Companies that do business in certain states or that operate in certain industries are obligated to create and implement their own information security programs (ISPs). ISPs are detailed plans that are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s sensitive data. Companies require legal assistance in developing their ISPs, to ensure that they comply with applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
In this program, Michael J. Riela of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP will discuss the issues that comprehensive ISPs normally address, and how lawyers assist in preparing and implementing an ISP. For example, lawyers will be called upon to answer questions about what personally identifiable information is the company obligated to protect, and what types of information security practices are likely to be found to be reasonable in the event of subsequent litigation or regulatory enforcement action.
Michael Riela advises clients in complex corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters. He has in-depth experience in advising clients in corporate and real estate Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, M&A transactions involving distressed sellers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) and bankruptcy exit loan facilities, secondary market trading of distressed debt and trade claims, and insolvency-related litigation. He has particular experience defending complex preference and fraudulent transfer cases, and with handling professional retention and fee dispute matters in bankruptcy cases. Michael’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice spans across numerous different industries, though much of his recent work is focused on the staffing, real estate, construction, retail, technology, and cannabis industries.