Cybersecurity & Data Privacy | Brouse McDowell | Ohio Law Firm

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

At any time of the day or night your company can fall prey to cybercriminals whose goal is to bring your company to a grinding halt. Between lost work hours, embarrassing disclosures to your loyal customers and employees, and the threat of potential litigation, this disruption can impact your bottom line and cause irreparable damage to your company’s reputation. Whether your company is a victim of a mass campaign or a targeted attack, these types of assaults are on the rise and they’re becoming more sophisticated, malicious, and costly.

Cybercrimes affect large and small companies across all industries, including health care, financial services, Ecommerce, manufacturing, industrial, IoT, technology, construction, education, oil and gas, utilities and transportation. Brouse McDowell attorneys have advised publically traded global Fortune 500 companies to privately held family businesses and local nonprofits on all types of data privacy and cybersecurity matters. In addition, we routinely counsel companies through sophisticated merger and acquisition transactions involving the transfer of personal, corporate, customer, employee, vendor, and supplier data.

Our teams work across practice groups to guide organizations through the unique regulatory requirements affecting a multitude of industries. We have deep knowledge of international, federal, and state statutes including, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Homeland Security Act, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, the FTC Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Ohio Data Protection Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and a myriad of others.

Our attorneys routinely guide companies through pre-breach and cybersecurity planning, developing regulatory compliance plans, data privacy transactions and contract review, and cyber liability insurance reviews to prevent and mitigate corporate and business risk.

In the event of a breach, we work to minimize litigation by directing investigations, working with law enforcement agencies, tailoring an incident response, providing disclosure obligation services, negotiating insurance recovery, and completing post-breach forensics.

Our attorneys are equipped to manage the legal components of:
  • Phishing Attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC)
  • Data Breaches targeting intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Malware Attacks
  • Hacking Attacks
  • DDoS Attacks
  • Botnets
  • Social Engineering schemes
  • Tech Support Fraud