Cyber Liability and Privacy

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Irell & Manella's Cyber Liability and Privacy practice consists of a dedicated group of risk management and trial professionals committed to assessing, investigating and litigating matters arising from information security and data breach incidents. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of lawyers from our insurance, class action, securities, intellectual property, white collar and corporate governance practice groups.

Dozens of lawyers at Irell have backgrounds in computer science, including many with advanced degrees and we have handled large IP cases concerning network security. We also have relationships with a number of consultants and experts who work in the areas of detecting potential vulnerabilities and solving problems if they occur.

Our primary goal is to be proactive by helping prepare companies for their specific cyber exposure. We do not replace security experts but we do complement their work. Our team's cross-practice approach can provide an in-depth assessment to help reduce risk and position and prepare clients should a breach occur. Actions include reviewing insurance policies to analyze coverage and recommending policies to help protect electronic data and trade secrets.

If a breach occurs, we have a seasoned team to guide clients on how to deal with insurers, the media and federal and state regulators. Our firm's extensive class action experience provides groundwork to mitigate loss, prepare for potential shareholder and consumer class action suits and if necessary defend against them.