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Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as well as guides data protection strategies for 2018. The report provides a detailed … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report Reveals Being “Compromise Ready” Better Positions Companies to Respond to Incidents

On March 30, 2016, we released our second annual Data Security Incident Response Report. Key findings show that phishing/hacking/malware was the cause of 31% of data security incidents during 2015, revealing a shift from 2014 when human error was the leading cause. The report also continues the inaugural-year theme that no industry is immune to … Continue Reading

Global Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Attorney Will Daugherty Joins Privacy and Data Protection Team

Will Daugherty has joined BakerHostetler’s Chambers-ranked Privacy and Data Protection team in our Houston office as counsel. Our award-winning practice is known for effectively managing data security incidents, responding to regulatory investigations, providing risk assessments and compliance counseling, and defending class actions. Daugherty comes to us with eight years of experience at Baker & McKenzie … Continue Reading

Law360 Names BakerHostetler “Privacy Practice Group of the Year”

BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection team has been named a Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” for the size, importance, and complexity of its wins and work mitigating reputational and financial risks for clients. This is the second year in a row Law360 has recognized the Privacy team, which is co-led by Partner and Law360 MVP Ted Kobus and … Continue Reading

Tanya Forsheit Discusses Current Issues in Data Privacy and Security with California Lawyer

The “2015 Roundtable Series” in the January edition of California Lawyer includes comments from Partner Tanya Forsheit on data privacy and security. The article reports: Law and precedents surrounding data privacy and security are mounting in jurisdictions across the country and around the world, putting conflicting pressures on businesses and their attorneys. Meanwhile, practitioners are … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Adds Privacy and Security Compliance Pro: Melinda McLellan joins New York office as Counsel

BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Melinda McLellan has joined the firm in the New York office, where she will practice as a member of the Chambers-ranked Privacy and Data Protection team. She joins a premier practice well known for effectively managing data security incidents, responding to regulatory investigations, and defending class actions. McLellan comes to BakerHostetler from the … Continue Reading

Partner Randy Gainer Named to National Law Journal’s Inaugural List of IP Trailblazers and Pioneers

BakerHostetler’s Renowned Privacy and Data Protection Team Scores Big Again BakerHostetler Partner and Privacy and Data Protection team member Randy Gainer has been recognized in The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers and Pioneers.” His selection adds to the host of recognitions the practice and its attorneys have received as it … Continue Reading

Partner Alan Friel Named Influential Lawyer by LA Business Journal

Partner Alan Friel was named among the “Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law” in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s July 21, 2014, issue. The list recognizes 30 Los Angeles attorneys who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in digital media and e-commerce law. Friel is noted in the publication as a “sought after counselor, speaker, … Continue Reading

Industry Thought Leader Tanya Forsheit Joins BakerHostetler’s Nationally Renowned Privacy Team

InfoLawGroup Founding Partner and IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional is sixth major practice addition in 2014 LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014—BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Partner Tanya Forsheit has joined the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team in the Los Angeles office. The sixth significant lawyer to join the firm’s preeminent Privacy and Data … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection Team Ranked Once Again by Chambers USA

BakerHostetler’s national Privacy and Data Protection Team has once again been recognized by the prestigious Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as a leading practice. The team is noted for their “deep expertise in data breach incidents, having handled over 500 such matters on behalf of clients. Proficient compliance practice with capabilities in … Continue Reading

Jim Slater Named Law360 Rising Star in the Area of Privacy

Partner Jim Slater has been selected as Law360 Rising Star in the area of Privacy. A team of eight Law360 editors reviewed nearly 1,000 nominees to arrive at the 163 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age. Slater, 38, concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and has represented several financial institutions over a number … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Adds to Privacy and Data Protection Team – Eric A. Packel Joins Philadelphia Office as Counsel

BakerHostetler announced today that Eric A. Packel joined the firm as Counsel in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Packel focuses his practice on privacy, data security, and technology issues and will be a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He comes to BakerHostetler from Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. where he was a … Continue Reading

Former FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour joins BakerHostetler

Renowned competition and consumer protection attorney will co-lead national Privacy and Data Protection team Washington, D.C. & New York, NY, January 8, 2014—BakerHostetler is proud to announce that former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour has joined BakerHostetler’s Washington D.C. and New York offices. She joins the firm as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice and as … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler and Woodcock Washburn Announce Strategic Combination

BakerHostetler and Woodcock Washburn, one of the country’s leading intellectual property boutiques, announced today that they have a signed letter of intent to combine, subject to an affirmative vote by the partners of both firms in early December. The announcement, made by BakerHostetler Executive Partner Steven Kestner and the Woodcock Washburn Policy Committee, notes they … Continue Reading

Ted Kobus Named MVP for Privacy & Consumer Protection

New York, NY, November 13, 2013 – BakerHostetler is proud to announce that partner Theodore J. Kobus III has been named an MVP by national legal publication Law360 and profiled as an “elite law firm partner” on their site. Kobus was selected for his ability to seamlessly manage high-stakes, high-profile, complex, multijurisdictional engagements and secure … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection Team and Ted Kobus: Ranked in Chambers USA 2013

Congratulations to the BakerHostetler Privacy and Data Protection Team for their ranking and “considerable praise” in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The team was ranked among the nation’s best in the area of “Privacy & Data Security: Nationwide.” Privacy and Data Protection Team Co-Leader, Ted Kobus, was individually ranked … Continue Reading

Nominations Open for ABA Journal’s Top 100 Legal Blogs

The American Bar Association Journal announced that it is compiling its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs and invites readers to submit a nomination at this link: Use the form below to tell us about a blawg—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. Or if you don’t have particular … Continue Reading
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