Cybersecurity incidents continue to be an ever-growing threat - breaches involving the theft of sensitive customer and business information, service disruptions caused by ransomware or DoS attacks, insider threats, and supply chain attacks are just some of the concerns companies face – and financial institutions are especially at risk due to the significant value of their informational resources. The role of lawyers in managing the risks associated with cybersecurity both before and after an incident is growing. This seminar, taught by Michael LaMarca of Hunton Andrews Kurth, will provide an update on how to manage these issues and minimize the legal risk associated with a cyber incident in the financial services industry.
Mike advises multinational clients on compliance with all federal, state and international privacy and data security laws, and managing privacy and cybersecurity risks and policy issues. He also regularly assists companies with developing and implementing their information security programs and addressing related governance issues. Mike has managed several large-scale cybersecurity incidents, including advising on data breach response and notification obligations. He also regularly assist clients with negotiating and drafting privacy and data security terms in commercial contracts and M&A transactions. Mike is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In addition, Mike maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented pro bono clients in criminal appeals and special education matters and has advised a variety of issues, including trademark, copyright and cybersquatting disputes; privacy and cybersecurity obligations; and US national security policies and regulations.