There have been dramatic changes in the way businesses interact with customers, brought about by a proliferation of new IT capabilities, and a rapidly changing landscape of interconnected systems and services. Against this backdrop, cyberattacks and data security breaches can result in serious legal consequences and reputational damage for companies, often more complex than those associated with traditional breaches of corporate data. Managing cybersecurity requires businesses to bring together cross-functional knowledge from business, technical, and legal personnel.
V&E provides customized teams of transactional and litigation attorneys, who use their decades of experience to assist clients in identifying, managing, and mitigating risks, from early planning and assessment to managing incident responses and beyond. We help clients by understanding their data
privacy protection and notification obligations, addressing and minimizing related legal and business risks, implementing comprehensive information security programs, conducting internal investigations, leading emergency responses to data breaches, and managing post-breach litigation, governmental actions and
remedial measures. We provide strategic advice to clients by
developing and revising data use and privacy policies to confirm that those policies are congruent with our
clients’ practices and legal obligations. These services are available for a
Our clients benefit from V&E’s established working relationships with data protection authorities, third-party security service providers, public relations firms, and law enforcement, as well as our experience appearing before domestic and international legislative and regulatory bodies. Our clients also benefit from our strategic advice
in developing data-use and privacy policies and extensive experience negotiating information technology and outsourcing agreements. V&E is a full-service provider, able to help clients understand what to expect and how to navigate the cybersecurity landscape.
A Global Firm for Global Data
A global law firm with offices around the world – including Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, we have the resources and know-how to handle complex cross-border cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including data sharing and compliance with federal agencies, such as OFAC, CFIUS and the FTC. For example, V&E lawyers bring the skill
set necessary to help clients when confronted with CFIUS questions regarding the cybersecurity risk to government installations or critical infrastructure of foreign direct investment.