Data Breach Management


McDermott has guided clients through assessments and responses to hundreds of data breaches, including some of the largest cyber incidents to date as well as more limited exposures of confidential or proprietary information. We have experience in all types of cyber hazards, including state-sponsored attacks, overseas criminal hackers, ransomware, insider threats and system compromises resulting from misconfigurations.

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  • Handled a series of large data breaches involving personnel records of employees in the United States and around the world and advised our client on its obligations under the laws of every US state and more than 50 countries; managed communications with the affected employees and various government regulators; and persuaded regulators to forego any claim against our client
  • Handled the response to a series of incidents involving the compromise of patient information at a leading California hospital, including overseeing the forensic investigation into the incidents, advising on the applicable legal obligations (e.g., under HIPAA and state laws), preparing a notification and communication program, and recommending appropriate mitigation measures
  • Advised more than a dozen health care providers on responses to ransomware incidents, including preservation of privilege, coordination with law enforcement, retention of a forensics provider, communications with affected patients and regulators, and remediation and recovery from the incident

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Data Breach Management

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / Fall 2021

Business Law Magazine, Issue 2, 2021 / June 8, 2021

Webinar / McDermott Event / June 8, 2021

Virtual Event Series / McDermott Event / Various Dates | February - April

On the Subject / September 28, 2020

International News / September 2020

Paris, France / McDermott Event / February 12, 2019

On the Subject / February 7, 2019

Webcast / McDermott Event / December 5, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / November 8, 2018

Financial Fraud Law Report / July/August 2014

Practising Law Institute’s 19th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute / April 2014













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