Our Business and Finance Group is widely recognized as one of the finest in the region. Whether you are executing a bet-the-company transaction or simply updating your standard employment forms, you will have the full attention of an experienced lawyer who asks the questions that haven’t occurred to you yet, who commands a whole spectrum of ways to engineer contract terms to address the issues specific to your business, and who knows how to negotiate – and how to close – to achieve your objectives.
Our attorneys advise clients with an Internet presence on effective assessment and management of various risks arising from their online activity that may have a negative impact on their businesses. In today’s business world, hacking, systems failures, and internal technological and legal management concerns pose ongoing challenges for every company. A company’s risk profile can become further complicated by the deployment of cloud computing and employee use of social media.
We have developed a proprietary, algorithm-based process named FRIGATE that provides cost-effective, timely, and relevant assessment and remediation recommendations. The assessments, which the Firm can administer online or by hard copy, provide risk evaluations, graphical comparisons of the areas surveyed, and remediation action check lists. Unlike a typical IT consultant, if a company engages us to administer the cyber-risk assessment and make remediation recommendations, our report will remain confidential under the attorney-client privilege.
Clients have found the remediation recommendations particularly useful in preparing against intended or accidental breaches of personally identifiable information and in obtaining cyber-risk and other liability insurance coverage with discounts in premium.
In this emerging area of the law, our attorneys assist clients with the legal needs revealed by the assessments including providing advice and counseling in areas of privacy, social media usage, electronic contracting, cloud computing, and intellectual property management.