care. 

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