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Register for the Digital Transformation and Data Economy Four-Part Webinar Series starting on May 6

Join BakerHostetler’s NEW Digital Transformation and Data Economy Team (DTDE) for a four-part webinar series where attorneys will cover legal implications surrounding COVID-19 for business leaders and provide practical answers and actionable advice. The DTDE team is designed to help you determine where your opportunities and vulnerabilities lie and design a plan to manage, protect and … Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinars

April 23, 2020: Marketing, Promoting and Pricing Your Products During the Pandemic For some companies, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant trying to cope with flying-off-the-shelf demand; for others, it has meant retail shutdowns, force majeure and trying to find creative new ways to keep sales afloat. For all of us, it has been a time … Continue Reading

Ways to Prevent & Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware was involved in 10 percent of the 450 breaches handled by our Privacy and Data Protection team in 2016. This week’s news about a global ransomware attack is another example that this trend is on the rise. Companies, governments and organizations around the world are grappling with what steps they should take to minimize … 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

BakerHostetler Recognized in LA Daily Journal’s Top Appellate Reversals of 2014

A precedent-setting decision in a class action case alleging privacy violations under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), litigated by our BakerHostetler team, was recognized by the LA Daily Journal as one of the “Top Appellate Reversals of 2014.” The lawsuit was filed against Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) following the theft of a computer containing patient … Continue Reading

Time for an Updated Cyber Risk Approach; BPI Data Breach

Authored by Judy Selby and George Viegas* Our traditional approach to cyber risk and security has been focused on privacy and financial data. The data breach or loss concerns that typically rank high on our risk ratings are private and confidential data like names and social security numbers with other identifying non-public information and financial data … Continue Reading

Recorded Webinar: The Anthem Data Breach: What Employers Need to Know

Lawyers from BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection team, recognized as “Privacy Practice Group of the Year” for both 2014 and 2013 by Law360, hosted an informative webinar providing an in-depth discussion of the issues raised in our recent blog post on “FAQs by Employers Regarding the Anthem Data Breach,” included: Legal Obligations Under HIPAA The Duty to Notify … Continue Reading

Webinar — The Anthem Data Breach: What Employers Need to Know

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST | Register Now >>  The recently disclosed Anthem data breach may affect as many as 80 million current and former members and has significant implications for employers. Depending on the nature of the contractual relationship with Anthem, employers may have legal obligations, particularly regarding … 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

Fernando Bohorquez Participates in Compliance Week Podcast: Navigating the Pitfalls of Geolocation Data

The media recently reported that app-based ride sharing service Uber misused the company’s real-time location feature to track customers without their consent. Photo-sharing app Snapchat recently faced a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission because its privacy policy claimed it did not collect location-based information when it actually did. In light of these incidents, Partner … Continue Reading

Paul Karlsgodt Named 2014 Law360 MVP for Privacy

Second straight year a BakerHostetler privacy attorney named to MVP list BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Partner Paul Karlsgodt has been named a Privacy MVP by national legal publication Law360. He is one of only five attorneys nationwide selected for this honor. As the leader of BakerHostetler’s national Class Action Defense team, Karlsgodt is … 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

Cyber Risk Mitigation is a Year-Round Job

We enjoy the focus on cybersecurity in October as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but the risks and threats are continuous. Our Privacy and Data Protection team is excited to debut a new graphic that illustrates the proactive cyber risk mitigation and compliance services we provide to help organizations maintain year-round focus and diligence. … 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

Where BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection Attorneys are Speaking in September 2014

September 9 Los Angeles partner Tanya Forsheit will speak on “Ethics: Professionalism in the Digital/Millennial Age” at the IPO Annual Meeting in Vancouver. September 12 New York partner Ted Kobus will present on “The First 48 Hours – Responding to a Cyber Breach” at the Community Bankers of Washington in Tulalip, Washington. September 18 New … Continue Reading

Major Transformation in Cyber-Liability Insurance is Underway

Editor’s Note: the following blog post was authored by Ben Beeson from Lockton Companies LLC In the beginning The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern was operational, … 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
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